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Joseph Bavaro

Senior Partner

Senior Partner Joseph Bavaro is a compelling trial attorney and litigator, admired by both his clients and his colleagues. His passionate drive to stand up for the underdog and extensive knowledge of complex personal injury and medical malpractice laws have resulted in numerous successful outcomes for his clients.

With over 25 years of legal experience, Joe is an invaluable advocate for individuals who have been catastrophically injured by acts of negligence. His impressive ability to connect with his clients stems from the honor he receives from speaking on behalf of those who have been wronged. To effectively represent his client’s best interests, Joe strives to view and try each case from the client’s perspective. By understating every way in which an individual has been affected by their injuries, Joe has successfully secured millions for his clients in settlements and verdicts to help get them back on the road to recovery.

As a successful trial attorney, Joe’s true strengths lie within the courtroom. His aggressive tactics when representing his clients are fueled by his dedication to give them a voice and to fight back against institutions, physicians, employers, and other parties who have allowed appalling injuries to occur. Joe’s diligence and commitment to his clients have not gone unnoticed, earning him several professional honors including The Best Lawyers in America for both his medical malpractice law and personal litigation, and New York Super Lawyers since 2009.

Joe’s commitment to justice has inspired his active participation in various different professional organizations. He is a member and past president of both the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (NYSATL) and the Nassau-Suffolk County Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a member of the New State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. In addition, Joe volunteers as the president of the Ascent Funding Organization, a parent-led organization that helps secure funding for the Ascent School for Individuals with Autism in Babylon, Long Island.

With a specialized focus in the areas of medical practice and personal injury, Joe has successfully represented a variety of complex and catastrophic cases. Outside of the courtroom, Joe is a sought-after lecturer for his expertise in effective litigation tactics and trial techniques, often requested to speak for the NYSATL and the New York Bar Association to share his expertise.

Joe was a graduate of SUNY University of Albany before obtaining his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac Law School. After his admission to the Bar in 1993, Joe was inspired to become a litigator after working with one of his biggest mentors- Supreme Court Justice the Honorable Louis San Giorgio. Joe proceeded on to become a lead prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Special Victims Unit Staten Island District Attorney’s office before proudly joining SSKB in 1997. Joe is permitted to practice law in the New York State and Federal Courts in the Eastern and Southern districts.


  • Monsignor Farrell High School
  • SUNY Albany
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law


  • New York

    Teaching & Mentorship

    • Adjunct Professor of Law at Maurice A. Dean School of Law, Hofstra University
    • Lecturer for New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Lecturer for New York Bar Association

    Philanthropic Work

    • President of Ascent Fundraising Organization, Ascent School “A School for Individuals with Autism”
    • Past President of New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Past President of the Nassau-Suffolk County Trial Lawyers Association
    • NY State Bar Association
    • Suffolk County Bar Association
    • United States Federal Courts
    • Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission

    Awards & Honors

    • New York Super Lawyer list since 2009
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • 2018, Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers
    • 2013, selected to Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation
    • Lead a task force charged with improving the efficiency of Suffolk County Supreme Court
    • The National Trial Lawyers top 100 – Civil Plaintiff