Andrea E. Bonina

Andrea E. Bonina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Bonina & Bonina PC
 | 16 Court Street, Suite 1800
Brooklyn, NY 11241-1018
Phone: 888-633-5291
Fax: 718-243-0414
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Andrea Bonina graduated Brooklyn Law School in 1992 and thereafter joined the firm founded by her father, where she and her brother, John Bonina, remain partners today. As a Partner in the law firm of Bonina and Bonina, P.C., her practice has concentrated almost exclusively on Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice matters.

    Andrea Bonina served as the Brooklyn Bar Association President in 2010 – 2011 and has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee since 2015. She received the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation’s Annual Award, the highest honor given by the Association, in 2014, and was a recipient of their Vivian H. Agress Trailblazer award in 2017. She represented the Brooklyn Bar Association as a Delegate to the NYSBA’s House of Delegates from 2008 to 2012, and was re-elected to this position in 2014. 

    In November, 2018, she was appointed Chair of the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts. She is the first woman to hold this position in more than thirty years. She has served as a member of the Grievance Committee since 2014.

    She has presented lectures for the Appellate Division, Second Department, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, The Columbian Lawyers Association, The Queens County Bar Association, The Nathan R. Sobel American Inn of Court, and the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, where she had served as President from 2005 to 2006. 

    Her decision to practice law is an outgrowth of her commitment to helping others. She chaired the annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5K race to benefit the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyer Project for its first ten years, and her charitable work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital resulted in her being given the “Woman of Valor Award” by the Institute of Jewish Humanities. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Defenders Services. Ms. Bonina’s service to the legal community has resulted in her receiving multiple awards, including the Hon. William T. Bellard award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County and the “Good Scout” award from the Brooklyn Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

     

    About Andrea Bonina

    Admitted: 1992, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://medlaw1.com/the-team/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Presented by the Brooklyn Bar Association, Vivian H. Agress Trailblazer Award, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2017
    • "Hon. William T. Bellard Award", presented by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County, May 17, 2007
    • "President's Award", presented by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, May 19, 2011
    • "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell
    • "Good Scout Award", presented by the Brooklyn Counsel of Boy Scouts of America, November 12, 2007
    • "Distinguished Service Award", presented by the Brooklyn Bar Association, May 10, 2006
    • Annual Award, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2014
    • New York Times "Super Lawyers", 2007 - present
    • "Woman of Valor Award", presented by the Institute of Jewish Humanities, June 1, 1997 and on May 14, 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009
    • Brooklyn Bar Association, President 2009-2010, Audit Committee, Chair 2015 to present
    • New York State Bar Association, member, House of Delegates, 2008 - present
    • Columbian Lawyers Association
    • Brooklyn Bar Association, President, 2010 - 2011
    • Catholic Lawyers Guild
    • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, Board of Directors: 1999 - 2009 and President: 2005 - 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founder and Co-Chair, annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5K race to benefit the Brooklyn Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer Project, 2006 to present
    • Co-Chair, annual fund-raising drive for St. Jude Children's Hospital, 1992 - 2006

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Deposition Strategies", published in the New York State Trial Lawyers "Bill of Particulars", 1993
    • "The Tort Report", a column published regularly by the Brooklyn Barrister, 2006 - present
    • "Evaluating and Litigating Product Liability Cases," Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, January, 2012
    • "Starting and Building a Law Practice", Brooklyn Bar Association, September 2011
    • "Retainer Statements", Brooklyn Bar Association, January 2011
    • "Patient's Rights", Brooklyn Bar Association, March 2009
    • "Ethics in Advertising", New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, June 2006
    • "Website Ethics and Marketing for Attorneys", Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, May 2004
    • "Maximizing your Practice with Training and Technology," Bay Ridge Lawyers, 2000
    • "Pleadings and Discovery", New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 1998
    • "Direct and Cross of a Medical Witness", New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 1996
    • Speaker , “Do the Right Thing: Select Issues in Ethics”, , Nathan R. Sobel American Inn Of Courts, 2015
    • Speaker, “Work/Life Balance”, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, 2015
    • Speaker, “Everything You Need To Know About Nursing Home Neglect”, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2013
    •  Presented lecture on evaluating, investigating and litigating product liability cases from a plaintiff's perspective. , Speaker, “Evaluating and Litigating Product Liability Cases”, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Speaker, “Do the Right Thing: Select Issues in Ethics” , Nathan R. Sobel American Inn of Courts, 2015
    • lecturer - Product Liability, Annual Update: Precedents And Statues For Personal Injury Attorneys, NY State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Speaker, Wrongful Convictions, Nathan R. Sobel American Inn of Courts, 2016
    • Speaker, Practical Tips for Avoiding a Grievance, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2017
    • Speaker, Striking a Balance: Strategies for Success at Work and At Home, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Villanova University, B.A. , 1989

    Industry Groups

    • Bay Ridge Lawyers
    • Brooklyn Bar Association
    • Columbian Lawyers Association
    • New York State Academy Of Trial Lawyers
    • New York State Bar
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    Office Location for Andrea E. Bonina

    16 Court Street
    Suite 1800
    Brooklyn, NY 11241-1018

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    Last Updated: 3/23/2020

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