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Michael Bottar

Michael Bottar

Bottar Law, PLLC
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability...
  • New York
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Mr. Bottar brings more than 15 years of experience to the pursuit of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and complex personal injury actions throughout New York and the northeastern United States, with a focus on claims for birth injuries, neonatal/pediatric negligence, heart attack, stroke, brain damage, nerve injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, and liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Mr. Bottar is a graduate of Colgate University and is a summa cum laude (top 2%) graduate of Syracuse University College of Law where he is an adjunct professor of law. He authors the "Civil Practice" chapter of the Syracuse Law Review’s Survey on New York law and serves on the law school's Board of Advisors.

Every year since 2013, Mr. Bottar has been recognized in Upstate New York Super Lawyers®, a publication with membership limited to the top 5% of lawyers in each state, and was selected for its "Top 50" lawyers list in 2016 and 2018. He was named a 2016 New York Daily Record Attorney of the Year for his "professional accomplishments, exceptional character, integrity, ethics, and commitment to clients and community." He has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, and holds the title of fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society with membership limited to less than one-half of one percent of lawyers.

Since 2013, Mr. Bottar has been recognized annually by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the "Top 100" trial lawyers in New York State. While only 40 years old, he has recovered more than $70,000,000 for his clients, including dozens of extraordinary recoveries over the past five years, e.g., $6,000,000, 4,500,000, $4,000,000, $3,800,000, $3,200,000, $3,000,000, $3,000,000, $2,600,000, $2,250,000, $2,200,000, $2,100,000, $1,850,000, $1,850,000, $1,650,000, $1,585,000, $1,500,000, $1,500,000, $1,325,000, $1,250,000, and $1,100,000.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Syracuse University
- Current
Attorney
- 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)
Colgate University
B.A.
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
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
Member
Current
Onondaga County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Syracuse University Law Alumni Association
Member
Current
Board of Directors of Contact Community Services
past-member
Current
Advisory Board of the Central New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
past-member
Current
inMotion, Inc. and Human Rights First
pro bono counsel
Current
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
Social Media
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