Danielle George

Danielle George


Danielle George is a partner at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, where she concentrates on complex tort and product liability litigation, medical malpractice, and birth defects. Danielle has served as lead trial counsel in numerous matters involving obstetrical birth injuries, failure to diagnose various types of cancers, traumatic brain injury, stroke, defective medical devices and wrongful death. Prior to concentrating on complex tort and medical issues, her early career focused on plaintiffs’ general tort litigation, where she also engaged in appellate practice on issues including labor law, maritime law, insurance and arbitration.

Danielle’s proven track record of results on behalf of injured plaintiffs includes the following:

  • $9.6 and $6.5 million, respectively, for obstetrical malpractice cases resulting in cerebral palsy to infants
  • $6.9 million gross jury damages award in a wrongful death medical malpractice case involving delayed diagnosis of breast cancer
  • $4.25 million settlement for failure to timely diagnose colon cancer
  • $2.25 million for a breast cancer misdiagnosis case resulting in an unnecessary double mastectomy for the victim
  • $4 million for improper treatment of ischemic stroke
  • $3 million for breast cancer misdiagnosis

Licensed to practice law in New York State and New Jersey, Danielle is also licensed to appear before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Federal District Court of New Jersey. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Danielle graduated from New York University in 1989, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 1992. She served as judicial intern for the Hon. Louis Sangiorgio in Supreme Court of the State of New York and as intern for the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.

Serving as Associate Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, she teaches Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Litigation in the paralegal program.

Danielle’s reported cases include: Hutchinson v. United States, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2418 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2004); Daniels v. Standard Marine Transport Services, Inc., 680 N.Y.S.2d 41, (1st Dep’t., 1998); Abadinsky v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 250 A.D.2d 673; 672 N.Y.S.2d 424 (2nd Dep’t., 1998); Cosgriff v. Manshul Const. Corp., 239 A.d.2d 312; 657 N.Y.S.2d 999 (2nd Dep’t., 1997).