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Medical Malpractice


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Upstate New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We achieve life-changing results. Powers & Santola has long been recognized by “U.S. News and World Report" and "Best Lawyers in America” as one of America’s best medical malpractice law and personal injury firms. Best Lawyers in America is the most trusted and relied upon guide to legal excellence. Our relentless search for the truth has repeatedly earned our experienced lawyers recognition as Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year and Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year.

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My experiences with Powers
& Santola were always positive.

Dan Santola helped guide my family through a difficult time and process with the highest sense of compassion and knowledge. Dan’s reputation in his field was evident. When I told other lawyers (both friends and business contacts) that we were working with Powers & Santola, we always hear in response – ‘Oh, they are by far the best in the state.’

- Joseph, Medical Malpractice Client


It was not a long drawn out affair!
I highly recommend this firm

As an injured client, the team at Powers & Santola explained the legal process in a friendly manner that I could understand. In court, they were very professional. After, they helped in obtaining health insurance and information on handling my settlement. They had a very friendly and caring team, even after the case was done. Oh yeah, they are fast.

- Ronald, Construction Accident Client

Powers & Santola Serves Seriously Injured People Throughout Upstate And Western New York

With offices in Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester, Powers & Santola provides local service to seriously injured individuals and their families throughout Upstate and Western New York.

Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers top 10
AVVO rating 10.0 superb
The National Trail Lawyers
Best Lawyers Best Law firms in 2023
Top Verdict and Settlement 2017
Multi-Millionaire Dollar Advocate Firm


Our attorneys thoroughly investigate cases and explore all sources of compensation available to our clients. We know how to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and successfully prepare cases for trial. In every case, we focus on even the smallest details. We realize that those details can make a major difference in the outcome of our clients’ cases.


Our law firm features eight attorneys and five paralegals who are wholly committed to providing our clients with the service and support they need during challenging times. In addition, our firm regularly retains nationally-prominent expert consultants in the fields of medicine, economics, engineering, and social science to prove our clients with the highest quality of representation.

We accept only a limited number of cases. There’s a reason for that: We want to make sure that each client receives the full benefit of our resources and gets the personal attention they deserve.



At Powers & Santola, we are dedicated to permanently changing our clients’ lives. We take the time to understand what is important to you, and everything we do is geared towards achieving your goals. We believe that establishing a close working relationship with each client is crucial. No matter when you call, we want you to know that someone will be available who personally knows your case and can answer your questions.


For more than three decades, Powers & Santola, LLP, has fought for compensation for personal injury victims and their families in New York. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in a wide range of cases, including those involving medical malpractice, construction accidents, car accidents and defective products. In fact, one of our founding attorneys, Daniel R. Santola, authored New York’s leading treatise on construction accident claims.


Based on factors such as professional achievement and peer review, six of our attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America.” In fact, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers rated Powers & Santola, as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the country. Insurance companies know that every case we handle has merit. They also know that we meticulously prepare cases for trial. That reputation can give us leverage when we deal with insurance companies and pursue full and fair compensation for our clients.

Powers & Santola, serves clients throughout New York from our offices located in Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to hear about your case.

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Our legal team at Powers & Santola is here for you. When we work for you, we have one goal – to change your life for the better.

  • Protect your rights
  • Regain control of your future
  • Obtain the full compensation you are due

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