John Bonina always wanted to make a difference, and as the senior trial lawyer at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., he’s done just that— assisting thousands of injured clients during his 25 years in practice.
“The people we represent have suffered catastrophic injuries. They are facing very serious challenges in life, and our job is to fight for them as they face these challenges,” Bonina says. “We investigate and prepare every case meticulously. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to change someone’s life for the better.”
Bonina and his sister, partner Andrea Bonina, lead a five-lawyer team that has more than 100 years of collective experience in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. In the past decade alone, this team has achieved more than $200 million in combined settlements and verdicts for victims of medical malpractice, birth injuries, nursing home neglect, defective products, and negligence.
John is known for his riveting courtroom presentations, which weave evidence and testimony into a compelling story for the jury. His trial results include a $7 million verdict for the family of a patient who bled to death after surgery; a $4.6 million verdict for the family of a woman who died as a result of a delayed diagnosis of lung cancer; a $2.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who bled to death while waiting for emergency aneurysm surgery; and a $1 million verdict for a truck driver who sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon when he was hit by a forklift.
“Part of our success is that we’re very selective about the cases we accept, as that enables our team of lawyers to provide each client with personal attention every step of the way,” John says. “We
approach trials using the most up-to-date technology to create compelling courtroom presentations. We never allow ourselves to be at an information or preparation disadvantage.”
Andrea Bonina believes the key to getting the best results starts with understanding their clients’ struggles. “We represent people whose lives have been turned upside down, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We know our clients are counting on us to improve their lives, and we view that as a sacred trust.”
John Bonina, Andrea Bonina and associates Deborah Trerotola and Amy Insler have all been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale- Hubbell®. John Bonina has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007, and both partners have been selected to New York Super Lawyers since 2007. John Bonina is a past-President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association. Andrea Bonina is a past President of the Brooklyn Bar Association and is a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. Both partners frequently lecture on medical malpractice, product liability and trial tactics throughout the state.