What our clients say
“You were such a great help and took such heavy stress off my shoulders. You made sure everything was done perfectly which resulted in spotless results. thank you for your service I highly recommend your service to everyone I know.”
“This was the first time I ever needed an attorney and could not have asked for any better! Scott was on top of everything, only had my best interest and was very professional. He kept me well informed and updated throughout the entire case! My settlement was beyond anything I could of imagined and I would never consider using any other law firm!”
“I would like to thank you, for all that you have done. I am so pleased with the outcome. I know it wasn’t easy.”
“I was very happy with the service provided by you and your wife. You answered all my questions satisfactorily and, if you weren’t available when I called, you got back to me very expeditiously.
I couldn’t have asked for better representation and wouldn’t hesitate to hire you again, if the need arises.”
“I was very satisfied with my experience with your firm. I felt supported and well-represented at every step in the process. I’m glad I chose D’Orazio Peterson.”
Medication overdoses are, by their very nature, one of the most preventable forms of medical negligence or malpractice. They are often the result of simple human error – the failure to pay attention to the prescription/label/order or the inadvertent mis-programing of a machine (and inevitable ignoring of the warning system – designed to avoid exactly […]
Women’s employment rights are one of our primary areas of focus at D’Orazio Peterson. As a result we were delighted to learn of Governor Cuomo’s recent signing of a number of bills within the Women’s Equality Agenda. These bills, while not perfect, extend some very important protections to women in the workplace. The new laws impact […]
The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, “A Small Town Scarred by a Trusted Doctor.” This article chronicled the story of a cardiology practice in small town Indiana that has not been sued by nearly 300 patients for having performed unnecessary surgeries including stent implantations. Needless to say 300 medical malpractice lawsuits against […]
Giovanna A. D’Orazio, partner with D’Orazio Peterson LLP, was recently profiled in an “Ask the Expert” segment for the magazine “Her Life”, which is devoted to issues effecting women. Her Life Article
Three C’s That Make Medical Malpractice Lawsuits so Difficult Medical malpractice lawsuits are difficult, for a number of reasons. Three of these reasons may be described as the “Three C’s”, and they are Cost, Consent and Courage. 1) Cost: Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most expensive lawsuits to pursue. This starts at the very […]
When a medical leave becomes a disability The intersection between the Family & Medical Leave Act and NY and Federal disability discrimination laws is a complicated one. But it’s one that can make a significant difference on your potential case. Let’s say you’ve been out for 12 weeks of approved FMLA time after […]
We started by working for larger firms.1 May 2005
Giovanna and Scott each spent the first several years of their careers working in larger law firm for big companies. These included Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, insurance companies, municipal governments and others. The upside to this is that we learned, from the inside, what decision making looks like inside large companies – something that we have used time and again in approaching cases against large corporate employers and wrongdoers.
We move away from the large firm model1 May 2011
In thinking about the next 5, 10, 20 years, we asked ourselves how we could best serve clients. Would it be working in a large firm with little connection to our corporate and insurance clients?
Or would it be working in an intentionally small firm, where we get to stand up against those big companies with deep pockets, for individuals who don’t have the resources?
The decision was easy, and D’Orazio Peterson was born.
As the years go by, we continue to stand up for those without a voice1 Jan 2015
We are fortunate. In a difficult profession we are able to work, day in and day out, to stand up for the rights of those who simply do not have the resources to take on large companies, municipalities, hospitals, etc. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and we will continue to do all that we can to stand up for our clients.