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Marc L. Breakstone

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Office: 617-723-7676

2 Center Plaza
Suite 530
Boston, Massachusetts 02108


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Marc Breakstone has established a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. Mr. Breakstone has represented seriously injured clients in medical malpractice and personal injury cases since 1986. He is a founder and principal at Breakstone, White & Gluck since 1992.

Mr. Breakstone works tirelessly to ensure that his clients receive full and fair compensation as well as achieve the most favorable medical result. His significant recoveries include:
  • $10.2 million for brain damaged baby due to ambulance negligence
  • $7.5 million for a propane gas explosion and wrongful death
  • $7.5 million for brain damaged baby due to medical malpractice
  • $7.1 million for pedestrian leg amputation after run-down by MBTA bus
  • $3 million for failure to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer
  • $3 million head-on collision with semi-tractor trailer
  • $2.05 million for failure to diagnose spinal cord injury
  • $2 million for anesthesia error, brain damage and wrongful death
  • $1.9 million for failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer
  • $1.8 million for car crash and wrongful death of 87 year old
  • $1.8 million for radiology malpractice and wrongful death
  • $1.25 million for botched spinal fusion with nerve damage
  • $1.2 million for construction accident leg amputation
Mr. Breakstone has been recognized by his peers throughout New England with the following distinctions:

Top 100 New England Super Lawyers:
  • 2013 Top 100 New England Super Lawyer
  • 2012 Top 100 New England Super Lawyer
  • 2011 Top 100 New England Super Lawyer
  • 2009 Top 100 New England Super Lawyer
Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers:
  • 2014 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2013 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2012 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2011 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2010 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2009 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2008 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • 2006 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2009 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2008 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2006 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2005 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • 2004 Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Lawyer of the Year (one of ten selected, 2002)
Martindale Hubbell
  • AV (top professional and ethical) rating
AVVO
  • "Superb" (A perfect 10)
Mr. Breakstone has handled numerous high-profile cases which have been the subject of national media coverage. He represented the spinal fusion patient whom Dr. David Arndt victimized in 2002 when he left his surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge to visit a bank. Mount Auburn Hospital neglected to tell the victim until the state revoked Arndt's medical license. In response to public outcry, the hospital adopted a new policy to inform patients if doctors are suspended. His recovery for a brain damaged infant against a national ambulance company led to fundamental regulatory changes with ambulance incident reporting in Massachusetts.

In the courtroom, Mr. Breakstone is known for utilizing cutting edge computer reenactments and interactive digital technology to present his cases to juries. His presentations have helped win significant recoveries in a number of complex medical malpractice, motor vehicle and bus accident cases. Click here to see examples.

Mr. Breakstone has consistently maintained an AV rating - the highest rating for legal ability and professional standards - from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national registry of attorneys. He also holds a top rating from Avvo.

Mr. Breakstone is a sought-after speaker to lawyers and law students regarding trial techniques and medical malpractice law. He delivers approximately 8 to 10 lectures a year to lawyers around New England. He also regularly lectures on practice topics at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston University Law School and Suffolk University Law School. He has chaired or spoken on programs including "MCLE Medical Malpractice Update," "Introducing Evidence," "Demonstrative Evidence at Trial," and "Advanced Depositions Workshop."

Mr. Breakstone has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys for the past 15 years and is actively leading campaigns to reform the jury selection system in Massachusetts.

A 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Breakstone received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986. He is a founding member of the Board of Northeastern University School of Law "Loan Deferral/Loan Forgiveness" Program. He was featured in the Northeastern University School of Law's Co-op Centennial Review.

To learn more about Mr. Breakstone, see reviews from his former clients at Avvo.com.

Bar Admission:
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
First Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:
J.D., Northeastern School of Law, 1986
B.S. University of Michigan, 1981

Professional Associations:
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors