John A. DeGasperis

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
Fax: 845-338-2268
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    John A. DeGasperis is a partner at Basch & Keegan LLP, where he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death matters from the firm’s office in Kingston, New York. He also has extensive criminal defense experience, representing people who have been charged with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. Mr. DeGasperis is admitted to practice in New York, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

    Mr. DeGasperis represents people in Ulster, Dutchess, and Greene counties and other parts of the state who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other persons or entities. He has been able to obtain significant compensation through both jury awards and negotiated settlements in cases involving premises liability, motorcycle, truck, and other motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, medical malpractice and other similar injury-producing incidents. In one of his representative successes, Mr. DeGasperis negotiated a $3.8 million settlement for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after undergoing thyroid surgery. His fellow attorneys have taken note of his favorable track record both in and out of the courtroom, and they have awarded him a 10.0 peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Mr. DeGasperis has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

    Mr. DeGasperis attended the University at Albany, where he majored in political science and government and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. His legal education was obtained at Albany Law School, and he served on the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology and participated in the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009.

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

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


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    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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    About John DeGasperis

    Admitted: 2010, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Avvo Rating 10.0
    • 10 Year Anniversary Martindale-Hubbell Award 
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star 
    • Avvo Clients Choice, 2014-2017
    • Top 40 Under 40

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, 2011
    • New York State
    • Treasurer, Ulster County Bar Association, 2010
    • Member, American Association for Justice, 2011
    • Member, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, 2011

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Knights of Columbus

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Editor 2007-2010, Albany Law School of Union University


    • $300,000 Settlement for a man who was injured at a corporate chain restaurant when his chair collapsed.  We were able to prove that the restaurant knew about a construction defect with the chair legs prior to our client's accident. The case settled before trial at mediation, 2013
    • $555,000 Settlement obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit against Planet Fitness for failing to have an AED on premises, which in turn resulted in the death of a 44-year old Montgomery County man, 2017
    • $450,000 Settlement for an elderly woman who was injured during a wheelchair transport. The client required hip surgery and had permanent limitations. The case settled during trial, 2011
    • $3.8 Million Settlement obtained for an Albany County woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after thyroid surgery, 2017
    • $25,000 Trial Verdict for Ulster County woman who sprained her wrist and knee in a car accident, 2014
    • $945,000 Settlement obtained for an Ulster County man who fell off a roof during work. He sustained injuries to his head, shoulder, knee and neck. He underwent four surgeries after the accident and did not return to work, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Semester in Government Program, Washington D.C. 2008
    • State University of Albany, Bachelor of Arts, 2005

    Industry Groups

    • New York State Academy Of Trial Lawyers
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    Office Location for John A. DeGasperis

    307 Clinton Avenue
    PO Box 4235
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: 845-338-8884

    Fax: 845-338-2268

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    Last Updated: 4/19/2021

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