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Jeanmarie Westlake

Jeanmarie Westlake

also known as Jean Marie Westlake

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Birth Injury, Car Accidents

Jeanmarie Westlake

About Me

     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.  




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Car Accidents: 20%
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%



Contingent (20-33%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Jesse Paul Ryder

    I know Jean Marie and have had the opportunity to work with her several times. She is in a league of her own when it comes to practicing law. Syracuse is fortunate to have such a great litigator!


    Jesse Ryder Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeff D. DeFrancisco

    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

Contact Info

Defrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm

121 E Water St
Syracuse, NY, 13202-1867

Onondaga County Bar Association

The Philanthropy Center, Ste. 300
431 East Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY, 13202



NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDeFrancisco & Falgiatano2008 - Present
AttorneyCostello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC2002 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Volunteer Lawyer's Project of Onondaga CountyBoard of Directors2014 - 2015
Onondaga County Bar AssociationPresident Elect2014 - 2014
Ti-County Bars Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Assigned Counsel Program of Onondaga CountyBoard of Directors2014 - 2014
New York State Bar AssociationDelegate, House of Delegates2013 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationVice President2013 - 2013
Onondaga County Bar Association Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Central New York Women's Bar Association Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationSecretary2012 - 2012
Onondaga County Bar AssociatiionMember, Finance Committee2011 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember, Executive Committee2010 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationChair, Human Resource Committee2009 - Present
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Perceptron, Inc. v. Silicon Video, Inc. et al.Summary Judgment granted
Prunoske v. UrogynecologistVerdict for $3,850,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineNew York Law Firm of the Month2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Syracuse UniversityLearn from the Practitioners2015
Syracuse UniversityMotion Practice2009