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 list in 2011-2021.
New York Super Lawyers list “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers” in 2019-21.
New York Super Lawyers list  “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Brooklyn” in 2019-21
New York Super Lawyers list  “Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers In New York, NY”  in 2019-21.
Super Lawyers list of  Seton Hall University School of Law Alumni selected to Super Lawyers.
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2016-21.
National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers 2019.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel  “Nation’s Top One Percent” 2015-2020.
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were 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 2019-21. Highest level of practice area success and achievement.
Premier Lawyers of America rated “Silver Attorney” (five stars) in 2018-21. 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” 2015-2021.
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 were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.
Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List” in 2019-20.
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis received the “Client Distinction Award” in 2012, 2015-21.  The award is given to attorneys who receive a client rating of 4.5-5.0 on the popular legal review website This rating is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.
Martindale Hubbell “Client Champion Gold” (2018-2021) was 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  2016-2021.
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%) in 2015 and 2019.
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys chose us to receive the “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York in 2016-21.
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” in 2014.
American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA) was selected to receive recognition for “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law” (five stars) for 2019-21.
American Trial Academy: “Top Tier Lawyers” in 2020. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.
TopVerdict included two of our Firms’ settlements on the list for the “Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019″. They are at 2019(#73 and #74) on the list.  Our cases were also included on the “Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York” list for  2017(#61), 2018(#85)


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

Volunteer Work:

Covenant House Mentor Program
New York Cares Volunteer Program
Coach of Girls Youth League Softball and Soccer Teams

The Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates have helped victims of malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County since Pete DeFilippis was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989, and they are ready to help you, too. If you have been involved in an accident and sustained a serious injury, feel free to contact us online at [email protected] or call  (212) 227-4001 (Manhattan) or (914) 478-7777 (Ardsley).


The National Trial Lawyers

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