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  • Michael A. Bottar L'03
  • Adjunct Professor

  • mabottar@syr.edu

  • Education
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude 2003
  • Colgate University
    B.A. 2000

Michael A.  Bottar L'03 Professor Bottar is a partner with Bottar Leone, PLLC, a Syracuse-based law firm handling medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury matters.

Professor Bottar is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A., 2000) and a summa cum laude graduate of the College of Law (J.D., 2003). While in law school, he was a member and executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review, a member and competition co-director of the Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the Order of Barristers and the Justinian Honorary Law Society. He also received the College of Law’s Robert W. Miller Award, Robert M. Anderson Award, the Moot Court Team Award, and the Law Review Distinguished Service Award.

Professor Bottar began his legal career as a commercial litigation associate in the New York City office of White & Case, LLP, where his practice included federal trial practice as well as internal investigations in Argentina, Hong Kong, China, Brussels and France. In 2006, he returned to Central New York to practice as a litigation associate with the Syracuse office Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC. He then joined Bottar Leone, PLLC, where his practice is limited to the trial of medical malpractice, birth injury, wrongful death, product liability and jobsite accident cases, with an emphasis on the prosecution of matters involving hypoxic, ischemic and traumatic brain injuries, misdiagnosis, common carrier accidents, and defective medical devices.

Professor Bottar is a member of the College the Law’s Board of Advisors. He is also the regional vice president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America, The Litigation Counsel of America, and New York Super Lawyers. Professor Bottar lectures regularly throughout the State of New York, and is the author of the Civil Practice chapter of the Syracuse Law Review’s Survey of New York Law. He brings a wide range of experience to his Law Practice Management course.