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John Arthur DeGasperis

Personal injury Attorney at Kingston, NY

5.0   55 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    45%
    Motor vehicle accidents occur everyday due driver inattention or error, dangerous roadways, or defective cars. The victim of a car accident should always consult with an attorney to gain and understanding of his or her rights and benefits.

    14 years, 800 cases

  2. Slip and fall accident
    30%
    Slip and fall accidents can result in injuries ranging from ankle and wrist sprains, to leg and shoulder fractures, or even traumatic brain injuries. Every slip and fall case is different but they each require a timely investigation.

    100 cases

  3. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Dog bites create some of the worst injuries. Dog bites often disfigure and scar, which tends to increase the overall settlement value. Most dog bite cases are settled through homeowner's insurance.

    14 years, 23 cases

  4. Brain injury
    5%
    Brain injury cases present many unique challenges. The human brain is the most complex organ in the human body. To pursue a legitimate brain injury case the client must demonstrate signs of emotional, mental, or cognitive dysfunction.

    14 years, 15 cases

  5. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Medical negligence occurs everyday in hospitals and other healthcare settings throughout the country. A doctor or healthcare provider commits medical negligence when he or she deviates from good and accepted standards of care.

    15 years, 10 cases

  6. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Motorcycle accidents often result in life-altering injuries for the operator. The bodily injuries are compounded by the financial loss that follows. These types of cases require the detailed eye of a personal injury lawyer.

    14 years, 25 cases

  7. Wrongful death
    5%
    Wrongful death cases are legally distinguishable from personal injury lawsuits. In a wrongful death claim, the aggrieved's beneficiaries commence a legal action to recover the monetary damages they sustain as a result of the loss of their loved one.

    5 cases

John A. DeGasperis was born and raised in Kingston, New York. He moved back to Kingston after graduating from law school more than 11 years ago. Not long after, he joined Kingston-based personal injury law firm Basch & Keegan, LLP.

John handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including falls, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, construction accidents, property loss, and insurance claims.

Over the course of his career, John has handled more than 1,000 personal injury cases and recovered more than $30 million dollars on behalf of past clients. John has considerable trial experience, which causes insurance companies to perceive him as a risk. His trial skills cause many insurance companies to invite him to resolve cases through mediation and arbitration. Given his level of experience and expertise, many of John's clients are referred to him by his colleagues in the legal community, including judges and court clerks.

John has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, as well as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine. In 2018, John was appointed to the Third Judicial Department’s Committee on Character and Fitness, which evaluates applicants for admission to the New York State Bar. Appointment to this committee is given only to those attorneys with exceptional moral character.

John’s passion lies in personal injury law and the journey an attorney takes with a client from the date of the accident through the entire litigating process. Although some may disparage the practice of personal injury law, John believes he can and does bring comfort to individuals and families whose lives have been dramatically altered as a result of an accidental injury or death. John comes into people's lives only after they have lost their good health and are no longer capable of performing at their pre-accident status. He in turn uses the civil justice system to advocate on their behalf and make them whole again. It’s his ability to use the law to make a positive impact in his clients’ lives that fuels John’s passion for his work.

In addition to being committed to his clients, John is also committed to giving back to his community. In 2017, he earned the trust of his fellow bar members who voted for him to serve as President of the Ulster County Bar Association after serving on the board for five years. Currently, John serves on the Ulster County Bar Association’s Committee on Court House Facilities, which consists of a group of lawyers and local judges dedicated to ensuring that courthouse facilities in and throughout Ulster County meet the needs of the community. The committee’s mission became even more important in the wake of COVID-19 since there are, and will continue to be, significant changes to how the public access and use courthouse facilities.

John is most proud of his position on the Ulster Community College Foundation Board. SUNY Ulster holds a special place in John's heart. Years of reflection have caused John to realize that his attendance at SUNY Ulster was life-changing and instrumental in putting him on a path to success. By serving on the board of the Foundation, John feels he is able to give back to an institution that gave him an opportunity for success. He also uses his position to ensure that other students, particularly those facing financial hardship, have access to higher education. John enjoys supporting SUNY Ulster and continues to donate to the Foundation while serving on the board. He and his wife recently sponsored a local high school student as part of the President’s Challenge.

You can see John on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, sometimes using the alias "The PI Guy," to bring transparency and awareness to the practice of personal injury law. John uses his platforms to educate on the topic he knows well: personal injury law.

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Location

Basch & Keegan, LLP
307 Clinton Avenue
P.O. Box 4235
Kingston, NY, 12402
Basch & Keegan
272 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
Basch & Keegan LLP
6 Century Hill
Suite 3
Latham, NY, 12110
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
I contacted John for a consultation and he offered great advice regarding my case.
Posted by Asmeret | October 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Foreign objects.
I had some questions about health due to a foreign object getting stuck. John helped me understand what I was going to look forward to and made everything clear. Very much appreciate you!
Posted by Graham | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John DeGasperis review
I highly recommend choosing John DeGasperis to represent you when you're in need of an attorney. John is hardworking, dedicated & attentive to you as his client. He got me the outcome I was looking for (as promised). I was beyond happy to have him as my attorney when I was in my time of need. If you need representation & you're from the Kingston area, i would definitely recommend using John as your lawyer. You won't regret it!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice!
Gave me a warm and friendly consideration of my case, unfortunately i didn’t have the type of case i thought i did, but he gave me an amazing referral. Truly exceptional among lawyer!
Posted by Diane | April 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diane Backofen- review of John DeGasperis, attorney at law
From the very first conference with Attorney John DeGasperis from the law firm of Bash & Keegan, Kingston, NY, I was impressed with his obvious competence and expertise. Beyond his representation as my lawyer, he expressed a genuine compassion and concern for my injuries. Although he never gave me unrealistic expectations, which speaks to his integrity, he worked diligently, and I felt confident in his commitment to achieving the most satisfactory outcome for my case. His focus on, and commitment to my case, resulted in a huge monetary settlement! There are not enough superlative to express how highly I recommend John.
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Posted by Grace | February 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowedgeble
John DeGasperis is an excellent personal injury attorney. He was there for me from the beginning to end. Also, his office team were kind and helpful. Thank you, again
Posted by Aimee | January 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
John was a great help in the questions I had with an out of state issue. He was professional and knowledgeable. I would go to John again for any legal issues that I might have.
Posted by Travis | August 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful, friendly and professional
I was referred to John through a friend on a unique legal situation. John was very flexible around my work schedule and gave me time to discuss my case and provide me clear paths forward in a very professional manner. I was quite emotional due to the situation and John was able to very clearly explain all angles of the case that I was previously blind to in order to ensure that we were making the best decision given the situation. I would highly recommend John to others.
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Posted by Juliette | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best personal injury attorney!
John was very friendly and very honest. He goes the "extra mile" for you. It was a pleasure working with him through a difficult time. He has a very strong work ethic, and managed to make my case quick and easy for me. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a fantastic personal injury lawyer.
Posted by Loris, Zayne and visente | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and friendly
Very good and honest guy we would proudly recommend him to anyone, he manage our baby case with respect and dignity. Our baby had a fall at a daycare and we couldn’t find anyone to represent us and here come this guy. Thank God and thank you John DeGasperis.
Posted by Nicholas | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
John was outstanding throughout the proceedings, from day one to the final trial. He stood by my side throughout a felony criminal trial for a Class B felony while he was representing me on a very serious situation . I can truly say he did everything that he could possibly do to defend me and my innocence. He was a genuine person. He was respectful and thoroughly studied all the details of the case which helped so much with the outcome, being it was a very confusing situation. I can say sincerely he did a great job and I think he is the best lawyer I could have had. Thanks to John I can continue my life at 22years old.
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Posted by Tanisha | March 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied!
What a wonderful experience I had. From the first time I met him until the very end, John was always very personable and professional. He treated my case as if it were the only case he had. He answered all of my questions, he was always available to speak with and always returned my call. He kept me informed of what was going on with my case, or if any changes. Whats most important is that he was always very honest and straight forward. From consultation to final judgement, John along with the rest of the team are simply marvelous! I could not have asked for a better representative.
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Posted by Linda | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
John represented my son in a felony criminal case that went to jury trial. He worked very diligently in this case. John was very professional and courteous in and out of the courtroom. In the end my son was found not guilty thanks to John DeGasperis.
Posted by Hatherley | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very positive experience!
John was fantastic! Throughout my whole case he kept me updated and knowledgeable on how things were moving along. I never once hesitated on if I chose the right lawyer, I trusted him with my case which was crucial as I had never been in a situation where I needed a lawyer. A lot of the technical legal terms and signing of paperwork was overwhelming but John was willing to break it down into simple terminology and there was no pressure. I never felt dumb for asking a question and conversation was easy. He did whatever he could and was willing to go the extra mile in order to create the best outcome of my case. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need a personal injury/accident lawyer I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Benjamin | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just would like to say thank you to Basch and Keegan Law Office!
John DeGasperis you did an amazing job with our case and we can not thank you all enough. This Attorney was very concerned and caring from the moment i walked into his office, he kept this level care and commitment until it was settled. I will recommend your office to anyone that is in need of a injury or accident lawyer! Thank you again!!!
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Posted by Donna | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled and Dedicated Attorney
I consulted and hired John after a serious trip and fall accident. John is a highly skilled, professional and dedicated attorney. John's research, dedication and mediation skills provided a very favorable settlement. I would highly recommend John as a personal injury attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John is awesome
John recently handle a vilotaion and inspection ticket for me he was very helpful and very good at his job thanks again
Posted by petra | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
more than professional
I was referred to Basch and Keegan law firm by an employee in a store who saw me a week after a bad car accident. She said that she had been a claims adjuster and never wanted to go up against their firm. I originally had no intention of pursuit on this. Then, a friend specifically mentioned I meet with attorney DeGasperis (John.) I have to say it was life changing, literally. The first thing he did after consulting with me, was to suggest a plan of action to organize my medical care. Believe me, this was not something I could have done or would have known how to do. My care was elevated due to his help. As far as the actual case and settlement were concerned, he was thorough, caring, and informative. John continually educated me throughout the process, allowing me to make my own informed decisions every step of the way. He recognized my confidence in my claim and supported me; he saw my nervousness and timidity in the legal process and was able to give me what I needed to press on. Forthcoming, sincere, and honest, my husband and I always felt that John had our best interests at the forefront. Calling John was the best decision financially, but most importantly, physically.
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Posted by Wayne Fields Jr | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardest working lawyer
John DeGasperis. Has always want above and beyond to make sure I understand what was going on. He is a professional, that really cares about the people he works with. I highly recommend him. He is a genuine person.
Posted by Charles & Cheryl | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NOONE BETTER... HONESTLY!!!
We had the unfortunate task of having to hire an attorney because my husband fell on ice at a grocery store, he had to have surgery, months of PT and Dr visits, and was out of work for 8 months! It was truly a nightmare, and if the owner had just taken 10 minutes to properly attend to their parking lot, we wouldn’t have had to go through any of that. My husband still deals with the pain from the accident EVERYDAY, he has several physical limitations that he will deal with for the REST OF HIS LIFE, all because they didn’t take 10 minutes to properly shovel and salt... TEN MINUTES! I tell you all of this because that is why you need someone like John Degasperis in your corner. John is there pushing & fighting for YOU, because of their simple oversight/negligence we are forced to deal with this for the rest of our lives! John walked us through every single detail, made sure we understood everything and literally just kept fighting, for almost 4 years, he never gave up, even after the insurance company insisted they wouldn’t pay a penny more, he pushed them up another $10,000! He is really THAT good! No one WANTS to go through something like this, and if it weren’t for someone like John out there, going after these companies, it would happen a lot more often. These companies should be accountable for their negligence, John makes sure they are, there honestly isn’t a specific dollar figure that can undo all of the sleepless nights, the pain, the frustration, and everything else that goes with something like this, but what John was able to get for us was BEYOND more than we ever expected, and it has definitely helped us to secure a little better future for our children. Honestly, as cheesy as this may sound, but if what he did, helps to insure that the next time they open their doors in winter, that these owners do what they need to do to protect their customers, so that no one else has to go through what we did, than he did his job WELL!!! We truly appreciate John, Lori and all of the staff at Basch & Keegan, you don’t feel like you are “just another case” with them, it is honestly some of the most personal attention you will ever receive in a VERY impersonal world! We thank you again John
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Basch & Keegan, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Office of Eric Schneider
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Circulation Desk
  • Albany Law School, Schaffer Law Library
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Division
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • New York State Attorney General's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • State University of Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Car Accident
  • $315,000
  • Wrongful Deat/Fire Loss
  • $215,000
  • Trampoline Accident/Negligent Supervision
  • $52,500
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted Member of the Bar
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Ulster County Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a dedicated advocate and talented attorney. John is active in the legal community and serves his clients with professionalism and compassion. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John DeGasperis is an excellent personal injury attorney. He advocates for his clients effectively with a tireless work ethic, dedication to excellence, and use of his experience and resources. I highly recommend John DeGasperis."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John, who is a New York attorney, needed to refer a case to a Los Angeles lawyer. John was very knowledgable of the facts and law, and together we obtained a very favorable settlement for our mutual client."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John DeGasperis has been recognized as a "rising star" for good reason. I know him to be a very astute lawyer, a real advocate for his clients, and, perhaps more importantly, as a good guy. He is a young man that any client would be lucky to have as his advocate."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Friend
"I voice my strongest support for Mr. Degasperis."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John DeGasperis, Esq. has a better understanding of "what it takes" to be successful as a lawyer than members of the bar who are 20-30 years older than him. John is well on his way to becoming a top member of the plaintiffs' personal injury bar in the Hudson Valley. If you need a hard-driving, honest and committed personal injury lawyer, you can stop your search. John DeGasperis, Esq. is the right lawyer for you."
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Kingston Personal injury Lawyer John Arthur DeGasperis
John Arthur DeGasperis
Personal injury Attorney
Kingston, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation