It is our pleasure to announce that Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston has received two Tier 1 rankings from the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the specialty of personal injury litigation for plaintiffs in Boston. The firm also received a Tier 1 ranking in medical malpractice law for plaintiffs in Boston.
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers compiles the “Best Law Firms” rankings annually to recognize firms for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. A firm must have at least one attorney recognized on The Best Lawyers of America list to be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking. All three of our partners – Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck – have been individually recognized, including by the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which was announced in August 2020.
Firms are recognized based on a rigorous evaluation process, including a collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in a field and review of additional information law firms submit may submit for consideration. Awards are given in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan practice areas.
Recognized firms received a tier 1, tier 2 or tier 3 rating. Breakstone, White & Gluck received Tier 1 rankings in personal injury and medical malpractice and these reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading leaders and clients in local communities and practice areas.
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone was recognized by Best Lawyers in August in medical malpractice law – plaintiffs, personal injury litigation – plaintiffs and professional malpractice law – plaintiffs.
Attorney David W. White was recognized by Best Lawyers in personal injury – personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, insurance law and medical malpractice law – plaintiffs.
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck was recognized by Best Lawyers in personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.
Attorney Reza Breakstone was recognized by Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021) in medical malpractice law – plaintiffs.
More Recognition for Breakstone, White & Gluck
Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston offers our clients more than 100 years combined experience in the handling of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We are proud of our consistently strong results and to have achieved a high level of satisfaction from our clients. We invite you to read some of our client reviews or our case results in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and car accidents.
Breakstone, White & Gluck been consistently recognized for our attorneys’ results for clients. Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms have mentioned our firm name in at least one practice area each year since 2011.
In addition, for the 17th year, our lawyers were recently selected to the annual Massachusetts Super Lawyers lists, as top rated Boston personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers. Breakstone, White & Gluck also earned a spot on the Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list and has received past rankings on Top 100 New England Super Lawyers. The Top 100 lists are notable because they draw from attorneys across all practice areas, not just our firm’s specialties.
Our attorneys also maintain an AV rating – the highest rating for legal abilities and professional standards from Martindale-Hubbell.
Free Legal Consultation – Boston Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, learn your legal rights. For a free legal consultation, contact our attorneys at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676. You can also use our contact form.
Breakstone, White & Gluck is pleased to announce our four attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch rankings. The rankings were publicly released today.
Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck have been recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Reza Breakstone was selected to the Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world, releasing rankings in partnership with U.S. News & World Report and other media partners.
This is the 11th year Breakstone, White & Gluck has been selected to the rankings. This year, our attorneys were recognized for their expertise and abilities in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice and insurance law. Best Lawyers in America© compiles the rankings to help consumers find lawyers with strong professional abilities and expertise in different specialties. The selections are relevant because they are made annually through an exhaustive peer-review process. Attorneys in the Boston area are recognized based on feedback from other lawyers in the region who have knowledge of their work.
Marc L. Breakstone
Read about our four attorneys:
Marc L. Breakstone
David W. White
Ronald E. Gluck
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone has practiced law in Boston for more than 30 years and has earned a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers rankings in the practice area of medical malpractice – plaintiff representation, personal injury litigation – plaintiff representation and professional malpractice – plaintiff representation. David W. WhiteAttorney Breakstone also has the distinction of being selected to the Top 100 Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers lists. Attorney Breakstone is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Read more about Marc.
Attorney David W. White
Attorney David W. White represents victims of personal injury and insurance bad faith, and is one of Boston’s most respected legal advocates. He has practiced for more than 30 years in the Boston area. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of personal injury litigation – plaintiff representation, medical malpractice litigation – plaintiff and insurance law. Ronald E. GluckHe is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and has been consistently recognized for his results for clients, including on the Top 100 Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers lists. Read more about David.
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck has practiced for more than 35 years and has obtained multi-million awards for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and damages from acts of negligence. He has been consistently recognized by both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his experience and results in personal injury cases. This year, he was recognized by Best Lawyers in the practice area of personal injury litigation – plaintiff representation. Attorney Gluck is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, where he serves on the Board of Governors. Ron is a Cum Laude graduate of Boston College (B.A. 1977) and of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1980). Reza BreakstoneRead more about Ron.
Attorney Reza Breakstone was selected to the Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the specialty of medical malpractice law – plaintiff representation. He has practiced with Breakstone, White & Gluck since 2015 and has earned a reputation as a tough and tenacious personal injury lawyer.
Best Lawyers has long published annual rankings to help consumers find lawyers with strong professional abilities. Ones to Watch was introduced to recognize professional excellence among lawyers who are earlier into their careers.
Reza, a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has also been recognized as a top-rated Boston personal injury lawyer by Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Read more about Reza.
Free Legal Consultation – Boston Personal Injury Attorneys
Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to providing our clients with aggressive representation and superb results in recovering financial compensation from those responsible for their injuries or the loss of a loved one.
With 100+ years combined experience, our attorneys have won record-setting verdicts and settlements in negligence, product liability and medical malpractice cases in Massachusetts. We have been consistently recognized by U.S. News Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Breakstone, White & Gluck specializes in all areas of personal injury law, representing those injured by negligence in car accidents, truck crashes, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and bus accidents. We also have expertise in premises liability accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, construction accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
If you have been injured by someone’s negligence, learn your legal rights. For a free legal consultation, contact Breakstone, White & Gluck at 1-800-379-1244 or 1-617-723-7676. You can also use our contact form.
Our attorneys participated in the Equal Justice Coalition’s Walk to the Hill this morning at the Massachusetts State House. Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White, Ronald E. Gluck and Reza Breakstone joined hundreds of other attorneys in urging state lawmakers to raise state funding for civil legal aid.
Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker released his FY2021 budget and proposed a level budget of $24 million for civil legal aid. The Equal Justice Coalition, the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and supporters are seeking a $5 million increase and that’s why our attorneys participated today. Civil legal aid provides legal assistance to low-income Massachusetts residents who need help with housing, employment, medical care, immigration matters and domestic abuse. It is the last resort for many families, children and the elderly. Advocates say it’s life-changing for people, creating stability and opportunity to stay in their homes and keep working.
The Equal Justice Coalition says civil legal aid organizations are being forced to turn away many Massachusetts residents in need due to funding.
“Investing in civil legal aid is just and makes good economic sense,” the coalition says.
Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck founded Breakstone, White & Gluck in 1992. This year, our partners and our associate Reza Breakstone continued our practice, delivering superb and meaningful results to our clients in injury cases:
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Interviewed About Lynnway Auto Auction Indictments
In March, Attorney Marc L. Breakstone was interviewed by WHDH TV about the criminal indictments returned against the Lynnway Auto Auction and its company president. Each was charged with five counts of manslaughter in the 2017 crash killing five people. Attorney Breakstone is representing one of the families who lost a loved one.
Attorney David W. White Interviewed by NBC Boston on E-Scooters
Attorney David W. White was interviewed by NBC Boston for a segment called, “Are You Protected in a Scooter Crash? Experts Say Read the Fine Print.”
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck Negotiates $1.6 Million Settlement for Client Who Suffered Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck negotiated a $1.6 million settlement for a client who suffered a concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. Attorney Gluck discusses his work for clients in this area:
Project KidSafe and Community Outreach
In April, Breakstone, White & Gluck launched our 7th annual Project KidSafe campaign with a bike helmet giveaway at Framingham Earth Day. We recently concluded another successful year, donating more than 4,000 bicycle helmets to children across Massachusetts. To reach children and families, our firm partnered with more than 35 community organizations, including 12 police departments, schools and bicycle committees, along with MassBike and Massachusetts Safe Routes to School.
With this year’s donations, our attorneys have now given away more than 25,000 helmets, with a goal of protecting children on bicycles, preventing head injuries and saving lives.
As we made our last helmet donation of 2019, we were especially touched by kind words from Boston Police Commissioner William Gross:
Outside our Project KidSafe campaign, we supported many bar and community organizations, including the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. In January, we supported and participated in the Equal Justice Coalition’s Walk on the Hill, when lawyers across the state advocate for increased state funding for civil legal aid.
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Published in MATA Journal
In May, Attorney Marc Breakstone was published in the MATA Journal, with an article called, “Assessing bias in voir dire after ‘Williams.’
Attorney Ronald E. Gluck Successfully Resolves Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case Caused by Heavy Snow Collapse
In May, Attorney Ronald E. Gluck announced he had successfully resolved a mild traumatic brain injury case for our client, who was injured when heavy snow collapsed from a commercial warehouse roof onto her vehicle.
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Wins $1.1 Million Verdict in Rhode Island Case
In May, Attorney Marc L. Breakstone won a $1.1 million verdict for our client who was injured in a car accident.
Awards: Best Lawyers in America© 2020
In August, Attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck were selected for inclusion to the Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Our attorneys were recognized for their excellent work in personal injury, medical malpractice, professional malpractice and insurance law cases.
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Reaches $2.15 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Case After Crash in Unsafe Parking Lot
In October, Attorney Marc L. Breakstone announced he had negotiated a $2.15 million settlement on behalf of his client’s estate.
Awards: 2019 Super Lawyers
In October, Attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck were all recognized in the 2019 Super Lawyers rankings. Our firm honors included Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Massachusetts Super Lawyers recognition in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. Our attorneys were recognized for the 16th year.
Awards: Best Law Firms of America© 2020
In November, Breakstone, White & Gluck was recognized in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Our firm received rankings as a Tier 1 Boston law firm in personal injury litigation representing plaintiffs and a Tier 1 Boston law firm in medical malpractice litigation representing plaintiffs.
Attorney Marc L. Breakstone Published in MATA Journal
In November, Marc L. Breakstone was published in the MATA Journal, with an article called, “Establishing Liability: Through the Defendant.”
Free Legal Consultation – Breakstone, White & Gluck – Personal Injury Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck has more than 100 years combined experience representing clients in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, head injuries, construction accidents, premises liability and product liability. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our attorneys for a free legal consultation and learn your legal rights: 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676. You can also use our contact form.
We are pleased to announce that Breakstone, White & Gluck and our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers for the 15th year. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers are rated nationwide, across 70 practice areas, with just a select number recognized.
In 2018, our lawyers have been named to a number of Super Lawyers lists, including the 2018 Top New England Super Lawyers, 2018 Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers in personal injury and medical malpractice, and the 2018 Rising Stars list.
Marc L. Breakstone has been selected to the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and to the 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, recognized as a top-rated medical malpractice attorney in Boston.
David W. White has been selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, recognized as a top-rated personal injury attorney in Boston.
Ronald E. Gluck has been selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, recognized as a top-rated personal injury attorney in Boston.
Reza Breakstone has been selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.
About Breakstone, White & Gluck
Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck founded the law firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck in Boston in 1992. Reza Breakstone joined the firm as an associate in 2015.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our Boston personal injury lawyers fight for justice for those who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Our lawyers have won numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements. We specialize in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries and motor vehicle crashes. Read more.
Super Lawyers Ratings: Built on Peer Reviews
The 2018 New England Super Lawyers listings, just released, are meant to serve as a resource to help those searching for attorneys and are available for free online. Most years, they are published in Boston Magazine. When you visit a law firm’s website, you can also look for the Super Lawyers badge to see if a lawyer has been rated.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers across the state, along with a Rising Stars list highlighting the top lawyers under 40 years old (or the top 2.5 percent statewide). Lawyers are rated through a multiphase selection process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation and peer reviews by other top-rated attorneys in a practice area. The peer reviews are what make the Super Lawyers listings so valuable to consumers and other attorneys. When you call a lawyer rated by Super Lawyers, you can trust other highly experienced lawyers have already reviewed the lawyer’s skills and experience in their specialty.
The independent evaluation considers the following 12 indicators:
- Representative Clients
- Special licenses/certifications
- Position within the law firm
- Bar and/or professional activity
- Pro bono and community service
- Scholarly lectures/writings
- Education/employment background
- Other outstanding achievements
Friends, family and colleagues helped us celebrate 25 years of serving our clients in June.
Photos from the event were published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on August 31, 2017. Subscription required for access.
Breakstone, White & Gluck has received the Nancy King Award for its 100 percent participation in last year’s annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid.
The Equal Justice Coalition, which organizes the annual Walk, recently presented our firm with the award. Attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White, Ronald E. Gluck and Reza Breakstone participated last year.
The Walk was held on January 28, 2016 at the State House in Boston. Hundreds of attorneys gathered in the Great Hall to hear from Chief Justice Ralph Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court and Attorney General Maura Healey. Several past presidents of the Massachusetts Bar Association participated, including Attorney David W. White, who served a term from 2007-2008.
The attorneys were then dispatched to speak to state Senators and Representatives and urge them to fund the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation line in the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget.
Last year’s campaign was successful, which should provide good motivation for even more attorneys to attend again this year. Governor Charlie Baker approved $18 million in funding for civil legal aid in the final Fiscal Year 2017 Budget of the Commonwealth. This was a $1 million increase over the prior year’s funding.
With the additional funding, the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was able to help more low-income people facing homelessness, domestic violence, gain access to health care and other legal services.
To qualify for civil legal aid in Massachusetts, a family must earn no more than 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (or $30,375 a year for a family of four). Despite the increase, the Equal Justice Coalition reports that legal aid organizations are still forced to turn away 64 percent of those eligible because of a lack of funding.
This year, MLAC is seeking a $5 million increase for civil legal aid. To learn more about the event, visit http://equaljusticecoalition.org/.
2016 Walk to the Hill Attendance awards were recently presented to these firms:
• Nancy King Award: Breakstone, White & Gluck (highest percentage of attorneys participating)
• Highest Participation Award: WilmerHale
• Exceptional Support Awards: Foley Hoag and Ropes & Gray
Attorney Reza Breakstone writes about the legal ramifications of self-driving cars in an article published in the Winter 2016-2017 edition of The Litigator, the official publication of the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association in Sacramento, California. Attorney Breakstone co-authored the article with Attorney Paul Hoybjerg of Roseville, California. In the article, “The Self Driving Car: Science Fiction Becomes Reality, Creating a Legal Quandary,” the authors write the time has come for the self-driving car.
“The self-driving car is no longer a distant dream of an imagined future. It is here, it is now, and it is reality. There already exist automated functions that come standard on vehicles: anti-lock brakes, self-parking, cruise control, and crash avoidance cameras. Automated cars will affect more than simply your ability to tie your tie or apply your make-up on the way to work. They stand to completely change the automotive industry, insurance world, legal market, public transport and city planning, while redefining the American culture of feeling “freedom” behind the wheel.”
The article explains the current levels of automation among vehicles on the market, investments in the industry and ramifications for auto insurers and plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.
“The less thrilling ramifications may be to the bottom line of auto insurers and the plaintiffs’ and defense bars in personal injury cases. Currently, auto insurance premiums account for $200 billion nationwide. The insurance industry, with decreased vehicle ownership and decreased liability issues on the part of the user, will find itself cut out of the equation. Allstate Corp. Chairman Thomas Wilson predicts that driverless cars will have “the most detrimental impact on auto insurance” and one “we don’t want to wait” to figure it out.”
About Attorney Reza Breakstone
Attorney Reza Breakstone joined Breakstone, White & Gluck as an associate in 2015. Learn more about Reza on our website.