Bruce M. Brady

Bruce M. Brady

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”




  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law

  • B.A., Columbia College


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation and Tort and Insurance Law Sections
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association

Bruce M. Brady is a partner in the Firm’s Healthcare and General Liability Defense Group. He is widely recognized as one of the premier civil liability defense lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area and has tried over 75 cases to verdict, including complex medical malpractice and general liability matters.

Mr.  Brady began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s  Office  where  he  served as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau and Trial Supervisor of the Rackets Bureau. He was responsible for the investigation and trial of cases involving organized crime and official corruption, as well as the training and supervision of over  50  assistant district attorneys. Mr. Brady was later a partner and lead trial attorney at a major New York City defense firm.

Mr.  Brady has taught and lectured extensively on the topic of trial techniques and the defense of civil liability cases for the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, New York Law Journal Seminars, Suffolk County Bar Association and a number of medical and professional associations.

Mr. Brady has been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers every year  since  2006,  a “Top Attorney in New York” in the New York Times lawyers survey since 2011 and maintains a Preeminent AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

For 25 years, Mr. Brady served in a variety of capacities (Chairman, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, and Continuing Quality Improvement Committee Member) for Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc., a non-profit agency which provides residential and therapeutic services to abused and neglected children and troubled families in northern New Jersey. In that capacity, he regularly advised the agency on governance, regulatory, risk management and confidentiality matters.

Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Mr. Brady was a partner at Barker Patterson Nichols.

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers 2006 -2023
  • “Top Attorney in New York” in the New York Times lawyers survey since 2011
  • Preeminent AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • “Winning the Defense Case”, Defense Trial Strategies, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (2006)
  • “Managing Risk for Psychiatrists from Patient Death by Suicide”, CME Conference, American Psychiatric Association )2009)
  • “The Art and Craft of the Defense Summation” Chapter, Medical Malpractice  in  New York,  3rd  Ed.,  New York State Bar  Association (2009)
  • “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence in New York”, New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, (2012)
  • “Jeopardy for Psychiatrists: Forensic Malpractice Update”, 37th Annual Conference of the Tri-State Chapter of Psychiatry and the Law( 2012)
  • “Direct and Cross-Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert”, Live Demonstration Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case, Suffolk County Bar Association (2012)
  • “Opening Statements: Defense Perspective” Chapter, Medical Malpractice in New York, 4th Ed., New York State Bar Association (2017)
  • “Preparation of the Defendant for Deposition” Live and Webcast, New York State Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Litigation (2016)
  • “Presentation  and  Cross  Examination of  Experts in the Computer Age” (New  York  State  Trial  Lawyers Institute)
  • “Preparing for Trial from the Defense Perspective” (New York State Trial Lawyers Institute)
  • “Cross Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert in Obstetrical Cases”, New York Law Journal Seminar Series 
  • “The Thorny Path Through Undue Familiarity Claims”, Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, (2002)

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