Dan Buttafuoco

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Senior Partner and Founder

PRACTICE AREAS

Dan Buttafuoco has handled over 100 juried and non-juried trials involving all aspects of personal injury, negligence, product liability and medical malpractice cases. Dan has won for his clients many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in these areas. Dan has the third highest recorded personal injury settlement in New York State history. Dan has the highest recorded settlement ever for a police officer.

PUBLIC AND SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

Dan hosts a weekly radio talk show entitled “Christian Legal Concepts” for WMCA station 570AM radio. The program features discussion of listeners’ call-in questions about their faith and its connection with the law specifically, personal injury law. As a speaker for numerous churches of all denominations (including Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal and others), Dan has shared his ideas on the Bible, religion and law with many congregations and groups.

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

New York City Relief: Board member for over 20 years – Mission which assists poor and homeless in the NYC metropolitan area. Historical Bible Society: Founder/President Dan–Established this public charity which funds programs for the care, preservation, display and education about ancient and historically significant Bibles, important religious Artworks and study of Christian scriptures. Founder of the YCL Scholarship. Provides scholarships to young student leaders of the community. Pave the Way Foundation: Board member–inter-faith organization which monitors relationships between the three main religious groups of the world and advocates for peaceful exchange instead of violence in the name of religion. Bethpage Assembly Church: Elder
BAR ADMISSIONS: New York- All Courts; United States District Court (Federal Courts): Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; United States Court of Military Appeals; United States Court of Appeals- Second Circuit; United States Supreme Court; United States Claims Court; Admitted pro hac vice in other states.
MEMBERSHIPS: New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association; American Trial Lawyer’s Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives; National Board of Trial Advocacy- Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1989 – Christian Trial Lawyers Associations -Christian Legal Society. PROFESSORSHIPS: Adjunct Professor of Trial Law – National Injury Trial Attorney’s Program Hofstra Law School; PERSONAL: Elder and Bible Studies Teacher at Bethpage Assembly in Bethpage, NY; Former School Board Member and President of South Shore Christian School a/k/a Long Island Christian Academy from 1987 until 2004. Dan is married with 3 children, one of whom is a practicing lawyer.

EDUCATION

Hofstra University, B.A., 1978; Hofstra Law School, J.D. 1981; Dan recently completed his Masters degree in Theology at Alliance Theological Seminary (2008).

BIO

Dan Buttafuoco founded the firm in 1981 after graduating with a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. His undergraduate studies were at Hofstra University New College, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dan is currently completing Master’s studies at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a Master’s of Divinity.

His caring and charismatic approach to serving the many Church groups, members and pastors he has as clients, has earned him a solid reputation as a champion of ethics and the law, especially in the Christian community.

Dan has handled over 100 juried and non-juried trials involving all aspects of personal injury, negligence, product liability and medical malpractice cases. Dan has earned for his clients many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in these areas.

Dan hosts a weekly radio talk show entitled “Christian Legal Concepts” for radio stations 570AM (WMCA) and 970AM (WWDJ). The program features discussion of listeners’ e-mail and call-in questions about their faith and its connection with the law, specifically, personal injury law.

As a speaker in numerous churches of all denominations (including Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal and others), Dan has shared his ideas on the Bible with many congregations and groups.

Dan’s presence in the Church community can also be felt through his active involvement in the New York City Relief Mission and the Historical Bible Society, which he founded in 2000 to foster the care, preservation, display and education about ancient and historically significant Bibles, important religious Artworks and study of Christian scriptures.

Dan also shares his knowledge of the law and his passion for teaching via his position as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Law in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Trial Techniques Program) at Hofstra Law School. In 1990, Dan was asked by the National Board of Trial Advocacy to write and grade the trial lawyer exam for civil trial certification.

Dan is admitted in all courts of New York and many Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition he is often admitted pro hac vice in other states. He is a member of The National Board of Trial Advocacy- as a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1989. In addition he is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives

Dan is married with 3 children, one of whom is in law school herself. Dan is also an elder in his church.

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.” – David, King of Israel (Psalm 1:1)