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Oot & Associates, PLLC with Offices:
Central New York/Southern Tier
503 East Washington Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 471-6687

North Country
63 Main Street
Canton, New York 13617
(315) 379-1466 . Our firm has proudly served Central New York and the North County for decades. The attorneys at Oot and Associates focus their practice in Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury. Clients are accepted for representation in the New York State areas of Rochester, Geneva, Binghamton, Elmira, Cortland, Syracuse, Fulton, Oswego, Canton, Massena, Potsdam, Watertown, Gouverneur, Utica and their immediate vicinities.

Workplace injuries may involve claims for:

Workers' Compensation
Social Security Disability
Personal Injury / Negligence

Our legal team is experienced in each of these areas providing you with the "full service" representation you deserve.
Unlike other firms who also represent insurance carriers, we keep our loyalties simple:
we represent injured workers, and only injured workers.

Through two conveniently located offices we serve clients in the Syracuse and Binghamton Districts of the Workers' Compensation Board, an area covering a large portion of Upstate New York.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
  2. Social Security: 10%
  3. Real Estate: 10%



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  • Jason Lee Cassidy

    I have had the pleasure of appearing in numerous workers' compensation matters with Dave as opposing counsel. I can truly say that he provides the most vigorous and tenacious representation of all his clients. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Dave both as opposing counsel and a person.


    Jason Cassidy Litigation Attorney
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    I have worked with and against Mr. Philippone on a number of cases, and it is clear that he has demonstrated exceptional litigation skills and an ability to work out favorable outcomes for his clients. Any potential plaintiff, injured worker, or criminal defendant will be in very good hands with Mr. Philippone as his or her lawyer.


    Russell Blair Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Oot & Associates Pllc Law Offices

503 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202

Oot & Associates PLLC for Watertown,Ogdensburg,Massena, Canton use

63 Main Street
Canton, NY, 13617



NYCurrently registered 199307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Most Outstanding Contribution By a Third Year StudentSyracuse University College of LAw1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberOot and Associates, PLLC1995 - Present
!st Ward Town Councilor ( Elected)Town of Camillus2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central New York Worker's Compensation Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Injured Workers Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Central New York Worker's Compensation Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2005
Onondaga County Bar Association,Young Lawyers SectionCo-Chairman1993 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
St John Fisher CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Syracuse Labor Council MeetingWorkers' Compensation2015
Meeting Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Central Labor CounciWorkers' Compensation2015
Lobby Day NYS Senate and AssemblyWorkers Compensation2015
NY State Insurance Fund Case Manager TrainingWorkers' Compensation from the Claimant Perspective2011
Camillus West Homeowners Association Annual MeetingCamillus 1st ward Town Councilor Update- I was town councilor 2010-20122011
UAW International Syracuse Meeting2008 Revisions in Workers' Compensation to C - 3, C - 4 and their Impact on the Injured Worker2008
Fall Meeting of Labor and Employment Research AssociationWorkers' Compensation Reforms: An Insi der's View2007
Workers' Memorial Day sponsored by the Chemung Schuyler Labo r Assembly.Workers' Compensation Reform in New York.2006
Monthly Meeting UAW Local 1337Hearing Loss Claims under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.2006
Meeting of Chemung Schuyler Labor AssemblyCritical Concerns With Regard to Governor Pataki’s Proposal for Workers’ Compensation Reform.2006
Workers Memorial Day sponsored by the Chemung Schuyler Labo r AssemblyWorkers Compensation Reform in New York.2005
Tompkins County Community College and Chemung Schuyler Labor Assembly Educational SeminarHow to File and Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New York2004
Monthly Meeting UAW Local 2300What You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation2004
UAW Local 2300 UAW Monthly MeetingThe Basics of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury.2003
Television Show HOUR CNY hosted by David ValeskyProblems with Workers’ Compensation in New York2003
UAW Local 3034 Monthly MeetingAn Overview of Workers Compensation in New York2002
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