Thomas P. Giuffra

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
 | 551 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-684-1880
Fax: 212-689-8156
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas P. Giuffra is a partner at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP in New York, New York. Mr. Giuffra practices personal injury law, serving clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in matters involving civil rights violations, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability and traumatic brain injury.

Mr. Giuffra has been admitted to practice law since 1995 and has more than 20 years of experience. Over the course of his years in practice, he has settled and tried many cases resulting in multimillion-dollar recoveries. This success has led to significant recognition including being rated AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Giuffra has received additional awards, including being named one of the “top 100 trial lawyers” in New York by The National Trial Lawyers and a “top 100 attorney award” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also received awards from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the New York Law Journal Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame.

Mr. Giuffra is a fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America. He belongs to professional organizations, including the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He sits on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

After graduating from Boston College, Mr. Giuffra earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and before several federal courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Thomas Giuffra

Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.rheingoldlaw.com/attorneys/thomas-p-giuffra/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Advocate, St. John's University School of Law, Fall 1993
  • Rated "Superb", AVVO Attorney Rating Service
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, National Trial Lawyers, 2011-Present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2013-2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Legal Ability and Legal Ethics, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-Present
  • Top 10 New York Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 10 New York Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • Nation's Top 100 Attorney Award, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2014
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Best Advocate, St. John's University School of Law, Fall 1993
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, 2016
  • One of the 100 Top Trial Lawyers, New York, 2011
  • Top 5% of Lawyers, personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, New York Metropolitan Area, Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan Area, Super Lawyers, since 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.), Advocate, 2015
  • One of the Top 20 Verdicts in New York, New York Law Journal, 2015-2016
  • Six Verdicts for inclusion in Verdict Hall of Fame, New York Law Journal, 2016
  • Four Verdicts for inclusion in Malpractice Verdict & Settlements Hall of Fame, New York Law Journal, 2014
  • Largest Verdicts in United States, New York Law Journal, 2008-2013
  • Largest Verdicts in New York State, New York Law Journal, 2008-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York City Bar, Legal Referral Service
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York City Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006-Present
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • New York, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • New York City Bar, Moot Court Competitions, Volunteer Judge
  • St. John's University School of Law, Moot Court Competitions, Volunteer Judge

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "The Art of Opening & Closing Statements", St. John's University School of Law, 2006
  • "Civil Trial Advocacy," Syracuse University School of Law, 2013
  • "Robotic Surgery Litigation," Attorney's Information & Exchange Group Annual Meeting, 2014
  • "Presenting Future Economic Damages," New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • "Automobile Litigation Update", Program Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • “Jury Research (the Millennial Juror) and the Science of Storytelling” A.B.O.T.A./D.A.N.Y. Seminar, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, A.B., Honors: Departmental Honors in History, Honors: Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society, 1990, Honors: Dean's List, 1988-1991, 1991
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Office Location for Thomas P. Giuffra

551 Fifth Avenue
29th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-684-1880

Fax: 212-689-8156

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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