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DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving East Syracuse, NY

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6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Syracuse Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Experienced. Proven. Results-Oriented.

Our practice is built on results. With more than 30 years of experience representing personal injury clients, our lawyers have obtained well over $100 million in personal injury awards. Our lawyers are members of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Additionally, our landmark verdicts have been recognized in the Top New York Verdicts publication.

Our firm is dedicated exclusively to personal injury. Our extensive experience in handling medical malpractice cases also gives us a significant advantage in representing clients in other types of personal injury cases. Because we understand the course of medical treatment and the true extent of your injuries, we are able to help you get full value for your case.

Some sample verdicts are:

  • $13 Million verdict
  • $10.5 Million settlement
  • $10 Million verdict
  • $4.1 Million settlement

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Spinal Cord & Brain Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Defective Products
  • Auto Accidents

Our office is based out of Syracuse, New York but handle cases throughout central New York, including areas such as Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, Albany, Ithaca, Utica, Rome, Oswego, Auburn, Cortland, Oneida, Rochester, Onondaga County, Broome County, Jefferson County, Monroe County, Albany County, Cortland County, Madison County, Cayuga County, Oswego County, Oneida County, Wayne County, Chenango County, Tompkins County, Herkimer County and Delaware County.

Call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm today at 315-479-9000 (Syracuse) or 585-653-7343 (Rochester) to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Jeff D. DeFrancisco, Esq.

Described by his clients as an attorney of the “highest quality” who goes “above and beyond” for those he represents, Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. has made a career out of providing the very best service for his clients throughout Upstate New York. As a lifelong resident of Central New York, Jeff DeFrancisco has earned a reputation of being a top attorney in his field, dedicated to representing only plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice claims.


  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2000


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, J.D.
  • St. John Fisher College in Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.S., Business Finance and Economics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Member
  • Perfect 10.0 rating
  • Top 1% Trial Counsel
  • Super Lawyers
  • Justia 10.0 rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
  • Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Attorney Charles L. Falgiatano, Esq.

Attorney Charles Falgiatano has successfully represented clients in medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accidents and nursing home negligence. Mr. Falgiatano is admitted to practice in New York State and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is currently serving as an at large board member. He is also a member of the Elmcrest Children’s Center board and is the junior varsity boy's basketball coach for the Jamesville-Dewitt school district.


  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2005


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, J.D. magna cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: Syracuse College of Law Moot Court Honor Society
    • Law Review: Syracuse Law Review, Member, 2000 - 2001
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: Concentration in Pre-Law
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • Elmcrest Children's Center board, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present

Attorney Jean Marie Westlake, Esq.

Ms. Westlake focuses her practice on civil litigation involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. She has experience in a broad range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, construction accidents and products liability.


  • New York
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, J.D. - 2001
  • LeMoyne College, B.S. cum laude - 1994

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association
    • House Delegate, 2013 - Present
    • House Delegate Alternate, 2012
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • President
    • Board of Directors
    • Chair, Human Resource Committee
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Member, Finance Committee
    • Member, Judicial Committee
    • Member, Nominating Committee
    • Former President-Elect, 2014
    • Former Vice President, 2013
    • Former Secretary, 2012
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2007 - 2012
    • Chair, WBASNY, 2010 - 2012
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Project of Onondaga County Membership No. Board of Directors, Member Since: 2014
  • Assigned Counsel Program of Onondaga County Membership No. Board of Directors, Member Since: 2014
  • Member of the Tournament of Champions and National Trial Teams
  • Arbitrator for the City of Syracuse Small Claims Court as well as The New York State Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program



"As a result of medical errors, my spouse passed away. Needless to say this was a very significant loss for my young children and myself. I consulted with two attorneys, both of whom declined to take my case. I thereafter contacted Attorney Jeff DeFrancisco and within weeks a full workup of my case was completed and suit was filed. The insurance company refused to offer any compensation for my family's loss so we proceeded to trial. I was very impressed with Jeff DeFrancisco's preparation and representation at trial. After the 5th day of trial the insurance carrier settled my case through a confidential settlement. Mr. DeFrancisco went 'above and beyond' all my expectations. I would highly recommend Jeff DeFrancisco and I truly believe there is no better representation for personal injury matters." 


"I highly recommend DeFrancisco & Falgiatano - Charlie represented me for a medical malpractice case.  He is the best of the best.  He is friendly and I am very happy with the representation he provided." 

Roger N.

"I retained Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. of the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm for my personal injury case. In my case, the insurance company was unwilling to compensate me for my injuries so we had no choice but to go to trial. I was extremely happy with how I was represented during the trial. After Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. completed his closing argument, the insurance company finally agreed to compensate me for my injuries. In my opinion, it was very important to know that my lawyer had the experience and ability to fight for me in court. I would highly recommend Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. and his firm for your personal injury case."


"As a result of multiple medical errors I sustained very serious injuries both physically and financially. Due to my chronic pain and significant physical limitations I have been deemed to be totally disabled. I contacted Jeff DeFrancisco regarding my circumstance and from the initial phone conversation until the completion of the settlement he displayed a level of professionalism, knowledge of both medical malpractice law and medicine that can not be surpassed. In addition, he was a compassionate, caring attorney through the whole process. Mr. DeFrancisco ultimately settled my case to my satisfaction. I was extremely happy with his expertise and highly recommend him."


"I was referred to Jeff DeFrancisco from another law firm because of his reputation. During the litigation process Jeff DeFrancisco kept me up to date with how the matter was progressing. Since the insurance company was unwilling to settle the matter my case ultimately went to trial. At trial Jeff DeFrancisco did an absolutely amazing job by obtaining a very favorable result for me."


"I cannot express in words what an awesome job Charlie Falgiatano and Jean Marie Westlake did in representing my family in my mother's case at trial. There can never be enough thank-yous. They will always hold a special place in our lives and hearts for a job well done. Being the type of people they are showed me that attorneys like Charlie and Jean Marie do care about their job and can be a big part of a passionate and positive outcome. From the very beginning Charlie and the entire staff were kind, thoughtful and professional."


"First of all congratulations on winning the case. I was positive you would. I cannot thank you enough for the hours and days you spent getting my case ready to present to the jury. I am very pleased and proud of the way you presented the final summation. I know the jurors heard your confidence in presenting and showing the facts and truth you presented to them. I will always be so grateful and honored to have met you and have been represented by you. Thank you Jeff for all you have done."


"My husband and I consulted with Jeff DeFrancisco regarding a medical malpractice case. It was believed my husband was not appropriately treated by his primary care physician. Mr. DeFrancisco sat down with us and explained the whole process so we knew what to expect. A lawsuit was quickly commenced after Mr. DeFrancisco consulted with a medical expert who confirmed the doctor's medical negligence. Ultimately our case settled without having to go to trial. We were extremely happy with the legal services provided by Jeff DeFrancisco and we would absolutely recommend him."

Mr. & Mrs. H.

"My husband and I consulted with Jeff DeFrancisco in regards to a personal injury case for me. Mr. DeFrancisco kept me informed all throughout the litigation process. Because the insurance company refused to pay fair compensation, the matter went to trial. We were very impressed with how Jeff DeFrancisco represented us at trial and we were extremely happy when the jury found in our favor. There is no question that Jeff DeFrancisco does a great job in representing his clients and we would highly recommend him."


"I sustained a very serious and life altering injury as a result of emergency room negligence. I was actually using another attorney at the time my fiance met another client of Jeff DeFrancisco. His other client had just had his case settle and he highly recommended Mr. DeFrancisco so I had my case transferred to him. I was extremely happy at the way the case progressed, Jeff DeFrancisco's knowledge and experience in both the law and the medicine, and the result he obtained for me. I would highly recommend him and his firm."

Theresa D.

"I suffered a serious personal injury to one of my legs. Another law firm had recommended that I call the DeFrancisco and Falgiatano law firm. Jeff DeFrancisco had represented me on my matter. The insurance company refused to settle my matter and would not offer anything to compensate me for my injuries so the case went to trial. I was extremely happy with the entire course of representation at this firm. I was especially happy with how I was represented at trial and the result that he obtained for me."

Melinda K.

"My husband, children and I required legal assistance after suffering serious personal injuries due to a hazardous exposure in our apartment building. We contacted the DeFrancisco and Falgiatano law firm and was represented by Jeff DeFrancisco. We were all happy with the time and attention that he gave to our case. We were also happy that all of the family member cases settled. Mr. DeFrancisco did a great job representing us and we would never use anyone else for personal injury matters. I have since referred other friends and family members to his law firm for personal injury matters and will continue to do so."

Heather W.

"I sustained a serious personal injury to my left arm. I was unable to work and provide for my family due to the seriousness of the injury. The DeFrancisco law firm represented me on this case and I was very happy with their representation. My case did settle without having to go to trial. They did a great job with my legal representation and because of that I have referred other people to the firm. This firm gets my highest possible recommendation."

Mark A.

"My mother died as a result of medical malpractice. From the beginning all the way to the end, Charles Falgiatano was a true professional and went above and beyond the call of duty. We couldn't have asked for more. Charlie kept in constant contact with me, explained everything, and always took the time to make sure my family and I understood what was going on. He was very aggressive in pursuing our case. While I hope that no one has to suffer the loss that our family did, I would highly recommend that you call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano to help you and your family if needed."

Renee B.

"I was a pedestrian hit by a car and suffered a serious injury to my leg. I contacted Charles Falgiatano who dealt with the insurance company representatives so I could focus on my recovery. Charlie kept me informed as to what was going on and answered any questions I had. Charlie was able to get a settlement for my injuries without going to court. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident." 

Staci R.




Office Locations

Syracuse Office
6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

New Hartford Office
23 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

Oswego Office
92 West 6th Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Oneida Office
312 Broad Street
Oneida, NY 13421

Watertown Office
119 Sherman Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Cortland Office
26 Court Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Rochester Office
510 Clinton Square
Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604

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