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About me

Thank you for your interest in my professional profile.  My professional practice is dedicated solely to representing injured people.  As such, I handle personal injury cases that include:  medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction injuries, falls, wrongful deaths, defective products etc.  Because my practice is specialized I am very familiar with the law and medicine.  If you take a look at my website you will see that I have been very successful in my practice.  

I also have a very strong work ethic.  I truly enjoy my work and helping people so I regularly work nights and weekends by choice.  My clients also have access to me whenever they have questions or need assistance.  When I go to trial, I am quite confident that I will always be more prepared than opposing counsel.  

On a personal level, I am married and have a son and daughter.  The personal activities I enjoy are exercising, spending time with the family, technology, and mixed martial arts.


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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%



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  • Jesse Paul Ryder

    Jeff is the hardest working and qualified lawyers I know. We are lucky to have him here in our community!


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Contact info

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm

121 East Water Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202

Rochester Office

510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY, 14604

Oneida Office

312 Broad Street
Oneida, NY, 13421

New Hartford Office

23 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY, 13413

Cortland Office

26 Court Street
Cortland, NY, 13045

Oswego Office

92 West 6th Street
Oswego, NY, 13126

Watertown Office

119 Sherman Street
Watertown, NY, 13601



NYCurrently registered 200003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Million Dollar Advocates Forum memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2012
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum memberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America2012
Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice - NYMedical Malpractice Lawyers: www.medicalmalpracticelawyers.org2012
New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top New York Verdicts 2010Top New York Verdicts2010
Top New York Verdicts 2009Top New York Verdicts2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm2001 - Present
AssociateHarris Beach1999 - 2000
AttorneyOnondaga County District Attorney's Office1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
New York State Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
See website:$500,000 - $10,000,000
Confidential Settlement$2,250,000
Confidential Settlement$1,300,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineNew York: Law Firm of the Month2011
Syracuse NewspaperSyracuse Jury Awards Nurse nearly 1.7M2010
Verdict SearchTop NY Verdicts 20102010
Syracuse NewspaperSyracuse jury awards man $10 million for back surgery problems2009
Verdict SearchTop NY Verdicts 20092009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
St John Fisher CollegeBusiness FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
St John Fisher CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice & New Health Insurance LawMedical Malpractice & New Health Insurance Law2011
County Bar AssociationsMedical Malpractice & Personal Injury2011
Speaking engagements to studentsLaw School Consultations2010
Variety of schoolsClassroom speaking engagements2009