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 worked with Jean Marie for several years. She has extensive legal knowledge and trial experience. With her experience, she has served as a trial coach for many years. I have also gone to trial with her on many occasions where she zealously represented her clients. I strongly endorse her.
Jeff DeFrancisco Medical Malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|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|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||President Elect||2014 - 2014|
|Ti-County Bars Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|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|
|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|
|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|