Pegalis Law Group Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers for 2024

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The Pegalis Law Group takes extreme pride in announcing that their founder,

The Pegalis Law Group takes extreme pride in announcing that their founder, Steven E. Pegalis, has received the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” award for the Long Island, New York, region in both Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation. “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region, with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction. For over 50 years, Mr. Pegalis has been a tireless and compassionate advocate for those suffering catastrophic injuries due to medical malpractice and negligence. He was named by Best Lawyers® in 2016 and again in 2019 as the Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” for Long Island, NY, and in 2017 for Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation. This latest honor attests to Steve’s lifelong commitment to providing justice to the firm’s clients.

The Pegalis Law Group also proudly announces that Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, James B. Baydar, and Robert V. Fallarino have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Fewer than 5% of US attorneys are recognized on this list, which is compiled through extensive research and peer and client review.

Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard is the Managing Partner at the Pegalis Law Group, and this is the 17th year in a row that she has been named to Best Lawyers®. She has nearly 40 years of experience representing plaintiffs in medical negligence cases involving women’s health issues and birth injuries, as well as surgical, neurosurgical, cardiac, and cancer treatment. Bondi-Stoddard was the Long Island, New York, Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice on Long Island, NY, and the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation on Long Island, NY.

James B. Baydar is a Partner at the Pegalis Law Group with more than 35 years of experience. Mr. Baydar’s work and representation of clients have resulted in millions of dollars of recovery in settlements and verdicts. He advocates for clients through complex court proceedings in the years following the successful resolution of their cases. He provides legal counsel on preserving and best utilizing clients’ awards and settlement funds to pay for their lifetime care.

Robert V. Fallarino is a Trial Attorney at the Pegalis Law Group with more than 35 years of experience and was the 2023 recipient of the Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” award for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law in Long Island, NY. Mr. Fallarino has resolved cases worth millions of dollars for patients who have been victims of medical negligence across New York and around the nation. His record of success includes obtaining the fourth-highest verdict in New York for medical negligence in 2012, making it one of the top ten verdicts in New York that year.

The Pegalis Law Group, LLC is a New York law firm for those suffering injuries or loss as a result of avoidable medical errors and negligence. In 50 years of practice, they have won some of the largest verdicts in New York State history and strive for medical accountability to ensure safer medical practices for better patient care.