Peter Defilippis & Associates has helped thousands of victims of medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County.

Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Automobile Accidents Business Law Construction Accidents Contracts

“I was extremely impressed by his professionalism, integrity, responsiveness, judgment, and demeanor. I would highly recommend him above all others. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my lawsuit! I have recommended him to my family and friends and they were equally impressed.”   

~Lillian Manigaulte. a personal injury client

Founder’s Resume


    Peter DeFilippis

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury, Automobile, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Pedestrian Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents, Wrongful Death, Defamation, Construction Site Accidents, Business Law, Employment Law, Contracts, Real Estate Litigation, General Civil Litigation. Trials in Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau, New York City, Queens, Putnam, Westchester, and the Federal Courts. Arbitration and Mediation Hearings.


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

Law School:    

Seton Hall University, Juris Doctor 1988


Fordham University, The Bronx, New York, Bachelor of Arts 1985


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

Awards and Recognition:

New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the prestigious list in 2011-2023,  Top Rated Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Top-Rated Business Litigation Lawyers.
National Trial Lawyers  Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel included as “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.
Martindale Hubbell  AV rated “Preeminent” by peers “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.” AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Martindale Hubbell  “Client Champion Gold” award.  This recognition is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, ethics, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
New York Magazine list of “NYC Firms with AV Rated Attorneys” (very high legal abilities and ethical standards)
Premier Lawyers of America rated a “Silver Attorney” (five stars).  Top 1% in America for Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, graded Mr. DeFilippis “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury.
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys   received the “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”
American Institute of Trial Lawyers named Litigator of the Year.”
American Society of Legal Advocates  rated as the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York.”
The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL)  “Top 100 Lawyers”
Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating of A+
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 Top 17 Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York.
Lawyers of Distinction Recognizing excellence in the practice of law by Mr. DeFilippis.
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys listed as “Top 10 Attorney Award” recipient 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” award.
American Institute of Legal Advocates  “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”
American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers.” 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 in 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.


Former Member of Community Board 8 in Manhattan
Former New York County Judicial Delegate
Referee for the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Past Board Member of “Days of Wonder” a Not for Profit Preschool, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Member of the Parish Council of Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Pompeii Churches, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Volunteer Work:

Covenant House Mentor Program
New York Cares Volunteer Program
Coach of  DFYLL Girls Youth League Softball

The Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates have been unwaveringly committed to aiding victims of medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County since Peter DeFilippis was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989. Our dedicated team is fully prepared to offer you the same level of unending support. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a significant injury, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at: [email protected] or 24/7 via phone at (212) 227-4001 (Manhattan Office) or (914) 478-7777 (Ardsley Office).


Peter DeFilippis & Associates has successfully resolved medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County for over three decades.