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Jean Marie Westlake Esq.
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
  • New York
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Summary

A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Jean Marie Westlake graduated from LeMoyne College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations in 1994. She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Ms. Westlake was a member of the Tournament of Champions and National Trial Teams, where she received extensive training in trial techniques. Prior to joining DeFrancisco and Falgiatano Law Firm, she was a litigation associate for a local law firm and is well versed in insurance industry practices.

Ms. Westlake is currently Vice President, 5th Judicial District for the New York State Bar Association and Vice President of the Onondaga County Bar Foundation. She is also Past President of the Onondaga County Bar Association.

Ms. Westlake focuses her practice on civil litigation involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. She has experience in a broad range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, construction accidents and products liability.

She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association, Central New York Women’s Bar Association, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Ms. Westlake is an instructor for the Syracuse University College of Law Trial Team program and is a former advisor for both the Syracuse University and Hamilton College undergraduate trial team programs.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
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U.S. District Court Western District of New York
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U.S. Federal Courts
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP Personal Injury Lawyers
- Current
Attorney
Costello, Cooney and Fearon, PLLC
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Education
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D.
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Le Moyne College
B.S.
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Awards
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Top Trial Lawyers in America
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Onondaga County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Central New York Women’s Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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American Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Motion Practice, Syracuse University
2009
Learn from the Practitioners, Syracuse University
2015
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jean Marie Westlake's Website Profile
Website
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP Personal Injury Lawyers Website
Blog
Rochester Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Syracuse Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Syracuse Personal Injury Law Blog
Contact & Map
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP Personal Injury Lawyers
Syracuse Office
6739 Myers Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057
USA
Telephone: (315) 479-9000
Fax: (315) 479-9300