Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Esq. is the managing partner of the Pegalis Law Group, LLC in Lake Success.
She represents patients in medical negligence cases focusing on women’s health issues, children’s birth injuries, cancers, surgical and neurosurgical cases, and medical specialty cases where negligence is involved.
Over the last 30 years, she has developed an encyclopedia-like knowledge of medical terms, and is leading advocate of being a proactive patient. She lectures on patient safety and medical malpractice for community groups and law industry professionals.
Bondi-Stoddard received a recognition that less than 1% of all attorneys in New York receive. She was named the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” on Long Island for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation and the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” on Long Island for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers.
In addition, she is one of only 5% of all U.S. attorneys to be listed in Best Lawyers, and has been named to the list every year since 2007.
In 2019, she received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” of the Leadership in Law series from the Long Island Business News. Ms. Bondi-Stoddard has been recognized as one of the New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2007.
She has served as an officer on the New York State Trial Lawyers executive board, as well as Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. The Long Island Press honored her with their “Long Island Power Women in Business Award” in 2018 and 2019. Long Island Business News named her to their Hall of Fame of “Top 50 Women in Business,” as a three-time award recipient. She was also recently named to “Top Women in Law” by Hofstra University and awarded the “Corporate Leadership Recognition Award” from United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau.
Bondi-Stoddard has been recognized three times in Long Island Business News “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services.”
She supports the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” movement. She has written extensively on medical malpractice in publications such as the Long Island Corridor Journal of Strategic Alliances and The New York Law Journal.
Bondi-Stoddard is a member of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the New York State and New York County Bar Associations.
Bondi-Stoddard obtained her law degree from Boston University, and her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University as a summa cum laude graduate, with Departmental Honors.
How do you define success?
To me, success is multifaceted. In regard to family, it includes raising three children who have gone on to achieve their own successes by fulfilling their educational goals, embarking on careers they enjoy and starting families of their own.
In regard to my 30 plus year career as an attorney, it means building and achieving a level of respect amongst my colleagues and adversaries through quality representation and resolution of lawsuits on behalf of my clients who have suffered life altering injuries.
It also means being someone that others can turn to and rely upon when they are in need. It means giving advice when asked, lending a helping hand, being a good listener. It means being able to help people without being asked. It means helping to connect people whether it concerns finding the right doctor or job opportunity.
Last, but certainly not least, it means being able to look back on my life and career and be able to say I was able to help people.