We have decades of experience helping clients overcome problems caused by poor medical care.My firm believes the practice of law is a service industry.My firm has the financial wherewithal to prosecute complex cases to conclusion.I take and return telephone calls and I am available to my clients after hours on my cellular phone.
I am a partner at STARR, GERN, DAVISON & RUBIN, P.C., a firm that traces its origins to 1926. I focus on Medical Malpractice and Construction Accident litigation, but represent catastrophically injured clients in a wide spectrum of personal injury matters.
On November 1, 2012, Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin was one of nine law firms in New Jersey recognized as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S.News and World Report in the field of Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice.
I am a client focused attorney. The people I represent are carbon copied on every correspondence and are continuously informed about what is going on in their litigation. I take and promptly return telephone calls and I am available to my clients after hours through my cell phone. My firm believes the practice of law is a service industry, and our clients are our best advertisers.
I will meticulously prepare you for every stage of the litigation process. My firm has the financial wherewithal to prosecute complex cases to conclusion. We consistently work with a network of medical and technical experts throughout the United States to assist us in representing our clients. Finally, we utilize state of the art technology in and out of the courtroom to advance your interests.
I am published in the area of medical malpractice, patient safety and complex litigation. I am on the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy. I sit on the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the New Jersey Bar Association. Finally, I am a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and I have been nominated by my peers in the field of medical malpractice in the annual Super Lawyers survey since 2010.
In the area of medical malpractice, some of the cases that I have successfully litigated involved the following issues:
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Nominated for Work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Lifetime Membership||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Lifetime Membership||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Board of Editors||Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy||2009|
|Board of Directors||Arts Unbound||2009|
|Law Clerk||Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The ABA Military Pro Bono Project.||Member||2011 - Present|
|Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Seton Hall University School of Law Inns of Court||Member||1996 - 1998|
|$1,060,000 Settlement at Trial on Behalf of Livingston, New Jersey, Resident Who Suffered a Stroke During Surgery.||Settlement at trial|
|Starr Gern resolves medical malpractice case on behalf of man sufferring neurological damage following surgery to his knee.||Settlement at trial|
|Starr Gern Obtains $3.9 Million on Behalf of Two Ironworkers Injured at a Construction Site.||$3.9 Million Settlement|
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|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers: A Summary of the Federal Regulations||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||In-Hospital Falls||2013|
|New Jersey Law Journal||The Standard of Care in Commercial Construction Site Safety Management||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Vol. 29, Number 6||Shoulder Dystocia and the Duty of Informed Consent||2012|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||To Err is Human, But This is Something Else||2011|
|Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy||The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine||2011|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Winning the Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts.||2010|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||The Relevance of ‘Never Events’ in Medical Malpractice Litigation.||2010|
|New Jersey Law Journal||The Consequences of Truth: Compulsory Medical Error Reporting in New Jersey.||2009|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Medical Malpractice: Winning the Expert Shell Game - When is an Adverse Inference Charge Proper?||2006|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Medical Malpractice: Making the Most of Pretrial Discovery||2005|
|New Jersey Lawyer||Bogged Down by Botta?||2002|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Critical Analysis of the Self-Critical Analysis Approach.||1999|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Meadowlands Seminar||Proving Pain, Suffering and Loss of Enjoyment of Life at Trial: A Synopsis of the Pertinent Case Law.”||2013|
|Four Concurrent Seminars, Edison, New Jersey||Proving Damages: Successful Strategies from Winning Cases.||2010|
|New Jersey Association of Justice Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Deposition Preparation and Winning Cases in Discovery: The Rules Governing Depositions||2009|
|University of Medicine and Dentistry/The New Jersey Medical School||Treating the HIV Positive Patient in New Jersey: An Analysis of the Physician's Duty of Confidentiality, Liability for Failure to Warn, and the Requirement to Provide Medical Care||1999|