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Our Firm has provided highly personalized legal services with successful results since 1991. We have an established track record of significant recoveries. In fact, we have obtained an exceptional recovery for our clients in 99% of the matters handled.

The main objective of our Firm is to successfully reach our clients' goals and to treat each client with consideration and respect along the way.

We endeavor to make the practice of law understandable to our clients. We attend to our clients' matters in a diligent, straightforward, and conscientious manner. We utilize our expertise in a variety of areas of law to deal with unique situations to arrive at the best results possible for you.

Mr. DeFilippis has extensive trial experience and has favorably settled and won substantial verdicts in several high profile cases. He has provided expert legal commentary and analysis for television and newspaper reporters on numerous occasions. Mr. DeFilippis was honored to be: selected to the Super Lawyers list in 2011, 2012 and 2013; included in the list of "The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice" in New York by "Medical Malpractice Lawyers"; rated a top medical malpractice lawyer by "Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers"; recognized for excellence in the field by"Top Lawyers: New York Metro Area" 2011-13.

Everyone in the Firm, from Mr. DeFilippis to the dedicated legal professionals assisting him, work hard to handle a variety of cases including all manner of personal injury, medical malpractice claims and business matters. Persistence and perseverance are hallmarks of our Firm. All members of our legal team share a common desire to genuinely help people. We are not satisfied unless our clientele is satisfied.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and to discuss how we may be your counsel. Please call (212) 227-4001 or email Feel free to visit our website at

Specialties:Our Practice Areas include: Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Medical Malpractice; Slip and Fall; Wrongful Death; Business Law; Construction Law; Employment Law; Contracts; Real Estate Litigation; General Civil Litigation.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    27 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    27 years
  3. Business: 15%
    27 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    27 years



Contingent (25-33%)

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Contact info

Law Offices of Peter A De Filippis & Associates

262 W 38th St Rm 507
New York, NY, 10018-9195


NYCurrently registered 198907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Most Honored Professionals: Top 10%Martindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Nation's Top Attorneys-Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Lawyers in New York StateAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2014
10 Best Lawyers in New York StateAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top Attorney: NY Metro AreaAmerican Registry2014
Top Settlements of 2014New York Law Journal2014
Verdicts and Settlements: Hall of FameNew York Law Journal2014
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
Top Attorney: NY Metro AreaAmerican Registry2013
Top Attorney: NY Metro AreaAmerican Registry2012
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Attorney: NY Metro AreaAmerican Registry2011
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2011
Top Lawyers: New York Metro AreaBest Medical Malpractice Lawyers2011
Top 1% Trial CounselMedical Malpractice Lawyers2011
Top Verdicts & SettlementsVERDICTSEARCH2011
Top Verdicts & SettlementsVERDICTSEARCH2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates1991 - Present
AssociateHarmon and Marks1989 - 1991
Law ClerkJeffrey Margolis & Associates, P.C.1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
New York County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CALIXTE vs. 5201 SNYDER AVE. ASSOC. LP ET ALSettlement in Kings County Supreme Court after jury selection for $300,000
Brusco v. RostokerThe matter settled for $400,000 in The Bronx Supreme Court
Stothart v. Montefiore Medical CenterA total damages verdict was rendered in The Bronx County Supreme Court for $3,500,000.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Fordham University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985