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Recognized & Respected

It’s always an honor to be recognized by the media, our peers and other forms of review but what means the most to us is what our clients have to say.
Be sure to check out their stories below.

Daniel P. Buttafuoco was among the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers in 2012.

Daniel P. Buttafuoco was selected to Super Lawyers Excellence in Practice 5 Years in a Row.

Mark T. Freeley was recognized in the Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs by National Trial Lawyers in 2016.

Mark T. Freeley was recognized as a Top Attorney in North America by Who’s Who in 2016.

Daniel P. Buttafuoco was recognized as a Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area in 2008 by the New York Times.

Mark T. Freeley was recognized as a Top 10 Attorney in 2016 and 2017 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Meet Our Team

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Dan Buttafuoco

Senior Partner and Founder

Dan Buttafuoco founded the firm in 1981 after graduation with a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. His undergraduate studies were at Hofstra University…

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Mark Freeley

Partner and Managing Attorney

For more than 15 years, Mark has litigated and settled many of the firm’s major motor vehicle and complex construction site accident cases, as well as all other types of serious injury and…

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James McCarthy

Partner

James graduated cum laude in 1991 with a Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, NY after earning his B.A. in political Science from…

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Shawn Alfano

Associate Attorney

Shawn M. Alfano joined the Buttafuoco firm as a trial lawyer in 2000 and has litigated and tried numerous motor vehicle, premises and construction accident cases. Prior to joining the firm…

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Kristen Buttafuoco

Associate Attorney

Kristen Buttafuoco is the eldest daughter of the firm’s founder, Daniel Buttafuoco. From a young age Kristen worked in the office and grew up watching her father dedicate his professional…

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Scott Szczesny

Associate Attorney

Scott joined the Buttafuoco firm as an Associate in 2015. Throughout his work here, he has handled personal injury cases, including motor vehicle and premises liability. He has experience…

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Ellen Buchholz

Associate Attorney

Ellen joined Buttafuoco & Associates in December 2000. She has practiced plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice for more than twenty years…

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Barry Unger

Associate Attorney

For more than 15 years, Mark has litigated and settled many of the firm’s major motor vehicle and complex construction site accident cases, as well as all other types of serious injury and…

Our Areas of Practice

New York Personal Injury Attorneys

We represent the “little guy” against powerful and rich corporate interests, especially insurance companies.

Our clients are hardworking men and women who have suffered the sudden and unexpected devastation and loss from serious injury or death in the family. They are victims of an accident or medical malpractice. They are broken, hurt, confused and afraid. They have lost their livelihood. Their ability to survive financially has been taken from them through the negligence or legal fault of another. They need help. They need our help.

In a perfect world wrongdoers would admit their fault and pay for the damage they cause and insurance companies would fairly pay claims, so no representation would be needed. Corporations should admit when their products or their employees injure the public. Sadly, this is not so.

We stand as champions for the disadvantaged. We take on the powerful and rich insurance companies with their army of lawyers. We present evidence to jurors and persuade them to rule in our clients’ favor. We make the medical profession accountable for their malpractice errors. Our help is very often the difference between a life of quality and a life of misery. We make a difference.

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