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David J. Philippone

Workers compensation Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 30 years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Oot & Associates, PLLC with Offices: Central New York/Southern Tier 503 East Washington Street Syracuse, New York 13202 orth Country 63 Main Street Canton, New York 13617. 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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Posted by Jeanne | July 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Your Best Interest
Wow, I remember praying for the right Lawyer to represent my Workmens Comp case. I was truly blessed to have David Philippone as my Lawyer. He had the best interest for my long term outcome and with that being said… I can never thank him enough for the wise decision he made for me. David you deserve a 5 star. I have and will continue to be a voice for your ability to deliver. Once again THANK YOU
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Posted by Jason | April 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dave Philippone not just my attorney, but my friend
I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how incredibly blessed I am to have Dave Philippone as my attorney. Dave's character and impeccable reputation speak for themselves! I first met Dave and his family about 10 years ago when I sold him a piano for his daughter and I'm glad for that meeting. I say that because I didn't know then how much I would need him now. He has literally saved my life and my family's as well. Because of his pit bull mentality in the courtroom my family has survived a life-altering injury! Because of Dave my family has remained intact through circumstances that have torn others apart. Dave has constantly fought for me even when I thought it was impossible! He has never turned away from any question, nor missed a single phone call! During one of the darkest times in my life I couldn't ask for a better person to stand and fight with than Dave! Dave has made going through this season as easy as possible. I have and will continue to respect and recommend Dave Philippone to anyone who has to go through a work related injury, because there is no one more qualified and no one better to have on your side! Thank you Dave for everything you have done for me and my family! We could not have made it this far without you! Thank you for continuing to stand and fight with me! We have claimed many victories together and I am confident we will continue to do just that!
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Posted by Neal | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Our experience with Lawyer David Philippone
Mr. Philippone has been our Workers Comp Lawyer for approximately the last 20 years. He is one of the most ethical hard working lawyers I have ever dealt with. He and his staff are always available for any questions we may have pertaining to the case at hand. He and his staff keep in touch through the whole process from initial claim to settlement which is usually a couple years when all is said and done. I can't think of anything he did not do for us, in fact we think so highly of him we have referred many people over the years, and will continue to do so for many years to come I am sure.
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Posted by Patti | March 29, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
WC Lawyer
David Phillippone is a WC lawyer in the Syracuse area. In my 25+ years in the WC industry, one often runs into obstacles that prevent a timely adjudication of a claimant’s case. David has been a contact of mine at the orthopedic practice where I have worked for 14 years. I am pleased to say that David has gone up and beyond for me with guidance to understanding WC Law, how to interpret decisions from the NYS WCB, forwarding pertinent information regarding a client’s case, providing updates in the WC world as well as assisting me with a claimant’s case for billing purposes. David puts the claimant first and goes the extra mile for his clients. His knowledge of the WC law is unprecedented and I am thankful for his expertise and guidance.
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Posted by Sherri | May 5, 2015
Philippone for The WIN! He is the BEST THERE IS!!!!
Mr. Philippone is the best attorney there is when it comes to ins and outs of the workers comp law. There is no way possible that I would have won my case with any other lawyer. Mr. Philippone was right upfront with me from the start that there was a very slim possibility that I would have a chance on winning my case due to the time that has passed from when I fell on the ice in the poorly lit parking lot at work, and the time of my surgery, for the injury to my neck that left me disabled for life. However; Mr. Philippone, won my case by guiding me step by step through the legal process by translating all the legal terminology into plain English for the average person who is not in the legal field to understand. He has been there for me every step of the way, answered every single question I have had in the past, and has not hesitated to answer any of my questions I have had since he won my case for me. To see Mr. Philippone in action in the courtroom left me speechless the very first time I witnessed him. He anticipated the opposing side and was very well prepared for what they were going to do and say. He certainly does his homework and doesn't go into the courtroom unprepared for anything that may arise. Without Mr. Philippone on my side, I would have lost everything I own and would have been deep in debt in medical bills - especially in prescription costs alone - for the rest of my life, due to an accident that happened at work. Mr. Philippone knows what questions to ask, when to ask them, and when and how to present all the information to best benefit his clients. Mr. Philippone also has an outstanding team supporting him in the firm, Oot & Associates, that he currently works for! When Mr. Philippone is not available to take a call, the team supporting him, is knowledgeable in the cases he is working and can assist as well. They all become like a family while working for YOU at the same time. He is FAIR, TRUSTWORTHY, HONEST, QUICK TO RESPOND TO CORRESPONDENCE, UPFRONT AND COMPASSIONATE about all the work he does. On a scale of 1-10 on a referral rating - he gets a 15+. He is definitely the lawyer you want on your side! I owe him everything for being where I am today, for keeping my family in tack, and keeping me in my house that I have worked so hard to get. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mr. David J. Philippone for everything! You are the Best!
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Posted by Alicia | April 29, 2015
HIghly Recommend
My work injury resulted in a condition that is very difficult to diagnose, and in certain circumstances easily challenged. David still took on my case, even though the odds did not seem in my favor at all. He guided me through every step, always in a professional, courteous and knowledgeable manner. Whenever I had a question, he either emailed or called me back that same day with an answer or advice. He consistently had things taken care of in a timely fashion. He assisted me in winning not only health coverage for my injury, but difference in pay, and now a settlement. I would recommend David to anyone with a workers comp situation. Not only is he incredible, all of the staff at Oot and Associates are as well.
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Posted by Kelly | April 23, 2015
David Philippone has the most integrity of any attorney I have ever worked with. He is intelligent, organized, honest and dedicated but most important he is compassionate and truly cares for his clients. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my legal needs.
Posted by Vern | April 22, 2015
Tops In There Field
Oot&Associates is an excellent Workers Compensation and Social Security law firm. From the start they were on the job. I had a couple different attorney's to start but ended up with my savior Attorney David Phillipone. I may be a little partial but in my opinion he is the best. Not only did he help with my case but was concerned with my welfare. I could go on and on about him. He not only became my lawyer but in the process became a dear friend. You cannot go wrong if you pick this firm!!!
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Posted by Kelly | April 21, 2015
Wouldn't trust anyone else, he is organized, efficient, honest and caring. Would recommend 100%!!
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Work Experience

  • Member
  • Oot and Associates, PLLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • 1st Ward Town Councilor ( Elected)
  • Town of Camillus
  • 2010 - 2012


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1992
  • St John Fisher College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)
  • 1989


  • Central New York Worker's Compensation Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Central New York Worker's Compensation Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Central New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Onondaga County Bar Association,Young Lawyers Section
  • Co-Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Dean's Most Outstanding Contribution By a Third Year Student
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1993
  • Criminal Law award
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1992
  • Legislative Research Bureau Leadership Award
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 NYS Overview
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security and Personal Injury
  • 2016
  • Syracuse Labor Council Meeting
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2015
  • Lobby Day NYS Senate and Assembly
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2015
  • Meeting Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Central Labor Counci
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2015
  • NY State Insurance Fund Case Manager Training
  • Workers' Compensation from the Claimant Perspective
  • 2011
  • Camillus West Homeowners Association Annual Meeting
  • Camillus 1st ward Town Councilor Update- I was town councilor 2010-2012
  • 2011
  • UAW International Syracuse Meeting
  • 2008 Revisions in Workers' Compensation to C - 3, C - 4 and their Impact on the Injured Worker
  • 2008
  • Fall Meeting of Labor and Employment Research Association
  • Workers' Compensation Reforms: An Insi der's View
  • 2007
  • Monthly Meeting UAW Local 1337
  • Hearing Loss Claims under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
  • 2006
  • Meeting of Chemung Schuyler Labor Assembly
  • Critical Concerns With Regard to Governor Pataki’s Proposal for Workers’ Compensation Reform.
  • 2006
  • Workers' Memorial Day sponsored by the Chemung Schuyler Labo r Assembly.
  • Workers' Compensation Reform in New York.
  • 2006
  • Workers Memorial Day sponsored by the Chemung Schuyler Labo r Assembly
  • Workers Compensation Reform in New York.
  • 2005
  • Monthly Meeting UAW Local 2300
  • What You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation
  • 2004
  • Tompkins County Community College and Chemung Schuyler Labor Assembly Educational Seminar
  • How to File and Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New York
  • 2004
  • UAW Local 2300 UAW Monthly Meeting
  • The Basics of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury.
  • 2003
  • Television Show HOUR CNY hosted by David Valesky
  • Problems with Workers’ Compensation in New York
  • 2003
  • UAW Local 3034 Monthly Meeting
  • An Overview of Workers Compensation in New York
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an excellent lawyer and one of the best worker's compensation claimant's attorneys in the area. I would recommend him to any friend or family member without hesitation in the event they are seeking guidance with a claim."
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Syracuse Workers compensation Lawyer David J. Philippone
David J. Philippone
Workers compensation Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation