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Marcelo Alejandro Buitrago

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   14 reviews

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About Marcelo

Learn Marcelo’s areas of practice.

A little bit about me, prior to joining Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo P.C.,I was a trial associate at a nationally renowned personal injury law firm. Prior to that, I held the title of Senior Trial Associate at another major litigation firm based in New York City. After demonstrating my abilities based on settlements and verdicts, in less than a year and a half, I was named Partner at Dankner Milstein & Ruffo P.C.

My knowledge and trial experience has earned me an impressive reputation not only with my clients, but amongst my peers in the legal profession. Presiding Justices of the New York State Supreme Court in the Counties of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn have recognized my top-notch skills and professional integrity.

I have negotiated millions of dollars in settlements and have won major verdicts at trial when the client and I deemed settlement offers unacceptable. I have also argued many of my verdicts at the appellate level, thereby collecting not only the recovery I earned my clients but statutory interest, thereby fortifying my reputation of always doing the very best for my clients.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by the negligence of another please contact me at or. 

 

 

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Marcelo

Buitrago & Associates PLLC
274 Madison Ave
Suite 901
New York, NY, 10016

Reviews

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Posted by Lauren | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent results
I worked with Mr. Buitrago on a personal injury case after a car accident, and had an excellent experience. He and his associate were professional and very easy to communicate with. He made the whole process very smooth, and then achieved an outcome that was beyond my expectations and that I was highly satisfied with. I would wholeheartedly recommend him!!!
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Posted by Stephanie | September 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, outstanding attorney
Reliable. Marcelo was with me every step of the way during a difficult time. Anytime you needed him, he was always there ready to respond and guide. Marcelo was reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. He always made sure to remain objective, never trying to lead with any false promises but instead striving for only the best. I am so grateful to have had him on my team and because of that we were quite successful in the end. I can't thank Marcelo and his office enough for the outstanding work he provided during my case.
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Posted by Ruben | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Marcelo was an excellent attorney and he was very involved in every aspect of my case. He took his time to respond to all my questions I had along the way. He was never too busy to take a call. He fought very hard to get the best settlement possible for me and I appreciate everything he did. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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Great Attorney
Marcelo was very helpful in every way, he always made me feel like my case was a priority and always took the time to inform me on all details. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Selma | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
I have dealt with a few attorneys throughout my professional career, and I have not come across someone like Marcelo. He is the consummate professional towards peer and clients, I would be happy to be part of the network that recommends him as a peer and a client.
Posted by Geraldine | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I am very pleased!
I was lucky to work with Mr. Buitrago during the toughest times of my life and he was instrumental in helping me move on and get the justice I deserved. I was very pleased with his work and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Nicole | July 23, 2015
Impeccable Lawyer
Mr. Buitrago really exemplifies how an attorney should be, he is kind, caring, thoughtful and helpful. He puts to rest the negative stereotypes and stigmas that come with the title of being an attorney, His passion and love for the job and his clients really comes through in the quality of his work.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2014
Professionalism at its Best!!!
I highly recommend Marcelo Buitrago to any individual looking for a personal injury lawyer. From the very beginning Marcelo made me feel as if I was a part of his team and not just his client. He made sure I understood everything that was going on and was always available to speak with. Marcelo is beyond professional and works very hard to make sure his clients get what they need.
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Posted by Diana | August 31, 2014
A Dilligent Lawyer That Truly Cares
I worked with Mr. Buitrago a few years back and highly recommend him to all family and friends in need of a personal injury attorney. He is an extraordinarily diligent lawyer that is not satisfied until all his client's needs are met. He was always readily available to answer any and all my questions, no matter the day or time. I've had to work with lawyers in the past for other reasons and Mr. Buitrago never made me feel as if I was a bother; he highly exceeded my expectations ensuring I was always completely informed, making me feel more than just a client, simply because he truly cared about ensuring the best possible outcome for my case and worked hard until all my needs were met. If you're in need of a personal injury lawyer he is the lawyer you call-- trust me you will be 100% satisfied, as was I!
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2014
Highly recommended!!
Marcelo made my legal experience as easy as possible. He always responded to my inquires, explained what was going on and kept me in the loop. I was impressed with his knowledge and felt confident in his abilities. Thanks to him, we settled at an even higher amount than I had hoped for. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Marcelo was an excellent attorney, he was 150% reliable, always on top of my case and always kept me abreast of how my case was proceeding. I trusted his advice and always felt like he was looking for my best interest. I was impressed with his knowledge of the law, I can recall how he could quote specific cases and exact legal verbiage that supported my case. Finally, even though he is a busy attorney, I always felt like a priority.
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Posted by Tania | August 22, 2014
Mr Buitrago is an excellent attorney
Mr Buitrago represents me in a personal injury action and I so pleased with all the work he has done. He is very hard working and always returns my calls. I know that I'm in great hands and that he will do everything he can to make sure I receive the best compensation for my injuries. If anyone ever needs an attorney he will be the first person I would ever recommend.
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Posted by Pat | August 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I hired Mr Buitrago to represent me in a personal injury matter. Mr Buitrago was very professional and he kept me informed on the progress of my case. He has a good command of the law, he combines his knowledge and expertise in getting the best for his clients. Mr Buitrago had a high level of commitment when dealing with my case. I would recommend him anytime.
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Posted by keith | August 22, 2014
a verygoodlawyer
very thorough, dedicated to his craft.. i liked the work he does for me and my family, so much that when i lost contact with him. i googled him to locate where he was now
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Buitrago & Associates PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dankner Milstein & Ruffo P.C.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Trial Associate
  • Parker Waichman LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Trial Associate
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Melcer, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Trial Associate
  • Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher
  • 2001 - 2007
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • White v. The City of New York
  • Plaintiff's verdict
  • Ochoa v State of Wisconsin Investment
  • Settlement
  • Gradaille v. City of New York
  • Defendant's Answer Striken

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Catalan
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Dankner Milstein & Ruffo
  • Unique Challenges of Jury Selection in High Profile Cases
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Giving back to parishoners
  • Employees Rights for a Safe Work Environment
  • 2015
  • Owners exposure
  • Who is liable for a slip and fall
  • 2014
  • Giving back to parishioners
  • Laborers protection under Labor Law Section 200, 240 and 241(6)
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Marcelo
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. There is nothing Marcelo cares more about than his clients. The attention that he gives them is unmatched. His abilities in the courtroom are proven by the results that he achieves. He is a top notch attorney and I highly recommend his skills to all."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marcelo is a first class guy who emphasizes putting the client above all. I do not hesitate to refer him matters that fall within his areas of expertise. Although he has already accomplished a great deal, I am confident his best days are still ahead of him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcelo is a smart and resourceful attorney who always puts his clients needs first. He will zealously represent his clients no matter the representation. I endorse this lawyer for Marcelo's superior performance and natural ability to litigate."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's one of the most professional and consistently hardworking lawyers I know in Manhattan."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Honesty, integrity, and dedication are the three words that come to mind as I endorse Marcelo. A fine member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Marcelo for over 15 years and can attest that he is an amazing attorney who is passionate about the law and determined to fight for his clients. Through his mastery of the law and effective negotiation skills, he is able to achieve favorable settlements/verdicts for his clients. I personally referred matters to him in the past and received very positive feedback. I would not hesitate to recommend Marcelo for all personal injury/medical malpractice matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Marcelo is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is always available, extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and a fantastic trial lawyer. Anyone represented by him should rest easy knowing that they are in good hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcelo is one of the brightest and most talented people, with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is filled with compassion for his clients and goes above and beyond for those he represents. I recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation. He not only goes out of his way to help others, but continuously strives to exceed clients' expectations."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Marcelo is a knowledgeable, aggressive, and results oriented advocate who I am proud to work with. His number one priority is his clients. He is known as a consummate professional among his clients as well as other members of the bar. His reputation as a gentleman and zealous litigator are well deserved."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I personally sought ought Marcelo to work for me and with me having been overwhelmed with his knowledge of the law and trial practice ability. He is one of the finest young litigators out there."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best attorneys and human beings I ever dealt with."
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New York Personal injury Lawyer Marcelo Alejandro Buitrago
Marcelo Alejandro Buitrago
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation