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Year founded: 1973
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Pegalis Law Group, LLC is a New York law firm for people suffering as a result of medical errors and personal injury.

For 50 years, we have obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in New York State history for victims of birth injuries, misdiagnosed or late-diagnosed cancers, surgical errors, construction and auto accidents. We are among only 5% of all law firms in the United States to be named to the Best Lawyers in America© list. Pegalis Law Group, LLC bears an unwavering responsibility to the facts, the medicine and the law. Medical malpractice is a health problem, a permanent physical injury or even death, due to a medical care provider doing something improper or failing to do something they should have done during medical treatment. By representing injured patients, we improve medical practices by seeking accountability for avoidable medical errors and substandard care. We have helped thousands of people obtain funds for services they need on a day-to-day basis.

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Pegalis Law Group, LLC is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Long Island, NY
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

About Our Clients

Pegalis Law Group, LLC represents people suffering as a result of medical errors and catastrophic personal injury. We obtain justice for our clients after hospitals, doctors, medical personnel, construction companies, or automobile drivers commit avoidable errors that cause our clients life-altering harm. We are known for discovering avoidable negligent acts even in the most complex cases. We continue to obtain some of the largest verdicts and settlements in New York State history for victims of negligence and substandard care. Our clients include: · Mothers & children harmed around the time of birth who suffer from life-time disabilities or death. · People with missed and late-diagnosed cancers. · People that experienced life-altering medical and surgical mistakes. · Those who were misdiagnosed or treated in error in hospitals, emergency departments, and clinics, were caused serious harm. · People for whom lab and medical test results of serious/fatal illnesses were incorrectly read, or not communicated about in a timely manner. · Victims of life-altering injury due to construction-site and automobile accidents. Our clients receive individualized attention from our close-knit team who work with challenging situations every day. For 47 years, clients have known that we genuinely care; from our meticulous analysis upon meeting, staying in close contact, our in-depth research and thorough investigation, and successful case resolution. We have helped thousands of people obtain a sense of justice, funds for the services they need to live, and the peace of mind that comes from contributing to safer care for others. Our longevity, success, and advocacy help ensure safer medical practices for better patient care. Visit us at


Metro Rankings

Long Island, NY
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • August 2019, Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice, Long Island

    Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard named the 2020 Long Island “Lawyer of the Year” by U.S. News– Best Lawyers.

  • December 2018, Attorneys Named 2018 Kings of Long Island Awardees

    Two partners were recently named 2018 Kings of Long Island Awardees by Schneps Community News Group: James Baydar, Esq. and Sanford Nagrotsky, Esq.

  • November 2018, Steven E. Pegalis Named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year," Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice, Long Island

    Steven E. Pegalis named 2019 Long Island "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers U.S. News


    Our firm secured a $815,000 verdict for our sixty-four year old client in Nassau County Supreme Court.

  • July 23, 2018, Lake Success, NY

    We have secured a $10 million dollar settlement in the Supreme Court for Bronx County.

  • May 8, 2018, Lake Success, NY

    Managing Partner Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Esq. is being honored as a 2018 Long Island Power Women in Business Awards.

  • Top 50 Women in Professional Services, LIBN
  • Top Ten Verdicts in New York State, ALM
  • Superlawyers
  • Groundbreaker Award from New York Law School
  • 2016 Top Women in Law , by Center for Children, Families and the Law. Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Esq., Rhonda Meyer, Esq., and Linda Oliva, Esq.
  • 2016 Steven E. Pegalis Named Lawyer of the Year on Long Island, for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in America.

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Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.

Good morning,My husband and I would like to say Thank You to all of you for your time and efforts in our case over the past four years. We appreciate everything that you have done. Your passion in fighting for us was admirable and we will be forever grateful! April 2019

Dear Bob,Thank you for doing such an intelligent job in representing us. This was a big win for us. Hopefully the doctors will change and dig deeper into diagnosing “the obvious.” May God help you search for the truth every day.The A. Sisters March 2019

Hola Mr. Nagrotsky,Thank you for the information, advice and kindness. Miss R. June 2018

Thank you for bringing my case to a successful conclusion. It was a long road, but worth the wait. I'm sure many clients will benefit from your diligent, thorough, and persistent efforts, just as I have.

Your firm allowed me to have a sense of validation that something was very wrong when the hospital wanted us to think otherwise. It’s hard to put into words my appreciation for the professional and emotional support there, especially Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, James Baydar and Rhonda Meyer. They accepted every phone call and never dismissed any questions I had. They kept me updated and made me feel very confident they were pursing every avenue.

Although money cannot replace a life taken too soon, my daughters and I have found some sense of peace knowing that we did what my husband would have wanted us to do. We will always be grateful for your firm for their time and dedication. I would refer your firm to anyone who is in need of legal counsel.

With gratitude,

": Yo, me gustaria agradecerlos por un buen trabajo con mi caso. Estoy bien feliz con los resultados. Gracias."

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