Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates, P.C.

The main objective of our Firm is to successfully reach our clients' goals and to treat each and every client with consideration and respect along the way.

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Firm Overview

We make the practice of law understandable to our clients and are always available for any questions, comments or concerns about their legal rights. We attend to our clients' needs in a diligent, straightforward, and a conscientious manner. We utilize our expertise to always arrive at the best possible results for our clients.

Big insurance companies have lawyers who are paid to make sure you receive little or no money for your injuries. If you don't hire the right lawyer, you could lose some or all of your legal rights.

Our reputation is built upon the fact that we resolve cases quickly and effectively as possible and win the best possible outcome. Client satisfaction is our first priority.

Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and will litigate vigorously on your behalf if your case goes to trial. At the same time, we recognize that many people prefer to find more amicable resolutions to their difficulties that do not involve lengthy litigation, or significant emotional and financial expense. We will work with you to identify the ideal resolution, tailored to your particular case. Efficient and effective case resolution is what we are known for over two decades.

Peter DeFilippis, founder and principal trial attorney, graduated from Fordham University in 1985. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall Law School in 1988. He was admitted to the practice of law for the States of New York and New Jersey that same year. He is also admitted to practice in Federal Court in both the Southern and Eastern Districts.

The first three years of Mr. DeFilippis' legal career were spent working for the general litigation firm of Jeffrey Margolis & Associates, and later for the negligence and medical malpractice litigation firm of Harmon & Marks. Mr. DeFilippis began The Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates in 1991.

Mr. DeFilippis has been an active member of American Association of Justice, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York County Lawyers Association where he was an active member on the Committee for the Supreme Court. He was also an appointed Board Member of Community Board 8 on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. He is a New York County Judicial Delegate and serves as a member for one of the Judicial Selection Committees responsible for interviewing prospective judges seeking an endorsement for election or reelection. He is the Vice-Chair of a Law Committee for the County of New York. Since 1998 he has also volunteered his time as a Covenant House mentor and as a volunteer with New York Cares.

Mr. DeFilippis spent a great deal of his youth working in almost all aspects of the construction field. Thereafter, while attending college and law school, he managed a real estate purchasing and development partnership in Manhattan. This practical experience has given him a decided advantage in trying all types of premises, construction and work place accident cases as well as in handling business law matters.

Mr. DeFilippis has extensive personal injury, medical malpractice and business law trial experience, and has favorably settled and won substantial verdicts in several high profile cases. Over the past twenty three years he has established a reputation as a dedicated, caring and results oriented litigator with a proven track record. In an article on October 29, 2004, The New York Daily News described him as a, "prominent New York litigator." He was honored to be named on the New York Super Lawyers list in 2011 and 2012. He was included in the 2012 list of "The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice" in New York by "Medical Malpractice Lawyers" and rated a top medical malpractice lawyer by "Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers" for 2012.

Mr. DeFilippis has provided expert legal commentary for television and newspaper reporters on numerous occasions inlcuding for Court TV.

Striving to achieve exceptional legal representation for our clients has been our mantra from the beginning. That is why everyone in the firm, from Mr. DeFilippis to the dedicated paralegals, attorneys and staff assisting him, works hard to handle a variety of cases including all manners of personal injury, medical malpractice and business law claims. All members of our legal team share a common desire and goal to genuinely help people. Please contact us to learn more about protecting and pursuing your legal rights. We don't just handle cases, we represent people.
Main Office

Main Office
262 West 38th Street, Suite 507
New York  NY  10018

Phone
  • 212-227-4001
Fax
  • 212-227-4124
Personal Injury
Often in personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice cases, injured persons come to us feeling confused, victimized, and helpless.
At such times, individuals need a Firm that will take responsibility for filing paperwork, obtaining records and contacting the necessary parties, freeing clients to focus on their health concerns. We promise to always take your telephone calls or if we cannot to call you back within 24 hours.


People with injuries should not be consumed with worry about filing deadlines, Statutes of Limitations and preserving evidence. That is the job of good counsel. We maintain an open door environment with personalized attention for each client. We invite our clients to ask questions and encourage them to keep in constant contact with us about their physical condition. Our Firm educates clients about the legal process, giving them a feeling of control over their case.

We handle a broad spectrum of legal actions dealing with personal injury and other civil litigation matters including, but not limited to:
-Asbestos Injuries
-Assaults
-Auto Accidents
-Aviation/Airplane Accidents
-Back and Neck Injuries
-Bicycle Accidents
-Birth Injuries
-Boating Injuries
-Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
-Broken Steps
-Burn Injuries
-Bus Accidents
-Car Accidents
-Cases against the City of New York
-Catastrophic Injuries
-Ceiling Collapse
-Civil Rights
-Commercial Truck/Semi Accidents
-Construction Accidents & Labor Law, including: Crane - Accidents, Falling Objects, Hazardous Conditions and Inadequate Safety Devices
-Defective Products
-Discrimination, including: Age, Disabilities, National - Origin, Race, Religion, Retaliation and Sex & Gender
-Drunk Driving Accidents
-Elevator/Escalator Accidents
-Exposure to Lead Paint
-Ferry Accidents
-Fire Accidents
-Food Poisoning
-Head/Brain Injuries
-Hit-and-run Accidents
-Inadequate and/or Missing Window Guards
-Inadequate Lighting
-Injuries to Children
-Ladder Accidents
-Legal Malpractice
-Loss of Eyesight
-Maritime Accidents
-Medical Malpractice
-Mesothelioma Injuries
-Missing Handrail
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-Municipal Liability, including: Civil Rights Violations, Defective Sidewalks & Roads, Police Brutality & Shootings, School Accidents and Unsafe Public Premises
-Municipal Work Injuries
-Negligent Security Cases
-Negligent Supervision
-New York Taxi Cab Accidents
-Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
-Pedestrian Accidents
-Police Misconduct/False Arrest
-Poor Signage
-Premises Liability
-Product Liability & Defective Products
-Roadway Defects
-Scaffolding Accidents/Falls
-School Liability Cases
-Sexual Harassment Cases
-Shoulder Injuries/Broken Bones
-Slip and Fall
-Spinal Injuries
-Subway and Train Accidents
-Taxicab or Limo Accidents
-Toxic Mold Injuries
-Tractor-Trailer Accidents
-Trip and Fall
-Truck and Bus Accidents
-Vehicle Rollovers
-Workplace Injuries
-Wrongful Death Claims
-Other Serious Injuries

We also represent injured parties in products liability cases against culpable drug makers, and other product manufacturers, and distributors or sellers whose defective or dangerous products may have caused serious harm to consumers including, but not limited to:
-Bextra Injuries
-Celebrex Injuries
-Drug Recalls
-Vioxx Injuries

Our goal is to work with our clients to achieve the maximum settlement value of their cases, while protecting their legal rights each step of the way. Clients often compliment us for being conscientious, available, and trustworthy. We are featured on independent Web sites dedicated to promoting honest and trustworthy attorneys. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your personal injury, medical malpractice or products liability case. If we decide to accept your case, we will work on a contingency basis meaning our firm does not charge a legal fee until we are successful in obtaining compensation for you, our client. Litigation expenses are advanced by the firm and reimbursed when your case settles or after a trial and judgment.

The personal injury firm of Peter DeFilippis & Associates represents clients in all the five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island as well as Suffolk County, Nassau County- Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, upstate New York and New Jersey.

"We are extremely responsive and will always be available for client questions. We excel in our attention to detail. Our ability to thoroughly investigate the liability and damages aspects of personal injury cases is an outstanding strength of the firm. We handle personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases on a contingency basis, at no cost to the client unless we are successful"

Peter DeFillipis

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Medical Malpractice; Slip and Fall; Wrongful Death; Business Law; Construction Law; Employment Law; Contracts; Real Estate Litigation; General Civil Litigation

Admitted: 1989, New York and New Jersey; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Law School: Seton Hall University, J.D.

College: Fordham University, B.A., 1985.

Member: American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; New York County Lawyers Association.

Biography: Listed on the New York Super Lawyers list in 2011 and 2012, VerdictSearch for "Top Verdicts of 2010" and National Register's Who's Who for Attorneys; Included in the 2012 list of "The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice" in New York by "Medical Malpractice Lawyers"; Rated a top medical malpractice lawyer by "Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers" for 2012. Participates in: Covenant House Mentor Program; New York Cares Volunteer Program; Appointed as a: Member of Community Board 8 in Manhattan and New York County Judicial Delegate; Member of: New York County Lawyers Association: The Committee on the Supreme Court.

Cases: Sater v. Wyckoff Heights Hosp., 228 A.D.2d 427, 643 N.Y.S.2d 664, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., June 03, 1996 (NO. 95-03699); Ramirez v. New York City Housing Authority, 249 A.D.2d 88, 671 N.Y.S.2d 456, 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 03347, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., April 14, 1998 (NO. 186); Childs v. City University Of New York, Court of Claims Judge Benza QDS:04700682; Levy v. NYC, New York Law Journal Thursday, February 19, 1998 By Bill Alden 2/19/98 NYLJ 1, (col. 3); Levy v. State, 262 A.D.2d 230, 692 N.Y.S.2d 354, 1999 N.Y. Slip Op. 06232, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 24, 1999 (NO. 1001, 1004, 1002, 1003); Guerrero v. Lenox Hill Hosp., 270 A.D.2d 179, 705 N.Y.S.2d 225, 2000 N.Y. Slip Op. 03232, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., March 28, 2000 (NO. 690N); APPELLATE DIVISION DECISION Towers v. Hoag, New York Law Journal Monday, May 7, 2007 Appellate Division CASE 5/7/2007 NYLJ 24, (col. 5); Towers v. Hoag, 40 A.D.3d 244, 833 N.Y.S.2d 388, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 03832, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 03, 2007 (NO. 8860, 23512/96); Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, New York Law Journal Monday, December 6, 2010 Verdicts & Settlements 12/6/2010 NYLJ 5, (col. 3); Castello v. Casper PREMISES LIABILITY, New York Law Journal Monday, December 7, 2009 Verdicts & Settlements 12/7/2009 NYLJ 5, (col. 2).
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate
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