“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
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 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 Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Brooklyn.”
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” in 2018.
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.
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
Parish Council Member of Sacred Heart Church, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Covenant House Mentor Program
New York Cares Volunteer Program
Coach of DFYLL 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).