Dom Cambareri

Dom Cambareri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Cambareri & Cambareri, LLP
 | 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-426-1648
Fax: 315-426-1676
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2012, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Dom Cambareri, Esq. has over 30 years of experience in car, pedestrian, motorcycle, truck, and construction accidents; workplace injuries; wrongful death claims; personal injury claims; injuries to children; litigation and trial proceedings; NYS workers’ compensation claims; arbitration; mediation; appeals; and zoning and planning law. Mr. Cambareri has significant experience with the interaction of third-party personal injury actions and NYS Workers’ Compensation Law. Mr. Cambareri has served as a mediator and arbitrator in multiple complex personal injury cases. He has successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims during his career. Mr. Cambareri is also the Founder of the $12.5 million Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams multi-athletic sports complex. Mr. Cambareri is a 2018 inductee to the East Syracuse Minoa CSD Education Foundation's Alumni "Wall of Distinction" for extraordinary community service and distinction in the legal profession.

About Dom Cambareri

Admitted: 1987, New York

Honors/Awards:

  • Dom was recently honored on March 24, 2018 by his induction to the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District's Education Foundation Alumni "Wall of Distinction" for outstanding volunteer and community service to the $12.5 million Carrier Park Field of Dreams complex, Syracuse Challenger Baseball, Advocates Incorporated, the East Syracuse Minoa School District and St. Matthews Church. This honor also recognized Dom's excellence in the legal profession., East Syracuse Minoa Central School District "Wall of Distinction", East Syracuse Minoa CSD Education Foundation, 2018
  • New York Super Lawyers (Upstate Edition) - Personal Injury (Plaintiff) - 2007-2012, 2014-2018;  Member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Capital University Law School, J.D,. Magna Cum Laude, Class Rank - 2nd; Order of the Curia (1986); Capital University Law Review Articles Editor (1985-86).

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • NYS Appellate Division, 4th Department, Fifth District Judicial District Grievance Committee - 2001-2007; Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA) Board of Directors - 1997-2001; OCBA Executive Committee - 1998-2001; OCBA Governance Committee - 2003-2008; OCBA Nominating Subcommittee Chairperson 2001-2008; OCBA Law Day Committee 1988-1997; Capital University Law School Alumni Board of Directors - 1999-2007 (Board President 2001-2002); Dewitt Local Development Corporation Legal Advisor - 2006-2009; Dewitt Zoning Board of Appeals Attorney - 2000-2002.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. Matthews Church East Syracuse Parish Council (2003- 2016) and Legal Advisor (1995-2016); Knights of Columbus # 5186 Member; "Road To Becoming A Lawyer" Presentation to Area High Schools & Middle Schools - 1988- Present; East Syracuse Minoa (ESM) School District Superintendent Selection and Capital Improvement Project Committees; ESM "Career Day" Presentation - 1995 - 2014., 2017
  • Advocates, Inc. Board of Directors - 2003- Present (Board President - 2006-2009, 2011; Board Co-Vice President 2009-2011, 2012-Present) - Agency that serves over 800 families with children with developmental & physical disabilities;
  • FOUNDER,  DIRECTOR &  SPOKESPERSON: $12.5+ MILLION "CARRIER PARK - CHALLENGER FIELD OF DREAMS COMPLEX", TOWN OF DEWITT, NEW YORK 2009-2017 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION - PHASE 1 COMPLETE IN MAY 2016) -- STATE OF THE ART, FULLY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE MULTI-ATHETIC SPORTS COMPLEX LOCATED AT THE 24+ ACRES CARRIER PARK FACILITY IN DEWITT, NEW YORK. THIS UNIQUE, GREEN TECHNOLOGY FRIENDLY SPORTS COMPLEX WILL ALLOW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO PLAY AND PARTICIPATE IN A MULTITUDE OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS INCLUDING BASEBALL, KICKBALL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & HORSESHOES. A FULLY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND IS ALSO PART OF THE COMPLEX. THE COMPLEX ALSO FEATURES CHAMPIONSHIP QUALITY FIELDS THAT CAN HOST A VARIETY OF MAJOR CHILD AND ADULT RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS TOURNAMENTS.
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SYRACUSE CHALLENGER BASEBALL PROGRAM (2004-Present): Program Director of the largest single district Little League Challenger Baseball programs in the country. Features over 270+ special needs children between the ages of 4 to adult on 18 teams and 3 divisions for 2017.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author: Reed v. Ross:  Does "Novelty" As Sykes "Cause" Signify New Hope For Federal Habeas Corpus Review of Procedurally Defaulted Constitutional Claims?  14 Capital University Law Review 269-311 (Winter 1985). In depth analysis of Reed v. Ross, 104 S. Ct. 2901 (1984) and availability of Writ of Habeas Corpus for procedurally waived, Federal Constitution based challenges to convictions by state court defendants. 

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Some Representative Cases (note - past cases do not guarantee future results) : Estate of GMS v. CM, et. al, Onondaga County -- MVA Wrongful Death Settlement -- $1,200,000.00; Matter of SS - Hand Injury Settlement $500,000.00; RD v. MS, Onondaga County Supreme Court, MVA Claim, Jury Verdict  $250,000.00 ($100,000.00 Past Pain & Suffering and $150,000.00 Future Pain and Suffering for 62 Year Old Plaintiff soft tissue injury); TMK v. City, Onondaga County, Settlement of Construction Accident Claim for $475,000.00, plus complete waiver of $165,528.02 Workers Compensation Lien; MA v. State, -- Settlement of Labor Law Section 241(6) Construction Accident Claim for $450,000.00, plus complete waiver of $118,103.72 Workers Compensation Lien; CW v. O, MVA (Motorcycle) Settlement 2010, $300,000.00; MS (Estate of RMW) v. V, et. al, Onondaga County, 2010 -- Wrongful Death Settlement of MVA/Dram Shop Action of 52 Year Old Decedent with four adult children, $325,000.00;  Jane Doe v. XYZ Corp, (names ficticious for confidentiality), Premises Liability-Negligent Security claim Settlement, $350,000.00; Jane Doe v. Joe Rowe, (names ficticious for confidentiality), Boating Accident Settlement $350,000.00; Matter of MLS MVA Liability Arbitration Claim -- Arbitration Award $300,000.00; Estate of AB, Construction Accident-Workers Compensation, Settlement $350,000.00;  Matter of SK Bicycle Accident $215,000.00; Matter of PL Motorcycle Accident -- $210,000.00 Settlement; Matter of SEB Workers Compensation Settlement $200,000.00; Matter of Estate of AB MVA - $164,280.00 Settlement; Matter of Estate of JB MVA $164,280.00 Settlement; Matter of EZ MVA - $150,000.00 Settlement & $110,000.00 WCB SLU Award; Matter of JMB Premises Liability $125,000.00 Settelment; Estate of PT v. State, Premises Liability/Medical Malpractice, Settlement $140,000.00; Matter of MW SUM Arbitration Award $140,000.00; Matter of H v. H MVA, $150,000.00 Settlement; KD v. EFT, Slip-n-Fall $135,000.00; DC v. UMHA et. al $118,000.00 settlement of Labor Law Section 240(1) Construction Accident; M v Sunrise Tomato MVA - Settlement $100,000.00; LM v. Y, Slip-n-Fall $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of CT, MVA, $290,000.00 Settlement; Matter of SK & TC, bicycle accident, combined settlement $280,000.00; Matter of PL MVA - Settlement $210,000.00; Matter of GC MVA - $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of NC, MVA - $100,000.00 Settlement; KS v. RP MVA, settlement $100,000.00; GG v. UCorp, products liability, $100,000.00; JR v. D MVA, $100,000.00 settlement; Matter of RES MVA $100,000.00 Settlement; HB v. S MVA, $100,000.00 Settlement; PF v. K MVA, $100,000.00;  W v. A MVA $100,000.00; Matter of JLR MVA $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of LG MVA $100,000.00 combined Settlement ; Matter of KE - MVA $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of Estate of SM MVA - $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of NC - MVA $100,000.00 Settlement; Matter of S, MVA - Arbitration Award, $100,000.00; Matter of CWA, MVA $90,000.00;  Matter of IF, MVA 2009, Arbitration Award, $70,000.00; Matter of ADK - SUM Arbitration Award; $70,000.00
  • REPRESENTATIVE APPELLATE CASES:SMITH V. STATE OF NEW YORK, 63 A.D.3d 1524 (4th Dept. 2009); ALLEN V. STATE OF NEW YORK, 4 A.D.3d 835 (4th Dept. 2004); KOZLOWSKI V. ALCAN ALUMINUM, 209 A.D.2d 930 (4th Dept. 1994); WYNN V. MIDDLETON, 184 A.D.2d 1019 (4th Dept. 1992); FISH V. NY MILLS, 151 A.D.2d 976 (4th Dept. 1989); MARKES V. UNITED STATES, 704 F.Supp. 337 (N.D.N.Y. 1988); PEOPLE V. DAVIS, 515 N.Y.S.2d 1017 (4th Dept. 1987)

Representative Clients:

  • West Taft Family Care; John J. Cambareri, MD; Express Mart/Petr-All Corp.; Riccelli Enterprises; Riccelli Trucking; Holy Cross Church; St. Matthews Church; Basile Family Limited Partnership; Fairchild & Meech Funeral Home

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rotary Club of Syracuse "Co-Volunteer of the Year Award" - for exceptional volunteer service as Founder and Board Member of the Carrier Park Field of Dreams fully handicap accessible, multi athletic sports complex in Dewitt, NY & service as Executive Director of the NY District 8 Challenger Baseball Program ("Syracuse Challenger Baseball"), 2015
  • Exceptional Parent Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award" - for exceptional volunteer service to special needs cihidren in the NY District 8 Challenger Baseball Program ("Syracuse Challenger Baseball"), 2010

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, A.B. Political Science (Maxwell School), Magna Cum Laude 1983; Capital University Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude - Class Rank-2nd, 1986; Capital University Law Review Articles Editor, 1985-86
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Office Location for Dom Cambareri

217 Montgomery Street
Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Last Updated: 5/9/2019

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