“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 M. a personal injury client
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.
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 list in 2011-19.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers” in 2019.
New York Super Lawyers list, “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Brooklyn” in 2019
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY” in 2019.
Super Lawyers list of Seton Hall University School of Law Alumni selected to Super Lawyers.
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2016-19.
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers 2019.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent” 2015-18.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-19. Three top verdicts/settlements listed in 2018.
New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” in 2014 for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
National Registry of Attorneys rated “A+ Superior Attorney” in 2019. Highest level of practice area success and achievement.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars) in 2018-19. Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation 2019.
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award” 2015-2019.
American Institute of Trial Lawyers “Litigator of the Year” 2019.
American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” in 2018.
The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers” in 2019.
New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three settlements/verdicts listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List” in 2019.
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis, received the “Client Distinction Award” in 2012, 2015 and 2018.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold” (2018-19) awarded to lawyers/firms with at least 6 reviews, with an average score of 4.2 or higher.
Avvo an independent attorney rating service, rated “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury 2016-19.
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%) in 2015 and 2019.
TopVerdict.com list of the “Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York” in 2017 and 2018.
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys chose us to receive the “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York in 2016-19.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in personal injury law nationwide.
American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction” in 2014.
American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA) selected to receive recognition for “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law” (five stars) for 2019.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “Top 10” in 2019.
American Trial Academy: “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
Former Member of Community Board 8 in Manhattan
Former New York County Judicial Delegate
Board Member of “Days of Wonder” Preschool, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Referee for the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Covenant House Mentor Program
New York Cares Volunteer Program
Coach of Girls Youth League Softball and Soccer Teams