Commitment to Protecting Your Rights

At Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP, we help injury victims through a range of legal issues. From personal injury to medical malpractice, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to obtain justice for our clients. The process can take time, effort, and a legal team who can support you through this trying time.

With more than 60 years of collective experience, we are confident that we can help you. We have become a nationally recognized firm extensively proficient in legal matters related to personal injury and mass torts. Through passionate legal guidance and representation, we work hard to protect your rights and get you the compensation you are entitled to.

A Pledge to Win

For every case we represent, we endeavor to win. We have handled numerous high-profile cases across the country resulting in excess of three billion dollars in awards and settlements. Although we are a large firm, we provide undivided personal attention for each client, taking the time to work closely with you and identify the right strategy to obtain the results you deserve.

Our pledge is this: to be your partner and provide you exceptional legal representation to win your case. Read about our case results to see a few of the awards and settlements we have obtained within our years of practice:

Case Description Practice Area
Failure to Communicate — Failure to Detect — Premature Discharge Hospital didn’t disclose test’s troublesome results, suit alleged. Verdict: $750,000. Medical Malpractice
Alan S. Ripka, Esq. Trial Lawyer Top NY Achievements in 2013.
Verdict: $2,400,000 – Ranked 3rd in Medical Malpractice. Verdict: $2,000,000 – Ranked 5th in Medical Malpractice. Verdict: $1,000,000 – Ranked 8th in Medical Malpractice.
Medical Malpractice
Top Three in Motor Vehicle Top NY Achievements in 2013.
Verdict: $1,250,000 – Top Three in Motor Vehicle
Personal Injury
Alan S. Ripka, Esq. Trial Lawyer Verdict: (P) $7,300,000.00. Truck tossed out of collision, landed on plaintiff’s car. Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice/Surgical Error Settlement: $1,250,000. Doctor overlooked perforation of bowel, patient alleged. Medical Malpractice
Largest Verdict Against the U.S. Postal Service in America’s History Verdict: $9,400,000. Motor Vehicle, Federal Mail Truck Crosses Center Line, Summary Judgement on Liability, Brain Damage, Hemiplegia, Multiple Fractures, Bench Trial, Discounted to Present Value. Motor Vehicle
Passing Bicyclist Became Wedged Between Bus and Parked Car Verdict: (P) $550,000.00 Motor Vehicle
Medical Malpractice, Failure to Test, Unnecessary Procedure Settlement: $825,000.00. Doc’s needless procedure damaged nerves, patient alleged. Medical Malpractice
Alan S. Ripka & Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP Notable Legal Ruling
In an arbitration ruling denying a Summary Judgment motion filed by Finish Line, Inc., employers may be held liable for illegal videotaping of an employee restroom by a company employee.
Defective Pharmaceuticals