Michael Brusca, Esq.

Michael A. Brusca


Phone: 609.896.9060
Fax: 609.896.0629


Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Michael Brusca is a Shareholder with Stark & Stark’s Nursing Home Litigation Group. Mr. Brusca dedicates his entire practice to representing vulnerable individuals and their families in wrongful death, catastrophic injury, negligence and abuse claims arising in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, psychiatric facilities, hospitals, boarding and group homes.

A trial attorney by background, Mr. Brusca was lead counsel for the Estate of Mary Dwyer v. Harborview, et al., a 7-week trial that resulted in a $13.2 million verdict – the largest nursing home verdict in New Jersey.

He is a frequent lecturer to lay organizations and fellow attorneys at the state and national level on topics such as facility selection, resident care, litigation, trial practice, and technology issues. He has also authored several articles, including in the national magazine Trial.

Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Brusca served as a Judge Advocate in United States Air Force stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia, Al Udeid AB in Doha, Qatar, and Misawa AB in Misawa, Japan. During his time with the Air Force, Mr. Brusca tried numerous cases to verdict as both prosecutor and defense counsel in the United States, the Middle East and throughout the Pacific. Mr. Brusca also served as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, Chief of the Tort Claims division for Langley AFB, and as counsel to a base hospital.

Mr. Brusca is also a frequent contributor to the Nursing Home Law Blog.

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice - Nursing Home Litigation Group

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  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Claims. Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, June 15, 2017.
  • How to Maximize Damages Through the Use of Experts. Lawline Webinar. June 2017.
  • Moderator and Panelist, Nursing Home Seminar, NJAJ Boardwalk, April 28, 2017.
  • Personal Injury Opening Statements and Closing Arguments. Strafford Webinar. April 12, 2017.
  • Resolving the Arbitration Dispute in Today’s Legal Landscape. Rutger’s Law Review, Rutger’s Law School, Newark, NJ. April 2017.
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue. Defense Strategies Discussion, Napa, CA. February 2017.
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue. Defense Strategies Discussion, New Orleans, LA. February 2017.
  • Having the Right Defendant: Making the Corporate Malfeasance Case. NJAJ. November 2016.
  • Scorched Earth Defense: How to Disarm and Diffuse Excesses of Defense Counsel. AAJ National Summer Convention Los Angeles. July 22, 2016.
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims. Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. June 10, 2016.
  • How Expert Witnesses Can Help the Jury Realize Damages. AAJ Nursing Home Damages Seminar. May 19, 2016.
  • Strategic Uses of Focus Groups. New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) 2016 Boardwalk Convention. April 8, 2016.
  • Litigating Cases When Your Client Suffers from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Lawline Webinar. March 2016.
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Residents. 2016 AAJ Winter Convention. February 29, 2016.
  • The Intersection Between Medical Malpractice and Hospital, Nursing Home, and Rehab Facilities. Lawline Webinar. September 2015.
  • Litigating with Assisted Living Facilities: The New Frontier. Lawline Webinar. July 2015.
  • Nursing Home Negligence: Deposition Questions for Which There are No Good Answers. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Opening Statements in Nursing Home Negligence Cases. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Common Estate Planning and Family Issues for Military Personnel. Lawline Webinar. February 2015.
  • Depositions of Corporate Designees and Treating Providers. 2015 Maryland Association for Justice.
  • Estate of Mary Dwyer Lessons Learned. 2015 Kentucky Association for Justice.
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases. Lawline Webinar. October 2014.
  • Deconstructing Dwyer. 2014 American Association.
  • Depositions for Which There are No Good Answers. 2014 AAJ Summer Convention.
  • End Your Case at the Beginning: Building an Opening Statement in Discovery. 2014 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Trial of a Nursing Home Case: Closing Home Arguments. 2013 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Pressure Sore Cases: Avoidable v. Unavoidable. 2011 NJAJ Meadowlands.
  • Building a Paperless Practice. 2011 NJAJ Meadowlands.

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Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

401 Rte 73 N, Building 40, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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Morristown, NJ

222 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Phone: 973.998.9683
Fax: 973.998.9687
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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