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Jeff D. DeFrancisco, Esq.

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Phone: 833-200-2000

Jeff DeFrancisco handles cases all throughout Upstate, New York with convenient locations near you.

Described by his clients as an attorney of the “highest quality” who goes “above and beyond”, Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. has made a career achieving top results for his clients. As a lifelong resident of Upstate, New York, Jeff DeFrancisco has earned a reputation of being a top attorney in his field of medical malpractice and personal injury.

Attorney DeFrancisco has achieved some of the top results known in Upstate, New York. A few examples of his many achievements include:

BRAIN INJURY: $17,500,000 in payments: $3,000,000 cash; $12,000,000 expected payout between a lump sum payment and lifetime monthly payments to an individual who sustained a brain injury; and $2,500,000 in guaranteed lifetime payments to the child of the injured.

PARALYSIS: $11,200,000 unanimous arbitration award involving a patient that is paralyzed.

PARALYSIS: $10,000,000 jury verdict following a 3-week trial against 3 defense lawyers for a case where an individual became paralyzed due to medical malpractice.

BIRTH INJURY: $5,600,000 which includes 2 lump sum cash payouts; $3,600,000 in tax free cash payments to the injured child for life; and the injured child was received into the Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF) which will cover all of the medical needs of the child for life.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: $5,000,000 settlement for an injured child.

FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE / INJECTION INJURY: $2,250,000 for a case that was turned down by another law firm. Jeff actually found 2 viable medical malpractice cases. One case settled for $250,000 and the other case settled for $2,000,000.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: $1,690,000 jury verdict for a medical malpractice case. The insurance company refused to offer any compensation. This matter was appealed to the highest appeal court in New York and the verdict was upheld.

WRONGFUL DEATH: $1,600,000 jury verdict on a wrongful death case that was turned down by two medical malpractice law firms. Jeff took the case to trial and got a fair result for the family.

CANCER MALPRACTICE: $1,400,000 settlement for failing to timely diagnose and appropriately treat cancer.

CANCER MALPRACTICE: $1,300,000 for failing to timely diagnose prostate cancer.

AUTO / TRUCKING ACCIDENT: $1,000,000 settlement.

In addition to the above, Attorney DeFrancisco has successfully resolved many other million and multi-million dollar cases. More results can be seen on the verdicts and settlements page.

Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. is also a member a member of SuperLawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms, and Best Attorneys of America, among other memberships.

Attorney DeFrancisco has extensive experience handling all different types of personal injury matters including medical malpractice, birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cancer cases, wrongful death, and general personal injury cases such as automobile and truck accidents. Because his practice is devoted to representing the injured and their families, he is extremely knowledgeable of the medicine and human anatomy.

If you are seriously injured, call the lawyer who has a proven track record of obtaining top results in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Call today for a free consultation.


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
  • $5,600,000 for birth injury
  • $3,500,000 for a personal injury
  • $3,250,000 confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $3,000,000 for a confidential 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 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