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Jeff D. DeFrancisco

Medical malpractice Attorney at East Syracuse, NY

5.0   6 reviews

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About Jeff

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I specialize in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.  I am a member of many prominent legal organizations including Top 1% Trial Counsel, SuperLawyers, Top Rated Lawyer, Best Attorney, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the New York State Trial Lawyers; among others.  I have achieved some of the top results for clients in Upstate, NY with 2 cases having awards of $10 million each.  If you look at my website you will see an extensive list of the results my firm has achieved for clients.  If you have a question regarding a case, feel free to contact us at any time since consultations are always free. 



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Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/28/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/26/2023

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Marcie | November 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Response
Although my case did not meet criteria for a claim at this time, Jeff went above and beyond in his efforts to reach out to me after my request. He thoroughly reviewed my case and provided me with useful information for moving forward.
Posted by Chelsea | January 23, 2012
I highly recommend!
I recently used Jeff DeFrancisco for a medical malpractice case that involved a medical procedure that I underwent. Jeff was always available to answer any questions that I had. Furthermore, he was able to get my case settled rather quickly and for a very fair resolution. I have already recommended him to others and I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Heather | January 21, 2012
The Absolute Best
I contacted Mr. DeFrancisco to handle my personal injury matter because the lawyer that was handling my case wanted me to settle for very low compensation. After contacting Mr. DeFrancisco I met with him in person and he agreed to represent me. During the course of the case he was always very responsive to my phone calls and questions. My case ultimately got resolved to my high satisfaction. He did an excellent job for me and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kaitlynn L. | January 21, 2012
I would definitely recommend!
I used Jeff DeFrancisco's services in response to an automobile accident I was in. Jeff was very knowledgeable and achieved a great result for me. I would definitely recommend Jeff DeFrancisco.
Posted by Samuel | January 21, 2012
Sam Meeker
"As a result of medical errors, my spouse passed away. Needless to say this was a very significant loss for my young children and myself. I consulted with two attorneys, both of whom declined to take my case. I thereafter contacted Attorney Jeff DeFrancisco and within weeks a full workup of my case was completed and suit was filed. The insurance company refused to offer any compensation for my family's loss so we proceeded to trial. I was very impressed with Jeff DeFrancisco's preparation and representation at trial. After the 5th day of trial the insurance carrier settled my case through a confidential settlement. Mr. DeFrancisco went 'above and beyond' all my expectations. I would highly recommend Jeff DeFrancisco and I truly believe there is no better representation for personal injury matters." - S.M.
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Posted by Mark | January 20, 2012
Highly Recommended
Jeff has represented both myself and one of my children for seperate personal injury matters. Jeff is very knowledgeable about both the law and medicine. He is very sympathetic to the clients needs and their injuries. He fights extremely hard for his clients even after one my cases settled he helped me get the disability benefits I had been previously been denied free of charge. He has done an excellent job for myself and my family and I would highly recommend him!
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  • Contingency 10%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Harris Beach
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Onondaga County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 1999


  • Syracuse University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Saint John Fisher College in Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Arbitration Award - confidential award
  • $9,600,000 award
  • Confidential Settlement
  • $1,300,000
  • Confidential Settlement
  • $1,000,000
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  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer for Personal Injury 2015-2018
  • Super Lawyer for Personal Injury 2015-2018
  • 2018
  • Best Attorney Lifetime Member
  • Best Attorney Lifetime Member
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice - NY
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyers:
  • 2012
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2011
  • Top New York Verdicts 2010
  • Top New York Verdicts
  • 2010
  • Top New York Verdicts 2009
  • Top New York Verdicts
  • 2009
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  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • New York: Law Firm of the Month
  • 2011
  • Verdict Search
  • Top NY Verdicts 2010
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medical Malpractice & New Health Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice & New Health Insurance Law
  • 2011
  • County Bar Associations
  • Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • 2011
  • Speaking engagements to students
  • Law School Consultations
  • 2010
  • Variety of schools
  • Classroom speaking engagements
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Jeff
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is the hardest working and qualified lawyers I know. We are lucky to have him here in our community!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeff. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer and his firm. In a prior firm I defended a case where our client was a co-defendant, who was not responsible for the injury to Mr. DeFrancisco's client. We came to an accord after showing his firm that the use of the medical equipment, and not our device, were the cause of the injury. They were very open to EVIDENCE, unlike some firms, and their client benefitted from the cooperation. I refer cases to this firm and they are always handled without complaint and to great effect. If I had a relative who had a potential medical malpractice claim, this is the firm to whom i would refer them."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff has made a name for himself as one of the best Medical Malpractice attorneys in Central New York. He is serious about making sure his clients get the absolute best representation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for many years, and watched him diligently pursue his clients' cases until he got the results his clients deserved. He will not back down or compromise to his clients' detriment. He is knowlegable, hard working and totally dedicated to his practice. I strongly recommend his practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jeff for over 10 years and can attest to his hard work and dedication to his clients. In addition, his ability to assess and analyze cases is extraordinary. Finally, he is excellent at presenting a clear and concise case to a jury as proven by the extremely favorable verdicts he has obtained for his clients over the years."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff DeFrancisco for many years. He is extremely knowledgeable, skillful and determined. He takes the time to thoroughly review each and every case. He has an abundance of experience and knows how to get results. I highly endorse him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff DeFrancisco for many years. He has an excellent reputation in my firm and in the community as a skilled personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. Jeff is extremely hardworking and knowledgeable, and is highly skilled in preparing, trying, and settling cases. His accomplishments are continually evidenced by the outstanding results he achieves for his clients. I strongly endorse Jeff."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff and his partner Charlie are excellent attorneys. They concentrate in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice. They are two of the best in the business. I am happy to have had the chance to cooperate on cases with them and know they have the experience to get outstanding results for their clients."
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