Benjamin R. Novotny is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law. He is a devoted Jury Trial Lawyer and has tried more than 95 complex tort cases, almost all being in the field of medical malpractice with the exception of a few catastrophic personal injury claims. To date, he has won well over $200 million in verdicts and settlements.
Novotny has won several multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients including but not limited to:
Novotny’s successes have been recognized by several publications throughout his career. He was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly. From 2016-2018, he was listed as a Super Lawyer, published by Boston Magazine. Prior to this, he was selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009-2015) in Boston Magazine. In 2014, Attorney Novotny was chosen as Up & Coming Lawyer by Lawyers Weekly.
Ben is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the State of Iowa, the State of Oklahoma, and is admitted to practice before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Ben specializes in representing those injured in Medical Malpractice and complex tort cases.
Novotny was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. Environmental Biology), cum laude from Vermont Law School (M.S.E.L.), and cum laude from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.). While attending law school, he was active in various student organizations including serving as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Attorney Novotny has extensive knowledge in multimedia trial presentations and demonstrative exhibits, and has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic of medical malpractice, personal injury law, and technology in the courtroom across the US. Additionally, Novotny has provided legal analysis and commentary on topics related to medical malpractice for various news stations.
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