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: 516-584-4546
Fax: 516-677-0443
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph Bavaro is a partner with the Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP law firm, which has two office locations in New York City and another office in Woodbury, New York. An extremely compassionate lawyer, Mr. Bavaro finds great reward in helping those in need regardless of any monetary incentive. Even if he finds that a potential client does not have a valid personal injury claim, he still does all he can to help him or her with the difficult and uncertain situation.

This passion for helping others is what led Mr. Bavaro to become an attorney in the first place, and throughout his career, he has achieved notable success recovering the compensation his clients deserve while helping them obtain the justice they seek. Much like the fictional character Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird on which he models his own practice, Mr. Bavaro relishes in the small victories he secures for his clients while exposing injustices in the system.

This level of client commitment has earned Mr. Bavaro numerous awards and honors, and Best Lawyers® has voted him a Best Lawyer for Medical Malpractice for the past several years.

A 1990 graduate of the University at Albany, Mr. Bavaro attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and Mr. Bavaro served as an assistant district attorney with the Staten Island District Attorney's Office, where he gained invaluable experience in trial advocacy and litigation, ultimately rising to the level of lead prosecutor for the sex crimes special victims unit.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Bavaro is the past president of both the Nassau-Suffolk County Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. A recognized leader in his field, he has written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics involving personal injury law, false claims and other related subjects.

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Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General
  • 40%Personal Injury - Products
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Joseph Bavaro

Admitted: 1994, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • New York Super Lawyer list, 2009
  • Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Task force charged with improving efficiency of Suffolk County Supreme Court
  • Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, NY State Bar Association
  • Past President, Nassau-Suffolk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States Federal Courts
  • Past President, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member,Nassau County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President, Ascent Fundraising Organization, Ascent School “A School for Individuals with Autism”

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author, Failure to Act Quickly Harms False Arrest Claims, New York Law Journal, 2010
  • Co-author, The Spoliation Cause of Action: A Vampire in the Court System, New York Law Journal
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Lecturer
  • New York Bar Association, Lecturer
  • Author, Safety First--The Golden Rule of the Construction Site, 2014
  • Author, New York Law Journal Outside Counsel Don’t Fear the Repo: UCC an Unlikely Ally in Personal Injury Cases

Educational Background:

  • Monsignor Farrell High School
  • State University at Albany
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Office Location for Joseph Bavaro

180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797

Phone: 516-584-4546

Fax: 516-677-0443

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Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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