2012 Lawyers of the Year: John M. Blume

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Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs, Newark, New Jersey

Repeatedly recognized for obtaining numerous verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more, attorney John M. Blume is synonymous with his superior trial work.

Blume was one of the first attorneys in New Jersey to be designated as a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey when the criteria were instituted in 1980.

He also secured a $10.5 million in a wrongful death case, the largest result ever obtained in New Jersey at the time.

Blume began working in malpractice law after handling the Supreme Court case of Alfone v. Sarno, involving a woman who underwent a subtotal thyroidectomy and suffered complications. She commenced her own action but later died. Her father argued that his daughter’s death was the result of the negligence of the defendant. The Supreme Court ruled that settlement or judgement for damages in a personal injury action did not block a future claim for wrongful death arising from same injuries, though a judgement of no cause of action would be a bar.

“That case generated a lot of publicity, and soon I developed a reputation as a medical malpractice attorney,” Blume recalls.

Having served as president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Board of Trial  Advocates for four years and a member of its national board of directors for eight years, Blume was recognized by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey with its Trial Award and the Essex County Bar Association Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award.

“Our firm is willing to invest the amount of money needed to get a case to court, pay for the best experts, and allow us to prepare extensively,” he says. “I’m most proud of bringing into the firm the excellent attorneys who are now my partners.”

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Ashley Cisneros Mejia is a journalist, entrepreneur and marketer. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later as an editor at Florida Trend business magazine. Ashley has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2009, as a technical writer, marketing manager, and public relations practitioner. She also founded two digital marketing agencies in Orlando. Named one of Orlando’s 40 Under 40 and honored by the Women’s Executive Council of Orlando for achievements in media and communications, Ashley earned a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.

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