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Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel's practice focuses on representing physicians and health care providers as well as defending professional malpractice claims, wrongful death cases and personal injury claims. She is experienced in resolving liability in both jury trials and alternative dispute resolutions, and is currently president of the Women's Bar Association and co-chair of its Judicial Screening Committee.


Ms. Fogel is admitted to practice before all New York State courts and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA). She previously served as CNYWBA's president-elect, vice president, secretary, director of membership and as chair of its Beatrice Krupkin Scholarship Committee. She served as an arbitrator for the City of Syracuse Small Claims Court. In addition to lecturing at several continuing legal education programs, Ms Fogel has also lectured to the Upstate Medical University and St. Joseph’s nursing students on topics of medical malpractice, liability and disciplinary proceedings. Ms. Fogel was named by Super Lawyer’s as a Rising Star in medical malpractice insurance defense.


Previously, Ms. Fogel was a forensic scientist for the New York State Police. She attended Albany College of Pharmacy and is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University (B.S. Biology/Psychology, magna cum laude) and Syracuse University College of Law. She was the vice president of the Stevens Swan Humane Association of Oneida County and formerly taught Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor at Cayuga Community College.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 90%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%

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  • Michael A. Bottar

    Danielle is a talented litigator who specializes in representing physicians and healthcare professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits. She is a tough, sharp, civil and ethical trial lawyer who is quick to utilize her science background to defend her clients -- inside and outside of the courtroom. I endorse her without reservation.


    Michael Bottar Medical malpractice Attorney
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Contact info

Sugarman Law Firm, LLP

211 W. Jefferson St.
Syracuse, NY, 13202


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSugarman Law Firm, LLP2007 - Present
AssociateCarter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, PC2004 - 2005
Forensic ScientistNew York State Police - Forensic Invesitigation Center2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationCo-Chair of Judicial Screening Committee2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central New York Women's Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Utica College of Syracuse UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice from A-ZMedicine 101 for Attorneys2010
Keep Current with Automobile LitigationUse of Experts $ Evaluating Damages2008