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Dan Buttafuoco

Dan Buttafuoco has handled over 100 juried and non-juried
trials involving all aspects of personal injury, negligence, product
liability and medical malpractice cases. Dan has won for his clients
many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in these areas. Dan
has the third highest recorded personal injury settlement in New York
State history. Dan has the highest recorded settlement ever for a police

BAR ADMISSIONS: New York- All Courts; United States
District Court (Federal Courts): Southern and Eastern Districts of New
York; United States Court of Military Appeals; United States Court of
Appeals- Second Circuit; United States Supreme Court; United States
Claims Court; Admitted pro hac vice in other states.

MEMBERSHIPS: New York State Bar Association;
New York State Trial Lawyer's Association; American Trial Lawyer's
Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimant's
Representatives; National Board of Trial Advocacy- Certified Civil Trial
Lawyer since 1989 - Christian Trial Lawyers Associations -Christian
Legal Society. PROFESSORSHIPS: Adjunct Professor of Trial Law – National
Injury Trial Attorney's Program Hofstra Law School; PERSONAL: Elder and
Bible Studies Teacher at Bethpage Assembly in Bethpage, NY; Former
School Board Member and President of South Shore Christian School a/k/a
Long Island Christian Academy from 1987 until 2004. Dan is married with 3
children, one of whom is a practicing lawyer.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 21%
    5 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    5 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    5 years
  4. Birth Injury: 20%
    5 years
  5. Slip and Fall: 19%
    5 years



Contingent (1-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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NYCurrently registered 198107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest of LI2011
Best LawyerBest of LI2010
Best LawyerBest of LI2009
New York Super Lawyers - MetroSuper Lawyers2009
Best LawyerBest of LI2008
New York Super Lawyers - MetroSuper Lawyers2008
Best LawyerBest of LI2007
New York Super Lawyers - MetroSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Partner and FounderButtafuoco & Associates1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/AN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A
Christian Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Christian Legal SocietyN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$2,900,000 Jury Verdict Awarded to Cancer Patient$2,900,000
$2,749,000 Payout For Executive Hit On Cross Island Parkway$2,749,000
$1,250,000 recovery for Iron Worker Falling From Ladder$1,250,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
ReflectionsGood for 'Goodness' Sake?2010
ReflectionsChristian Legal Concepts2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
alliance theological seminary nyackN/AN/A2004
Hofstra University School of LawN/AN/A1977
Hofstra University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Nets NBA: Post GameInspirational Message2011
Radio ShowChristian Legal ConceptsN/A