Donald P. Chiari

Donald P. Chiari

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY

Brown Chiari LLP
 | 2470 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: 716-681-7190
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Mr. Chiari is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates - rank of Advocate, New York State Trial Lawyers' Association, Western New York Trial Lawyers' Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Chiari has 29 years of litigation experience and currently handles medical malpractice, products liability, complex premises liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and nursing home negligence. He has tried numerous cases to verdict throughout Western New York, resulting in multi-million dollar awards and recoveries. Prior to the formation of Brown Chiari LLP in 1997, Mr. Chiari spent 14 years litigating and defending hospitals and physicians in all specialties in the Western New York area.  Mr. Chiari is also admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized for obtaining the two largest personal injury verdicts in Niagara County history and has obtained one of the highest nursing home verdicts in the State of New York. Mr. Chiari has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent level of professional excellence.  He was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Of significance, he has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in every practice area of plaintiffs' personal injury (i.e., automobile, medical malpractice, nursing home, construction accidents, slip and fall, and premises liability), an accomplishment rarely achieved by any trial attorney.

About Donald Chiari

Admitted 1984, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.brownchiari.com/rated-at-the-highest-level-for-ab...

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Supreme Court, United States District - Western District, Erie County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates - rank of Advocate, New York State Trial Lawyers' Association, Western New York Trial Lawyers' Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Gates v. Nowe & Ulrich Sign Co., Inc., et al., Niagara County Supreme Court, $2 million settlement for automobile accident resulting in spine injury, 2012
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.8 million confidential medical malpractice settlement, 2012
  • McAuliffe v. Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, Niagara County Supreme Court, $710,000.00 settlement for slip and fall on stairs at high school, 2011
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $1 million confidential medical malpractice settlement, 2011
  • Nyitrai v. Terhaar, Erie County Supreme Court, $3.375 million settlement regarding an automobile accident with spine injuries, 2011
  • Arvelo v. State of New York, NYS Court of Claims, $9 million settlement for infant plaintiff, 2011
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $4.8 million confidential settlement in a medical malpractice claim, 2010
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $2.5 million confidential settlement in a food poisoning case, 2009
  • Sivertsen v. Modern Disposal, Niagara County Supreme Court, $9 million settlement after commencement of trial in an automobile accident case , 2009
  • Braun v. Visions Place, Erie County Supreme Court, $3.75 million settlement after commencement of trial in a premises liability case , 2009
  • Wing v. Grand Island High School, Erie County Supreme Court, $750,000.00 settlement following jury selection in a premises liability case , 2009
  • Blanchard v. Lifegear (retrial), Erie County Supreme Court, $3.8 million verdict in a products liability case , 2009
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $2.4 million confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case, 2008
  • Kroening v. NYSEG, Niagara County Supreme Court, $1.2 million settlement after commencement of trial in a labor law case, 2007
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.2 million confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case, 2006
  • Carlson v. DHL and MVP, Niagara County Supreme Court, $20 million verdict in an automobile accident case , 2006
  • Garland v. Shanor, Erie County Supreme Court, $4 million verdict in a boating accident case , 2006
  • Cardulla v. Galyan’s Sporting Goods, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.1 million verdict in a slip and fall case , 2006
  • Kolbert/Popielski v. Maplewood, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.5 million verdict in a nursing home neglect case , 2006
  • Kaczmarski v. Leary, M.D., Erie County Supreme Court, $6 million verdict in a medical malpractice case , 2006
  • Liepler v. Thill, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.4 million settlement in an automobile accident case, 2005
  • Blanchard v. Lifegear, Erie County Supreme Court, $4 million verdict in a products liability case , 2005
  • Bugman v. Island Chevrolet, Erie County Supreme Court, $2.5 million settlement after commencement of trial in an automobile accident case, 2004
  • Doe v. Doe, Erie County Supreme Court, $975,000.00 million confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case, 2003
  • Miller v. Akins, Niagara County Supreme Court, $9 million verdict in an automobile accident case , 2003
  • O’Sullivan v. Benderson, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.2 million settlement after commencement of trial in a labor law/construction case, 2002
  • Boncore v. Jewish Center, Erie County Supreme Court, $1.8 million settlement after commencement of trial in a premise liability case, 2001
  • Kotalik v. City of Lockport, Niagara County Supreme Court, $1.9 million settlement after commencement of trial in a labor law/construction accident case , 2001
  • Eccles v. E.M.I. Corp., Chautauqua County Supreme Court, $2.1 million verdict in a products liability case , 2001
  • Brown v. Cerrone, Niagara County Supreme Court, $225,000.00 verdict in a boating accident case , 2001
  • Crary v. Damon, Cattaraugus County Supreme Court, $400,000.00 settlement after commencement of trial in an automobile accident case, 2000
  • Skinner v. Janus and Ford Credit Corp., Erie County Supreme Court, $4 million settlement after commencement of trial in an automobile accident case, 2000
  • Van Son v. Pennysaver, Erie County Supreme Court, $850,000.00 settlement in an automobile accident case, 1999
  • Pahuta v. Massey Ferguson, United States District Court, Western District, $3 million settlement after commencement of trial in a product liability case, 1999
  • Cirino v. Manuszewski, Erie County Supreme Court, $150,000.00 verdict in an automobile case, 1999
  • Brenon v. Modern Disposal, Erie County Supreme Court, $5.1 million verdict in an automobile accident case, 1999
  • Marzak v. Watterson, Erie County Supreme Court, $600,000.00 verdict in an automobile accident case, 1998
  • Michalek v. Board of Ed., Erie County Supreme Court, $575,000.00 verdict in a motorcycle accident case, 1997
  • Jemiolo v. Zielin, D.D.S., Erie County Supreme Court, $300,000.00 verdict in a slip and fall case, 1996
Office Location for Donald P. Chiari

2470 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY 14225

 

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Last Updated: 2/2/2017

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