John Ratkowitz is a partner at Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., a mid-sized Roseland, New Jersey firm that traces its origins back to 1926. On November 1, 2012, Starr, Gern became one of nine law firms in New Jersey recognized as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S.News and World Report in the field of Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice.
Since he began working in medical malpractice in 2000, John has successfully recovered verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in counties throughout New Jersey, involving claims against hospitals, cardiologists, orthopedists, obstetricians, gynecologists, plastic surgeons, pediatricians, retinal surgeons, radiologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and doctors specializing in infectious diseases. > Results.
John is published extensively in the areas of medical malpractice and patient safety. He is on the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, 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. > Publications
John is a recognized leader in the New Jersey Trial Bar. He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He sits on the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the New Jersey Bar Association. He has been nominated by his peers in the field of medical malpractice in the annual Super Lawyers survey since 2010. In 2013, John was nominated as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. Avvo rates John among the highest qualified trial lawyers in New Jersey.
John is married to Angie, who he met while attending Rutgers College. They live with their three children, Jack, Emma and Kate.