Thomas C. Yatto

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Newburgh, New York

O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
Thomas C. Yatto
O'Connor & Partners, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1977

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2017 - 2024
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O'Connor & Partners, PLLC

356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 Visit website


Practicing law since 1977, Thomas C. Yatto is an immensely experienced attorney in the field of personal injury law, focussing on clients mainly in the region of Kingston, New York. As a senior trial attorney, he provides dedicated service working out of the New York-based law firm O'Connor & Partners, PLLC, which has offices in Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Saugerties.

Finding passion in helping injured victims seek justice, Mr. Yatto has dedicated most of his four-decade-spanning law career to personal injury law. He has represented numerous people across New York in battles against negligent authorities and other parties at fault, before various state and appellate courts. He has won landmark cases against corporate giants and individuals in power and has been successful in bringing the wrongdoers from decision-makers to executioners to justice.

Mr. Yatto has had wide exposure to a variety of personal injury cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents and defective products. Working with a high level of ethical standards, he is given an “Excellent” rating on Avvo. He is not in the habit of turning down challenging tasks and takes particular satisfaction in winning cases that were refused by other prosecutors. 

Owing to his stellar track record, Mr. Yatto is peer-review rated as Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell. He holds licenses to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He secured his law degree from the Albany Law School and has a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College. He is also a part of active legal groups including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators -Upstate NY, Recognition
  • Top Attorneys in the Hudson Valley Area, Award
  • 10 Best Attorneys NY –Exceptional/Outstanding Client Service, Award
  • Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973, Manhattan College
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Manhattan College, B.A.

Office location for Thomas C. Yatto

356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: 845-375-8787


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2017 - 2024

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Top 25: Hudson Valley Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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