A vibrant, dedicated, and aggressive defense firm, and one of the oldest and largest boutique litigation and appellate firms in New York, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP focuses on medical malpractice defense, health care litigation, employment and labor law, general liability, professional liability, and nursing home and managed care litigation. The Firm has diversified into other areas of civil litigation over the past 20 years, evidenced by the dynamic growth of its Employment and Labor Practice Group, which is headed by an experienced partner from a national employment firm. At the same time, in an effort to better serve its expanding client base, the Firm has grown geographically, opening offices in the Rochester, NY area, New Jersey and recently Connecticut. MCB’s professional staff of skilled attorneys includes more than 30 partners, whose talent and stability have come to define the character of the Firm. “Our commitment is to build and maintain lasting relationships with our clients,” says senior MCB partner Anthony M. Sola. “We understand that to successfully represent our clients, we must have an appreciation of their needs and expectations. And to that end, we learn our clients’ businesses, obtain knowledge of their operations, and anticipate their legal needs in order to provide both aggressive representation and long-term risk management solutions.” Above all, MCB is results driven. The Firm is sensitive to its clients’ need for consistent, timely information and communication regarding all aspects of their legal matters. This responsiveness, along with the Firm’s uncompromising quality, has made it the go-to defense choice for some of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, major insurance companies, and individuals. New York’s largest hospital health care systems along with the state’s largest professional liability insurer rely on MCB. One of the Firm’s clients, an Associate General Counsel at a major university medical center, notes of its enduring relationship with MCB: “We have long depended on MCB’s experience and results in complex medical and health care matters, and now rely on its expertise in other practice areas.” Given this reputation, MCB is consistently recognized by the bench and bar as a leader in its fields: MCB has been honored by The American Lawyer as a Top 100 New York Law Firm and has three senior partners who are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, a number of the Firm’s partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers publications; and the majority of the Firm’s partners are AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell—the organization’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.