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Learn More About New York Personal Injury Lawyer Anthony S. Bottar

Senior Partner abottar@bottarlaw.com  Main: (315) 313-6809 AXA Tower II – Suite 1600 120 Madison Street Syracuse, New York 13202
What I Do
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries and Birth Trauma
  • Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerve, Limb and Organ Injuries
  • Construction, Industrial & Workplace Accidents
  • Accidents, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Mr. Bottar is the senior partner and co-founder of Bottar Leone, PLLC. His practice centers around the investigation, prosecution and trial of cases involving birth injuries (e.g., oxygen deprivation, cerebral palsy, mechanical injury), brain injuries (e.g., stroke, concussions, post-concussion syndrome, TBI), nerve injuries (complex regional pain syndrome, Erb’s Palsy, paralysis), cancer misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and musculoskeletal injuries due to accidents, malpractice, falls, and defective and dangerous products.

Over thirty-four years of practice, Mr. Bottar has counseled thousands of clients. His extensive trial experience in State and Federal courts has led to substantial and record jury verdicts and settlements in lawsuits against individuals, corporations and state/government entities, earning him the honor of Best Lawyers® Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, annual recognition in The Best Lawyers In America®, annual listing in New York Magazine as one of the New York Area’s Best Lawyers and, as one of Upstate New York’s top plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, annual listing in New York Super Lawyers (Upstate Edition). Mr. Bottar is immediate past-president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

He is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America – Trial Lawyer Honorary Society™, has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York State (the “Top 100″), by Lawdragon as one of the top 3,000 attorneys in the United States (the “Lawdragon 3000″) and, as one of the “Top Trial Lawyers In America™,” he has earned a life membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Mr. Bottar is well versed in the law, the legal system, and the intricacies of trial practice. He is well-known for his professionalism, integrity and the personal approach he takes with his clients. In 2001, Mr. Bottar was appointed by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department to serve as a member of the Character and Fitness Committee for the New York State Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial District.

The Committee is responsible for screening and interviewing all Central New York applicants who are seeking admission to the Bar. He is also a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association and sits on its CNY Justice-For-All Project Committee, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He regularly speaks or lectures at legal and non-legal functions, including Syracuse University College of Law’s Professional Responsibility and at ethics, torts or trial-related classes. He is also a past member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law. Mr. Bottar has a long record of public service and is deeply invested in New York State’s education system.He served as a Trustee of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education from 1988 through 1989, and as the President of the Board from 1989 through 1996. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Madison School Boards Association from 1994 through 1996. In 1996, 2001, 2006 and again in 2011, the New York State Legislature elected Mr. Bottar to serve as a Regent of the University of the State of New York, the most comprehensive and unified education system in the nation. The position is unpaid. In his capacity as a Regent, Mr. Bottar is responsible for educational policy affecting public and private elementary and secondary schools, public and private colleges and universities, libraries, museums, public broadcasting facilities, as well as the licensure, regulation and discipline of New York State professionals including accountants, dentists, doctors, engineers, nurses, pharmacists and therapists. Prior to co-founding the Firm in 1983, Mr. Bottar was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse, Department of Law.

  • Education
    • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976
    • B.A., University of Rochester, 1972
  • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
    • New York, 1977
    • United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 1977
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 1978
    • United States Supreme Court, 1989
    • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1990
  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Immediate Past-President (2010-2011) Board of Directions (2007-2010) Charter Member
    • Character and Fitness Committee, New York State Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial Districtversity of the State of New York
    • Member
    • New York State Board of Regents
    • Regent (1996-present)
    • Project Committee, CNY Justice-For-All
    • Member
    • Dean’s Advisory Counsel, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law
    • Past Member
  • Honors and Affiliations
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers In New York State, The National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Best Lawyers in America® Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
    • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
    • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America – Trial Lawyer Honorary Society™
    • Lawdragon® National Finalist (Lawdragon 3000)
    • Upstate New York Super Lawyer®
    • 2011, 2010 (Blue Ribbon Panelist), 2009 (Blue Ribbon Panelist), 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
    • New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers of the Year
    • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 (inaugural edition)
    • AV® Rated 1985 - 2013
    • Central New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Central New York, 2008 (inaugural edition)
    • Buffalo Spree Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Western New York, 2007 (inaugural edition)
    • The New York State Red Book
    • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • New York State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • American Association for Justice
  • Professional Lectures
    • Personal Injury 2011: Nuts, Bolts and the Tools To Use Them, New Jersey Association for Justice (Boardwalk Seminar)
    • ABCs of EBTs, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Experts: From Retention to Trial, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • 2010 Annual Legal Update – Precedents & Statutes for Personal Injury Litigators: Evidence, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • 2009 Annual Legal Update – Precedents & Statutes for Personal Injury Litigators: Products Liability, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Prosecuting and Defending Medical Malpractice Claims, New York State Bar Association
    • 2006 Annual Legal Update – Precedents & Statutes for Personal Injury Litigators: Products Liability, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Medicine in the Courtroom, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Automobile Insurance Law and Practice, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Practical Skills: Basic Civil Practice – The Trial, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Keeping Pace: A Guide for the Up-To-Date Litigator, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • How To Try An Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Product Liability – Post Daubert, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Proving and Defending Damages, New York State Bar Association Seminar
    • Decisions, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
    • Legislation and Litigation: The Importance of Ergonomics in Every Workplace,Onondaga County Bar Association Seminar
  • Publications
    • Author, Coastal Processes and Change: Legal Implications, 1 Sea Grant Law Journal 139 (1976)
  • Prior Experience
    • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Syracuse, Department of Law