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Marc L. Breakstone

Marc L. Breakstone

Breakstone, White & Gluck
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Ronald Eric Gluck
Ronald Eric Gluck November 8, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Marc is an outstanding, ethical advocate for his clients and a leader in the legal community of Massachusetts.
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Marc Breakstone has established a reputation as one of the top personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. He has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1986 and is a partner at Breakstone, White & Gluck.

Mr. Breakstone works tirelessly to ensure his clients receive full and fair compensation as well as achieve the most favorable medical result. He has been recognized as a Top 100 New England Super Lawyer, a Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice.

Mr. Breakstone has also been recognized with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for 25 years. This recognizes attorneys ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards by their peers.

Mr. Breakstone’s significant recoveries include: $10.2 million for a baby who suffered brain damage due to ambulance negligence; $7.5 million for a propane gas explosion and wrongful death and $7.5 million for a baby who suffered brain damage due to medical malpractice.

Mr. Breakstone’s $10.2 million recovery against a national ambulance company led to fundamental regulatory changes with ambulance incident reporting in Massachusetts. His $1 million settlement for a spinal fusion patient who was abandoned by a surgeon at Mount Auburn Hospital resulted in a new hospital policy to inform patients if a doctor is suspended.

In 2012, Mr. Breakstone obtained a $7.5 million settlement for the family of an electrician who was killed in a propane gas explosion in Norfolk, Mass. Mr. Breakstone is known for his results for clients injured in public transportation accidents and pedestrians who have been injured or killed in bus accidents. He has handled numerous cases involving the MBTA and won at trial and appeal, including a $7.1 million award for a pedestrian who was struck by a bus and seriously injured in a crosswalk.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Legal Malpractice
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • MBTA Bus Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Propane Gas Explosions
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    On personal injury, and some insurance and business cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Breakstone, White & Gluck
- Current
Northeastern University School of Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for 25 years
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Tier 1
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
Medical Malpractice Law - Tier 1
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.
Massachusetts Super Lawyer: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
Super Lawyers
2004 - 2020
Lawyer of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
One of ten selected, 2002
Top 100 New England Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019.
Professional Associations
Massachusetts State Bar
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Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
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Articles & Publications
Lawyers must work to improve voir dire system in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
Speaking Engagements
How to Start and Run a Successful Solo or Small-Firm Practice
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Co-chair. Program offered on numerous occasions over 20 years.
How to Identify Implicit Bias in Jury Selection Through Voir Dire, Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Personal Injury Law 2016, 19th Annual New England Personal Injury Law Conference 2016, Boston
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Websites & Blogs
Marc L. Breakstone's Website Profile
Breakstone, White & Gluck Website
Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog
Boston Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact & Map
Breakstone, White & Gluck
2 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
Toll-Free: (800) 379-1244
Telephone: (617) 723-7676
Fax: (617) 723-7777
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