Attorney Profile

Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.

Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.

Pirrotti & Glatt Law Firm PLLC
2 Overhill Road, Suite 200
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Scarsdale

New York (NY)

914-723-4333
914-723-4838
Industry Groups: , AAJ, Columbian Lawyers Bar Association, NYS Bar Association, NYSTLA, Westchester County Bar Association

Selections

Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2013

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 years

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

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A prominent New York trial attorney, Anthony Pirrotti Jr., Esq., maintains a 95 percent success rate in handling personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products claims. In addition to his selection to the New York Metro’s Super Lawyers list in 2007 and in each year since 2010, he has been named twice to the list’s Top 25 Lawyers in the Westchester Area. He was also listed as one of the “Leading Attorneys in New York” by Newsweek magazine in March 2012 and Car & Driver’s 2012 Top Auto Accident Attorneys. Some of his successes have also been published in Verdict Search’s “Top NY Verdicts in 2010” and “2011,” and seven were published on the front page of the New York Law Journal’s “Decisions of the Day.”

In over 22 years of practice, Mr. Pirrotti has won more than $80 million in compensatory awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. This includes an $11.8 million claim obtained for trip-and-fall accident victim on a construction site; a $6.7 million brain injury claim involving for a client following a car accident; a $3.3 million claim obtained for two individuals who suffered liver damage as a result of taking defective nutritional supplements; a $3 million victory in a contract dispute, and many other significant recoveries in cases involving auto accidents, construction accidents, brain injuries, medical misdiagnosis, the failure to diagnose cancer and other medical problems, collection litigation and nursing home abuse.

In addition to these achievements, Mr. Pirrotti serves as the President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) for the Westchester Region, a position he has held since 2011. He holds memberships in the Columbian (Italian) Lawyers Association, the Westchester Bar Association, the Bronx Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a frequent lecturer for NYSTLA, including Pace Law School. Please visit www.pirrottilawfirm.com.

About Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.

Law School: Pace University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: www.pirrottilawfirm.com/anthony.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • "2012 Top Auto Accident Attorneys", Car & Driver Magazine, 2012
  • Anthony was voted the President of the New York State Trial Lawyers (NYSTLA) for the Westchester Region in May 2011, May 2012 and May 2013. He was presented with an "Outstanding Service" award in June 2012., President Westchester Region of NYSTLA, NYSTLA, 2011
  • This award was presented to Anthony Pirrotti, Jr. Esq. for his achievements on behalf of his clients and for his contribution to them and his community., The American Dream Award, WCTD, Inc, 2001
  • "Leading Attorneys in New York", as published in Newsweek, March 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), Westchester Region, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Bronx Bar Association
  • member, Westchester Bar Association
  • Member, Columbian Lawyers Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • New York, 1991
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • I hosted, moderated and lectured at the "Decisions" CLE seminar on behalf of the NYSTLA, which is an all day CLE concerning 6 legal topics of law which was attended by over 100 lawyers in 2011, and Hosted and Moderated the Master's Series on Openings and Summation in 2011. I also Hosted, moderated and lectured at the 2012 NYSTLI "Decisions" Seminar. At Pace Law School in January 2012, I taught Automobile Litigation in an all day CLE seminar with other panelists. On February 6. 2013 I was the Chair and Speaker of NYSTLI's  "Jury Selection", and my guest panel speakers were Ben Rubinowitz, Judge Gerald Loehr, Christopher Meagher, Alfred Vigorito and Jeff Korek. Hosted and Lectured for NYSTLA "Appeals" seimnar with Judges and Attorney in April 2013; Hosted, modertaed and lectured at NYSTLA "Decisions" all days CLE in 11/2013, and lectured on "Damages"; taught at Pace Law School in 9/2013 on "Arbitration, Litigation and Trial Practice". , Host and Lecturer, NYSTLA, 2011
  • Lectured at the Ardsley High School symposium concerning DWI/Drug prevention, 2004
  • Served as an International Moot Court Arbitrator, in Vienna, Austria, 1997
  • Organized and taught a Trial Practice course on May 12, 2009 for the Westchester Bar Association: "Trial of a Personal Injury Case: Jury Selection to Summation" along with a Defense attorney. Lectured over 100 parents at Ardsley High School along with the District Attorney of Westchester County concerning the consequences of Face Book and e-mailing in 2009. Guest Lecturer for the NY State Bar Association on May 6, 2010 concerning Liens, No-Fault, Worker's Compensation, GOL 5-335, and Medcare Set Asides. 
  • Anthony taught 40 Westchester Attorneys "How to Try a Personal Injury Case"
  • Guest lecturer with District Attorney Janet DiFiore concerning kids using Facebook
  • "Basic Tort and Insurance Law", NYS Bar Association
  • Taught classes in trial advocacy at Pace University Law School in 2004

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Improper surgery/implantation of hip replacement. Anthony had the Doctor admit that the femoral head, as it met the acetabular cup, was loose intra-operatively, and that the femoral head later slipped out hitting the peroneal nerve causing foot drop: $550,000
  • Pirrotti Law Firm LLC earned for its clients more than $3.9 million in client approved settlements and jury verdict, increasing total client earnings to over $46,000,000, 2009
  • Failure to diagnose autoimmune disease, Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Doctor failed to understand significance of elevated creatinine, BUN and potassium along with blood/protein in urine, causing hypokalemia and kidney damage: $775,000
  • Improper neck surgery and broken screws not fixed in Westchester County: Neurosurgeon performed surgical disc removal surgery, fused two vertebra, and used screws to hold them in place. At the deposition, Anthony had the Doctor admit that there was micro motion in the screws, and the screws later broke as a result, causing the screws to be replaced: $350,000
  • Failure to Diagnose Bowel Perforation in Orange County: 72 year old woman, with many pre-existing health conditions, went to a Hospital as a result of being given too much Lasix, causing dehydration and life threatening low potassium. 10 hours of pain and cardiac arrest: $350,000
  • Failure to diagnose cancer in Ulster County. Doctor knew a 66 year old patient had a polyp and properly went in to biopsy it, but the procedure failed and the doctor just decided to "monitor" the polyp for 2 years instead of trying to biopsy or remove the polyp as initially intended: $550,000
  • Young woman driving on Parkway hit by car making a left hand turn, without yielding, causing comminuted fractures, and many "open reduction" operations to repair the fractures: $750,000
  • FBI Agent in a cross walk and hit by a car. At trial in 2006, a jury awarded the Agent a paultry $42,000. We appealed the case, fronted all of the expenses and had the verdict overturned due to the defense attorney's improper conduct during trial. At the second trial we obtained more than 10 times what the first jury awarded: $450,000
  • "$319,465.50" Motor Vehicle Hit in rear causing fracture of the spinout process, Westchester County
  • "$345,000.00" Medical Malpractice" Prescribing of a drug to a woman who was dehydrated causing death, Westchester County
  • "$350,000.00" Medical Malpractice: Failure to timely treat and diagnose condition resulting in multiple surgeries and ultimately death of 78 year old man, Orange County
  • "$360,000.00" Medical Malpractice: Improper casting of tibia and fibula fractures necessitated surgical revision and external fixation device, Westchester County
  • "$364,000.00" Motor Vehicle: "Torn medial meniscus, requiring arthroscopicsurgery and additional injuries, Bronx County
  • "$375,000.00" Medical Malpractice: Aspiration during cardiac surgery due to improper anesthesia administration resulting in death, Westchester County
  • "$385,000.00" Motor Vehicle Comminuted ulnar fracture requiring open reduction and internal fixation, Westchester County
  • "$388,000.00" Collection: Representation of a Law Firm to collect outstanding legal fees, Putnam County
  • "$400,000.00" Motor Vehicle: "Pedestrian knockdown, resulting in crush injuries and death, Westchester County
  • "$421,076.35" Premises liability Death of 20 year old due to fallen dead tree onto moving car, Westchester County
  • "$445,000.00" Motor Vehicle Hit in rear causing multiple herniated discs requiring surgery, Westchester County
  • "$469,738.00" Medical Malpractice: Laparoscopic surgery resulting in laceration of a bile duct and additional surgeries, Dutchess County
  • "$475,000.00" Motor Vehicle: Pedestrian struck by backing vehicle sustained aggravation to pre-existing condition necessity multiple surgeries and numerous prolonged hospitalizations, Westchester County
  • "$480,000.00" Premises Liability: Landlord makes hot water 170 degrees, and hotand cold faucets are switched causing burns over 19% of body ($800,000 verdict reduced to $480,000 due to comparative negligence), Westchester County
  • "$485,000.00 " Medical Malpractice: Failure of physician to properly treat a patient with diabetes resulting in death, Westchester County
  • "$500,000.00 " Medical Malpractice Disputed failure to diagnose cancer, Westchester County
  • "$502,361.40" Labor Law: Ladder collapse resulting in fractured spine, Westchester County
  • "$525,000.00" Motor Vehicle Motor vehicle was negligently backed out of driveway at direction of relative into oncoming motorcycle resulting in motorcyclist sustaining open fracture of the left tibia and fibula (bone protruding through skin and fragment missing) resulting in multiple surgeries and scarring, Kings County
  • "$550,000.00" Medical Malpractice Hemopneumothorax [blood in the lung] following diagnostic thoracentesis of pleural effusion resulting in death of 71 year old woman, Bronx County
  • "$550,000.00 " Medical Malpractice: "Improper placement (too much anteversion) of hip replacement prosthesis necessitating second surgery, during which injury was caused to sciatic nerve, resulting in foot drop, Bronx County
  • "$625,000.00" Negligent Supervision: Failure to properly restrain wheel chair passenger in motor vehicle resulted in bilateral comminuted and impacted femoral fractures and complications there from resulted in death, Westchester County
  • "$625,000.00" Medical Malpractice: Excessive tension applied in placement of urethral tension free sling resulted in perforation and incontinence, Westchester County
  • "$775,000.00 " Medical Malpractice: "Failure to timely diagnose and treat autoimmune disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, resulting in permanent damage to kidneys, Westchester County
  • "900,000.00" Medical Malpractice: failure to timely convert to open abdominal aortic anerism, resulting in bleeding, infarction and death, Bronx County
  • "$900,000.00" Labor Law "Scaffold collapse resulting in fractured ankle, torn meniscus, herniated disc and ligament damage to thumb, Bronx County
  • "$925,000.00" Medical Malpractice: Hemorrhagic complications due to placenta accrete resulting in stillborn child (38 weeks) and death of mother (22 years old), New York County
  • "$950,000.00" in pedestrian knockdown of a sanitation worker requiring laminectomy and fusion, Westchester County
  • "$950,000.00" Trip and Fall: Brain injury; left frontotemporoparietal craniotomy for brain evacuation of subdural hematoma - removal of a large acute subdural from the parietal region as well as sub temporally after elevation of the temporal lobe, Westchester County
  • "$997,500.00" Motor Vehicle: "Pedestrian knockdown; Crush injury to ankle,trimalleolar fracture and surgery. Degloving injury, Bronx County
  • "$1,100,000.00" Labor Law: Scaffold collapse resulting in fractures to hip and pelvis, surgery, collapse of urinary bladder and aggravation of a preexisting periodontal disease caused by the trauma, Bronx County
  • "$1,110,000.00" Motor Vehicle: Burst fracture of C-6 resulting in paraplegia of a young woman, Westchester County
  • "$1,225,000" in Bronx County concerning a woman with pre-existing hydrocephalous, causing partial paralysis, and surgery causes total paralysis/quadriplegia, Westchester County
  • "$1,551,751.00" Motor Vehicle: Brain Damage and crush injuries (policy limit)
  • "$2,622,500", Breach of Contract: matrimonial dispute at trial over amount due pursuant to settlement agreement, Westchester County
  • "$3,265,000" Product's Liability: Nutritional Supplement adds using acid and damages two body builder's liver's, requiring transplant, King's County
  • "$3,500,000.00" Legal malpractice: Failure of attorney to file Bill Of Particulars and complying with Court Order resulting in case dismissal concerning a car accident with resulting paraplegia, Westchester County
  • "$5,976,713.02 (lifetime yield)" Motor Vehicle: Passenger in a one-car motor vehicle accident, who was wearing her seat belt. Driver of car lost control while traveling at 60.8 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone, and his car spun sideways hitting a tree causing nearly fatal injuries, serious brain injuries, craniotomy, cranioplasty, etc. Nassau County
  • "$8,500,000.00" plus waiver of a "$2,500,000.00" worker's compensation lien in a Labor Law trip and fall accident resulting in quadriplegia, Westchester County

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Front Page Center of the NYLJ on 5/17/13: Caused a reversal of a wrong Jury Verdict due to improper conduct of the Trial Judge. Medical Malpractice Case concerning intubation of a newborn infant. New trial granted before a new Judge., 2013
  • Selected as Car & Driver's 2012 Top Auto Accident Attorney, 2012
  • Voted President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Westchester Region, in May 2011, and May 2012, and voted member of the Board of directors in June 2011. On April 22, 2009 our case of Mitaro vs Medtronic made the front page of the New York Law Journal Decisions of the Day, as the Administrative Judge determined that the NYS Tort claims by Mrs Mitaro were exempt from the Federal Premption Clause as set forth in the US Supreme Court Case of Reigel. Thousand of Federal Court cases against Medtronic Inc for a faulty defibrilator lead wire were dismissed, but our case was plead differntly than the Federal cases and survived the Motion to dismiss. It is our understanding that our case is the first case for a Plaintiff to proceed to discovery and depositions in the United States, concerning the Medtronic faulty lead wire., 2009
  • Organized 225 Trial Lawyers on September 8, 2009 to oppose changes for the entire trial bar of the 9th Judicial District, which caused a reversal of most of those changes on Janurary 4, 2010 as recognized by the NYS Trial Lawyers Association in a e-mail blast to the bar on January 7, 2010, as follows: "Finally, in recently expressing thanks to NYSTLA’s President, Richard Binko, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary, Lenore Kramer, and the members of our specially-formed Westchester Committee for their efforts, we were remiss in inadvertently omitting our particular appreciation and respect for the special contributions by Westchester trial lawyer Anthony Pirrotti, Jr. It was Anthony who was significantly responsible for bringing the Bar’s concerns to NYSTLA’s attention at the outset and who greatly contributed to organizing the initial open meeting with the Administration attended by so many of you. The Bar owes him a considerable debt of gratitude". , 2009
  • One of our cases was used and cited in the NYS Trial Lawyers Institute Decisions 2008 Seminar that was given all across the State of New York (McArdle vs Hurley 51 Ad3d 741 (2nd Dept. 2008)
  • A decision concerning a father of a woman who died intestate was disqualified from receiving distributive share was proved by "clear and convincing evidence", by Mr. Pirrotti and was published on the front page of the NY Law Journal, Decisions of the Day, on August 27, 2004
  • A decision of 1st impression in the State of NY concerning Mr. Pirrotti's case was published on the front page of the NY Law Journal, Decisions of the Day, on July 14, 2003
  • A page decision was published on the front page of the NY Law Journal, Decisions of the Day, on July 24, 2008 concerning the award of attorney's fees and the granting of summary judgement against an individual for a corporate debt.

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States of America, B.A., Dean's List, 1986
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Diploma, 1992
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