Derek J. Spada

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kingston, NY

Basch & Keegan LLP
 | 307 Clinton Avenue, PO Box 4235
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-338-8884
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Derek J. Spada is an attorney at Basch & Keegan LLP. Located in Kingston, New York, he focuses his practice entirely on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients in Ulster, Greene, and Dutchess counties and throughout the greater Albany metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in New York since 2003, Mr. Spada is also admitted to practice in Connecticut as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.

    During his career, Mr. Spada has handled thousands of cases for people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. His experience has included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction site accidents, animal attacks, defective products and railroad crossing accidents. Mr. Spada has been able to obtain substantial compensation for his clients through negotiated settlements as well as jury verdicts. His successful track record has led to many honors from his colleagues, including being named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. In addition, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has included Mr. Spada in its “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40” list, and he has received a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Spada majored in history and political science at The College of St. Rose and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1999. His legal education was obtained at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and he was a member of its Moot Court Honor Society before graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2002. He has delivered several presentations on personal injury topics at continuing legal education seminars.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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    About Derek Spada

    Admitted: 2003, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.baschkeegan.com/attorneys/derek-j-spada/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Cardozo Moot Court Honor Society from 2000-2002, Northeast Regional Winner and Winner of the Best Brief Award, National Giles Sutherland Rich competition held in Washington, D.C, Semifinalists, Jacob Burns Medal for Best Brief
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star
    • Top 10 in New York State in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • 10.0 Avvo rating (the highest rating)
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • 10 Best Attorneys in New York State by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating: AV Preeminent
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    •  Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    •  Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ulster County Board of Ethics, Chairman
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Southern District of New York Federal Court
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2004
    • Northern District of New York Federal Court
    • Connecticut Bar
    • New York State Bar
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2007
    • Ulster County Bar Association Vice President, 2010
    • Ulster County Bar Association, President, 2011
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2006
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2009
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2005
    • Ulster County Bar Association Treasurer, 2008
    • Ulster County Bar Association President, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Friends of the Senate House

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Continuing Legal Education Courses, Litigating Automobile Accident Cases, July 2012, Key Elements of Underinsured and Supplemental Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
    • Presented CLE on Supplemental Underinsured Motorist claims, 2012
    • Continuing Legal Education Courses, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, May 2014, Determining Admissibility
    • Continuing Legal Education Courses, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, March 2015, Jury Selection Strategy
    • Continuing Legal Education Courses, Litigating Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases in New York, December 2016, Handling Medicare Set-Asides and Third-Party Liens
    • Continuing Legal Education Courses, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish, June 2017, Statutes Which Affect Liability Evaluation, Basics of Civil Practice and Procedure
    • Presented CLE on expert testimony at trial, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Oxford University in Oxford, England
    • College of Saint Rose, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in 1999
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    Office Location for Derek J. Spada

    307 Clinton Avenue
    PO Box 4235
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: 845-338-8884

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2021

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