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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.

Mr. DeFrancisco has achieved some of the best results known in Upstate, New York with 2 verdicts approximately $10,000,000 each. Mr. DeFrancisco clearly has extensive experience handling large injury cases as shown on the verdicts and settlements.

Mr. DeFrancisco has extensive experience in handling all different types of personal injury matters including medical malpractice, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, falls, brain and spinal cord injuries, birth injuries and wrongful death; among others. Because his practice is solely devoted to representing the injured, he is extremely experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to medicine and medical standards of care. Mr. DeFrancisco’s knowledge of the human body and his ability to evaluate the true impact of injuries provides his firm with an advantage over the competition. These skills ensure he is capable of adequately and fairly evaluating the reasonable compensation for his clients in relation to their injuries.

Due to his dedication to the field of personal injury, he has access to medical experts in virtually every area of medicine for consultations and trial purposes, whether it be for medical malpractice or medical expert testimony for other personal injury cases. Mr. DeFrancisco has also worked with accident reconstruction experts, OSHA experts, and engineers for his non-medical malpractice cases. Depending on the type of injury and its permanency, Mr. DeFrancisco frequently uses economists, life care planners and vocational experts to determine the extent of economic losses for his clients along with the need for future medical care. Regardless of your injury, Mr. DeFrancisco has the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to assist in providing you fair and reasonable compensation for your injury.


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

B.S., St. John Fisher College in Rochester, Rochester, New York

  • Major: Business Finance
  • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions New York, 2000
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships

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 Perfect 10.0 rating

Top 1% Trial Counsel


Justia 10.0 rating

Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer

Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works
  • Top New York Verdicts, 2009
  • Top New York Verdicts, 2010
Representative Cases
  • Holstein v. Community General Hospital Holstein - $1.6M verdict - Appealed to highest Court with victory. (Supreme 2011)
  • Lyon et al. v. Gingold et al. - $10,000,000 verdict at trial
  • $9,600,000 arbitration award in Onondaga County
  • $3,250,000 confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $2,300,000 confidential settlement for medical malpractice
Honors and Awards
  • SuperLawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Member
Client Reviews
"We were very impressed with how Jeff DeFrancisco represented us at trial and we were extremely happy when the jury found in our favor." D.M., Auburn, NY
"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." D.L., Cortland, NY
"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." Kelley R., Syracuse, NY
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." T.H., Oneida, NY
"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., Oneida, NY