DeFilippis, Peter Anthony

Peter DeFilippis & Associates is an experienced and trusted top personal injury law firm located in Midtown Manhattan and Southern Westchester. Our services are free of charge unless we win your motor vehicle accident, trip and fall or medical malpractice case. New Yorkers have trusted us for more than 29 years because our accident lawyers possess the skill and knowledge to obtain the results you deserve and expect. Injured persons dealing with a serious personal injury claim can be helped by smart, aggressive lawyers willing to fight for them. In order to reach that goal, choosing the right legal firm for the job is a necessary component. We have a long history of consistently winning our clients’ cases through skill, planning, and performance. This results in an established track record of high value settlements and million dollar jury verdicts for our clients and their families. We know how to prevail in court and we persevere until your matter is resolved to your satisfaction.

We have been independently recognized as one of the best personal injury and medical malpractice firms in New York. Mr. DeFilippis has been selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers magazine list for the past eight years in a row. That is an honor limited to no more than five percent of the Attorneys in the entire State. Our team of skilled lawyers have extensive courtroom experience including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Putnam and Westchester Counties.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury, Automobile, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle, Pedestrian Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents, Wrongful Death, Construction Site Accidents, Business Law, Employment Law, Contracts, Real Estate Litigation, General Civil Litigation. Trials in Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau, New York City, Queens, Putnam, Westchester and the Federal Courts.


1989, New York and New Jersey Bars;
1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Law School:

Seton Hall University, J.D. 1988

Fordham University, The Bronx, New York, B.A., 1985.


American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Awards and Recognition:

New York Super Lawyers list in 2010-18.
National Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff-Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2016-18.
Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area 2013-18
National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent 2015-18.
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, “Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney” 2018
VerdictSearch for “Top Verdicts” in 2010-18.
New York Law Journal, “Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice” in 2014 for the verdict of $3,500,000 in Stothart v. Montefiore Medical Center: Negligent Treatment category.
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, “10 Best for Client Satisfaction Award” 2015-2018
American Society of Legal Advocates, “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New York” in 2018.
New York Law Journal, “Top Settlements” for Premises Liability: Negligent Repair category in 2014 and 2016.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Magazine 2012-2018 listed in “The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice” in N.Y.
Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis, received the “Client Distinction Award” in 2012, 2015 and 2018.
Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Gold (2018) awarded to lawyers/firms with at least 6 reviews, with an average score of 4.2 or higher.
Rated a 2016-18 “Superb Attorney” (10 out of 10) by Avvo an independent attorney rating service.
America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 10%) in 2015.
TopVerdict.com listed on the “Top 100 Personal Injury Settlements in New York in 2017”
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys chose us to receive the “Top 10 Attorney Award” for the State of New York in 2016-2018.
American Academy of Attorneys recognized Mr. DeFilippis as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in personal injury law nationwide.


Former Member of Community Board 8 in Manhattan
Former New York County Judicial Delegate
Board Member of “Days of Wonder” Pre-School, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Referee for the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Volunteer Work:

Covenant House Mentor Program
New York Cares Volunteer Program
Coach of Girls Youth League softball and soccer teams

Law Firm: Peter DeFilippis & Associates
Practice Area:
Address: 450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2205
City / State / ZIP: New York New York 10123
Website: http://www.LegalRightsAdvice.com
Email: Admin@LegalRightsAdvice.com
Phone: (212) 227-4001
ASLA Membership State: New York
Law School: Seton Hall University School of Law