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Peter DeFilippis, Esq.

At Peter DeFilippis & Associates we know how to professionally and honestly process and settle New York personal injury accident cases involving people hurt by a car, truck, motorcycle, medical malpractice error, and slip and fall or trip and falls.

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

At Peter DeFilippis & Associates we know how to professionally and honestly process and settle New York personal injury accident cases involving people hurt by a car, truck, motorcycle, medical malpractice error, and slip and fall or trip and falls.

Firm Overview

Peter DeFilippis & Associates are award-winning, experienced, and trusted New York, personal injury lawyers, with offices in Manhattan and Ardsley. Our legal services are free of charge unless we win your motor vehicle accident, slip or trip and fall, or medical malpractice case.

Those hurt in personal injury accidents have consistently won their cases with us for over three decades. That is because our accident lawyers possess the skill and perseverance necessary to get the results you expect. Thousands of injured persons with negligence claims have been helped by our knowledgeable and aggressive lawyers willing to fight for your legal rights until successful. In order for you to reach that goal, choosing the right firm is an essential component. Through preparation, planning, and performance we have established a track record of high-value settlements and million-dollar jury verdicts for our clients and their families making us the right choice.

We know how to prevail in court by clearly, effectively, and convincingly presenting the facts of your case and the applicable laws until your matter is resolved to your satisfaction. We have been independently recognized and received numerous awards as one of the best personal injury and medical malpractice firms in New York. Our injury law firm has a 99% success rate in recovering fair and just settlements. Mr. DeFilippis has been selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers-Metro New York magazine list for the past ten years in a row. That is an honor limited to no more than five percent of the Attorneys in the entire State. Our team of caring lawyers has extensive courtroom experience including in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.

DeFilippis & Associates has been acknowledged by the legal industry as a leader in the personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation fields. Pete DeFilippis received a skill and integrity rating of Superb Attorney, 10 out of 10 by Avvo, an independent website rating attorneys based on performance and ethics. Our firm has continuously been named to the Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame by the New York Law Journal. We are also pleased to be included on the New York Law Journals list of Top New York Settlements numerous times. Our long-standing reputation is built on favorably resolving our client's cases and treating them with compassion and respect along the way. You are our top priority and we will not be satisfied until you are satisfied.



Main Office

Peter DeFilippis & Associates
547 Saw Mill River Rd. Suite 2D
Ardsley, NY 10502

Phone

(914) 478-7777

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

If we are retained to handle your personal injury case we do not bill you, our one-third legal fee is contingent on recovering money for you.

Office Information
Office Hours

We are available to our clients 24/7

Office Manager

Alice DeFilippis

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish and Chinese

Other Offices
  • Peter DeFilippis & Associates

    450 7th Avenue, Suite 2205
    New York, NY 10123

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Those injured by the negligence of another often feel overwhelmed after a personal injury accident involving a car accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, construction incident, or medical malpractice claim. They should not be consumed with worry about filing deadlines, statutes of limitations, and preserving evidence, so we put them at ease by promptly filing paperwork, obtaining records, and contacting necessary parties, insurance companies, and witnesses. We are available even after work hours and on weekends and promise to always take your call or return it within 24 hours.

We like meeting people, we care about them. That's why we like advocating on behalf of individuals. There is a huge amount of satisfaction to be had from seeing a client's case through either to victory in court or a satisfactory settlement. We have received many peers reviewed awards in recognition of our successful legal track record, impeccable ethics, and outstanding client relations. After a catastrophe, clients need to focus on their health concerns, family, and getting their lives back in order. Our Manhattan and Westchester (Ardsley) based law firm strives to immediately aid our clients and educate them about the often complex legal process, giving them a feeling of satisfaction and control over their case. We maintain an open-door environment with personalized attention. We invite our clients to ask questions and encourage them to keep in constant contact with us about their important legal matters.

Accident victims are entitled to compensation for a legitimate, serious injury they have suffered through the negligence of another. Our highly skilled NYC and Westchester accident attorneys understand legal medicine and regularly represent accident victims who have suffered injuries such as brain injury, broken ankles, broken wrists, back injury, neck injury, herniated discs, torn ligaments, etc. We are the type of excellent personal injury law firm which focuses on, and cares about, the needs of our clientele. We will treat you like a part of our family.

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.
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.

Biography: 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.

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 course of his career, he has established a reputation as a dedicated, caring and results-oriented litigator with a proven track record. The New York Daily News described him as a "prominent New York litigator."

Awards and Recognition:
New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the list in 2011-2021.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers.”
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY.”
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys”
New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, rated “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”
American Institute of Trial Lawyers “Litigator of the Year.”
American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers”
New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three of our Firm’s settlements/verdicts were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List.”
Elite Lawyer Award
Expertise “The 25 Top Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis “Client Distinction Award.” This rating is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold”
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” of personal injury lawyers nationwide.
American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction.”
American Institute of Legal Advocates “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”
American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
Top Attorneys of North America
Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York Top Verdict list for 2017(#61), 2018(#85)
Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019. TopVerdict list included two of our Firms’ settlements at 2019(#73 and #74)
Top 100 Premises Liability Settlements in the United States Top Verdict list in 2019: (#57) Cortez v. City of NY, et al. [Kings County] for $550,000 and (#59) Garber v. J.J.P. Coleman LLC, et al. [Queens County] for $525,000.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were listed in 2018.

Member:
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Appointed Board Member of Community Board 8 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
New York County Judicial Delegate:
Member for one of the Judicial Selection Committees responsible for interviewing prospective judges seeking an endorsement for election or reelection.
Vice-Chair of a Law Committee for the County of New York.
Covenant House mentor and as a volunteer with New York Cares.
Former member of the Board for Days of Wonder, a not-for-profit daycare center, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Member of the Parish

Education

Seton Hall University
Juris Doctorate, 1989

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.
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.

Biography: 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.

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 course of his career, he has established a reputation as a dedicated, caring and results-oriented litigator with a proven track record. The New York Daily News described him as a "prominent New York litigator."

Awards and Recognition:
New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the list in 2011-2021.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers.”
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY.”
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys”
New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, rated “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”
American Institute of Trial Lawyers “Litigator of the Year.”
American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers”
New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three of our Firm’s settlements/verdicts were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List.”
Elite Lawyer Award
Expertise “The 25 Top Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis “Client Distinction Award.” This rating is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold”
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” of personal injury lawyers nationwide.
American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction.”
American Institute of Legal Advocates “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”
American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
Top Attorneys of North America
Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York Top Verdict list for 2017(#61), 2018(#85)
Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019. TopVerdict list included two of our Firms’ settlements at 2019(#73 and #74)
Top 100 Premises Liability Settlements in the United States Top Verdict list in 2019: (#57) Cortez v. City of NY, et al. [Kings County] for $550,000 and (#59) Garber v. J.J.P. Coleman LLC, et al. [Queens County] for $525,000.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were listed in 2018.

Member:
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Appointed Board Member of Community Board 8 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
New York County Judicial Delegate:
Member for one of the Judicial Selection Committees responsible for interviewing prospective judges seeking an endorsement for election or reelection.
Vice-Chair of a Law Committee for the County of New York.
Covenant House mentor and as a volunteer with New York Cares.
Former member of the Board for Days of Wonder, a not-for-profit daycare center, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Member of the Parish

Education

Seton Hall University Juris Doctorate, 1989


Firm Overview

Peter DeFilippis & Associates are award-winning, experienced, and trusted New York, personal injury lawyers, with offices in Manhattan and Ardsley. Our legal services are free of charge unless we win your motor vehicle accident, slip or trip and fall, or medical malpractice case.

Those hurt in personal injury accidents have consistently won their cases with us for over three decades. That is because our accident lawyers possess the skill and perseverance necessary to get the results you expect. Thousands of injured persons with negligence claims have been helped by our knowledgeable and aggressive lawyers willing to fight for your legal rights until successful. In order for you to reach that goal, choosing the right firm is an essential component. Through preparation, planning, and performance we have established a track record of high-value settlements and million-dollar jury verdicts for our clients and their families making us the right choice.

We know how to prevail in court by clearly, effectively, and convincingly presenting the facts of your case and the applicable laws until your matter is resolved to your satisfaction. We have been independently recognized and received numerous awards as one of the best personal injury and medical malpractice firms in New York. Our injury law firm has a 99% success rate in recovering fair and just settlements. Mr. DeFilippis has been selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers-Metro New York magazine list for the past ten years in a row. That is an honor limited to no more than five percent of the Attorneys in the entire State. Our team of caring lawyers has extensive courtroom experience including in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.

DeFilippis & Associates has been acknowledged by the legal industry as a leader in the personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation fields. Pete DeFilippis received a skill and integrity rating of Superb Attorney, 10 out of 10 by Avvo, an independent website rating attorneys based on performance and ethics. Our firm has continuously been named to the Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame by the New York Law Journal. We are also pleased to be included on the New York Law Journals list of Top New York Settlements numerous times. Our long-standing reputation is built on favorably resolving our client's cases and treating them with compassion and respect along the way. You are our top priority and we will not be satisfied until you are satisfied.



Main Office

Peter DeFilippis & Associates
547 Saw Mill River Rd. Suite 2D
Ardsley, NY 10502

Phone

(914) 478-7777

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

If we are retained to handle your personal injury case we do not bill you, our one-third legal fee is contingent on recovering money for you.

Office Information
Office Hours

We are available to our clients 24/7

Office Manager

Alice DeFilippis

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish and Chinese

Other Offices
  • Peter DeFilippis & Associates

    450 7th Avenue, Suite 2205
    New York, NY 10123

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Those injured by the negligence of another often feel overwhelmed after a personal injury accident involving a car accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, construction incident, or medical malpractice claim. They should not be consumed with worry about filing deadlines, statutes of limitations, and preserving evidence, so we put them at ease by promptly filing paperwork, obtaining records, and contacting necessary parties, insurance companies, and witnesses. We are available even after work hours and on weekends and promise to always take your call or return it within 24 hours.

We like meeting people, we care about them. That's why we like advocating on behalf of individuals. There is a huge amount of satisfaction to be had from seeing a client's case through either to victory in court or a satisfactory settlement. We have received many peers reviewed awards in recognition of our successful legal track record, impeccable ethics, and outstanding client relations. After a catastrophe, clients need to focus on their health concerns, family, and getting their lives back in order. Our Manhattan and Westchester (Ardsley) based law firm strives to immediately aid our clients and educate them about the often complex legal process, giving them a feeling of satisfaction and control over their case. We maintain an open-door environment with personalized attention. We invite our clients to ask questions and encourage them to keep in constant contact with us about their important legal matters.

Accident victims are entitled to compensation for a legitimate, serious injury they have suffered through the negligence of another. Our highly skilled NYC and Westchester accident attorneys understand legal medicine and regularly represent accident victims who have suffered injuries such as brain injury, broken ankles, broken wrists, back injury, neck injury, herniated discs, torn ligaments, etc. We are the type of excellent personal injury law firm which focuses on, and cares about, the needs of our clientele. We will treat you like a part of our family.

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.
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.

Biography: 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.

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 course of his career, he has established a reputation as a dedicated, caring and results-oriented litigator with a proven track record. The New York Daily News described him as a "prominent New York litigator."

Awards and Recognition:
New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the list in 2011-2021.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers.”
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY.”
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys”
New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, rated “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”
American Institute of Trial Lawyers “Litigator of the Year.”
American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers”
New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three of our Firm’s settlements/verdicts were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List.”
Elite Lawyer Award
Expertise “The 25 Top Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis “Client Distinction Award.” This rating is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold”
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” of personal injury lawyers nationwide.
American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction.”
American Institute of Legal Advocates “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”
American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
Top Attorneys of North America
Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York Top Verdict list for 2017(#61), 2018(#85)
Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019. TopVerdict list included two of our Firms’ settlements at 2019(#73 and #74)
Top 100 Premises Liability Settlements in the United States Top Verdict list in 2019: (#57) Cortez v. City of NY, et al. [Kings County] for $550,000 and (#59) Garber v. J.J.P. Coleman LLC, et al. [Queens County] for $525,000.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were listed in 2018.

Member:
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Appointed Board Member of Community Board 8 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
New York County Judicial Delegate:
Member for one of the Judicial Selection Committees responsible for interviewing prospective judges seeking an endorsement for election or reelection.
Vice-Chair of a Law Committee for the County of New York.
Covenant House mentor and as a volunteer with New York Cares.
Former member of the Board for Days of Wonder, a not-for-profit daycare center, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Member of the Parish

Education

Seton Hall University
Juris Doctorate, 1989

Peter DeFilippis, Esq.
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.

Biography: 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.

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 course of his career, he has established a reputation as a dedicated, caring and results-oriented litigator with a proven track record. The New York Daily News described him as a "prominent New York litigator."

Awards and Recognition:
New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the list in 2011-2021.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers.”
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY.”
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys”
New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, rated “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”
American Institute of Trial Lawyers “Litigator of the Year.”
American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers”
New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three of our Firm’s settlements/verdicts were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List.”
Elite Lawyer Award
Expertise “The 25 Top Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis “Client Distinction Award.” This rating is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold”
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” of personal injury lawyers nationwide.
American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction.”
American Institute of Legal Advocates “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”
American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
Top Attorneys of North America
Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York Top Verdict list for 2017(#61), 2018(#85)
Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019. TopVerdict list included two of our Firms’ settlements at 2019(#73 and #74)
Top 100 Premises Liability Settlements in the United States Top Verdict list in 2019: (#57) Cortez v. City of NY, et al. [Kings County] for $550,000 and (#59) Garber v. J.J.P. Coleman LLC, et al. [Queens County] for $525,000.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were listed in 2018.

Member:
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Appointed Board Member of Community Board 8 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
New York County Judicial Delegate:
Member for one of the Judicial Selection Committees responsible for interviewing prospective judges seeking an endorsement for election or reelection.
Vice-Chair of a Law Committee for the County of New York.
Covenant House mentor and as a volunteer with New York Cares.
Former member of the Board for Days of Wonder, a not-for-profit daycare center, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Member of the Parish

Education

Seton Hall University Juris Doctorate, 1989