|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Attorney||DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC||2002 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Onondaga County Bar Foundation||President||2017 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association County Bar Association Relationship Task Force||Member||2017 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||5th Judicial District Delegate (House of Delegates)||2016 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association Nominating Committee||Chair||2016 - Present|
|Onondaga County Judiciary Committee||Chair||2016 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Past President||2016 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State||Member||2016 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association Committee on Leadership Development||Member||2016 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association Awards Committee||Chair||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||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|
|OCBA Part 137||Panel Member||2012 - Present|
|Central New York Women's Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Associatiion||Member, Finance Committee||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|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||President Elect||2014 - 2014|
|Assigned Counsel Program of Onondaga County||Board of Directors||2014 - 2014|
|Volunteer Lawyer's Project of Onondaga County||Board of Directors||2014 - 2015|
|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|
|Prunoske v. Urogynecologist||Verdict for $3,850,000|
|Perceptron, Inc. v. Silicon Video, Inc. et al.||Summary Judgment granted|
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|Attorney at Law Magazine||New York Law Firm of the Month||2011|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|LeMoyne College||Industrial and Labor Relations||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Syracuse University||Learn from the Practitioners||2015|
|Syracuse University||Motion Practice||2009|
Posted by anonymous
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
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!
Posted by KelleyButterfield
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.
Peter Green, Criminal defense Attorney
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!
Brenton Dadey, Personal injury Attorney
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.