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Peter DeFilippis

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

Member of the 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, and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Awards and Recognition:

New York Super Lawyers 

Peter DeFilippis was named to the prestigious list in 2011-2023,  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.

Martindale Hubbell 

AV rated “Preeminent” by peers “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.” AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Martindale Hubbell 

 “Client Champion Gold” award. This recognition is based on the lawyer’s quality of service, ethics, responsiveness, communication, and overall value.

New York Magazine

 List of “NYC Firms with AV Rated Attorneys” (very high legal abilities and ethical standards)

Premier Lawyers of America 

Rated a “Silver Attorney” (five stars). Top 1% in America for Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.


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 the 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


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

Lawyers of Distinction

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

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 

Lisst fo  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.


“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 the “Days of Wonder” nonprofit 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

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