The Bonina Family has been fighting for the victims of serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death for over 50 years. Partners and siblings John Bonina and Andrea Bonina fight for their clients with a passion and determination that has cemented the firm’s stellar reputation and resulted in the firm obtaining more than $200 million in combined settlements and verdicts in the last 10 years alone.
The Boninas lead a five-lawyer team that has more than 80 years of collective experience in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. While the firm handles a range of cases, it remains selective about those it accepts in order to provide clients with personalized attention.
They firmly believe the key to getting the best results for their clients starts with understanding their struggles. “We represent people whose lives have been turned upside down, and we take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. We know our clients are counting on us to improve their lives, and we view that as a sacred trust,” Andrea Bonina says.
“When we prepare for trial, we prepare as if someone’s life depends on it, because for our clients it does,” says John Bonina. John, who is the Senior Trial Attorney at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., attributes the firm’s consistent track record to its work ethic and use of technology in the courtroom. With his laser sharp focus and detailed preparation, Bonina hasn’t lost a case in nine years.
Even more notable than Bonina’s track record is the speed with which juries have decided in his clients’ favor: in one recent case where Bonina achieved a seven-figure verdict, the jury came back with its decision in less than 30 minutes; in another significant verdict, they came back in 21 minutes. The swiftness of these decisions has much to do with Bonina’s riveting courtroom presentations, which weave evidence and testimony into a compelling story for the jury.
Recently Bonina secured a $7 million wrongful death verdict after proving to the jury that the patient’s surgery had caused fatal internal bleeding. His success can be traced to his extensive pretrial preparation, his withering cross-examination, and his ability to get the jury to empathize with the deceased and his family. “I will never allow myself to be at an information or preparation disadvantage in the courtroom,” he notes.
Both John Bonina and Andrea Bonina have 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 chair of their Technology Committee. Both partners frequently lecture on medical malpractice, product liability and trial tactics throughout the state.