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David M. Oddo

DAVID M. ODDO, is a prominent New York attorney known as a tenacious, experienced and highly skilled trial attorney, who has obtained many large verdicts and settlements for his clients in his over 25-year career as a civil litigator. He takes great pride in representing people whose lives have been devastated by the negligence and recklessness of others. In addition to representing victims of medical malpractice and general negligence, Mr. Oddo is a staunch advocate for victims of childhood sex abuse.

He represents clients throughout the state who have been abused by clergy, scout masters, teachers and other adults who took advantage of their positions of authority to harm children.

Mr. Oddo has represented clients in a number of high profile civil and criminal cases throughout the State. He was highlighted in Top Lawyers Northeast and Top Lawyers New York, by Arrive Magazine in 2011 and has been named to City and State Magazine’s 50 Over 50 list of distinguished and impactful New Yorkers (2018 and 2019). In 2018, City and State Magazine named Mr. Oddo to its Law Power 50 List, recognizing the most influential lawyers in New York State. He also serves as a lecturer on topics concerning trial practice, medical malpractice, the economist’s role in trial preparation and presentation, as well as the role and function of the U.S. Civil Justice System. Mr. Oddo is a former state prosecutor, serving in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office from 1989-1993. Mr. Oddo also enjoys the highest ranking of 10 from AVVO. He has been a contributing editor for The Hill and has published Op-eds on civil justice issues in various newspapers across the state.

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Mr. Oddo is currently a Past President, of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and has served as Vice Chair of the NYSTLA Legislative Committee (2015-17), as Secretary (2015-17) and has been on the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. Oddo is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a distinction given to less than one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, New York State Bar Association, Bronx County Bar Association and the New York County Lawyer’s Association, as well as a number of other local bar associations. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College (1989), where he was an Editor of the Touro Law Review (1988-1989). He was admitted to the New York State and Connecticut Bar in 1990. Mr. Oddo is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1993). In May 2016, Mr. Oddo was honoured to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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