Power Rogers, LLP Partner Joseph Balesteri has been featured in Lawdragon Magazine’s Lawyer Limelight, a special feature section that profiles some of the most accomplished and respected trial attorneys in the nation.
The article includes an interview about Joe’s successful career, his focus on medical malpractice, and some of his most memorable cases.
In the interview, Lawdragon focuses on Joe’s successful career fighting for victims and families who have suffered as a result of medical negligence, and how, as the son of a cardiologist, he has always had an interest in the medical field.
Although he first began his practice defending healthcare providers, Joe quickly moved to the plaintiffs’ side. As Joe tells Lawdragon, representing injured patients and families in complex claims provides a challenge he cherishes, and an opportunity to help real people overcome incredible obstacles in their fight for justice:
“Our system isn’t eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. A patient client can’t possibly understand, advocate, argue, and discuss medicine in a recorded session with doctors in their arena, their medical specialty. In a room of lawyers, it’s me versus the entire defense team. Unlike other injury cases, in medical malpractice it’s one against many.I treat the occurrence like it happened to my family. I love the challenge of proving the merit of the case to the room. It’s an exhilarating adrenaline rush similar to success in sport. The David versus Goliath fight makes the work even more rewarding.”
Joe goes on to discuss some of his most memorable cases, clients, and colleagues, as well as his time working as a law clerk for Power Rogers while attending law school. Joe also shares his honest and straightforward approach when it comes to speaking with the firm’s potential clients:
“The best advertisement are case results. I keep a list on the firm website of every successful case with a description of facts and court details from my first year at Power Rogers in 2000 until today. I don’t talk bad about our competitors, as there are many great lawyers. I just want the client to pick a lawyer they are conformable with, as this is the biggest decision of their lives. Being aggressive and over-selling are not honest and credible. If I don’t get the case, while disappointed, it’s not about me. The client is all that matters.”You can read more about Joseph Balesteri, his many accomplishments, and Power Rogers’ success record in medical malpractice cases on our website.