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David Michael Oddo

David Michael Oddo

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

ODDO, a member of the firm, is a prominent New York trial attorney known
for his meticulous preparation and attention to detail, which has
resulted in many large verdicts and settlements.  Mr. Oddo is personally
active in every aspect of his client’s case. He has dedicated his
career to representing people whose lives have been devastated by the
recklessness of others.


As an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District
Attorney’s Office (1989-1993), Mr. Oddo fought for crime victims in his
prosecution of serious criminal cases. He then brought his passion for
justice, as well as his vast trial experience, to private practice
specializing in the litigation and trial of complex civil cases in the
fields of medical malpractice, products liability and catastrophic
personal injury cases. “ I love being a trial lawyer. Very few
professions can make such a difference in people’s lives.” Mr. Oddo
believes strongly that his practice has a larger purpose, to “fight for
improvements in medical care and product safety. I am confident that our
efforts contribute to bringing about a safer world, whether it be
adequate medical care or safer cars or drugs.”

Mr. Oddo has skillfully and successfully handled complex cases in New
York and Connecticut State Courts as well as in the United States
Federal Courts. As a former State prosecutor, he is also an experienced
criminal defense attorney.  He has handled many high profile criminal
cases and has won numerous acquittals for his clients throughout the

Mr. Oddo received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University
of New York at Cortland in 1986.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate at the
Jacob D. Fushberg Law Center at Touro College (1989), where he was an
Editor of the Touro Law Review (1988-1989).  He was admitted to the New
York State and Connecticut Bar in 1990 and is also admitted in the
United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New
York (1993).  He is a member of the New York State Lawyers Association
and the Former Assistant District Attorneys Association.  He has also
served as a lecturer for the Nassau Academy of Law and the New York
State Trial Lawyers Association.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    20 years, 300 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    23 years, 750 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    22 years, 300 cases



Contingent (15-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    David and I have worked together on several medical malpractice cases. Simply put, David is the best plaintiff"s med mal lawyer that I have worked with in my career. He has the experience, ability, skills and resources to go "toe to toe" with defense counsel. His preparation is unequaled. His people skills are exceptional and clients love him. Perhaps most importantly, his dedication and passion lead him to go the extra mile and achieve fabulous results. David is the lawyer I would retain if I or a loved one needed a medical malpractice trial lawyer.


    Ingo Kuhfahl
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known David since 1994, when he joined Newman & Okun as their trial attorney. He quickly became partner. His legal knowledge, hard work, preparedness, and demeanor have made him one of the best trial lawyers in New York. I have worked with him on a number of legal matters and referred medical malpractice, criminal, and civil matters to him. His handling of these matters and the feedback that I have received, have been superb. David is the type of lawyer, that all lawyers should emulate.


    Brian Hickey
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Okun, Oddo & Babat

8 West 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10018


NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Northeast AttorneysArrive Magazine2011
Top New York LawyersArrive Magazine2011
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2011
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2010
Extraordinary Service-Pro BonoNew York State Trial Lawyers Association2004
Trial Lawyers Care-Pro BonoAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2004
Editor, Touro Law ReviewTouro Law Review1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerOkun, Oddo & Babat, PC2010 - Present
PartnerNewman & Okun, PC Attorneys At Law, LLP1998 - 2009
AssociateNewman & Okun, PC Attorneys At Law, LLP1993 - 1997
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County District Attorney's Office1989 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Cornell University Law School Legal Information InstituteContributor2010 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember1993 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New York, College at CortlandPolitical Science/HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Nassau Academy of Law: Plea Bargain NegotiationsCriminal Law1993