Joshua M. Gillette

Joshua M. Gillette

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Robert E. Lahm, PLLC
 | 711 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-472-3434
Fax: 315-472-8214
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joshua M. Gillette is a partner with Robert E. Lahm, P.L.L.C., where he focuses on plaintiff's medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and personal injury cases.

Mr. Gillette spent more than 9 years with a defense firm focusing on medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries, including over two years as a partner with that firm. He has extensive experience in cases involving medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death and premises liability. He takes his experience having worked on both sides of civil litigation to fight for his current clients.

Mr. Gillette has tried cases for both defendants and plaintiffs in New York Courts and is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts, and the Northern, Western and Southern District Courts of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Gillette has lectured at several continuing legal education programs on many topics within civil litigation. He has also lectured to physicians, nurses, and medical students on the topics of medical malpractic and disciplinary proceedings, including giving a presentation at the 43rd Annual Regional Perinatal Symposium. Mr. Gillette has been named to Super Lawyer's Rising Star list for the past five years consecutively and voted part of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Mr. Gillette earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Pre-Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Second Major in Interdisciplinary Social Science with an Emphasis in Business from Michigan State University through its Honors College. Mr. Gillette then earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law.

About Joshua Gillette

Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.lahmlaw.com/about.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers; Top 40 Under 40, 2019
  • Selected by peer recognition and profesional achievement as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star., Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in Upstate New York, 2018
  • Selected by peer recognition and profesional achievement as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star., Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in Upstate New York, 2016
  • Selected by peer recognition and profesional achievement as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star., Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in Upstate New York, 2017
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, Northern District of New York, 2014
  • Selected by peer recognition and profesional achievement as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star., Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in Upstate New York , 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to Practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of New York

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Provided a "Lessons from the Bench" Lecture at the 43rd Annual Regional Perinatal Symposium, Guest Faculty, 2016
  • Authored and presented on a section entitled "Winning Cross-Examination Concepts; Direct Examination; Witness Testimony Techniques", Author/Speaker, Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, 2019
  • Wrote a section on the Depositions and Trial Examinations of Defendants in Medical Malpractice cases., Author/Speaker , Medical Malpractice Litigation 2019, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $120,000.00 Settlement in a municipal and personal negligence case for a minor who was caused to suffer a fracture requiring surgery while at school.
  • $1,300,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for a client who suffered partial paralysis from a failure to diagnose and timely treat spinal cord compression.      
  • $700,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice action against a neurosurgeon for injuring the spinal cord of a patient who was already a paraplegic, causing the patient to lose most of the use of one of her arms.            
  • $1,400,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for the failure of a cardiologist to diagnose and treat a cardiac emergency resulting in the unfortunate and unnecessary death of a husband and father.                        
  • $140,000.00 Settlement for a motor vehicle accident resulting in an exacerbation of a preexisting back condition and a one level fusion.                  
  • $ 200,000.00 Settlement for the wrongful death of an elderly passenger in a motor vehicle crash as against the driver of the other vehicle, and the municipality that was responsible for a dangerous intersection.                              
  • $1,450,000.00 Verdict against the State of New York during liability trial finding them liable for failing to properly maintain a highway and failing to keep it free from ponding water. Case settled prior to the damages trial for the plaintiff's severe injuries requiring surgeries and continued therapy.                                    
  • $ 285,000.00 Settlement in an action where an elderly driver was rear-ended by a tractor trailer causing a mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, and post-concussive syndrome.                                          
  • $2,935.892.44 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for a young child who sustained a severe neurological injury from a misdiagnosed and untreated brain infection.
  • $120,000.00 Settlement in a municipal and personal negligence case for a minor who was caused to suffer a fracture requiring surgery while at school.
  • $3,318,181.82 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for an infant who sustained birth related injuries causing cerebral palsy.
  • $1,300,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for a client who suffered partial paralysis from a failure to diagnose and timely treat spinal cord compression.
  • $400,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice action for the negligent removal of a plaintiff's gallbladder resulting in injury, infection, and additional surgeries.
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for a client who unfortunately passed away from a failure to diagnose and timely treat meningitis.

Educational Background:

  • Graduated from Michigan State University with a Bacheor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-law, a Bachelor of Arts in History, an additional Major in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Business. Graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude.
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Office Location for Joshua M. Gillette

711 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Last Updated: 5/29/2019

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