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Michael A. Bottar

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Wrongful Death

About Me

As a partner with Bottar Leone, PLLC, my practice is limited to the prosecution of medical malpractice, birth injury, wrongful death, product liability, and severe personal injury actions in all New York State and Federal courts, with an emphasis on claims involving brain and nerve injuries (e.g., cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, stroke, post-concussion syndrome, paralysis), misdiagnosis, unsafe jobsites, common carrier accidents (e.g., trains, buses), and defective medical devices.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    8 years
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
    8 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    8 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    8 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-33%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Michael Spano

    I am very pleased to endorse Michael Bottar. Michael is an excellent lawyer. He cares deeply about those he represents and he is always ready to fight for his clients.

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    Michael Spano Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Bottar Leone, PLLC

Adirondack Bank Building
185 Genesee Street
Utica, NY, 13501

Bottar Leone, PLLC

120 Washington Street
Watertown, NY, 13601

Bottar Leone, PLLC

90 State Street
Suite 700
Albany, NY, 12207

Bottar Leone, PLLC

1250 Front Street
#300
Binghamton, NY, 13905

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Personal InjuryThe Best Lawyers In America2015
Best Lawyer, Medical MalpracticeThe Best Lawyers In America2015
New York Super Lawyer (Upstate)Thomson Reuters2014
Top 40 Under 40 (New York)American Society of Legal Advocates2014
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2014
Top 40 Under 40 (New York)The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40 (New York)National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 (New York)The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 (New York)The National Trial Lawyers2013
New York Super Lawyer (Upstate)Thomson Reuters2013
Top 40 Under 40 (New York)The National Trial Lawyers2013
President's AwardNew York State Academy of Trial Lawyers2012
Invited memberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Robert W. Miller Trial Advoacy AwardSyracuse University College of Law2003
Moot Court Team AwardSyracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society2003
Robert M. Anderson Scholarly Publication AwardSyracuse University College of Law2003
Invited MemberThe Order of the Barristers, Syracuse Chapter2003
Invited MemberOrder of the Coif, Syracuse University Chapter2003
Invited memberJustinian Society, Syracuse University Chapter2003
Best Oral Advocate31st Annual MacKenzie Hughes Appellate Advocacy Competition2002
First Place31st Annual MacKenzie Hughes Appellate Advocacy Competition2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSyracuse University College of Law2010 - Present
Partner/OwnerBottar Leone PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateBond Schoeneck & King PLLC2006 - 2007
AssociateWhite & Case LLP2003 - 2006
Law ClerkWhite & Case LLP2002 - 2002
Law ClerkBond Schoeneck & King PLLC2001 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee2012 - Present
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersUpstate Chair, YLC2011 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Syracuse University Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Deeley v. N.L. Industries, Inc. et al$1,700,000.00
Smith v. BushallowBench Award
Failure To Diagnose.$2,100,000.00

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Syracuse Law Review [ -- Syr. L. Rev. --- ]Michael A. Bottar, Civil Practice, Survery of New York Law2014
Syracuse Law Review [63 Syr. L. Rev. 593]Michael A. Bottar, Civil Practice, Survery of New York Law2013
Bottar Leone, PLLCMichael A. Bottar, A Desktop Guide To Federal Tort Claims Within The United States Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit2012
Syracuse Law Review [62 Syr. L. Rev. 571]Michael A. Bottar, Civil Practice, Survey of New York Law2012
Bottar Leone, PLLCMichael A. Bottar, Survey of Economic Damage Proof In New York Personal Injury Cases2012
Syracuse Law Review [61 Syr. L. Rev. 631]Michael A. Bottar and Kimberly Wolf Price, Civil Practice, Survey of New York Law2011
Syracuse Law Review [53 Syr. L. Rev. 175]Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Medicaid Liens, Supplemental Needs Trusts and Personal Injury Recoveries on Behalf of Infants In New York State Following the Gold Decision2003
New York Birth Injury Lawyer BlogArticles on New York Birth InjuryN/A
Syracuse Medical Malpractice Lawyer BlogArticles on Medical MalpracticeN/A
Syracuse Injury Lawyer BlogArticles on Personal InjuryN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJ.D., summa cum laude (rank 4/247)2003
Colgate UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A.2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association (CLE Faculty, Syracuse, NY)Medical Malpractice: Technique, Strategy & Procedure2014
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Faculty, Syracuse, NY)Making Social Media Your "Friend": Litigating In The Digital Age2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Faculty, Rochester, NY)Making Social Media Your "Friend": Litigating In The Digital Age2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Faculty, Buffalo, NY)Making Social Media Your "Friend": Litigating In The Digital Age2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Faculty, Albany, NY)Making Social Media Your "Friend": Litigating In The Digital Age2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Syracuse, NY)Trial Practice: After The Verdict2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Rochester, NY)Trial Practice: After The Verdict2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, New York, NY)Trial Practice: After The Verdict2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Hauppague, NY)Trial Practice: After The Verdict2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Albany, NY)Trial Practice: After The Verdict2013
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Syracuse, NY)Proving Damages To The Jury2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Syracuse, NY)A Primer On The Federal Tort Claims Act2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Rochester, NY)A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Plainville, NY)A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Plainview, NY)Proving Damages To The Jury2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, New York, NY)Proving Damages To The Jury2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, New York, NY)A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Buffalo, NY)Proving Damages To The Jury2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Buffalo, NY)A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Albany, NY)Proving Damages To The Jury2012
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE Chair & Faculty, Albany, NY)A Primer On The Federal Tort Claims Act2012
Alumni ShowcasePractice of Law2012
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., Oneida County Bar Association and Ferre Institute, Inc.Did You Know Your Genes Are Patented? Emerging Law and Ethics On Genetic Counseling and Testing: What It Can & Cannot Do, and Medical Malpractice Issues2011
Alumni ShowcasePractice of Law2011
Alumni ShowcasePractice of Law2010
Alumni ShowcasePractice of Law2009