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Michael Bottar

Michael Bottar

Bottar Law, PLLC
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability...
  • New York
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Summary

For more than 15 years, Michael Bottar has dedicated his practice to the pursuit of justice in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Accidents, and Wrongful Death matters. Mr. Bottar brings a depth of knowledge and experience to every case. He is committed to providing exceptional legal representation.

Mr. Bottar is an accomplished attorney and has received numerous honors and awards. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America and named Syracuse's 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice and Product Liability. The National Trial Lawyers have named him as one of the Top 100 in New York State. Additionally, he has been honored as a life member in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

Mr. Bottar received his B.A. from Colgate University. In 2003, he received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Bottar is a Syracuse native. He lives in Manlius with his wife and children.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Western District of New York
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Syracuse University
- Current
Attorney
Bottar Law, PLLC
- Current
Managing Member
Bottar Ventures, LLC
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Attorney
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
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Attorney
White & Case
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Education
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D.
Honors: summa cum laude (class rank 4 of 247)
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Colgate University
B.A.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year, Syracuse Medical Malpractice Law
Best Lawyers in America
Attorney of the Year
The Daily Record
Lawyer of the Year, Syracuse Plaintiffs Product Liability
Best Lawyers in America
2017, 2019
The Best Lawyers in America: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
The Best Lawyers in America
2015-present
The Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability
The Best Lawyers in America
2016-present
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Upstate New York Super Lawyers
Upstate New York Super Lawyers
2013-present, Top 50: 2016, 2018
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
2013-present
Fellow
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Fellow
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rockstar Award, President's Award
NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
Order of the Coif
Member
Order of Barristers
Member
Justinian Honorary Law Society
Professional Associations
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
Member
Current
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Onondaga County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Syracuse University Law Alumni Association
Member
Current
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Board of Directors of Contact Community Services
past-member
Current
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Advisory Board of the Central New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
past-member
Current
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inMotion, Inc. and Human Rights First
pro bono counsel
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Robbing Peter To Pay Paul: Medicaid Liens, Supplemental Needs Trusts and Personal Injury Recoveries o­n Behalf of Infants In New York State Following the Gold Decision
Syracuse Law Review: 2003
Survey of New York Law: Civil Practice
Syracuse Law Review: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Speaking Engagements
Federal Tort Claims Act II: Essential Elements for NY Practitioners, NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE, Syracuse, Albany, Long Island, New York
2014
Social Media In New York, Syracuse University College of Law CLE, Syracuse
2014
Federal Tort Claims Act: Fundamentals and Updates, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, Albany
2015
Say What? Hearsay Rules In New York, NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, New York, Long Island
2015
Medical Malpractice Litigation, Discovery, NYS Bar Association CLE, Syracuse
2016
Ethics of Social Media Discovery, NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE, Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, New York, Long Island
2016
Hearsay, NYS Bar Association CLE, Syracuse
2017
Social Media, What's New?, Fall Conference, Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, CLE, Geneva
2018
Medical Malpractice Litigation: Cross Examination, NYS Bar Association CLE, Syracuse
2019
Websites & Blogs
Website
Michael A. Bottar's Website Profile
Website
Bottar Law, PLLC Website
Blog
Syracuse Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Syracuse Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog
Blog
New York Malpractice & Injury Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Bottar Law, PLLC
Syracuse Office
120 Madison St
#1600
Syracuse, NY 13202
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 336-5297
Telephone: (315) 422-3466
Fax: (315) 422-4621