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About me

Thank you for your interest in my professional profile.  My professional practice is dedicated solely to representing injured people.  As such, I handle personal injury cases that include:  medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction injuries, falls, wrongful deaths, defective products etc.  Because my practice is specialized I am very familiar with the law and medicine.  If you take a look at my website you will see that I have been very successful in my practice.  

I also have a very strong work ethic.  I truly enjoy my work and helping people so I regularly work nights and weekends by choice.  My clients also have access to me whenever they have questions or need assistance.  When I go to trial, I am quite confident that I will always be more prepared than opposing counsel.  

On a personal level, I am married and have a son and daughter.  The personal activities I enjoy are exercising, spending time with the family, technology, and mixed martial arts.


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Practice areas


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



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  • Jesse Paul Ryder

    Jeff is the hardest working and qualified lawyers I know. We are lucky to have him here in our community!


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Contact info

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm

121 East Water Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202


NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Million Dollar Advocates Forum memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2012
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum memberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2012
Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice - NYMedical Malpractice Lawyers: www.medicalmalpracticelawyers.org2012
New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top New York Verdicts 2010Top New York Verdicts2010
Top New York Verdicts 2009Top New York Verdicts2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm2001 - Present
AssociateHarris Beach1999 - 2000
AttorneyOnondaga County District Attorney's Office1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
New York State Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
See website:$500,000 - $10,000,000
Confidential Settlement$2,250,000
Confidential Settlement$1,300,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineNew York: Law Firm of the Month2011
Syracuse NewspaperSyracuse Jury Awards Nurse nearly 1.7M2010
Verdict SearchTop NY Verdicts 20102010
Syracuse NewspaperSyracuse jury awards man $10 million for back surgery problems2009
Verdict SearchTop NY Verdicts 20092009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
St John Fisher CollegeBusiness FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
St John Fisher CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice & New Health Insurance LawMedical Malpractice & New Health Insurance Law2011
County Bar AssociationsMedical Malpractice & Personal Injury2011
Speaking engagements to studentsLaw School Consultations2010
Variety of schoolsClassroom speaking engagements2009