Michael B. Lehrman
is a 1985 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law. He received
his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Brandeis
University in 1982. He began his legal career in the General Counsel’s
Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
where he litigated Social Security cases on behalf of the Department.
1987, he joined the law firm of Martin, Clearwater & Bell,
specializing in defending doctors and hospitals in malpractice cases.
He was made a Partner of the firm in 1995. During his tenure at Martin,
Clearwater & Bell, Mr. Lehrman not only tried many cases defending
doctors and hospitals, including New York Hospital-Cornell Medical
Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he also tried various
insurance defense cases, including products liability and general
Mr. Lehrman has
worked on cases for the State Insurance Fund, New York City Health and
Hospitals Corporation, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company,
Physician’s Reciprocal Insurance Company, CNA Insurance, Seneca
Insurance, Hospital Insurance Corporation, Lenox Hill Hospital, Proctor
& Gamble, among others. Mr. Lehrman handled DES
(Diethylstilbestrol) defense litigation, and was one of the attorneys
involved in a joint trial on damages of small market share defendants
in New York County. Mr. Lehrman joined our firm as senior trial
counsel in 2003 and was made a partner in 2007.