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Joseph Jonathan Brophy

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.3   6 reviews

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    25%
    Representing clients who have suffered financial losses due to prior attorneys' incompetence or dishonesty

    41 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    25%
    Representing patients injured by health care providers

    46 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Representing injured people in major personal injury matters arising from motor vehicle accidents, construction, unsafe conditions of buildings, streets and sidewalks

    46 years

  4. Probate
    25%
    Lawsuits involving wills and trusts.

    18 years

Licensed for 48 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1975
Updated 07/09/2022
State CA
Status Resigned
Acquired 1974
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Joseph Jonathan Brophy
11 Martine Ave 12th Fl
White Plains, NY, 10606

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessica | January 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Generous, knowledgeable, straightforward
I contacted Joseph J. Brophy in hopes of pursuing a psychiatric medical malpractice case. He told me immediately on answering the phone that he isn't currently taking clients, but despite this *still* offered to speak with me about my case so that he might offer feedback concerning my odds in court, other potential attorneys, etc. Mr. Brophy –– or "Joe," an address of familiarity and a complete lack of pretension –– proceeded to talk me through the specifics of my case for nearly twenty minutes, conveying both immense sympathy for my experience while also being very blunt about the difficulties I would face in proving lasting damages. He provided a very accessible outline of the way contingency cases work in the area of medical malpractice, and explained the limited types of psychiatric case likely to be taken on by a reputable attorney. He ultimately said he would not refer me to anyone, as he believed the case would prove too difficult, but was very humble in saying that he might be wrong, and encouraged me to keep looking if I feel I can, or must, meet the bar for a compelling case. I finished the call with the knowledge that I likely do not have a case –– and yet I *still* felt compelled to look up a forum online where I could sing his praises. Mr. Brophy is an extremely kind, empathetic, and *smart* attorney who seems genuinely invested in helping others, to the point of providing unpaid educative labor to a rather clueless caller. Even given my disappointment with his conclusions, he still somehow left me feeling empowered by my new (albeit limited) understanding of this area of law. If Mr. Brophy is this generous with individuals he knows he *won't* be representing, I can only imagine what it must be like to have him as one's attorney. 17 stars.
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Posted by Howard | November 19, 2014
The right choice if you need an exceptional attorney!
Mr. Brophy guided me along the way in a complex matter, sharing all aspects and options as it related to the situation. He continuously focused on trying to bring things to closure in the most efficient way possible with the best possible outcome. His commitment to not just providing legal services, but also real value throughout the process was exceptional. If only all attorneys were as professional, efficient and upstanding as Mr. Brophy - the legal profession would be much better off!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2012
Your Best Choice
Mr. Brophy is a highly professional and caring attorney. He was the only attorney who answered my question on Avvo. There is about 1700 (!) more of his detailed answers to the other people . Actually, Mr. Brophy gave me a great and helpful assistance besides his answer on Avvo ,even though he doesn't practice law in my state. It was so thoughtful of him and so valuable to me! After dealing with indifference and unprofessionalism of many other attorneys I am kind of envious of the people who would get lucky to become Mr. Brophy's clients.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2011
Client Review
While living in Vermont and serving as a legal guardian to my gifted granddaughter, I had many questions that needed to be answered from a class action suit litigated in New York on her behalf. Joe Brophey was our shining light at the top of the hill. His professionalism, knowledge of the law, and ability to resolve legal questions are with great merit. His talent allowed us to recover funds that were deliberately kept so that my granddaughter would be made whole. Our family highly recommends Joe without reservation.
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Posted by Ivette | January 10, 2011
Professional and Trustworthy
I feel very grateful and fortunate to have found you and most importanty for taking my case when other lawyers didn't believe I had a case. Thanks for handling my case with both patience and professionalism. My hearing impairment made it a little difficult at times but you made it easier for me by meeting me halfway all the time. I will most definitely use you If I needed to again and will refer you to anyone who can use your services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
In need of Advise, PLEASE...
How do I report my former lawyer to the Bar? He already has been Centured.... probably looked at that as a merit badge. I am a true victum of medical mal., I was obviously unknowingly practiced on for dollars. Have all the backup to all claims. Back to, I was scared to death of "my"s attorney for good reason, he lied about his background, laughed when I cried, and I am so not a cryer. I was having, still have symtoms of stroke, anyersyms, granulomas, that is what is finally being admitted to by the FDA, blinding and stroke. I saved my entire life for the rainy day, spent some, saved some, their isn't a surgeon on the planet who can fix. Not a Specialist with a magic bullet pill. Brain damaged, disfigured, close to toothless (infection); chronic facial nerve pain. The surgeon who did this to me, well, the drug co. made him a Trainer "after" of course, 1/2 million a year plus. The judge asked me, did you5 lawyer explain what you are signing, (my rights away for basically medical bills, but in court "my" lawyer, he would have been clueless) I was so afraid of this gorilla type, I said yes to the Judge. There Isn't a second I am not in pain, disfigured, constant inflammation, infections. I lost my good life, my savings, my ability to take care of myself. Any suggestions. Aside from jump. Sort of like stepping out on the curb and not seeing the bus coming but the trauma is repeated every second or every waking moment.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Counsel and Partner
  • McCarthy Fingar, LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brophy and Laub
  • 1989 - 2004
  • Associate and Partner
  • The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Associate and Partner
  • Grutman, Miller & Greenspoon
  • 1979 - 1985
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Education

  • UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall
  • law
  • 1974
  • Johns Hopkins Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • VARIOUS FIRM CASE RESULTS
  • FIRM VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
  • Dalloo v. Keyspan
  • $1.7 million verdict in gas explosion

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Laparoscopy Litigation Group
  • Executive Committe
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009

Publications

  • Am Jur Trials, Model Trials
  • "Negligent Pediatric Care"
  • 1994
  • Am Jur Trials, Model Trials
  • "Effective Summation"
  • 1991
  • Am Jur Trials, Model Trials
  • "Informed Consent to Brain Surgery"
  • 1987
  • Trial Diplomacy Journal
  • "The Complex Medical Malpractice Case"
  • 1986
  • National Law Journal
  • "Settlement: When Discretion is the Better Part of Valor"
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (9)
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brophy is one of the wisest lawyers I know. He is extremely knowledgeable about the areas of the law he practices in as well as may things outside the law. He is also very personable and always willing to help."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Other
"Excellent, compassionate and wonderful lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Other
"Having read hundreds of this attorneys intelligent and well written comments here on Avvo, I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Some professionals are just solid. That's Mr. Brophy. Great legal knowledge coupled with empathy and an economy of expression rare in our profession. Kind of guy you would want as a lawyer and as a friend."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brophy's posts on Avvo demonstrate a superior knowledge of the law coupled with an understanding as to how to apply the law to real life situations. I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brophy is a regular contributor that I enjoy reading. His answers and analysis underscores his understanding of the law. I'd recommend him to anyone needing an excellent lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brophy is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joesph is a passionate advocate for his clients and is highly reputable in the legal community. Highly recommend."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Other
"I have read many of the answers by this attorney presented in the area of personal injury. His answers are always right on point.This attorney knows how to get to the heart of the matter without wasting time. Cleary all personal injury clients would benefit from his knowledge and skill, and any Judge would take note,"
Probate Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brophy shows his experience very clearly in all his answers. I can easily tell he knows the law, but more importantly he knows the practical issues and how to handle a clients non-legal concerns."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brophy has excellant credentials and experience and has provided some very significant thoughts and analytical responses to Avvo community posed questions. I would highly recommend Attorney Brophy whenever you need legal services in his offered fields of expertise."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brophy is a very knowledgeable attorney in the area of medical malpractic. I highly recommend him."
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