CLYDE D. BERGSTRESSER - One of the Top Trial Lawyers in New England

Recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in New England, Clyde Bergstresser is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and recognized by the Best Lawyers in America as 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice-Boston, listed as one of the top 10 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts and top 100 Super Lawyers in New England. His verdicts and settlements have routinely been among the highest in New England. Clyde represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice actions arising out of negligence in all phases of legal practice including corporate law, business law, personal injury actions, whistleblower actions and contracts. Clyde also represents plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, premises liability, worksite injuries and wrongful death, among others. Clyde served as the prevailing trial and appellate counsel in Glicklich v. Spievack, 16 Mass.App.Ct 488 (1983), the seminal decision in Massachusetts addressing the issue of causation in cases involving "delayed diagnosis" of cancer. He has continued to represent patients and families in cases arising out of delayed diagnoses of a variety of types of cancer. Clyde was trial counsel in Rogers v. Okin, 478 F.Supp. 1342 (D.Mass. 1979), a landmark civil rights verdict after a 74-day trial establishing procedural safeguards for the use of medications on psychiatric inpatients. He has also represented many plaintiffs who have been the victim of sexual abuse by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, clergy and others.
Clyde periodically lectures for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys, Harvard Continuing Medical Education, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, He has been frequently invited to give training lectures to trial lawyers and physicians.
Clyde's undergraduate degree was in electrical engineering where he was selected to be President of Eta Kappa Nu (the Electrical and Computer Engineering honor Society).
2014 Lawyer of the Year, by Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice-Boston
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Designated a Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Among the Top 10 Lawyers in Massachusetts in 2013
Among the Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Among the Top 100 New England Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell
AVVO highest ranking of 10
Ranked in Chambers USA
President of Eta Kappa Nu (The electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society), 1970-1971
Glicklich v. Spievack
Rogers v. Okin
Penta v. Bassil
Outcault v. Bazylewicz
Cheney v. Angus
Jaskalka v. Rockett
Hoke v. Murray, III
Hart v. Cua
US Liability Insurance Co. v. Selman
Liberty Mutual v. Tabor
Russo v. Yantiss
"Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals," Strategies and Update 2010
Course Director, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, 2001-2012
"Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court," A Survival Guide
Course Director, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, 2001-2010
"Use of Expert Witnesses," Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Association, 2010
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