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Attorney Michael S. Berger – Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Abuse

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Michael S. Berger is a founding and managing partner of The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C.‚ one of the most highly regarded medical malpractice and personal injury law firms in New Jersey. Mr. Berger limits his practice to medical malpractice claims. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey. Michael Berger is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and by the National Board of Trial Advocates.  Mr. Berger is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed by numerous publications as a top attorney. Berger served as the President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—New Jersey  and was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee and Model Jury Charge Committee. He has an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been listed by numerous publications as one of the Top 100 New Jersey SuperLawyer, The Best Lawyers in America, South Jersey Magazine as the Top Civil Trial Attorney of South Jersey, and an “Awesome Attorney” by SJ Magazine. He has received the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—New Jersey Gold Medal for “Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession.” Berger is a frequent speaker and lecturer for State and National Legal Organizations and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Drexel University—Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he teaches Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Berger is dedicated to helping injured people and families who have lost a loved one. Mr. Berger only handles cases on behalf of people seriously injured by medical malpractice and wrongful death claims for family members seeking compensation from the individuals and institutions responsible. He is highly selective and limits the number of cases he accepts so that he is able to provide a high level of service to his clients. All cases are carefully screened by Mr. Berger and evaluated by independent, qualified experts to make certain that the cases have merit. Mr. Berger has a proven record of success in obtaining multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Lawyers throughout the state refer their major cases, as well as their family and friends, to Mr. Berger.

Mr. Berger has been recognized by the courts, major legal bar associations and fellow lawyers for his expertise in representing medical malpractice victims.

Mr. Berger is fluent in Spanish.

Undergraduate Education

Indiana University
B.A., 1970

Legal Education

George Washington University
J.D., 1973 (with honors)

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit

Trial Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Certified Rank of Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Gloucester County Bar Association

Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rutgers University Law School, 1995-1997, 2003-2012
  • Past Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, 1990-1994
  • Farmworkers Rights Project, ACLU of NJ, 1975-1979
  • Solicitor’s Office, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Prosecutor, 1979-1981
  • Vice-chair, Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey Legal PAC, 1995-1997
  • Member, Camden County, Past Chairperson, Personal Injury Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey
    • President, 1997-1998
    • President-elect, 1996-1997
    • First Vice-president, 1995-1996
    • Second Vice-president, 1994-1995
    • Third Vice-president, 1993-1994
    • Treasurer, 1992-1993
    • Secretary, 1991-1992
    • Assistant Secretary, 1990-1991
    • Parliamentarian, 1989-1990
    • Member, Board of Governors

Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004 to present
  • “AV” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, 1999 Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Service to Legal Profession
  • Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers in Medical Malpractice
  • Top Attorney, Medical Malpractice Law. South Jersey Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Top Attorney,,Personal Injury Law, South Jersey Magazine 2013
  • Awesome Attorney, SJ Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Top 100* New Jersey SuperLawyer, Key Professional Media, Inc, and Law & Politics as published in New Jersey Monthly 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • New Jersey SuperLawyer, Key Professional Media, Inc, and Law & Politics as published in New Jersey Monthly, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America, White & Woodward, Inc. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America -Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, Philadelphia Magazine, February 24, 2013

Lectures For

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Medical Malpractice
  • American Law Institute, Medical Malpractice
  • Camden County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Medical Malpractice
  • Gloucester County Legal Education Association
  • Burlington County Bar Association

Past Lectures / Presentations

  • Medical Malpractice, Law and Trial Practice
  • Trial Evidence
  • Developing Case Law in Medical Malpractice
  • Opening Statements
  • Closing Statements
  • Cardiology Malpractice
  • Anesthesia Malpractice
  • Misdiagnosis of Cancer
  • Trial Tactics on Credibility of Witnesses
  • Trial Evidence and Damages
  • Direct and Cross-examination of Medical Experts
  • Trial Tactics and Cross-examination

Recent Lectures

  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Co-chair and Lecturer, American Association of Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City< New Jersey, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • How to Win Cancer Cases, American Association for Justice, Edison, New Jersey,  February 23, 2013
  • Successfully Handling Medical Malpractice Cases, August 13, 2012, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • “Personal Injury Seminar: Objections During Opening and Closing”.  Boardwalk Seminar, April 23, 2010
  • “Do’s and Don’t’s of Cross Examinations”. February 23, 2010
  • “Medical Malpractice: Live Trial Demonstration – A Shoulder Dystocia Case. Cross of OB/GYN Defendant”. Meadowlands Seminar, November 12, 2009
  • “Hot Tips for Civil Trial Attorneys”. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 12, 2009
  • “Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Seminar. Subsequent Expert Reports: Guichardo & Gallagher”.  Boardwalk Seminar, April 24, 2009
  • “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice 2008: Protecting Against Dirty Tricks”.  Boardwalk Seminar, May 2, 2008
  • “Handling Medical Malpractice Cases”. Gloucester County Bar Association Seminar. December 13, 2007
  • “Closing the Gap Between Best Practices and Actual Achievement in the Face of Obstacles”. 11th Annual Risk Management and Captive Insurance Symposium. Penn State Great Valley, October 25, 2007
  • “How Qualified is Your Expert: Keys to Effective Expert Witness Examination”.  New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, October 8, 2007
  • “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice: Getting the Defendant’s Testimony Earlier”.  Boardwalk Seminar, April 27, 2007
  • “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice: Pre-Suit Discovery – Making Better Use of the Rule 4:11-1″. Boardwalk Seminar, April 28, 2006
  • “Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases”. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 7, 2005
  • “Medical Malpractice: From Evaluation to Trial”. Camden County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, March 29, 2005
  • “Litigating a Wrongful Death Case: Update 2005″. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 26, 2005
  • “Top Ten on Torts”. Association of Trial Lawyers of America–NJ. Boardwalk Seminar, April 2004
  • “Medical Malpractice Seminar–Anesthesia Malpractice”. Association of Trial Lawyers of America–NJ, February 28, 2004
  • “Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases”. American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education, Philadelphia, June 5, 2003.
  • “Expert Witnesses”. Camden County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.

Publications

New Jersey Injury and Malpractice Law: A Reference for Accident and Malpractice Victims, Andres, Kenneth G. and Berger, Michael S., ©2010.

 

Top Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc.
  • Berger named Top Ten Super Lawyers© in New Jersey and published in New Jersey Monthly.
  • Awarded an "AV" Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell© - The Highest Possible Rating.
  • Named among the Top 100 lawyers in New Jersey Super Lawyers© as published in New Jersey Monthly.
  • Andres & Berger, P.C. listed as a Best Law Firm by US & World Report©.
  • Andres selected as one of The National Trial Lawyers© Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only national organization composed of America's Top Trial Lawyers.
  • Andres chosen as Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
  • Listed as Top Attorneys by SJ Magazine©.
  • Recognized as Awesome Attorneys by South Jersey Magazine©.
  • Listed among the Top 100 lawyers in New Jersey Super Lawyers© in New Jersey Monthly.
  • Recognized as the Top Medical Malpractice and Civil Trial Lawyers by SJ Magazine©.

Authors

Andres & Berger wrote
New Jersey Injury and Malpractice
Law - A Reference for Accident and
Malpractice Victims

to assist anyone involved in a
serious accident or who has been
injured as the result of medical
malpractice.

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Personal Injury Attorneys Fight
for Maximum Damages for
Victims Injured in Catastrophic
Accidents in Camden County,
Burlington County and
throughout New Jersey

If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries
or a wrongful death sustained in any catastrophic
accident anywhere in New Jersey including Medford,
Maple Shade or Evesham, contact the
office immediately for a FREE consultation.

Our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers
specialize in representing clients injured in:

Medical Malpractice

Including anesthesia errors, birth injuries,
delayed or wrong diagnosis, prescription errors, surgical mistakes, and more.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Including collisions involving cars,
trucks, motorcycles, buses
and pedestrians, etc.

Nursing Home Abuse

Including bed sores and ulcers, falls and fractures, hazardous and unsanitary conditions, wandering and elopement, etc. and unsanitary conditions, wandering and elopement, etc.

Other Personal Injuries

Caused by slip and fall accidents, dog bites,
product liability mishaps
and more.

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We take all personal injury and medical malpractice cases on contingency. There are no upfront costs to any of our clients; Andres & Berger takes on all the financial risk. You don’t pay us unless we collect damages on your behalf. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation and find out how our savvy personal injury lawyers will fight for your family.

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