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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 birth injuries and medical malpractice.

Attorney DeFrancisco has extensive experience helping children who needlessly suffered birth injuries. DeFrancisco and his experts thoroughly review the medical records to determine if medical malpractice occurred. DeFrancisco is also familiar with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) guidelines which is the standard of care that obstetricians follow when it comes to the delivery of children.

Reviewing the prenatal records are important to determine if the mother should have been deemed a high risk patient, to see whether there were changes in either the mother or child’s condition, and whether there were signs or symptoms of preeclampsia. The review of the hospital records are important to determine if there was adequate fetal heart rate monitoring of the child and whether a C-section should have been timely performed. The neurological evaluation of the child at birth (APGARS), the results of imaging studies, the cord blood gases, and/or the findings of strokes and/or seizures are important to help assess the etiology of the injuries. The diagnosis of fetal hypoxia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, acidosis, meconium aspiration, cerebral palsy, and others, are conditions that are commonly seen where appropriate care was not provided.

DeFrancisco’s experts are all outside of the area to ensure your child’s case receives an objective evaluation. Some of his experts include: obstetricians, pediatric neuroradiologists, neonatal physicians, pediatric neurologists, cerebral palsy experts, life care planners, economists, and others. If your child has a meritorious case, DeFrancisco will aggressively pursue their case to ensure your child receives the proper care, treatment, and compensation that they deserve.

Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. is 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 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.

INJURED CHILD: $5,000,000 settlement for an injured child.

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.

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

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice 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
Mr. Falgiatano was very professional and did an incredible job when he worked with my family on our case. He met with us numerous times and was available when we called with questions. He explained the whole legal process to us and made sure we made the correct decision for my family! I could not thank Mr. Falgiatano enough and he is the only lawyer for my family! Jeff M.
Jeff Defrancisco and his team represented me after a bad fall while working on a construction site. They were always available to answer any and all questions and they genuinely cared regarding my health and were very sincere in helping me attain a settlement that far exceeded my expectations. My family and I received an amazing outcome and they are by far the best in the business. I highly recommend hiring their firm. Justin M.
I cannot thank DeFrancisco and Falgiatano enough! Charlie Falgiatano took my case and i couldn't have done it without him. I highly recommend this team of lawyers especially, Charlie. I will forever be grateful for him and because of him, all the time and effort he put into my case, my son can have a much easier life. Charlies understand, patient, kind, and one of the best people I know. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Katie C.