John A. Musacchio

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Tucson, Arizona

Goldberg & Osborne
John A. Musacchio
Goldberg & Osborne

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2009

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021, 2023

Goldberg & Osborne

698 E. Wetmore Road
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85705 Visit website

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With nearly 15 years of experience, John A. Musacchio is an adept litigation attorney at Goldberg & Osborne in Tucson, Arizona, and serves the residents of the surrounding region, as well as across the state, in contentious and complex personal injury issues such as motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall, premises liability, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, and defective and dangerous products, among many others.

Possessing a fervent desire to provide justice for his clients and hold the negligent parties and companies accountable for their actions, Mr. Musacchio fights tooth and nail through every hurdle of any case he handles, giving his clients the comfort and confidence that their case will be handled professionally and effectively. For his many contributions, he is rated a perfect “10.0” on Avvo and hosts a plethora of positive client testimonials on the site as well.

Mr. Musacchio completed his undergraduate studies in 2005, graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in labor and industrial relations from Cornell University. He then first forayed into law by enrolling at the Albany Law School, where he was the co-social chair of the Italian American Student Association and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Receiving his Juris Doctor in 2008 and his license to practice in New York a year after graduating from law school, he also became licensed to practice in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.

A consummate professional through and through, Mr. Musacchio’s unrelenting work ethic and stalwart attitude toward his clients have provided them much-needed respite, with some notable cases including a settlement of $225,000 for a slip-and-fall, $275,000 for wrongful death and $185,000 in a car accident. His willingness to pursue every legal avenue available provides great dividends for his clients and provides them with the peace of mind they need to ease their recovery process.

Within his legal community, Mr. Musacchio is an obelisk of staunch leadership and ethics, actively involved in myriad legal organizations such as the Arizona Association for Justice, the State Bar of Arizona, the New York State Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of New York; the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://1800theeagle.com/team/john-a-musacchio/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Committee Member - Committee on Character and Fitness, State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department, 2017 - Present
  • Vermont Federal District Court, 2020
  • Connecticut Federal District Court, 2019
  • Southern District of New York Federal District Court, 2019
  • Western District of New York Federal District Court, 2012
  • Northern District of New York Federal District Court, 2009
  • Arizona Federal District Court, 2021
  • Pima County, 2022
  • Vermont, 2017
  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • New York, 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2021
  • Pima County Bar Association, 2022
  • Arizona Association for Justice, 2022
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 2022
  • HR Specialist Employment Law Newsletter Advisory Board, 2019-Present
  • Secretary - Capital District Italian American Bar Association, 2017 - Present
  • Member - Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2020
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, 2017 - Present
  • Member - New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member - Committee on Disability Rights, New York State Bar Association, 2014 - 2017
  • Board of Directors - Capital District Italian American Bar Association, 2014 - 2017
  • Co-Chair - New York State Trial Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Committee, Capital Region, 2014 - 2017
  • Committee Member - New York State Trial Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Committee, Capital Region, 2013
  • Member - New York State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member - Saratoga County Bar Association, 2015 - present
  • Member - American Bar Association, 2009 - present
  • Member - Albany County Bar Association, 2013 - 2017
  • Member - Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, 2010 - 2015
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Bachelor of Science, 2005
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Appointed to HR Specialist Employment Law Newsletter Advisory Committee, 2019
  • Appointed to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department's Committee on Character and Fitness for a five (5) year term beginning December 28, 2017.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro bono representation of a not-for-profit charitable organization in connection with meeting corporate filing requirements and purchase of two (2) real properties, 2019
  • Pro bono representation of not-for-profit charitable organization aimed at providing financial and residential support to unwed teen parents, 2020
  • Board of Directors and Past President, Mendelssohn Club of Albany, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 2019
  • Provided pro bono representation at Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board hearings, 2014
  • Organized multiple shipments to Fajardo, Puerto Rico to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid through my firm, Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., October - December 2017.
  • Board of Directors - The Mendelssohn Club of Albany, male chorus, 2011 - 2014
  • President, The Mendelssohn Club of Albany, male chorus, 2016 - Present
  • Vice President, The Mendelssohn Club of Albany, male chorus, 2014 - 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panelist and presenter for the Career and Professional Development Center at Albany Law School., Presenter, Career Connections - Pathways to Success, Albany Law School, Law Students, 2020
  • Television appearance on The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, Television Guest, Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, Feb. 25, 2020, Schenectady Today Show, Local community, 2020
  • Virtual presentation to business owners with patients and clients who may benefit from Medicaid and other social services, Presenter, Medicaid Planning Techniques, BNI, Business Owners Specializing In Elder Care, 2020
  • Virtual presentation regarding succession planning and other estate planning issues, Presenter, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Succession Planning, BNI, Business Owners, 2020
  • Article outlining HIPAA requirements applied to the nursing field and ways to follow HIPAA and avoid legal and licensure problems from the unauthorized use of patients' protected information., Author, HIPAA Violations: A Great Way to Destroy Your Nursing Career, American Nurses Association – New York Newsletter July 2019, Nurses
  • Third appearance on The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo discussing a variety of legal issues that people commonly encounter, Television Guest, The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, August 6, 2019, The Schenectady Today Show
  • Sixth annual presentation as panelist at Albany Law School to more than forty (40) students regarding the legal practice, different careers in the law and business fields, job application and interviewing techniques and tips, and related discussions. , Panelist, Career Panel, Albany Law School, Capital District Italian American Bar Association, Law Students, 2019
  • Article discussing nurses losing their licenses and facing criminal charges for nursing mistakes, Author, Criminal Charges for Medical Mistakes? A Tough Pill to Swallow, American Nurses Association – New York Newsletter April 2019
  • Article discussing substance use and protecting nursing licenses, Author, Substance Use, Drug Diversion, and Your Nursing License, American Nurses Association – New York Newsletter January 2019, Nurses
  • Presented on a variety of estate planning devices, techniques, and options to help ensure aging individuals' wishes are carried out as they age and after they pass away, Presenter, Estate Planning Techniques, Bishop's Commons at St. Luke's Healthcare, Oswego, NY, The Aging Population And Their Families, 2019
  • Fourth appearance on The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo discussing safety tips for homeowners and trick-or-treaters on Halloween, as well as estate planning ideas, Television Guest, The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, October 29, 2019, The Schenectady Today Show
  • Second appearance on The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo discussing a variety of legal issues, including estate and Medicaid planning, Television Guest, The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, April 9, 2019, The Schenectady Today Show
  • American Nurses Association – New York Newsletter May 2018, Author, Social Media in Nursing: The Good and The Bad
  • Presentation on the new and evolving laws surrounding marijuana in the workplace, as well as employers' drug testing rights and prohibitions throughout New York State, New York City, and other states, Presenter, Marijuna in the Workplace: Are Employers' Rights Going Up In Smoke?, American Society of Safety Professionals, Building, Construction, Manufacturing Industries, 2019
  • Held a two-hour, free question and answer session to confidentially provide information, discuss legal areas of interest, and identify solutions to common problems, Presenter, Legal Q&A, The Summit at Saratoga, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Consumer Protection, 2019
  • Guest on The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo television program, January 8, 2019, in which I discussed new laws and legal developments affecting access to health care, estate planning issues, New York's new sexual harassment laws, pro bono representation, and related topics, Television Show Guest, New Laws in 2019 - Estate Planning and Employment Law, The Schenectady Today Show with Ann Parillo, Employment Law, Business Law, Asset Preservation, Estate Planning
  • October 2018 Issue of the American Nurses Association New York Nurse Newsletter, pp. 13-15, American Nurses Association New York Newsletter, Author, How To Protect Your Nursing License in Multiple States, Nurses, 2018
  • Panelist for a five-member career panel held at Albany Law School on November 14, 2018, presented by the Capital Region Italian American Bar Association and the Italian American Law Student Association, Albany Law School, Panelist, Career Panel, Law Students, 2018
  • American Nurses Association – New York August 2018 Newsletter, Author, Sexual Harassment: The New Laws in New York
  • Co-Author, Sexual Harassment: The New Laws in New York, Eastern New York Coalition of Automobile Retailers July Newsletter, 2018
  • Co-Author, Protect Your Dealership Against Sexual Harassment Claims, Eastern New York Coalition of Automobile Retailers, January Newsletter, 2018
  • Presenter, Labor and Employment Law Update, Eastern New York Coalition of Automobile Retailers, Managers' Breakfast, April 2018, 2018
  • Author, Patient's "Do Not Resuscitate" Tattoo Sparks Debate, The Washington Nurse (republished from the ANA New York Nurse February Newsletter) (pages 32-33 of magazine, pages 36-37 of PDF), 2018
  • Author, How to Protect Your Nursing License in Mulitple States, American Nurses Association New York Newsletter, 2018
  • Career panel held at Albany Law School; one of six panelists discussing career options, areas of practice and interviewing tips. Specifically, I spoke about the practice from the viewpoint of a trial attorney representing plaintiffs in a variety of areas, including medical malpractice, brain injury, products liability and personal injury matters. I also discussed the importance of marketing a legal practice and offered tips and suggestions that young lawyers can employ to develop business. Additionally, I highlighted the importance for trial attorneys to remain accessible to their clients on a 24/7 basis, which is an essential aspect of my practice. The career panel also included a Federal Court judge, an Assistant Attorney General, a managing partner of a leading law firm, a private sector defense attorney and a public defender. Hon. Victoria Graffeo of the New York State Court of Appeals gave opening and closing remarks, Panelist, Buonasera Consigliere: Career Panel and Networking Reception, Albany Law School, Greater Capital District Italian American Bar Association, 2014
  • Panelist for the second annual career panel at Albany Law School presented by the Italian American Bar Association and Italian American Law Student Association; discussed topics including honesty in interviewing, areas of practice, the aspects of a busy civil practice and the importance of maintaining cordial relationships with fellow attorneys regardless of the adversarial nature of litigation, Panelist, Buonasera Consigliere, Part Due: Career Panel and Networking Reception, Albany Law School, Greater Capital District Italian American Bar Association, 2015
  • Presenter at NYSBA Torts CLE on the topic of Auto Insurance Claims and Coverage, Albany, New York, CLE Presenter, Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts and Insurance Law, New York State Bar Association, NYSBA, 2015
  • Moderator for the third annual career panel at Albany Law School sponsored by the Capital Region Italian American Bar Association. I led the discussion on a variety of topics with our six panelists aimed at helping students choose the right area(s) of practice and job setting, identifying proper interviewing techniques, and providing guidance to help young lawyers achieve success in their first jobs and throughout their careers, Moderator, Buonasera Avvocati: Career Panel and Networking Reception, Albany Law School / Italian American Bar Association, 2016
  • New Rules for Wellness Programs, Overtime for Service Advisors, and Guns in the Workplace, Author, Labor & Employment Law Update, Labor & Employment Law, 2017
  • American Nurses Association - New York August 2017 Newsletter, Author, Protect Your Nursing License
  • Author, Controversial Health Care Directives: To Follow or Not To Follow?, American Nurses Association - New York November 2017 Newsletter, 2017
  • American Nurses Association - New York February 2018 Newsletter, Author, Patient's "Do Not Resuscitate" Tattoo Sparks Debate
  • The Summit at Saratoga Live Well, Age Well Blog, Author, Legal Strategies to Protect Your Safety and Dignity, 2018
  • Panelist at class discussing best practices to strengthen a company’s financial profile, support and assess growth, and remain legally compliant, July 17, 2018, Panelist, Albany Emerging Leaders, 2018
Transactions:
  • Coordinated restructuring and reclassification of not-for-profit organization's IRS designation in anticipation of sale of real property, 2020
  • Represented nurse in connection with application for RN license in light of prior criminal convictions, 2020
  • Represented business client in stock sale and buyout for partner's exit; restructured ongoing business with $2mil + value, 2020
  • Represented client's interest as investor in approx. $700,000.00 real estate purchase with creation of land conservation easement, 2020
  • Successfully defended client accused of unemployment insurance fraud, avoiding criminal prosecution, 2019
  • $3,000,000.00+ refinance and assignment of client's commercial mortgage, 2019
  • Successfully defended of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) in connection with investigations by the NYS Office of the Professions, 2019
  • Acquisition of homeless residential facility between charitable organizations with assets in excess of $1,000,000.00, 2019
  • Defense of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) relative to an investigation by the NYS Office of Professional Licensure, 2014
  • $1.8 million transaction involving client's purchase of ice arena, 2018
  • Defense of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) relative to investigations by the NYS Office of Professional Licensure, 2016
  • Defense of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) relative to investigations by the NYS Office of Professional Licensure, 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Avvo 10.0 rating, Avvo 10 rating, Avvo.com, 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015 - 2021, Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0 rating, Avvo 10 rating, Avvo.com , 2021
  • 10.0 rating, Avvo 10.0 rating, Avvo.com, 2020
  • 10.0 "Superb" rating, Avvo.com, 2019
  • 10.0 "Superb" rating, Avvo.com, Avvo, 2018
  • 10.0 "Superb" rating, Avvo.com, Avvo, 2017
  • 10.0 "Superb" Avvo Rating, gaining the distinction of "Top Attorney - Litigation", Avvo.com, 2016
  • 10.0 "Superb" Avvo Rating, gaining the distinction of "Top Attorney - Medical Malpractice", Avvo.com, 2015
  • 10.0 "Superb" Avvo Rating, gaining the distinction of "Top Attorney - Medical Malpractice", Avvo.com, 2014
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Instrumental in obtaining $2.35 million settlement for family of deceased gentleman in wrongful death/product liability case, 2022
  • Integral in obtaining $10 million settlement in medical malpractice case involving a hypoxic brain injury to an infant, 2022
  • Successfully defended multiple nurses in defense of charges against their professional licenses, 2020
  • Obtained successful settlement on behalf of child in father's will contest proceeding, 2020
  • Obtained $125,000.00 settlement (maximum of insurance coverage) for pedestrian struck by vehicle, 2020
  • Represented decedent's son in will contest proceeding and secured his position as a beneficiary to receive distribution from estate assets, 2020
  • Successfully defended Trustees of trust in excess of $2.4 million who were wrongfully accused of misappropriating trust assets, 2020
  • Successfully defended corporate client against complaint alleging race and disability discrimination and obtained a finding of "No Probable Cause" from NYS Division of Human Rights., 2020
  • Brought successful will contest proceeding, securing client's 20% interest in sister's estate, 2019
  • Successfully defended campground against five (5) separate actions alleging discrimination, 2019
  • Obtained settlement of $225,000.00 for client who suffered a fractured arm when she slipped and fell at a nail salon, 2018
  • Obtained a $170,000.00 settlement for repetitive stress injuries suffered by a client at the workplace, 2014
  • Instrumental in securing a combined settlement of $207,500.00 in an auto/trucking collision matter, 2014
  • Instrumental in bringing about a $450,000.00 settlement in a medical malpractice action for the contraindicated prescription of a medication which caused client's neurological damage, 2016
  • Instrumental in securing a $160,000.00 medical malpractice settlement involving a misdiagnosis by emergency room physicians, 2014
  • Instrumental in obtaining a $1,350,000.00 settlement in a medical and nursing malpractice action for failure to diagnose client's infection, 2014
  • Instrumental in securing a $750,000.00 settlement for client's injuries which resulted from a failed spinal fusion procedure, 2015
  • Instrumental in securing a $185,000.00 settlement where our client sustained serious injuries when the defendant driver ran a stop sign and struck client's car, 2013
  • Instrumental in obtaining a $275,000.00 settlement for the wrongful death of a young man who was struck and killed by a car while he was walking on the shoulder of a road, 2014
  • Aided in obtaining a $250,000.00 pre-suit settlement in a medical malpractice matter for injuries sustained by an elderly client which resulted from the Defendant Ophthalmologist's failure to diagnose her glaucoma, 2015
  • Obtained full liability insurance policy limits of $100,000.00 (not including additional No Fault insurance and related benefits) for the wrongful death of an 89-year-old woman killed in an automobile collision, 2018
  • Instrumental in bringing about a $625,000.00 settlement in a medical malpractice action when a physician failed to diagnose client's cancer, 2013

Office location for John A. Musacchio

698 E. Wetmore Road
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-620-3975

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