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Jeanmarie Westlake

Medical malpractice Attorney at East Syracuse, NY

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Jean Marie Westlake

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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     A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Jean Marie Westlake graduated from LeMoyne College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations in 1994.  She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2001.  While in law school, Ms. Westlake was a member of the Tournament of Champions and National Trial Teams, where she received extensive training in trial techniques.  Prior to joining DeFrancisco and Falgiatano Law Firm, she was a litigation associate for a local law firm and is well versed in insurance industry practices. 

 

     Ms. Westlake is currently Vice President, 5th Judicial District for the New York State Bar Association, Vice President of the Onondaga County Bar Foundation and is Past President of the Onondaga County Bar Association. 

 

     Ms. Westlake focuses her practice on civil litigation involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.  She has experience in a broad range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, construction accidents and products liability.  

 

 

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Location

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers
6739 Myers Rd.
East Syracuse, NY, 13057

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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Westlake was easy to talk to and was 100% professional! She answered all my questions and concerns. When I would call she would get back to me quickly! I was very impressed as to how she knowledgeable and efficient she was with my case. I would definitely refer my friends and family to call upon her!
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2015
"thumbs up" for sure!
Jean Marie handled my personal injury/medical malpractice case. Approximately 5 1/2 years ago I had a routine surgery which left me with a permanent injury and terrible pain. After 3 corrective surgeries and losing my business due to my inability to work, it was then, that I sought the counsel of the De Francisco law firm and Jean Marie Westlake. Jean Marie was extremely responsive, and very honest. After being in the business world for 27 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many different attorneys. Never have I met anyone quite like Jean Marie. Prior to the trial, Jean Marie handled everything. She studied my medical history and every aspect of my case. During the trial, she accurately depicted my experience and relayed my 4 to 5 year journey to the jury. When something did come up with the opposing counsel, she maneuvered expertly and efficiently and as a result, we succeeded. Jean Marie fought for me and my future in a fair, accurate and balanced way. Although Jean Marie cannot restore my health or take away my pain, she did secure my future. I am now able to seek and afford the medical treatment that I need with no worries on how the bills will be paid. With highest respect, I recommend Jean Marie for any personal injury or medical malpractice situation. I thank Jean Marie and the De Francisco Law firm team for standing with me during this most difficult time. They are truly the finest!
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Posted by KelleyButterfield | November 25, 2013
Well Oiled Machine
Jean Marie is a member of the well oiled machine at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano law firm. Jean Marie co-counseled on our lawsuit which was long running and complicated. What a prepared and planned ahead person. Our suit involved voluminous records, multiple plaintiffs, and Jean Marie never flinched. Whether it was a question over the phone, countering the appeals or finding that one piece of paperwork during testimony/examination, she never floundered. Unflappable. Jean Marie is well informed and if she doesn't have an answer, she gets one to you ASAP. A stickler for detail and a penchant to get it done, Jean Marie gives you a strong feeling of comfort that all is being handled. The team work between Charles Falgiatano & Jean Marie Westlake is like a well oiled machine, hopefully for many others one that lasts for a long time.
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Posted by Robert & Christy | August 24, 2012
Most Amazing Trustworth Attorney!
I would most certainly recommend Jean Marie! She always made sure that we were kept aware of everything through out the case, nothing was a surprise. She is very honest and loyal to her clients. Me and my husband worked with her closely for two years and I am glad that we got the chance because I felt very comfortable with her even through a whole trial process! I can not thank Jean Marie enough for her services! Also the best part is I still stay in touch because she was in our lives through the hardest of times and I will always be greatful. She is the lawyer that you need for all of your troubles, she was even great with my children.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2008

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • LeMoyne College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Prunoske v. Urogynecologist
  • Verdict for $3,850,000
  • Perceptron, Inc. v. Silicon Video, Inc. et al.
  • Summary Judgment granted
  • Tornatore v. Cohen
  • Verdict for $1,400,000

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association County Bar Association Relationship Task Force
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Nominating Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Leadership Development
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Onondaga County Judiciary Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 5th Judicial District Delegate (House of Delegates)
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Awards Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Legislative Policy
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tri-County Bars Judicial Screening Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Delegate, House of Delegates
  • 2013 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Judicary Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • OCBA Part 137
  • Panel Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Associatiion
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Project of Onondaga County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • President Elect
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Assigned Counsel Program of Onondaga County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Chair, Human Resource Committee
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2012
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • New York State Bar Foundation
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • New York Law Firm of the Month
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Syracuse University
  • Learn from the Practitioners
  • 2015
  • Syracuse University
  • Motion Practice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Jeanmarie
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Westlake is a highly skilled trial attorney who has been incredibly successful on behalf of her clients both in and out of the courtroom. Her knowledge of the law and ability in the courtroom is second to none!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeanmarie since I was a member of the National Trial Team at Syracuse University College of Law. After I graduated, we not only worked together on a number of personal injury cases, but she continued to serve as a mentor to me. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to learn from such a bright legal mind. I highly endorse her."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Westlake since law school where she excelled in trial practice. Since that time, she has not skipped a beat. I endorse this lawyer for her representation of her clients and professional skill."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jean Marie and have had the opportunity to work with her several times. She is in a league of her own when it comes to practicing law. Syracuse is fortunate to have such a great litigator!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Jean Marie for several years. She has extensive legal knowledge and trial experience. With her experience, she has served as a trial coach for many years. I have also gone to trial with her on many occasions where she zealously represented her clients. I strongly endorse her."
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East Syracuse Medical malpractice Lawyer Jeanmarie Westlake
Jeanmarie Westlake
Medical malpractice Attorney
East Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 22 years