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Michael A. Bottar

About Michael Bottar

About me

Bottar Leone, PLLC, is a nationally recognized upstate New York law firm that has, since 1983, secured record results for thousands of injured patients, workers, motorists, consumers, and their families.

As a member of central New York's largest plaintiffs-only personal injury law firm, which has earned annual recognition in U.S. News & World Report, and has been featured in Newsweek and TIME, my practice is dedicated to the pursuit medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, and complex personal injury actions with a focus on claims involving birth injuries, brain and nerve injuries, surgical errors, biomedical product liability, and governmental negligence.

Over more than a decade in private practice I have received a number of legal honors, including annual recognition in The Best Lawyers In America® (plaintiff's medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability), Martindale-Hubbell (AV® Preeminent™), and New York Super Lawyers (Upstate), as well as repeated selection for the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys "Top 10," the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100" and "Top 40 Under 40," and The American Society of Legal Advocates "Top 40 Under 40."

In addition to my legal practice, I am an adjunct professor at Syracuse University College of Law and author of the "Civil Practice" chapter of the Syracuse Law Review Survey of New York Law. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and lecture regularly throughout the State of New York on medical malpractice, injury and trial-related topics.

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