Edith Brous, Esq.,PC
118 East 28th Street, Room 404
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 989-5469
Fax: (646) 349-5355
States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
New York Federal Courts: Eastern and Southern Districts
United States Supreme Court
Edith (Edie) Brous, Esq. PC is an attorney and Registered Nurse who combines her experience and passion for nursing and law in representing, advising, educating and advocating the interests of nurses.
Edie has been practicing law since 1999 after she graduated with her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She received the prestigious David F. and Mary Louise Condon Prize as well as the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Awards.
Since 2005, Edie has been in solo practice, concentrating in the areas of nursing licensure, nursing malpractice, education, and nursing legislation advocacy. Prior to that, Edie practiced in the New York City law firms of Martin, Clearwater & Bell, Garson, DeCorato & Cohen, and DLA Piper. Concentrating in medical malpractice and pharmaceutical defense, Edie was involved in the litigation of a variety of high-profile clients.
She has a breadth of experience in the nursing field, having worked in internationally-recognized hospitals such as the Cabrini Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian, NYU, and Detroit Medical Centers. She holds an M.S. in Critical Care Nursing and an M.P.H. in Public Health, both from Columbia University. She has been licensed in 10 states as a Registered Nurse and maintains current R.N. licensure in New York and Pennsylvania.
Edie has given presentations and written extensively in the health professions, with a focus on nursing liability prevention, documentation practices, professional licensure protection, class action lawsuits, patients’ rights, and legislative policy as it relates to nurses and public health. Much of her work has sought to raise the awareness of nurses regarding legal issues, specifically, legal malpractice claims (both with respect to the nature of malpractice trials and avoidance of such claims) and licensure protection.
Edie has been a member of organizations in both the legal and nursing fields including the Bar Associations of the City and State of New York, the American Health Lawyers Association, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (past president), the Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
She is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York Federal courts, and The U.S. Supreme Court.
· Admitted to State Courts in New York
· Admitted to State Courts in New Jersey
· Admitted to State Courts in Pennsylvania
· Admitted to U.S. Federal Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
· Admitted to United States Supreme Court
Registered Nursing licenses: Michigan, New York, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, California, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania (active status in New York and Pennsylvania)
· David F. and Mary Louise Condon Prize
· Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
· 2008 Outstanding Advocate Award
The Law Offices of Edie Brous, RN, Esq. has been featured on the list of the Top 100 Sites for Nursing and Medical Law that was recently published by OnlineFNP.com. (December 12, 2012)
· 2011 President: The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
· Member: New York State Bar Association
· Member: New Jersey State Bar Association
· Member: Member: Pennsylvania State Bar Association
· Member: New York County Lawyers Association
· Member: American Health Lawyers Association
· Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
· Member: Emergency Nurses Association
· Member: Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York
· Peer Reviewer for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publications
· Contributing author & editor, Legal Clinic - American Journal of Nursing
· Adjunct Faculty Wilkes University – School Nurses and the Law
· Faculty American Healthcare Institute – Legal Issues for Nurses
· Faculty MedEd – Legal Issues for Nurses