About Us

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, which has the distinction of being the oldest and largest medical defense firm in New York, has expanded over recent decades to specialize in all areas of professional liability, medical and healthcare litigation. Our defense practices include medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, employment and labor, toxic tort and product liability, professional liability and appellate matters.

The Firm represents defendants before state and federal courts and tribunals, and in disciplinary investigations. The Firm is headquartered in Manhattan, with offices in Westchester County, Nassau County, Newark, New Jersey and Rochester, New York.

Recognized by both the bench and bar as a leader in the medical defense and professional liability areas, MCB and its predecessor firm have served the professional community for close to one hundred years. What truly sets MCB apart from its competition is its depth of talent and stability. Six of the senior partners have over 30 years’ tenure with the Firm and most senior partners have more than 20 years of experience with MCB.

As a result of our commitment to excellence, MCB has grown steadily over the years from a dozen attorneys, including three partners, in the mid-1970’s to more than 75 attorneys today. MCB has been honored by The American Lawyer as a Top 100 New York Law Firm and has four senior partners who are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, a number of Firm partners are selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America as well as Super Lawyers. Most of the Firm’s partners are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating.

MCB is a New York State Accredited CLE provider and frequently hosts client education seminars and risk management lectures. Please visit www.mcblaw.com for more information.

Business size

101-500 employees


Commercial presence