may be the only lawsuit you will ever have. Make sure that it is a
positive experience. MADELINE BRYER firmly believes in the justice
system and she will fight to have the system work for you.
MADELINE learned the meaning of “negligence” the hard way. Her life
changed because of the negligence of her landlord. She believes that
negligence is wrong and that people whose lives have been affected
by someone’s carelessness have a right to be compensated. While
money cannot undo the damage, an award of money can open doors
After being victimized in her apartment by a criminal, MADELINE
BRYER sued her landlord and left her job as a psychiatric social
worker to earn a law degree. She has been in private practice 20
years and has won many million dollar settlements and verdicts
fighting for rape victims, victims of sexual assault, lead poisoned
children and other victims of serious negligence. The fourth trial
she ever litigated resulted in a $1.5 million settlement and her
victories have continued. She recently obtained the highest verdict
upheld on appeal for a crime victim who was neither sexually
assaulted nor maimed.
One of the first lawyers to ever sue the City for their negligent
failure to repair lead paint violations in a building that they did
not own. She ultimately received a 2.4 million dollar settlement from the City –
among the five highest settlements against the City in that year.
She presented her legal theory to other attorneys who in turn have
been able to follow her lead. Similarly she recently settled a case
against doctors and health care providers for not only failing to
diagnose and treat lead poisoning, but for permitting a child to
return to a lead infested environment.