Bottar Leone, PLLC, is a nationally recognized and regionally respected upstate New York law firm dedicated to the prosecution and trial of medical malpractice, workplace accident, dangerous product, severe personal injury and wrongful death cases.

The Firm is led by partners Anthony S. Bottar, a past-president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and 2014-15 Best Lawyers® In America Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Edward S. Leone, and Michael A. Bottar, named to The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40."

From our principal office located in downtown Syracuse, New York, and through satellite offices in Watertown, Utica and Albany, our experienced attorneys and skilled support staff serve clients throughout the State of New York and the northeast United States.  Since 1983, our legal team has helped thousands of patients, motorists, workers and consumers secure just compensation for life-altering injuries, disabilities and losses.  In addition to the daily application of more than 100 years of combined legal experience, the Firm's accomplished and civic-minded attorneys hold leadership positions in bar associations, proudly support community organizations, and lecture, teach and publish annually on practice-related topics.

While the attorneys at Bottar Leone, PLLC are highly-selective in accepting cases, they do not retreat from meritorious claims simply because they are costly or challenging to prove. Our legal team makes this pledge to the community, and its clients, because our attorneys firmly believe that those who experience a loss due to negligence or malpractice deserve a skilled legal advocate and, when necessary, a day in court. Consistent with our conviction, all cases accepted by the Firm are handled on a contingency basis – which means that we are not paid for our time unless there is a recovery.

While this website provides an overview of our experience, our history, the nature of our plaintiff’s only practice, our honors and awards, our dedication to the community, and our ability to repeatedly* resolve complex and aggressively-defended serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases to the satisfaction of our clients, it is not a substitute for a telephone conversation or in-person meeting with one of our attorneys about your potential case.

To speak with Bottar Leone, PLLC about your injury or loss, please complete a contact form, email us at, or call us at (315) 422-3466 or 1-800-336-LAWS.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

  2. How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

  3. How long do I have to file a birth injury or birth trauma lawsuit?

  4. What is negligence?

  5. Did my doctor make a mistake?

  6. What is wrongful death?

  7. What is the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury?

  8. What are the signs of a birth injury?

  9. Can a lawsuit be filed for any construction site injury?

  10. Can I recover more than Workers' Compensation benefits if I was injured while working at a construction site?

  11. What types of construction activities are covered by New York State LaborLaws?

  12. What is OSHA?

  13. What is a closed head injury?

  14. Is a concussion or "mild" traumatic brain injury serious?

  15. What is No-Fault?

  16. Do I have a "serious injury" under Section 5102 of the New York State Insurance Law?

  17. Who pays for my medical bills?

  18. What is pain and suffering?

  19. What are economic damages?

  20. What are punitive damages?

  21. Are lawsuits expensive?

  22. How long do lawsuits take?

  23. Should I settle my case?

  24. Will my case go to trial?

  25. What is my case worth?

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
** Recognized in 2010-2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers Best Law Firms as a "First Tier" firm for personal injury litigation.

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(315) 422-3466

Featured Verdicts and Settlements

$1,000,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC client for urinary incontinence due to medical malpractice.

$3,250,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC infant client for cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice.

$1,700,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC client for injuries sustained in construction accident.

$16,033,811 awarded to Bottar Leone, PLLC, infant client for cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice.

$1,500,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC client for injuries sustained as a result of defective product.

$2,007,658.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC, client for brain and orthopedic injuries caused by construction accident.

$3,500,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC infant client for cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice.

$2,100,000.00 recovery by Bottar Leone, PLLC client for kidney damage caused by medical malpractice.

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