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Russell J Berkowitz

Medical malpractice Attorney at Shelton, CT

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1985
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TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR INJURED PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. TOP RATED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY.

Russell Berkowitz is widely known as one of the leading medical malpractice attorneys in Connecticut and regularly obtains substantial settlements and verdicts for seriously injured adults and children stemming from birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, wrongful death and other life altering injuries.

He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Medical Malpractice by US News and World Reports, a Fellow in the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Medical Malpractice Lawyers. In addition, Russ has been voted as a Super Lawyer by Connecticut Magazine and New England Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of medical malpractice every year since each list has been

Over the last 10 years alone, Russ has obtained more than 50 medical malpractice awards for $1,000, or more for clients. Some of Russ’ recent awards include a $9 million medical malpractice recovery on behalf of an infant who suffered severe brain damage during delivery, $6.1 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a client who sustained a spinal cord injury during neck surgery, $5.25 million medical malpractice award on behalf of a client who sustained a stroke following her delivery causing her to sustain permanent paralysis, $5 million medical malpractice payout against a physician who failed to timely diagnose a client’s bacterial infection leading to catastrophic limb-altering injuries,$4.85 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of an infant who sustained a hypoxic brain injury as a result of a hospital neonatal intensive care unit’s negligent airway management, $4.75 million medical malpractice award on behalf of a child who sustained brain damage as a result of a hospital’s negligent airway management, $4 million medical malpractice verdict against a gynecologist whose negligence during surgery destroyed the plaintiff’s ability to bear children, $3.7 million medical malpractice payout on behalf of a client who died following surgical complications, $3 million medical malpractice recovery on behalf of a child who sustained brain damage following the negligent administration of anesthesia during surgery, $3 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf a newborn who sustained brain damage during

In addition, Russ currently represents hundreds of retired NFL players from all over the country in the highly publicized Brain Concussion Lawsuit which was brought by over 12,000 former players against the NFL in Federal Court in Philadelphia stemming from severe brain injuries they sustained while playing in the NFL.

Russ is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on its Board of Governors and Medical Malpractice Committee. Over the years, he has lectured at numerous seminars on a wide range of medical malpractice topics and mediation/arbitration in medical malpractice cases to members of the CTLA. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Regional Bar Association, Roscoe Pound Foundation, American Trial Counsel, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is the founder and Trustee of Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund which provides grants to non-profit organizations who support adults and children with physical and mental disabilities and women and children at risk. He is also the founder of Across the Globe Children’s Foundation which financially supports underprivileged children in Connecticut and builds homes, schools, libraries and clean water and sanitation systems in impoverished villages throughout Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador, Mexico, Bolivia, Ghana, and Laos. If you wish to meet with Russ, contact a committed Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer today.

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Berkowitz Hanna
Russell J Berkowitz
Berkowitz Hanna
57 North St #206
Danbury, CT, 06810
Berkowitz Hanna
Berkowitz Hanna
1087 Broad St.
Bridgeport, CT, 06604
Berkowitz and Hanna LLC
733 Summer St Fl 2
Stamford, CT, 06901
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Berkowitz Hanna
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate
  • 1995
  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Drake University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Birth Injury
  • $9 million recovery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • $6.1 million recovery
  • Medical Malpractice
  • $5.25 million recovery
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Associations

  • Connecticut Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Diplomat
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut trial lawyers, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly knowledgeable and a well recognized attorney in this area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend Russ Berkowitz. Russ is highly credentialed and well qualified to represent those unfortunate people who were maimed, injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice. Russ is a lawyer’s lawyer."

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Shelton Medical malpractice Lawyer Russell J Berkowitz
Russell J Berkowitz
Medical malpractice Attorney
Shelton, CT
Licensed for 38 years