Thomas J. DiNovo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
 | 54 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Fax: 518-427-6988
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Tom is a senior partner in the O'Connell and Aronowitz Litigation department and practices almost exclusively in the area of Personal Injury Litigation. He represents clients who have sustained serious injuries as a result of accidents, product liability and professional malpractice in both State and Federal Courts. He has secured several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements throughout New York and neighboring states. He is involved in the representation of clients at examinations before trial, various court proceedings and as trial counsel. He is known for his thoroughness and attention to detail, particularly in handling complex product liability and professional negligence matters.

    Tom has lectured at seminars sponsored by the New York State Bar Association on various topics regarding personal injury litigation, and has also lectured to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers on topics including the use of forensic animation and expert witness testimony. He has co-authored articles on forensic animation for the Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.

    Tom has been named to the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, a distinction earned by less that 5% of attorneys in the state. 2019 was the third consecutive year he earned the designation. Tom has consecutively earned an “AV-Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is a regular guest commentator on local radio shows, including TALK 1300 AM. As a Certified New York State Emergency Medical Technician, Tom is personally committed to supporting Emergency Service Providers in our local community. He acts as general counsel to several local emergency response organizations and has also provided continuing education programs to a number of EMS organizations and fire departments.

    Very active in the community, Tom has served for many years on the Board and then Executive Board for local little league organizations. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers Academy, and an all-boys LaSallian Jr/Sr high school. Tom’s community service activities also included volunteering to present safety programs to local high school students as part of a national End Distracted Driving campaign.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Thomas DiNovo

    Admitted: 1988, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2017-2019, 2019
    • Highest peer review rating, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association, 2019
    • New York State Police Investigator’s Association, Corresponding Member, 2019
    • National Association of Forensic Engineers - Corresponding Member, 2016, 2019
    • American Association for Justice, Leader’s Forum, 2019
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Albany County Bar Association, 2019
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Presenter - End Distracted Driving Student Initiative
    • Town of Colonie Department of Emergency Medical Services, Volunteer
    • Board of Trustees - Christian Brothers Academy, Albany NY, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter, Premise Liability, New York State Bar Association, 2013
    • Presenter, Medical Legal Issues for Advanced Life Support, Hudson Valley Community College Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program, 2013
    • Author, Forensic Animation, Journal of the National Association of Forensic Engineers, 2009
    • Presenter, Social Media Use and Other Complex Jury Issues, National Business Institute, 2015
    • Presenter, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, National Business Institute CLE, 2016
    • Presenter, Applying the Rules of Evidence: Expert Reports and Scientific Evidence, National Business Institute CLE, 2014
    • Presenter, Applying the Rules of Evidence: Expert Witness Preparation, National Business Institute, 2014
    • Presenter, Litigating the Products Liability Case, New York State Bar Association, 2013


    • $600K settlement of an out-of-state wrongful death matters as result of alleged failure to maintain a crossing (co-counsel with out-of-state attorneys), 2016
    • $400K settlement of medical malpractice matter (co-counsel with attorney in my firm)., 2015
    • $725K settlement for motoro vehicle collission matter, 2011
    • $5M settlement for injuries which occurred as result of unsafe work place., 2010

    Educational Background:

    • Siena College
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    Office Location for Thomas J. DiNovo

    54 State Street
    Albany, NY 12207

    Phone: 518-462-5601

    Fax: 518-427-6988

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2021

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