Lawrence W. Rosenblatt, Partner

Lawrence W. Rosenblatt is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Prior to entering law school, Lawrence worked for several Fortune 500 retailers in both management and operations.

As an Aaronson Rappaport partner, Lawrence manages complex medical malpractice and civil litigation matters with multi-million dollar exposures from inception through trial, focusing on achieving excellent results in a cost-effective manner. Lawrence has obtained numerous defense and directed verdicts, as well as dismissals on summary judgment and Frye motions for his clients throughout greater New York. He is a member of the firm’s Executive and Marketing Committees.

Admitted to all New York State courts and the federal courts of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts, Lawrence also manages complex litigation matters in New Jersey.

Lawrence is an invited member of the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Lawrence has served as CLM’s Chair of its National Medical Malpractice Sub-Committee, and has also been a panelist at national and regional conferences on the subjects of defense strategies employed in high exposure medical malpractice matters as well as in Frye and Daubert motion practice. Lawrence is also a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Medical Malpractice Committee and has achieved a peer-reviewed AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is routinely  nominated for inclusion in such organizations as New York -Metro Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers In America, and Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in multiple practice areas.

Specialties: civil litigation, including professional negligence, general liability, premises, construction, auto and employment law, with an emphasis on high-exposure medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and general liability matters in the greater New York and New Jersey areas.

Representative Verdicts:

  • Dutchess County – Defense Verdict for a regional health network and its cardiovascular practice in a medical malpractice action.
  • Kings County – Directed Verdict for a urologist in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving allegations of systemic infection following elective prostate biopsy that resulted in death.
  • Queens County – Defense Verdict for an emergency medicine physician and Long Island hospital in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving claims of failing to timely diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism resulting in death.  Notably, the jury unanimously (6-0) found Mr. Rosenblatt’s clients not liable on all six departure questions that the Court allowed the jury to consider.
  • Kings County – Directed Verdict for a Brooklyn hospital in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving claims of a retained foreign object following surgery alleged to have resulted in the patient’s death.
  • Kings County – Defense Verdict in medical malpractice/wrongful death action, where it was claimed that the defendant endoscopist failed to properly monitor and appreciate worsening vital signs, leading to the arrest and death of a patient in his 50s, during an elective colonoscopy.
  • Kings County – Defense Verdict for a vascular surgeon in a medical malpractice action, where it was alleged the plaintiff suffered permanent neurologic injury.  Following closing arguments, the jury found for Mr. Rosenblatt’s client, returning  a defense verdict in under 15 minutes.
  • Richmond County – Defense Verdict for an infection disease consultant in a medical malpractice action, where it was alleged the physician did not properly treat an infection, leading to permanent disability in one of the patient’s legs.
  • Dutchess County – Directed Verdict for a defendant hospital in a medical malpractice action, where it was claimed that the hospital was vicariously liable for the actions of the co-defendant surgeon.  Mr. Rosenblatt successfully argued at the close of evidence that the plaintiff did not elicit sufficient evidence during trial to allow the claim to be considered by the jury.

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