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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

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

4 total 

  • Brenton Patrick Dadey

    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

  • David Brian Snyder

    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

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.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Million Dollar Advocates Forum MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2015
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2015
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015

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
Tri-County Bars Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationPresident Elect2014 - 2014
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
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2011 - 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
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2001

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