Joseph Bavaro

Joseph Bavaro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Woodbury, NY

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP
 | 180 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: 800-675-8556
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph Bavaro joined Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro in 1997, was named partner in 2007 and in 2010 became a name partner of the firm. As a successful litigator, Mr. Bavaro has brought numerous personal injury cases to successful verdicts while earning the respect of his peers and the judiciary. Two high-ranking judges, The Honorable A. Gail Prudenti and the Honorable C. Randall Hinrichs, respectively, selected Mr. Bavaro for the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission and a select task force charged with making the county’s Supreme Court more efficient.  Mr. Bavaro is a past Chairman of the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, a 60-year old association representing nearly 400 Long Island litigators and the immediate past president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.  He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Richmond County, NY where he acted as lead prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Special Victims Unit. A graduate of the State University at Albany and Quinnipiac School of Law, Joseph Bavaro is admitted to the Bar in New York and the United States Federal Courts.


About Joseph Bavaro

Admitted: 1994, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President of New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past Chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk County Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Member of NY State Bar Association
  • Member of Nassau County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Named by the Honorable C. Randall Hinrichs, Administrative Judge for Suffolk County, N.Y. to a select task force charged with making the county’s Supreme Court more efficient.
  • Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, the Honorable A. Gail Prudenti to the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, a statewide network of independent screening panels for judicial candidates.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Construction work is high risk, and accidents are a way of life. But much can be done to prevent the severity and frequency of on the job accidents by strictly following safety precautions and dilengent supervision of the work site.  Under New York State's Scaffold Law, which provides critical protection for the construction worker, the owner or general contractor are liable and responsible for providing a safe workplace. This includes an obligation to keep worksites free from debris, stray tools or supplies that might trip a worker. The owner and GC are also required to provide workers with appropriate safety equipment., Author, Safety First--The Golden Rule of the Construction Site, 2014
  • It is widely known that a plaintiff must serve a notice of claim upon a municipality in New York state within 90 days of an incident in order to preserve the right to later file a lawsuit against the municipality arising out of that incident. General Municipal Law (GML) §50-e(1). With respect to the claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution, however, confusion arises because both claims often originate out of the same occurrence, false arrest being the more damaging of the two in terms of reputation and repercussion. However, the critical fact is they are two separate and distinct causes of action, and accordingly, they have different elements and notably different deadlines for filing a notice of claim. The false arrest deadline is often not met for a variety of reasons..., co-author, Failure to Act Quickly Harms False Arrest Claims, New York Law Journal, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Quinnipiac School of Law, SUNY Albany, Bachelor of Science
Office Location for Joseph Bavaro

180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797


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Last Updated: 4/3/2018

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