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David Michael Oddo

Medical malpractice Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 34 years
    Connecticut - CT 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    60%

    29 years, 300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    32 years, 750 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    31 years, 300 cases

DAVID M. ODDO, a member of the firm Oddo & Babat, P.C., is a prominent New York trial attorney known for his attention to his clients, as well as his trial skills, which has resulted in many large verdicts and settlements. He has dedicated his career to representing people whose lives have been devastated by the negligence and recklessness of others.

As an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (1989-1993), Mr. Oddo fought for crime victims in his prosecution of serious criminal cases. He then brought his passion for justice, as well as his vast trial experience, to private practice, concentrating his practice in the litigation and trial of complex civil cases in medical malpractice, products liability and catastrophic personal injury. “I love being a trial lawyer. Very few professions can make such a difference in people’s lives.” Mr. Oddo believes strongly that his practice has a larger purpose, to “fight for improvements in medical care and consumer safety. I am confident that our efforts contribute to bringing about a safer world, whether it be adequate medical care, safer cars or a safer workplace.”


Mr. Oddo received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York, College at Cortland in 1986.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate at the Jacob D. Fushberg Law Center at Touro College (1989), where he was an Editor of the Touro Law Review (1988-1989).  He was admitted to the New York State and Connecticut Bar in 1990 and is also admitted in the United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1993). In May 2016, Mr. Oddo was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is  a Past-President-Elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. He has also served as Vice Chair of the NYSTLA Legislative Committee (2015-17) and served as Secretary (2015-17). Mr. Oddo is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a distinction given to less than one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice and the New York County Lawyer’s Association, among a number of other state and local Bar Associations.

Mr. Oddo has represented clients in a number of high profile civil and criminal cases throughout the State. He enjoys the highest ranking of 10 from AVVO and was named one of the Top Lawyers Northeast and Top Lawyers New York, by Arrive Magazine in 2011. Mr. Oddo authors legal blogs each month and appears as a guest blogger on legal websites across the country. He has also served as a lecturer on topics concerning the economist’s role in trial preparation and presentation, the use of biomechanical experts at trial, as well as the role and function of the U.S. Civil Justice System. A dedicated husband and father of four, Mr. Oddo has volunteered his time over the last 20 years to coach various youth sports teams in his community.

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Location

Oddo & Babat
8 West 38th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY, 10018

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Reviews

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Posted by THOMAS | May 4, 2022
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Thomas Tansey
David is an uber talented , fair, and honest lawyer who represents his clients with utter professionalism and reliability. I have known of David's talents for 25 years starting with a personal injury case and subsequent award in the late 90's , and ending with a recent criminal matter expertly managed to a perfect outcome. Dave is known for his outstanding work product and high ethical standards which translate into a all purpose high powered attorney with a personal commitment to your well being. Five stars about covers it.
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Posted by Jessa | September 5, 2019
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Best lawyer ever
David Oddo handled my case as though we were family. I had been dealing with another lawyer before him and all he wanted was money. Mr. Oddo took over my case and for the first time when I called my attorney he actually answered or got back to me within the day. The previous attorney would take days to call me back and I had to constantly play telephone with his assistants but not with david . He was diligent and hard working and actually seemed to care what happened to me. Lawyers like David Oddo are few and far between and he makes you realize there are still some decent people left in this world that do the right thing and are not just in it for the money. I would highly recommend him to anyone ever.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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Lifesaver
L Byrne David Oddo was a true life saver for me. I was in a very terrible situation and I needed help from a good lawyer. A friend referred me to Mr. Oddo. He was so helpful and patient. He evaluated the situation and recommended how we should handle things. His plan of action was spot on. We won the case and I was finally able to move on with my life. I will always be grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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The Best Of The Best - REALLY
I consulted with David the first time a couple of years ago on a serious matter that affected a very close member of my family. Not expecting a good experience from this serious situation coupled with an attorney consultation, the entire thing surprised me as it was pleasant, professional, and completely successful. We found him clear, direct, generous and extremely knowledgeable throughout the process. I give my very strongest recommendation.
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Posted by Jeanine | March 23, 2018
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Highly recommend David Oddo esq.
I never write reviews on line, positive or negative. I had such a terrific experience with David Oddo, I felt compelled to do this. The nature of my case was problematic and I knew this even before I found Okun, Oddo & Babat. Not only did David Oddo agree to take my case, but he handled it successfully from beginning to end. I know there were several difficulties along the way, Mr Oddo dealt with all of them and never subjected me to the problems that he was faced with. Because of Mr. Oddo's skill, my case was settled much higher than I ever anticipated. He did a FANTASTIC job for me. Moreover, David Oddo was professional, kind and caring the whole way through. I've dealt with many attorneys in a professional capacity over the years, but have never had the pleasure of meeting anyone like Mr Oddo. I highly recommend David Oddo and Okun, Oddo & Babat!
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Posted by Jose | June 9, 2017
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The best group lawyers I ever meet
David oddo and his entire firm Okun Oddo and Babat have been one of the easiest firms to contact and speak with and the hardest working law firms I have ever dealt with . They have been nothing short of amazing !!! True professionals in their fields . I used this firm for my criminal cases an a couple of civil cases through out the years . I have recommended them and will always recommend them to all friends and family an anyone looking for legal representation . I give them a 5 star rating . It is because of David and his firm that I NEVER had to look for another law firm in my entire life . If your looking for a group of great attorneys call them , don't hesitate you only get one chance at solid legal representation team . Good luck guys hope This could help you on ur legal search . Thank you David Oddo you are the BEST criminal lawyer I ever met !!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2010
Great Lawyer
David was very compassionate when it came to my wrongful death case.what ever questions I had David answer them in my terms and not in lawyer slang.When I ever needed to talk to David he was always right on the phone.I highly recommend him.
Posted by Joey | June 18, 2010
Very professional.
I used David for a Medical Malpractice case. From the start he told me how things would go. Which steps we were taking and why and ALWAYS returned my calls. I refer him to all my friends. A pleasure and a credit to his proffession.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Senior Trial Attorney
  • Oddo & Babat, P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Newman & Okun, PC Attorneys At Law, LLP
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Partner/Senior Trial Attorney
  • Okun, Oddo & Babat, PC
  • 1998 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Newman & Okun, PC Attorneys At Law, LLP
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 1993
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute
  • Contributor
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Law Power 50
  • City and State
  • 2019
  • 50 Over 50
  • City and State
  • 2018
  • Top Northeast Attorneys
  • Arrive Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top New York Lawyers
  • Arrive Magazine
  • 2011
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • Extraordinary Service-Pro Bono
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2004
  • Trial Lawyers Care-Pro Bono
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2004
  • Editor, Touro Law Review
  • Touro Law Review
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Nassau Academy of Law: Plea Bargain Negotiations
  • Criminal Law
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Mr. Oddo. He is a top-notch criminal defense lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David Oddo professionally for several years. I have had the opportunity to discuss legal matters and issues with him on numerous occasions. I know him to be an experienced, skilled and ethical attorney. He enjoys an excellent reputation in our legal community for high quality representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David enjoys a well deserved, top-of-the-line reputation in the New York personal injury and medical malpractice legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a TopTrial Attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for his clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Mr. Oddo."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known David since 1994, when he joined Newman & Okun as their trial attorney. He quickly became partner. His legal knowledge, hard work, preparedness, and demeanor have made him one of the best trial lawyers in New York. I have worked with him on a number of legal matters and referred medical malpractice, criminal, and civil matters to him. His handling of these matters and the feedback that I have received, have been superb. David is the type of lawyer, that all lawyers should emulate."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I have worked together on several medical malpractice cases. Simply put, David is the best plaintiff"s med mal lawyer that I have worked with in my career. He has the experience, ability, skills and resources to go "toe to toe" with defense counsel. His preparation is unequaled. His people skills are exceptional and clients love him. Perhaps most importantly, his dedication and passion lead him to go the extra mile and achieve fabulous results. David is the lawyer I would retain if I or a loved one needed a medical malpractice trial lawyer."
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New York Medical malpractice Lawyer David Michael Oddo
David Michael Oddo
Medical malpractice Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 34 years
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