Former State Supreme Court Justice, now owner of Rosenbaum Mediations, PLLC.
During his time as a New York State Supreme Court Justice, Matthew A. Rosenbaum spent the past fifteen years assisting attorneys and their clients in resolving disputes as straightforward as automobile accidents to complex litigation matters such as toxic torts, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Known for his direct honest approach to evaluating lawsuits, reviewing each matter sensitively, and offering an impartial perspective that attorneys and their clients understand and appreciate, Matthew A. Rosenbaum has a reputation for reaching agreeable resolutions.
Having served as the first ever designated lead paint litigation judge, Matthew A. Rosenbaum settled several hundred cases in that field, while only needing to conduct one jury trial and one bench trial in the seven years he was assigned to that part.
As the 7th Judicial District’s first ever designated medical malpractice judge, he gained a reputation state-wide, for his knowledge in this complex field, having been awarded one of the first federal fellowships in the Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Program. In addition, he co-founded a collaborative program between doctors and lawyers, The Physicians & Attorneys Cooperative Education (PACE) Program, enabling lawyers and doctors to adopt a more collaborative approach to settling matters.
As the 7th Judicial District's third Commercial Judge, he took on a leadership role handling matters both complex and voluminous, encouraging collaboration, thus allowing parties to avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars on an unpredictable trial.
As the Rochester region’s first ever Supervising Judge of Civil Courts, Matthew A. Rosenbaum stepped in for judges who had conflicts and handled a variety of litigation matters, often settling matters in earlier stages saving parties time and money.
Ask attorneys and their clients about what makes working with him successful? They would say that his style and conscientious efforts make him approachable and productive. It is true that not all matters settle; however, he has met with many successes due to his long time experience and determination. He works with attorneys and their clients to resolve matters quickly, efficiently and at a very fair and reasonable cost.Read less
September 02, 2020
Judge Rosenbaum was widely regarded by plaintiff and defense counsel as a jurist who could settle cases because he knew the facts and understood the law when he served on the bench. His immense trial experience allowed him to paint a picture for cli... Read more
Judge Rosenbaum was widely regarded by plaintiff and defense counsel as a jurist who could settle cases because he knew the facts and understood the law when he served on the bench. His immense trial experience allowed him to paint a picture for clients which made them realize the strengths, weaknesses of their cases and risks of going to trial. Counsel can now benefit from having access to his skills as a mediator. I recently successfully mediated a medical malpractice case with Rosenbaum Mediations, PLLC . Judge Rosenbaum was effective at brokering a settlement that satisfied all parties using the same skills, patience and determination for which he is known. In addition his process for scheduling and attending the mediation is streamlined and effortless. In this multi-party case he easily handled a mix of parties appearing in person and by video. I look forward to mediating my next case with Judge Rosenbaum. Read less
During my time on the bench, I presided over thousands of civil cases involving a variety of specialty practice areas including commercial, medical malpractice, toxic tort and personal injury law. I learned early on that an essential requirement for being an effective jurist was to be prepared for every matter I was assigned to, regardless of its nature and complexity. […]
Recently, I was invited to join the Triple A. No, not the Triple A associated with automobiles or Minor League Baseball, but rather the American Arbitration Association (AAA). It is an honor to be offered the opportunity to work with the world’s largest provider of arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. The AAA is a not-for-profit […]
During this year of COVID-19, courthouses have been repeatedly challenged with closures and delayed start-ups. New York has been one of the more ambitious states to cautiously recommence civil trials, albeit at a slow pace. The many moving and complex parts of civil cases make it very difficult to break up the court log jams wrought by the pandemic. Consequently, attorneys and clients […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned during this past year with my mediation practice, it’s to go with the flow, embrace change and adapt to our unique period in time. Below you will find some of the key points in successfully handling remote mediations, and how to become accessible to hold virtual mediations, anywhere in the world. Although attorneys and clients have […]
Two months ago, The Wall Street Journal published an interview with Christopher Voss – a former hostage negotiator for the FBI and current CEO of a company that trains people to negotiate – to get his take on how to handle difficult discussions. It actually turned out to be a fantastic primer on how parties and their attorneys can navigate difficult mediations as well. Here […]
1991, New York
1998, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Class of 1989
Class of 1986
Born in 1964
Rochester, New York, February 5, 1964
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