Jonathan Rubin has been practicing Medical Malpractice and Long-Term Care defense for over two decades. Jonathan graduated law school from the George Washington University Law School and attended Vassar College for his undergrad degree. After law school he worked for several years as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He has been in private practice in New York for over twenty years and represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other allied medical professionals in civil litigation including at trial. Jonathan also has lectured on varied topics of complex medical malpractice matters and a variety of risk management and confidentiality issues for a wide variety of health professionals and insurers throughout the country.
CPH & Associates is proud to work with Jonathan and share his expertise with their insureds. Read on to learn more about Jonathan in our Lawyer Limelight blog series Q&A:
Q: Can you tell us about yourself and your family?
A: I am a native New Yorker. I am married and have two children: one is in college and one works in the City. I am very proud of everything they have achieved so far. It’s amazing to see the fine people my children have grown into today.
Q: Did you always know you wanted to practice law?
A: I actually always wanted to be a lawyer. Throughout college and law school, I was very interested in criminal justice. This led me to serve as prosecutor right out of law school. I served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. I helped prosecute a wide range of felony cases from inception through trial. I saw a lot of tough stuff that was very eye-opening and it’s rewarding work. After several years, I then transitioned to medical malpractice defense work where every day I am learning a tremendous amount about medicine. The reason I chose to go into med mal is because the work never gets boring, as I have to constantly come up the best solutions for difficult cases.”
Q: Describe one of your typical workdays.
A: On a typical day, I am usually in court or handling a depositions or preparing for trial. I also spend time on calls helping CPH and other risk management clients and working with my colleagues to ensure we are on top of our cases and responsive to client needs.
Q: What part of your job do you find most challenging?
A: I would say staying ahead of constant deadlines. Responsiveness is key, especially when there is so much going on day to day. I am constantly making sure our clients are updated on what’s going on and that they understand what is happening next, and how it fits into the big picture strategy for the case. I am constantly faced with new and different challenges.
Q: What do you find most enjoyable about your job?
A: Getting good results for clients: case dismissals and fair resolution of matters. I enjoy helping my clients get the best results possible in their cases. Cases are never the same as the next. The work never gets boring, as I constantly have to come up with the best solutions for difficult issues.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I love traveling to new places and going to museums and the theater. Living in New York City, so much is available to you. I recently saw To Kill a Mocking Bird on Broadway. It was a very good and I would recommend it to anyone visiting New York who wants to see a show. I am also a huge foodie. I am constantly trying new restaurants around town.
Q: What would you say is your favorite type of food?
A:. Living in New York City, the options are endless. I generally like all cuisines, but would say that Italian and Japanese are my favorites. There is always a hot new restaurant popping up, and its one of the reasons I love this city so much.
Q: If you could travel one place, where would it be and why?
A: I would love to visit Japan. It would be a long trip but I think very exciting and worthwhile.