Judy Greenwood went to law school to be able to help people. She found her calling fighting for justice for seriously injured men, women, and children who were victims of malpractice and medical negligence. She is intelligent, energetic, strategic, and caring. She is a highly skilled trial lawyer, who will always have your back.
With over 40+ years of experience fighting for injured clients, Judy has consistently received the highest possible rating for professional excellence, communication skills, and integrity by judges and lawyers as an AV preeminent lawyer, and has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer” by US News and World Report. The National Trial Lawyers Association has named her a top 100 Trial Lawyer and the National Women Trial Lawyers Association has named her a Top 25 Women Trial Lawyer in Pennsylvania. She has been recognized by the National Law Journal and the Legal Network as a top rated lawyer in Pennsylvania, and has been listed by Arrive Magazine as one of the Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast. She was named a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America for her proven trial skills.
Judy founded the Law Offices of Judy Greenwood, P.C. in 1993 and has litigated catastrophic personal injury cases, with an emphasis on men, women, and children’s injuries, since she began her practice. Most of her cases are malpractice cases involving the mistakes of doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, health care providers and facilities, as well as the safety failures of those systems in causing serious harm, but she has had great success for her clients in all manner of personal injury cases. Her clients say she is great to work with and always keeps you informed.
Judy graduated from Temple University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Rutgers University with a Juris Doctor degree in 1975. After graduating from law school she worked as a public interest lawyer litigating on behalf of indigent clients in both state and federal court. She then joined the firm of Bernstein, Bernstein, & Harrison, where she became a partner and successfully litigated cases involving medical negligence, including cancer mis-diagnosis, ob-gyn malpractice, and surgical error, along with general personal injury cases.
Since 1993, when Judy Greenwood founded her own firm, she has had great success in getting justice for her seriously injured clients in medical malpractice cases of all kinds, including birth injuries, cancer mis-diagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors and nursing home neglect. She has been acknowledged as a “7 Figure (multi million dollar) Litigator” for her successful litigation in a birth injury medical negligence lawsuit, and has had several multi million dollar results for her clients. She has provided caring and compassionate representation to her clients while aggressively pursuing their legal cases, fighting for justice, and always communicating with her clients throughout the process.
She is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Pennsylvania Association of Justice, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association where she has served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Pennsylvania amd Philadelphia Bar Associations. She has been a course planner and lecturer for programs related to medical malpractice and trial techniques, and volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia Courts where she mediates and settles professional malpractice and other personal injury cases.
Judy has lived and worked in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, for over 40 years where she has raised her family and has been engaged in and part of the local community. She serves as a local committeeperson and pollwatcher to help ensure fair access to the vote.
Steve was born, raised, educated and has spent his professional life in the southeastern Pennsylvania region graduating from Haverford College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and from Temple University School of Law in 1975 with a juris doctorate. He always preferred representing “real people” like those he grew up with and had known all his life, and fighting for the underdog. Representing injured victims of doctor, hospital and nursing mistakes, and of other types of general negligence was a natural fit when he joined Judy Greenwood in this boutique injury practice. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, hardworking, dedicated, strategic, thorough, and innovative. He communicates well with his clients, and always listens to their concerns. As a strong and skillful legal advocate he is the backbone of the firm’s injury team.
Before joining the injury team at the Law Offices of Judy Greenwood in 1994, Steve first represented those who could not afford counsel in civil actions through two legal services programs, then worked for the City of Philadelphia enforcing housing, building and health codes. Steve then switched his legal focus and worked in a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm providing representation in all types of injury cases and later in a labor firm representing union workers in serious personal injury matters including auto accidents, product liability matters, medical negligence, and premises liability claims.
When he joined Judy Greenwood in practice in 1994 he continued his interest in plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, but increased his focus on significant medical malpractice cases, medical negligence cases, and cases of nursing neglect as part of the firm’s concentration on the representation of injured victims in medical, nursing and hospital litigation cases in Pennsylvania. Having nearly 35 years of experience representing victims of medical and other professional negligence in Pennsylvania, Steve’s practice is now concentrated on hospital, doctor, and nursing errors and mistakes which result in serious and catastrophic injury to men, women, infants, and children.
Steve has been recognized for his legal advocacy skills by the National Trial Lawyers Association which has named him as a top 100 lawyer in Pennsylvania, and by US News and World Reports which recognized him as a Best Lawyer in Pennsylvania. He has been consistently rated as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell receiving the highest possible ratings for his professional skill, communication skills, and integrity.
Steve is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has authored and co-authored articles with Judy Greenwood on various areas of their representation including: The Life Cycle of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice Basics,Hospital Negligence, The Birth Injury Case, Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer, Pregnancy High Blood Pressure, Medical Malpractice in Stroke Cases, Misdiagnosis of Skin Cancer , Informed Consent, and Medical Malpractice Damages.
A Philadelphia native, Dr. Gerald Kaplan practiced medicine as a general surgeon from 1976 through 1986 before obtaining his law degree from Temple University. After law school Dr. Kaplan worked at the Beasley Firm until 1994 as a litigator primarily in the area of medical malpractice before becoming a solo practitioner. Since 1994, Dr. Kaplan has been of counsel to the Law Firm of Judy Greenwood, P.C., where he serves as a consultant on the firm’s medical negligence and injury cases. Dr. Kaplan assists in the review and screening of the firm’s potential medical negligence cases, and in advising on the merits and approaches to our cases.