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Jeff D. DeFrancisco

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in East Syracuse, NY

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm
6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Jeff D. DeFrancisco is a partner with the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm in Syracuse, New York. He is extremely experienced and has achieved some of the highest verdicts in the area with 2 cases having awards of approximately $10,000,000 each. His practice areas encompass a wide variety of personal injury matters, including complex medical malpractice cases, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, and construction injuries. Mr. DeFrancisco has achieved amazing results for his clients as you can tell on his website.  Mr. DeFrancisco handles personal injury cases all throughout Upstate, New York with many convenient offices to meet with clients and for trial preparation.  

Mr. DeFrancisco's medical malpractice experience includes birth injuries, surgical and emergency room negligence, failure-to-diagnose cases, brain injuries, nursing negligence, injection injuries and a broad range of other medical negligence cases.  He has also handled many other significant injury cases from auto accidents to construction cases that have included amputations, paralysis, permanent disabilities, and wrongful death.  His dedication to this field of law has afforded him access to a wide range of medical authorities who assist him in crafting his litigation strategy and to provide expert testimony in court.

Mr. DeFrancisco is a graduate of Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, and he obtained his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining his present firm, he worked at the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office and at another prominent area firm. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of New York and the Northern District of New York. He is a member of the Top 1% Trial Counsel, Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

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


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Jeff D. DeFrancisco

First Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • St. John Fisher College in Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.S. in Business Finance & Economics

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Top New York Verdicts, 2009
  • Top New York Verdicts, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2000
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York, 2000
  • New York State Trial Lawyers


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 1% Trial Counsel
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Avvo 10/10 rating., Avvo 10/10 rating
  • Super Lawyers


  • This was a confidential settlement so I cannot identify the parties to the action.  This case was first declined by another local malpractice firm.  Upon my investigation I found that there was not only 1 but 2 malpractice cases.  The first case involved a negligent injection that resulted in a $250,000 settlement.  The second case involved a failure to timely diagnose and treat a mass that caused significant injury.  The second case settled for $2,000,000.    , 2008
  • Holstein v. Community General Hospital Holstein - $1.6M verdict went to highest court and I won, Supreme 2011
  • Obtained a $1,690,000 verdict in a nursing malpractice case in Onondaga County. Case involved a negligent injection of a woman following the delivery of her child. Due to the negligent injection the individual suffered permanent nerve damage. This was also published in the Syracuse Newspaper and a link to the story is here:, 2010
  • A local malpractice firm turned down this case after having it reviewed by a medical expert.  I met with that expert and disagree with their analysis. The case involved the failure to timely diagnose and treat meningitis. The individual presented first to their primary care practice over a matter of several days and an antibiotic prescription was given. Unfortunately the antibiotic was not effective for this individuals illness. The case ultimately went to trial and the jury awarded $2,400,000, however, it was reduced to $1,600,000 with the belief that the decedent should have gone back to the hospital sooner given their symptoms. Nonetheless, the net recovery was $1,600,000 in a case declined by another law firm., 2007
  • I had a $10,000,000 verdict in 2009 for a case involving a back surgery ... specifics to the case are at the following:, 2009
  • This case settled pursuant to a confidential settlement so I cannot identify the names of the parties.  This case was turned down by another law firm. It was a failure to timely diagnose and treat meningitis. As a result of the failure to timely diagnose and treat my client suffered a serious and permanent injury that included hearing loss. The case settled for $1,300,000., 2008
  • See my website for an extensive list of verdicts and settlements.
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Office Location for Jeff D. DeFrancisco

6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Phone: 315-479-9000

Fax: 315-479-9300

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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