EDUCATION

B.A., University of Rochester
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law

AWARDS

Up and Coming Attorney (2010)

Super Lawyers Rising Star: Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice (2013-2017)

Top Women in Law (2015)

National Trial Lawyers Top
40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers (2015-2017)

Democrat & Chronicle,
Woman to Watch (2016)

 

Julie Jordan DiPalma

My practice includes trial of all types of personal injury matters. I formed Jordan DiPalma to create a small, comforting office for clients that offers individualized attorney attention while maintaining the resources necessary to prosecute the most complex cases through trial. I am committed to walking families through every step of the process from initial intake, to filing your case, exchange of information through discovery, trial or settlement and each of the planning stages for life after your case. I am committed to assisting you with both compassion and tenacity.

I am a tireless advocate in New York state and federal courts for injured individuals and their families. I prosecute claims involving injuries suffered due to medical malpractice, premises liability, auto accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse and school-related incidents. I have a personal and professional passion for students in need of advocacy to gain services and supports that provide them with educational opportunities they deserve. I successfully litigated the case B.T.N. v. Auburn Enlarged City School District for students injured in their school.  It established case law finding that differential diagnosis, your doctor’s determination of what caused your injury, is sufficient to demonstrate poor indoor air quality exposure can cause injury.

I am proud to be working in the Rochester area as a graduate of The University of Rochester.  After coming to Rochester, I traveled down the thruway to Syracuse University College of Law.  My undergraduate studies allowed me to pursue history of medicine and brain and cognitive science coursework where my interests in medicine and health care delivery were born. As a vocalist and musician, my heart has always been in performance. My law school coursework allowed me to compete on a national stage as a member of Syracuse’s National Trial Team and further solidify my love of the courtroom and presenting compelling cases to juries.

I began my career as a litigation attorney with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP where I handled trial work representing plaintiffs and defendants, including small and medium sized companies and municipalities. I went on to work with the attorneys of Faraci Lange LLP where I was counsel and handled trial of complex plaintiff’s personal injury matters and headed the firm’s nursing home neglect and abuse practice area.

I have been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice from 2013-2017. I was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in 2015.  I was honored to be a Democrat & Chronicle Woman to Watch in 2016. I was a 2015 Top Women in Law recipient. In 2010, I was a recipient of the Daily Record’s Up and Coming Attorneys Award.  My awards speak mostly about my love for what I do and why I am fortunate to be able to do this work each day.

I lecture at seminar engagements for lawyers and medical professionals throughout New York State on topics involving medical malpractice, prosecution of plaintiff’s personal injury cases, damages and liens in personal injury cases, discovery and use of electronic information, and environmental law. I co-authored a chapter in the second edition of, “Products Liability in New York: Strategy and Practice”.

I now serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Association for Justice and its Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Litigation Group and as a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations.

I am a firm believer in giving back to our community and that everyone can forge a path towards wellness. I am currently serving a two-year term as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rochester Mental Health Association and serve as a member of its Family Support Services Advisory Council. While professional fulfillment is a wonderful thing, I also understand the importance of quality time with family and how those bonds keep us all going. I reside with my husband, Jeff, who is also a trial attorney and our two children.  It’s been a pleasure to let you get to know more about me.  I look forward to meeting and learning more about you.

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