Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard is the managing partner for the law firm of Pegalis & Erickson, LLC. She has more than 25 years experience representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases including women’s health issues, birth injuries, surgical, neurosurgical, cardiac, cancer-related cases, and a host of medical specialty cases where negligence is involved. She has written extensively on medical malpractice in publications such as The New York Law Journal and has lectured on topics pertaining to medical malpractice law for lay audiences and fellow law professionals. In 2013, Ms. Bondi-Stoddard was awarded the United Cerebral Palsy Corporate Leadership Award. She was named one of Long Island’s Top 50 Business Women in 2012 and 2005, awarded Long Island Business News ‘Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services’ for 2011 & 2010, and celebrated with other industry leaders in the 2010 Long Island Business News “50 around 50” award. She has continued to be voted by her peers, for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers through 2011-2014.
The most important part of medical malpractice litigation to Ms. Bondi-Stoddard, is to help financially secure the future of significantly injured people to give them a better quality of life and relieve some of the financial burden of their overwhelmed family members. She is an advocate for patient safety awareness and devotes much of her time to community service on various health related issues. Additionally, she has served as President of the Long Island's Women's Agenda (LIWA) an umbrella organization for non-for- profit organizations on Long Island providing a voice for women on a variety of professional, health and family related issues. She has been an active member of LIWA’s Health Care Committee which organizes health related seminars aimed at educating the women of Long Island on a variety of health and medical issues.
Ms. Bondi-Stoddard is a Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, overseeing the continuing education program. She is also an active member of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women’s luncheon committee, and takes part in the annual Long Island Heart Walk to promote the fight against heart disease.
Ms. Bondi-Stoddard is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In addition, she is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is also a member of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau County Bar Association (member Medical Legal Committee), American Association for Justice, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, New York County Bar Association and United Cerebral Palsy Auxillary of Nassau County.
She obtained her law degree from Boston University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University where she graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors.