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John A. DeGasperis

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John A. DeGasperis practices personal injury and medical malpractice law at Basch & Keegan.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. This prestigious recognition was earned by him for several major accomplishments throughout the early years of his career, including numerous favorable trial verdicts in state and federal courts.

Before joining the firm, John worked as a law clerk at the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  He investigated fraudulent business practices perpetrated by major corporations such as DELL, Gold’s Gym, Bank of America, and several major mortgage brokers.  As a law clerk, John learned how to investigate complex legal cases, as well as how to deal with individual consumers who had been financially injured by fraudulent business practices.

John also served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.  As a judicial intern, he developed a passion for trial practice and dedicated his career to being a civil litigator and trial lawyer.

During law school, John studied in Washington, D.C. as part of a Semester in Government Program.  He was assigned by the U.S. Department of Justice to represent the United States Government in contractual disputes against government contractors, and he worked on high-profile cases involving the U.S. Supreme Court building, as well as the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. His favorite assignments involved claims filed by disabled war veterans that were seeking disability benefits and had been wrongfully denied of them.

Currently, John focuses his energy and expertise on the legal practice of representing individuals and families who have been seriously injured as the result of someone else’s negligence.  John DeGasperis works tirelessly for his clients by putting in long hours at the office, critiquing and grooming his files for trial, and negotiating favorable settlements for his clients.



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Criminal Practice

***John is the only lawyer at Basch & Keegan who handles criminal cases.  He has represented criminal defendants in misdemeanor and felony courts throughout upstate New York. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, although his criminal practice is mostly limited to state court matters. He has handled allegations of disorderly conductharassment in the 2nd degreedrug possession, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation of a vehicledrug salespossession of a weaponpetit larcenyburglaryassaultunlawful surveillance, and murder. He has also acted as legal counsel for small and medium-sized businesses with respect to regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

John most frequently appears in the Kingston City CourtTown of Ulster Justice CourtTown of Kingston Justice CourtVillage of New Paltz Justice CourtTown of Saugerties Justice CourtVillage of Saugerties Justice CourtTown of Lloyd Justice CourtPoughkeepsie City CourtTown of Poughkeepsie Justice CourtVillage of Fishkill Justice CourtCatskill Justice CourtCity of Albany Justice Court, and Ulster County Court.

John A. DeGasperis is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. His cell phone number is obtainable by calling (845) 251-4545 and listening to the voice message.

  • Top 40 Under 40
    Top 40 Under 40
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 John DeGasperis
    Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2017 John
    Avvo Clients Choice 2017
  • AVVO Clients' Choice 2016 John
    AVVO Clients' Choice  2016
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2015 John
    Avvo Clients Choice 2015
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2014 John
    Avvo Clients Choice 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
    Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 10 Year Anniversary Martindale-Hubbell Award
    10 Year Anniversary Martindale-Hubbell Award

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