|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2009|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|VARIOUS FIRM CASE RESULTS||FIRM VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS|
|Dalloo v. Keyspan||$1.7 million verdict in gas explosion|
|See all legal cases|
|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|
|UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall||N/A||law||1974|
|Johns Hopkins Univ||N/A||undergraduate||1970|
|Continuing Legal Education Program||Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice||2011|
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Jessica
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.
Posted by Howard
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!!!
David Waterbury, Car accident Attorney
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.
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