Michael A. Bottar

Michael A. Bottar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Bottar Law, PLLC
 | 1600 AXA Tower II, 120 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-422-3466
Fax: 315-422-4621
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael's trial practice is limited to the pursuit of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and complex personal injury actions throughout New York and the northeastern United States, with a focus on claims for birth injuries, neonatal/pediatric negligence, brain and spinal cord injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, biomedical product liability, and Federal Tort Claims Act lawsuits. Michael is a graduate of Colgate University and Syracuse University College of Law, where he is an adjunct professor of law, author of the "Civil Practice" chapter of the Syracuse Law Review’s Survey on New York law, and serves on the law school's Board of Advisors.  Michael is AV Rated.  He is the only attorney in Central New York listed in the The Best Lawyers In America® for medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury, and was recognized by Best Lawyers® as Syracuse's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2019 for medical malpractice and product liability.  Michael is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 every year since 2013, is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and is regional vice president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

About Michael Bottar

Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.bottarleone.com/michael-a-bottar.html

Honors/Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice, Syracuse, New York, Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Product Liability, Syracuse, New York, Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Product Liability, Syracuse, New York, Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2015-present)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society™ (2016-present)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: New York's Top 100 (2013-present)
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates: New York's Top 40 Under 40 (2014-present)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers In America™
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers In America™
  • AV Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review (2014-present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Advisors, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Regional Vice President, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE, Proving Damages To The Jury, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Albany, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, Proving Damages To The Jury, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Syracuse, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, Proving Damages To The Jury, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Rochester, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, Robbing Peter To Pay Paul: Medicaid Liens, Supplemental Needs Trusts and Personal Injury Recoveries on Behalf of Infants In New York State Following the Gold Decision, 53 Syr.L.Rev. 175 (2003)., 2003
  • CLE, The "Nuts & Bolts" of a Trial: Essential Elements at the Core of Every Victory, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Syracuse, NY (Presenter)
  • CLE, The Ins and Outs of Article 50B, Syracuse, NY (Presenter)
  • CLE, Did You Know Your Genes Are Patented?  Emerging Law and Ethics On Genetic Counseling and Testing: What It Can & Cannot Do, and Medical Malpractice Issues The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., Oneida County Bar Association and Ferre Institute, Inc. (Co-Presenter)
  • CLE, A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Albany, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Syracuse, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Rochester, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, A Primer on the Federal Tort Claims Act, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Plainview, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, Proving Damages To The Jury, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Buffalo, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • CLE, Proving Damages To The Jury, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York, NY (Chair and Presenter)
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar & Kim Wolf Price, 2009-2010 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 61 Syr.L.Rev. 631 (2011)., 2011
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, 2010-2011 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 62 Syr.L.Rev. 571 (2012)., 2012
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, 2012-2013 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 64 Syr.L.Rev. 601 (2014)., 2014
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, 2013-2014 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 65 Syr.L.Rev. 667 (2015)., 2015
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, 2014-2015 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 66 Syr.L.Rev. 805 (2016)., 2016
  • AUTHOR, Michael A. Bottar, 2015-2016 Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice, Syracuse Law Review, 67 Syr.L.Rev. 789 (2017)., 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $6,000,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury., 2018
  • $3,000,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice., 2018
  • $1,850,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice., 2018
  • $1,650,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice., 2018
  • $2,250,000.00 recovery: motor vehicle accident., 2017
  • $1,850,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice., 2017
  • $3,200,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, surgical error., 2016
  • $2,600,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury., 2016
  • $1,250,00,000.00 recovery: motorcycle accident., 2016
  • $1,100,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice., 2016
  • $3,800,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury, 2015
  • $2,200,000.00: medical malpractice, failure to diagnose., 2015
  • $4,000,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury., 2014
  • $1,500,000.00: medical malpractice, failure to diagnose., 2014
  • $1,585,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury., 2013
  • $4,500,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, birth injury., 2012
  • $2,100,000.00 recovery: medical malpractice, failure to diagnose., 2012
  • $1,700,000.00 recovery: construction accident., 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University College of Law (2011-present)

Educational Background:

  • The Order of Barristers, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Order of the Coif, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Summa Cum Laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society, Syracuse University College of Law
Office Location for Michael A. Bottar

1600 AXA Tower II
120 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Last Updated: 3/25/2019

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