We Win Big Cases

In Central New York


Every year in Central New York, people suffer severe injuries that leave them permanently disabled and in need of lifelong care. Traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries are just two examples of injuries that leave victims unable to take part in their usual activities and affect their ability to enjoy life.

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC helps people who have suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of medical malpractice, defective products and other types of negligence. We take on the tough cases and fight to hold negligent parties responsible. And we get results for victims and their families. A catastrophic injury can have a serious impact on your life. You need a law firm that is serious about getting you the financial compensation you deserve.

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Settlements & Verdicts

Catastrophic injury cases are very big and very complex. Our firm has the knowledge, experience and resources needed to successfully resolve them. The case results speak for themselves. We have obtained many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients to help them to get the care and treatment they need. Our results include:

$17,000,000 for a client injured in a pedestrian bridge collapse
$3,000,000 for the family of an infant who suffered brain damage in a birth injury
$1,850,000 for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error
Professionialism and Personal Attention

When you are represented by our firm, you can expect professionalism and personal attention that is always focused on your needs. One of our partners is involved in each and every case.

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The Largest Award in Onondaga County
$47,100,000

product liability case verdict

Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable

Manufacturers-as well as distributors and retailers-have a responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are safe for consumers. This applies to vehicles, farm equipment, medical devices, medications and all other products sold to the public. When a product is defective, its use can lead to a catastrophic injury and long-term or permanent disability.

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC holds negligent manufacturers responsible for the harm caused by products that are defective or dangerous. John Cherundolo has a long track record of success in product liability cases, including a $47 million verdict for a client who suffered a brain injury in a crash with a snow plow, the largest award in Onondaga County. If you've been injured by a defective product, we are determined to recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can result in devastating injuries and illness. We hold negligent medical professionals responsible.

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TESTIMONIALS
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He really is the best!! Cherundolo is awesome. He responds when you ask him to, and even gives out his cell number. He is doing a great job for me and I love it! His website says he is one of the 500 Best Lawyers in America, and from what I have seen, I believe it!!

Anonymous

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I first met John while I was a student in his Trial Practice class at Syracuse University College of Law. I appeared in front of Judge Cherundolo when he was a Supreme Court Justice in Onondaga County, and I unequivocally endorse him and his law firm for all matters related to litigation and personal injury. He is a tremendous asset to the legal community and CNY as a whole.

Anthony MarroneElder Law Attorney

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I cannot over emphasize the skills, integrity, and excellence in the practice of law exhibited by John Cherundolo. His mastery of the law cannot be overstated. It is an inspiration to watch him tirelessly champion his clients' interests, He has devoted years (even while he was on the Supreme Court) lecturing to trial attorneys. I endorse him without reservation and I consider myself lucky to have attended his lectures for the past 20 years, and also to have a friendship where we strategize together and work to enhance the public's faith in the Trial Bar.

Robert BrennaPersonal Injury Attorney

Meet Our Team
Cherundolo Law Firm is a Top 100 Nationally Recognized Law Firm

We are dedicated to helping clients throughout Central New York successfully resolve their cases. Our firm is able to get results because of the skilled negotiation and litigation of our attorneys and the invaluable support of our staff members. You can always expect courtesy, competence and professionalism from everyone at this office.

Our Attorneys & Staff
John Cherundolo
John CherundoloPartner

The founder of our firm, John is a former New York State Supreme Court Judge who gained national recognition as a trial lawyer by winning large and complex cases, obtaining some of the largest verdicts in Upstate New York.

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Robin Zimpel-Fontaine
Robin Zimpel-FontainePartner

Robin is a trial lawyer who has worked on complex cases involving medical malpractice, products liability and catastrophic construction accidents, which resulted in large settlements and verdicts for clients.

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Our History
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1974

John Cherundolo begins practicing law

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1983
John founds Syracuse law firm Cherundolo, Bottar & Leone
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2006

NY governor George Pataki appoints John as judge

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2013

John returns to private practice, Cherundolo Law Firm founded

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2014

Robin Zimpel-Fontaine named partner