Nagel Rice, LLP is one of the New York metropolitan area’s premier Trial Firms, having recovered nearly $1 billion in settlements and verdicts over its 30-year history, including more than 100 cases in excess of $1 million. The firm has appeared 15 times before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and its high-profile cases have helped mold the law of medical malpractice, wrongful birth, personal injury, trial practice, class action, consumer fraud and business litigation. “We are true courtroom warriors,” observes founding partner Bruce Nagel. “We have the skill, resources, and guts to try the toughest cases and that’s what sets us apart from the rest of the field.
The firm has achieved historic results in many areas of the law, including over $400 million in medical malpractice and personal injury settlements and verdicts, over $300 million in class action settlements, over $50 million in wrongful birth settlements and verdicts, $50 million in recoveries against credit card companies over fraudulent credit protection plans. Some of the firm’s successful results include a $16 million recovery in an Austrian train fire which killed several Americans, an $11 million settlement in estate litigation, a $9.75 million recovery on behalf of a man killed in a turnpike accident, a $7.1 million consumer fraud judgment, and a $9 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. The firm has also recovered millions from celebrity eye surgeon Dr. Joseph Dello Russo over negligent Lasik procedures.
Nagel Rice is highly regarded in the legal community and receives a substantial amount of its cases from other lawyers, who refer the most complex and difficult cases to the firm’s attorneys. Managing and founding partner Jay Rice notes, “The best evidence of our success is the dozens of attorneys who refer their litigations to us. For years, judges throughout the state have also referred friends and family members.”
Nagel and Rice are regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and have both been named in the New Jersey Top 10 Super Lawyers list. Nagel was recently featured in Newsweek magazine as one of the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country and has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court 12 times. Rice is frequently court-appointed to act as a fiscal agent or discovery master or serve in other roles in business disputes.
Both Nagel and Rice are prolific lecturers and authors in many areas of the law. Nagel is an adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School and has lectured thousands of attorneys on trial practice, medical malpractice and wrongful birth. Rice frequently lectures on the areas of partnership disputes and chancery litigation, and has authored the equity practice section in the New Jersey Practice Series.