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Michael Brusca

Since 2009, Michael has focused the majority of his practice on representing vulnerable people and their families when there is abuse or neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and hospitals.

Michael knows how to go to trial when necessary. He was lead counsel on the Estate of Mary Dwyer v. Harborview, the largest nursing home verdict in the state of New Jersey – a $13.2 million dollar verdict in Hudson County. He received great training serving as an Air Force Judge Advocate, where he tried many cases all over the world in the United States, Japan, Qatar, and Kuwait.

As one of the few who concentrates in this area, he regularly lectures around the country and teaches other lawyers how to prosecute these claims. He’s been published many times, including in the New Jersey Law Journal and the national attorney magazine Trial.

Having lost his own family members in institutions, Michael has a certain level of understanding with all of his clients. He knows first hand what it’s like to see someone you care about struggling, and brings a specific passion to his work.

  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice – Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers List issued by The National Trial Lawyers.

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  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Claims. Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, June 15, 2017.
  • How to Maximize Damages Through the Use of Experts. Lawline Webinar. June 2017.
  • Moderator and Panelist, Nursing Home Seminar, NJAJ Boardwalk, April 28, 2017.
  • Personal Injury Opening Statements and Closing Arguments. Strafford Webinar. April 12, 2017.
  • Resolving the Arbitration Dispute in Today’s Legal Landscape. Rutger’s Law Review, Rutger’s Law School, Newark, NJ. April 2017.
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue. Defense Strategies Discussion, Napa, CA. February 2017.
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue. Defense Strategies Discussion, New Orleans, LA. February 2017.
  • Having the Right Defendant: Making the Corporate Malfeasance Case. NJAJ. November 2016.
  • Scorched Earth Defense: How to Disarm and Diffuse Excesses of Defense Counsel. AAJ National Summer Convention Los Angeles. July 22, 2016.
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims. Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. June 10, 2016.
  • How Expert Witnesses Can Help the Jury Realize Damages. AAJ Nursing Home Damages Seminar. May 19, 2016.
  • Strategic Uses of Focus Groups. New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) 2016 Boardwalk Convention. April 8, 2016.
  • Litigating Cases When Your Client Suffers from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Lawline Webinar. March 2016.
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Residents. 2016 AAJ Winter Convention. February 29, 2016.
  • The Intersection Between Medical Malpractice and Hospital, Nursing Home, and Rehab Facilities. Lawline Webinar. September 2015.
  • Litigating with Assisted Living Facilities: The New Frontier. Lawline Webinar. July 2015.
  • Nursing Home Negligence: Deposition Questions for Which There are No Good Answers. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Opening Statements in Nursing Home Negligence Cases. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Common Estate Planning and Family Issues for Military Personnel. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Depositions of Corporate Designees and Treating Providers. 2015 Maryland Association for Justice.
  • Estate of Mary Dwyer Lessons Learned. 2015 Kentucky Association for Justice.
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases. Lawline Webinar. October 2014.
  • Deconstructing Dwyer. 2014 American Association.
  • Depositions for Which There are No Good Answers. 2014 AAJ Summer Convention.
  • End Your Case at the Beginning: Building an Opening Statement in Discovery. 2014 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Trial of a Nursing Home Case: Closing Home Arguments. 2013 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Pressure Sore Cases: Avoidable v. Unavoidable. 2011 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Building a Paperless Practice. 2011 NJAJ Meadowlands.

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