John Ratkowitz
Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C.

105 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, New Jersey 07068, United States
Phone: 973 830-8441
Fax: 973 226-0031
Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice

Practice/Organization Description

I am a partner at STARR, GERN, DAVISON & RUBIN, P.C., a firm that traces its origins to 1926. I focus on Medical Malpractice and Construction Accident litigation, but represent catastrophically injured clients in a wide spectrum of personal injury matters.

I am a client focused attorney. The people I represent are carbon copied on every correspondence and are continuously informed about what is going on in their litigation. I take and promptly return telephone calls and I am available to my clients after hours through my cell phone. My firm believes the practice of law is a service industry, and our clients are our best advertisers.

I will meticulously prepare you for every stage of the litigation process. My firm has the financial wherewithal to prosecute complex cases to conclusion. We consistently work with a network of medical and technical experts throughout the United States to assist us in representing our clients. Finally, we utilize state of the art technology in and out of the courtroom to advance your interests.

I am published in the area of medical malpractice, patient safety and complex litigation. I am on the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy. I sit on the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the New Jersey Bar Association. Finally, I am a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and I have been nominated by my peers in the field of medical malpractice in the annual Super Lawyers survey since 2010.

Bar Admissions

Essex County County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Medical Malpractice Subcommittee, New Jersey State Bar Association

Seton Hall University School of Law Inns of Court


Rutgers College (B.A., 1992)

Seton Hall University (J.D., 1995).

Professional Associations & Memberships

Board of Directors, Arts Unbound ,

542/544 Freeman Street, Orange, NJ 07050. Arts Unbound is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities. They provide professional classes in the visual arts and exhibitions in their gallery and throughout the state of NJ. (2009 through 2011)

Board of Editors, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, 1617 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy is a monthly periodical which publishes scholarly articles and keeps lawyers and physicians current on judicial, legislative and medical developments that can impact the area of medical malpractice.

Honors and Awards

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010-2015

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Membership, 2010

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Membership, 2010

Avvo Rated 10/10

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

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