About Berkowitz Hanna

Our Team
Serving Shelton, Stamford, Danbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, and all of Connecticut.

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is a well-known medical malpractice and personal injury law firm based in Connecticut. Throughout our years of experience, we have secured substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of medical malpractice and personal injury victims across the state of Connecticut.

Our firm is known for our tenacity, integrity, and experience as well as our history of successful case results. Our medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping their clients receive fair compensation and they will go to extraordinary lengths to help their clients win. We understand the difficult financial and personal situation that a medical malpractice or personal injury victim faces during their case. That’s why our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that clients pay nothing unless their case is won. At Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, our team spares no expense preparing a case for trial so clients can have full confidence that we are doing everything possible to obtain a favorable verdict or settlement for their case. Get in touch with our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers today for a free case evaluation and to learn more about how we can help. 

Attorneys of Berkowitz and Hanna LLC

Russell J. Berkowitz
Russell J. Berkowitz

Russ Berkowitz is the firm’s founding partner and is widely known as one of the leading medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in Connecticut, obtaining over $350 million in medical malpractice and personal injury damage awards on behalf of his clients over the course of his career.

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Christina Hanna
Christina Hanna

Christina Hanna has a well-established commitment to representing injured individuals and families and heads the personal injury practice at the firm. Christina began working at the firm upon graduation from law school and has been a shareholder since 2017.

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Jennifer L. Amdur
Jennifer L. Amdur

Jennifer Amdur practices in the areas of medical malpractice and complex personal injury law and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Women’s Caucus, the American Association of Justice, and Connecticut Bar Association.

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Erik Siegel
Erik Siegel

Erik Siegel’s practice is focused on representing clients who have suffered life-altering injuries or lost loved ones due to medical malpractice throughout Connecticut. He is a dedicated and focused advocate for his clients, motivated by the struggles he sees his clients go through on a daily basis and a desire to help improve their lives moving forward.

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Kelly E. Ferraro
Kelly E. Ferraro

Kelly zealously and successfully advocates for the rights of injured victims in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and class action litigation and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut. Kelly is an active member of Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association and American Association of Justice.

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Daniel B. Brill
Daniel B. Brill

Dan practices in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. Prior to joining our firm, Dan most recently worked for a well known Stamford law firm and previously served as a Trial Attorney and Senior Counsel in the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department. He spent over five years representing the City of New York, its agencies, and employees in a variety of matters including complex civil rights claims and municipal liability claims. Dan conducted numerous jury trials in the Bronx on behalf of the City of New York.

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Elizabeth R. Gilbert
Elizabeth R. Gilbert

Lizzy has a passion in the area of public health law and practices as part of the firm’s medical malpractice team. Prior to coming to our firm, she has had a wide range of educational and work experiences. Following graduating cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and […]

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Jessica A. Hartman
Jessica A. Hartman

Jessica comes to the firm from Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder PC where she worked on a number of high profile cases over her two year fellowship at their firm. A graduate of University of Michigan and Boston University School of Law, Jessica handles medical malpractice and personal injury cases for the firm. She is a […]

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John J. LaCava, Of Counsel
John J. LaCava, Of Counsel

Attorney John J. LaCava brings over 35 years of personal injury and litigation experience to the firm. A seasoned litigator, Attorney LaCava has won several verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars and has been Recognized as a “SuperLawyer” as well as listed in “Best Lawyers in America.”

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Support Team

Jessica O’Brien Gufarotti
Jessica O’Brien Gufarotti

Jessica O’Brien Gufarotti is a registered nurse and board-certified adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist with over 10 years of experience working at a large academic medical center in New York City. Jessica graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from CUNY Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing with a Master of Science.

Tamara Risola
Tamara Risola

Tamara graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She also has masters in Special Education and other Developmental Disabilities from Southern Connecticut State University. Tamara currently works as a legal assistant with the medical malpractice team.

Sheila Parker
Sheila Parker

Sheila Parker graduated magna cum laude from Baker College with a B.S. in Business Administration and obtained a Masters in Social Work from NYU, graduating summa cum laude. She is a personal injury and medical malpractice paralegal and is Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mackenzie Miska
Mackenzie Miska

Mackenzie graduated from Quinnipiac University in May of 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Mackenzie is a medical malpractice and personal injury paralegal.

Kimberly Marini
Kimberly Marini

Kim is an experienced personal injury and medical malpractice paralegal who currently works as a member of our medical malpractice team.

Karina De Leon
Karina De Leon

Karina graduated in May 2014 from Boston University with a major in Linguistics and minors in Speech Pathology and Arabic from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a personal injury paralegal. Karina is Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Marla Menachemson
Marla Menachemson

Marla graduated with a BA and LLB from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Marla practiced as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney for over a decade in South Africa.

Karen Antequera
Karen Antequera

Karen is a licensed Registered Nurse and Clinical Program Coordinator at a major teaching hospital in NYC and has also served as a Professor of Nursing in New York. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing.

Karen Ortega
Karen Ortega

Karen Ortega graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She currently works as a legal assistant on our personal injury cases.

Kimberly Lima
Kimberly Lima

Kim graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She currently works as the firm’s receptionist/office administrator.