A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Jean Marie Westlake graduated from LeMoyne College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations in 1994. She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Ms. Westlake was a member of the Tournament of Champions and National Trial Teams, where she received extensive training in trial techniques. Prior to joining DeFrancisco and Falgiatano Law Firm, she was a litigation associate for a local law firm and is well versed in insurance industry practices.
Ms. Westlake is currently the President of the Onondaga County Bar Association.
Ms. Westlake focuses her practice on civil litigation involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. She has experience in a broad range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, construction accidents and products liability.
Licensed since 2002
I have known Jeanmarie since I was a member of the National Trial Team at Syracuse University College of Law. After I graduated, we not only worked together on a number of personal injury cases, but she continued to serve as a mentor to me. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to learn from such a bright legal mind. I highly endorse her.
Brenton Dadey Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Attorney Westlake since law school where she excelled in trial practice. Since that time, she has not skipped a beat. I endorse this lawyer for her representation of her clients and professional skill.
David Snyder Workers Compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America||2015|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America||2015|
|Fellow||American Bar Foundation||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Attorney||DeFrancisco & Falgiatano||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC||2002 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||President||2015 - Present|
|Volunteer Lawyer's Project of Onondaga County||Board of Directors||2014 - 2015|
|Tri-County Bars Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||President Elect||2014 - 2014|
|Assigned Counsel Program of Onondaga County||Board of Directors||2014 - 2014|
|New York State Bar Association||Delegate, House of Delegates||2013 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Vice President||2013 - 2013|
|Onondaga County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Central New York Women's Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Secretary||2012 - 2012|
|Onondaga County Bar Associatiion||Member, Finance Committee||2011 - Present|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Member, Executive Committee||2010 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Chair, Human Resource Committee||2009 - Present|
|Central New York Women's Bar Association||Board of Directors||2007 - 2012|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - 2001|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||New York Law Firm of the Month||2011|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|Syracuse University||Learn from the Practitioners||2015|
|Syracuse University||Motion Practice||2009|