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Peter DeFilippis

Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates
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Peter DeFilippis
Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury, Automobile, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Pedestrian Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents, Wrongful Death, Defamation, Construction Site Accidents, Business Law, Employment Law, Contracts, Real Estate Litigation, General Civil Litigation. Trials in Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau, New York City, Queens, Putnam, Westchester, and the Federal Courts. Arbitration and Mediation Hearings.


1989, New York and New Jersey Bars;

1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Law School:  

Seton Hall University, Juris Doctor 1988


Fordham University, The Bronx, New York, Bachelor of Arts 1985


American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

New York State Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

New York County Lawyers Association

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Awards and Recognition:

New York Super Lawyers Peter DeFilippis was named to the prestigious list in 2011-2022, Top Rated Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Top-Rated Business Litigation Lawyers.

National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Civil Plaintiff-Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel included as “Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys.”

New York Law Journal “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.

Premier Lawyers of America rated a “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal injury and Civil Litigation.

Avvo an independent attorney rating service, graded Mr. DeFilippis “Superb” Attorney” (10 out of 10) Top Attorney Personal Injury.

America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%).

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys received the “10 Best for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award.”

American Institute of Trial Lawyers named “Litigator of the Year.”

American Society of Legal Advocates rated as“Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York.”

The Association of America’s Top Lawyers (AOATL) “Top 100 Lawyers”

Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating of A+

New York Law Journal “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016. Three of our Firm’s settlements/verdicts were listed in 2018 for premises and auto cases.

Attorney and Practice Magazine “New York’s Top 10 Attorneys List.”

Elite Lawyer Award

Expertise “The 25 Top Personal Injury Lawyers” in Mount Vernon, New York.

Lawyers of Distinction Recognizing excellence in the practice of law by Mr. DeFilippis.

Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis “Client Distinction Award.” This recognition is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.

Martindale Hubbell awarded “Client Champion Gold”

National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys listed as “Top 10 Attorney Award” recipient for the State of New York.

American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” of personal injury lawyers nationwide.

American Institute of Legal Counsels “Ten Best for Client Satisfaction” award.

American Institute of Legal Advocates “Elite Advocate in the Field of Personal Injury Law.”

American Trial Academy “Top Tier Lawyers.” Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. are chosen for membership.

Top Attorneys of North America

Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York Top Verdict list for 2017(#61), 2018(#85)

Top 100 Settlements in New York in 2019 TopVerdict list included two of our Firms’ settlements in 2019(#73 and #74)

Top 100 Premises Liability Settlements in the United States Top Verdict list in 2019: (#57) Cortez v. City of NY, et al. [Kings County] for $550,000 and (#59) Garber v. J.J.P. Coleman LLC, et al. [Queens County] for $525,000.

VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-20. Three top verdicts/settlements were listed in 2018.


Former Member of Community Board 8 in Manhattan

Former New York County Judicial Delegate

Referee for the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Past Board Member of “Days of Wonder” a Not for Profit Preschool, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Member of the Parish Council of Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Pompeii Churches, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Volunteer Work:

Covenant House Mentor Program

New York Cares Volunteer Program

Coach of DFYLL Girls Youth League Softball and Soccer Teams

The Law Offices of Peter DeFilippis & Associates have helped victims of medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in New York City and Westchester County since Pete DeFilippis was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989, and they are ready to help you, too. If you have been involved in an accident and sustained a serious injury, feel free to contact us online at or call (212) 227-4001 (Manhattan) or (914) 478-7777 (Ardsley).

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