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Joel H. Lichtenstein
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
350 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT  06604-6002
P: (203)336-4421 • F: (203)368-3244
E: jlichtenstein@koskoff.com
W: http://www.koskoff.com/
Admitted to the bar in 1964


Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice/Hospital-Liability Products Liability (Medical Devices) Health Law
Attorney Background:
Joel Lichtenstein has devoted his entire legal career to handling medical malpractice cases. To date, he has reviewed more than 25,000 medical malpractice files. For more than 25 years Joel has lead KK&B's medical malpractice investigation team. Annually he confers with new medical malpractice clients, reviews tens of thousands of pages of hospital and medical records, and consults with medical experts throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Joel is well known for his medical knowledge and his ability to analyze complex medical problems and malpractice cases. In the book, Damages, author Barry Werth says, "Lichtenstein had … a psychiatrist's empathy, a banker's perspicacity, a doctor's concern…" Joel has been a contributor to the President's Commission on medical malpractice and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare concerning medical malpractice. Prior to joining Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, he served for seven years as Vice President of a New York insurance company, in charge of medical malpractice litigation. Joel is a member of the American Association for Justice and currently serves as co-chair of the Association's Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group and is an examiner for the National Board of Trial Advocacy on questions concerning medical malpractice. He has served as a member and former chair of ATLA's Birth Trauma Litigation Group and has served as chair of its Professional Negligence Section. Joel Lichtenstein is a frequent lecturer to trial lawyer groups on issues relating to the investigation and detection of medical malpractice. He has also lectured to hospital and medical societies concerning liability issues. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Curriculum Vitae Bar Admission 1964, New York 1974, Connecticut U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1974, U.S. Supreme Court 1974, U.S. Court of Claims Memberships Board of Examiners, National Board of Trial Advocacy Past Chairman, Medical Legal Committee, Connecticut Bar Association Past Board Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Bridgeport, Connecticut, (Member, Judiciary Committee) New York State Bar Association Past Chair: Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Past Chair: Professional Negligence Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America American Bar Association Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association New York State Trial Lawyers Association Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association American Association for Justice (Faculty Member, Advanced College of Advocacy, 1979-1980 Chair, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 1993-1996 Chair, Professional Negligence, 1998-1999)
Bars & Courts:
Connecticut Bar/New York Bar/US Court of Claims/US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit/US Supreme Court/
Affiliations:
Past Chair, Professional Negligence Section/Past Chair, Birth Trauma Litigation Group/Past Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group/Board of Examiners, NBTA/Past Chair, Medical-Legal Committee/CT Bar Association/
 
 
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