David M. Oddo


DAVID M. ODDO, a member of the firm, is a prominent New York trial attorney known for his attention to his clients, as well as his extensive trial experience, which has resulted in many large verdicts and settlements. He has dedicated his career to representing people whose lives have been devastated by the negligence and recklessness of others.

As an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (1989-1993), Mr. Oddo fought for crime victims in his prosecution of serious criminal cases. He then brought his passion for justice, as well as his vast trial experience, to private practice, concentrating his practice in the litigation and trial of complex civil cases in medical malpractice, products liability, and catastrophic personal injury. “I love being a trial lawyer. Very few professions can make such a difference in people’s lives.” Mr. Oddo believes strongly that his practice has a larger purpose, to “fight for improvements in medical care and consumer safety. I am confident that our efforts contribute to bringing about a safer world, whether it be adequate medical care, safer cars or a safer workplace.”

Mr. Oddo is currently President, of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. He has also served as Vice Chair of the NYSTLA Legislative Committee (2015-17) and served as Secretary (2015-17). Mr. Oddo is also 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 and the New York County Lawyer’s Association, among a number of other local bar associations. Mr. Oddo received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York, College at Cortland in 1986. He obtained his Juris Doctorate at 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 and is also admitted in the United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1993). In May 2016, Mr. Oddo was honored to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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 ArriveMagazine 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). Mr. Oddo authors legal blogs each month and appears as a guest blogger on legal websites across the country and enjoys the highest ranking of 10 from AVVO. He has also served as a lecturer on topics concerning trial practice, the economist’s role in trial preparation and presentation, the use of biomechanical experts at trial, as well as the role and function of the U.S. Civil Justice System.