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Michael Flomenhaft lectured on Law and Neuroscience at Fordham Law School

On March 6, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft lectured to a seminar class on Law and Neuroscience at Fordham Law School. Mr. Flomenhaft discussed the role of functional and anatomical brain testing and investigations, and their impact on jurisprudence. He was pleased to substitute for Ruben Gur, PhD, Brain Behavior Laboratory, University […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft and Benedene Cannata presented for a CLE entitled “The Future of Neuroscience and Law,” sponsored by Fordham Law School

On February 21, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft and Benedene Cannata shared their perspectives for a CLE on “The Future of Neuroscience and Law,” sponsored by Fordham Law School.  As a member of the Board of Advisors for the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham Law School, Mr. Flomenhaft contributed to the […]Read More >>

Aaron Hernandez’s C.T.E diagnosis contributed to his first-degree murder

In a November 3, 2015 interview on CUNY TV: Science & U!, Michael Flomenhaft, in discussing O.J. Simpson’s culpability, anticipated the controversy now surrounding Aaron Hernandez. According to professors J.Amy Dillard and Lisa A. Tucker in their Opinion featured in The New York Times, “Is C.T.E. a Defense for Murder?” dated September 22, […]Read More >>

On June 13, 2017 Michael Flomenhaft will be featured as lecturer on “Using Neuroscience in Criminal and Civil Cases” for ABA CLE webinar

On June 13, 2017 Michael Flomenhaft is being featured as the attorney lecturer in a CLE webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association on neuroscience and the law. For information on Neuroscience and the Law: “Using Neuroscience in Criminal and Civil Cases” see the link below: Using Neuroscience in Criminal […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft lectured on “Neuroscience and Justice” at SUNY at Binghamton

On February 17, 2017 Michael Flomenhaft delivered a lecture on “Neuroscience and Justice” sponsored by Harper College pre-Law and Integrated Neuroscience departments at SUNY at Binghamton. This lecture explored divergences between medicine and neuroscience in addressing issues confronting judges and juries. Conflicting understandings between these disciplines have emerged strongly on […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft’s article on chronic pain and the brain featured on Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals (LLRX) Web Journal

The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC appreciates the recognition of Michael Flomenhaft’s work on chronic pain and neuroscience by Law and Technology Professionals (LLRX) Web Journal. http://www.llrx.com/2016/06/pain-science-administration-justice/ His article on chronic pain and the brain: “Emerging Imaging Science of Chronic Pain: Objectifying the Subjective,” submitted to the 2011 Second Circuit Judicial […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft featured in ABA Journal article on using neuroscience to support chronic pain

Michael Flomenhaft shares his perspectives in an ABA Journal article written by Kevin Davis, “Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain,” ABA Journal, March 1, 2016. Michael Flomenhaft has pioneered the introduction of advanced brain imaging applications to confirm objectively severe chronic pain which is […]Read More >>

Dr. Bennet Omalu, M.D. who identified Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) asserts that O.J. Simpson probably suffered from brain trauma, agreeing with Michael Flomenhaft

Dr. Bennet Omalu,M.D., the neuro-pathologist who identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in National Football League players, believes that brain trauma is the underlying explanation of the O.J. Simpson story. In the 1/28/2016 New York Post article by Mark Sanchez, entitled: ˜Concussion” doc bombshell:˜Bet” OJ Simpson has CTE, Dr. Omalu agrees with Michael […]Read More >>

Benedene Cannata chaired a CLE conference entitled “Judge Alphabet Soup: Approach the Bench-A Collegial Discussion” sponsored by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Benedene Cannata chaired a CLE conference that featured perspectives from Hon. Eugene Pigott, NYS Court of Appeals, Hon. Joseph Valentino, Appellate Division 4th Dept, and Hon. Craig Doran, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge. The judges provided guidance for trial and appeals success.  As a Dean of the New York State […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft featured on CUNY TV Science & U! Program: “Proof of Pain” November 3, 2015

Michael Flomenhaft addresses current neuroscientific understandings regarding how pain alters the brain and legal ramifications. Traditionally, severe pain has not been linked with adverse brain changes. But this strong linkage which neuroscience establishes calls for an expanded understanding of both the brain and immune consequences of severe chronic pain, as well […]Read More >>

Fordham Law School appointed Michael Flomenhaft to its Board of Advisors for its new Neuroscience and Law Center

Our legal system is based on many longstanding ideas about the brain and behavior that current neuroscience contradicts and dispels. Recognizing the inevitable challenges that neuroscience poses to established legal doctrines, Fordham Law School has inaugurated the Neuroscience and Law Center. As a recognized expert on neuroscience and law, Michael […]Read More >>

Benedene Cannata served as moderator for “Doctors and Their Records at Trial” CLE sponsored by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

As a Dean for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Benedene Cannata moderated a panel discussion on getting doctor’s records into evidence. She prepared comprehensive written materials and conducted the course as a workshop.    Ms. Cannata is a frequent speaker on this popular subject for the New […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft chaired and lectured at landmark conference: “Neuroscience in the Courtroom” at Fordham Law School

Michael Flomenhaft chaired and assisted by Benedene Cannata moderated panels, and was a featured speaker at a full day CLE conference at Fordham Law School: “Neuroscience in the Courtroom”. This landmark conference presented various panels regarding how neuroscience understandings and applications are greatly informing proof of brain injury, pain and […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft lectured to National Football League player retirees regarding flaws and tripwires of proposed NFL settlement agreement

Michael Flomenhaft showed how the NFL’s settlement proposal excludes from recovery an overwhelming majority of players who have suffered brain injury. Moreover, for those relative few that would be entitled to recovery, the compensation formulas would result in recoveries that for many former players would be but a slight fraction […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft featured on two televised programs: Today’s Verdict, “How Chronic Pain can Damage the Brain” and CUNY TV, Science &U! “Proof of Pain” episode

Currently more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of Traumatic Brain Injury. Do you know the signs and symptoms of a TBI or concussions? And what are your rights if you sustain a mild concussion? “Today’s Verdict” host David […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft was a featured speaker at the 2011 Second Circuit Judicial Conference on Neuroscience and the Law: Discussed Paper

At this conference at which Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also spoke, Michael Flomenhaft discussed proving severe chronic pain by showing how the brain registers severe pain and how such pain damages the brain over time. Here is the paper Michael Flomenhaft delivered at the conference:The Emerging Imaging Science […]Read More >>

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