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Joseph Paul Stanley

Personal injury Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Stanley Law Offices, Joe Stanley

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
    New York - NY 42 years
    Florida - FL 41 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1982
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Car crashes are most often caused simply when someone's been careless. Determining legal responsibility for an accident or injury (often called “liability”) can be complicated, but often rests on whether someone was careless or “negligent.”

  2. Personal injury
    Stanley Law Offices are dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury and their families. Our team of trial lawyers has 90 years combined experience, which we use to develop strategies that win in the courtroom helping you get what you deserve.

  3. Slip and fall accident
    At Stanley Law Offices, you’ll find a well-experienced premises liability lawyer who handles a full range of legal matters, focusing on holding people responsible for personal injuries that occur on others’ property.

  4. Workers compensation
    At The Stanley Law Offices, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Montrose, PA, and Syracuse, Binghamton, or Rochester, NY, are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they are entitled to after a workplace injury.

  5. Animal and dog bites
    Like any personal injury case, there are many variables that go into determining whether or not you have a case you can WIN. In the case of animal or dog bite, much will be dependent on the animal’s history.

  6. Birth injury
    Lawyers who regularly represent children & parents know that special attention must be paid to helping you recover enough compensation to help pay for the care they need. When injuries happen to young children, they can have long-term effects.

  7. Brain injury
    Our attorneys are experienced in the steps and strategies that are necessary to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict for a client who’s suffered a brain injury or spinal cord injury. We work with expert neuropsychologists to build a case.

  8. Defective and dangerous products
    Dangerous or defective products can cause very serious injuries and wrongful death. If you’ve been injured by such a product, you need an attorney who will hold manufacturers and distributors accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

  9. Medical malpractice
    Medical negligence cases often involve complex issues of fact and law. Therefore, if you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, the best approach is to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

  10. Motorcycle accident
    A motorcycle accident lawyer can assist motorcyclists and their families if an accident occurs. Motorcycle riders have the same legal rights as other motor vehicle drivers to use the road.

  11. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    It’s a part of all of our lives. It’s a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home when you realize a family member can no longer live on their own. Making that decision is tough enough. Don't go it alone. Phone.

  12. Spinal cord injury
    Initial consultations at The Stanley Law Offices are free. Our lawyers willingly make home or hospital visits if needed. At The Stanley Law Offices we handle traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis.

  13. Trucking accident
    We’ll give you the straight goods about what it takes to win and whether you have a case. If we agree to take your case, it’s because we believe you can and DESERVE to win. But it takes grit and tenacity, on both our parts to win.

  14. Wrongful death
    When a loved one has been killed in an accident due to the negligence of an individual or business, life for the survivors will never be the same. No amount of money can bring your loved one back. Legal action can hold those accountable.


Founder and Partner at the Stanley Law Offices, with six personal injury offices in Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Rochester, Oneonta, NY, and Montrose, PA. Developed the Stanley System for working to get clients the MAXIMUM Award. Shares true stories and is interviewed consistently across many media outlets because of his advocacy for clients' rights and providing helpful knowledge and insights so the public understands how accidents, injures, and aspects of the law can impact them. Founder of the non profit Music For the Mission because of his passion and commitment to giving back to the communities he's a part of. ().

A native of Syracuse New York, Joe graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Syracuse University’s law school in 1981. He’s licensed to practice in all New York State and Federal Trial Courts. He’s a member of the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, NYSLTA Academy of Trial Lawyers. He’s Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Joe’s an advocate for the injured who has litigated cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, construction site injuries, and more. His reputation as a meticulous litigator with a history of success is matched by his ability to connect with his clients personally while fighting for their compensation. Joe lives in Skaneateles, New York with his wife.

Areas of Practice:
Serious Personal Injury, Car/Truck Accidents (MVA), Slip and Falls (Premises Liability), Construction/Labor Law, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Manufacturer's Liability Cases, Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage:
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Trial Practice, The American Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions:
New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1981 College of Environmental Sciences & Forestry, 1975 – Bachelor of Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society – Member
National Trial Lawyers – Member
New York State Bar Association – Member
Onondaga County Bar Association – Member
American Association for Justice – Member
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association – Member
New York State Trial Lawyers Association – Member
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers – Member
Super Lawyers – Member

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Stanley Law Offices
215 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY, 13203-2470
Stanley Law Offices
84 Court Street
Binghamton, NY, 13901
Stanley Law Offices
200 Washington St Rm 407A
Watertown, NY, 13601
Stanley Law Offices
22 Public Ave
Montrose, PA, 18801
Stanley Law Offices
510 Clinton Square #521
Rochester, NY, 14604
Stanley Law Offices
166 Main St
ste #2,
Oneonta, NY, 13820
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by EAM | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did an excellent job
during COVID. I had never been injured on the job before and was glad that I contacted them. I am 100% certain that my employer would not have done the right thing without Stanley overseeing my case. These cases are long and tedious but the team at Stanley were committed and tenacious in following my case. They returned every call, traced missing and lost checks from the insurance company, and finally resolved the case to my complete satisfaction. Thank you to the team at Stanley Law for their patience and dedication during a difficult time in my life.
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Posted by David Iannone | March 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
thank you ⁰
you are Wright on top of everything recommend you to you guys are doing an excellent recommend you to all my friends cuz Joe Knows
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
The team I worked with at Stanley Law always supported me during what was a hard time after my car accident. It wasn’t an easy time and although it took a long time to get the right settlement, I’m happy with the results and I’m greatful. They did an amazing job


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Work Experience

  • Founder, Partner
  • Stanley Law Offices
  • 1982 - Present


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • State University of New York, College of Environme
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975


  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Nationally Ranked Accident Lawyer
  • US Attorneys
  • 2022
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  • Rutherford Publishing
  • A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the United States
  • 2015

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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Stanley has decades of experience with personal injury matters. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and works tirelessly to ensure they receive the maximum award to which they are entitled."
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Syracuse Personal injury Lawyer Joseph Paul Stanley
Joseph Paul Stanley
Personal injury Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 42 years