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James B. Baydar, Partner

James B. Baydar


James B. Baydar, Esq. is a Partner at the law firm of Pegalis Law Group, LLC. He has 35 years of medical malpractice litigation experience including obstetrical, birth trauma, surgical, neurological, cancer and orthopedic cases. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from pre-trial through post-trial proceedings. Mr. Baydar’s work and representation of clients has resulted in millions of dollars of recovery in settlements and verdicts. He advocates for clients through complex and contentious court proceedings in the years following successful resolution of their cases. Jim provides legal counsel on preserving and best utilizing clients’ awards and settlement funds to pay for their lifetime care.

Mr. Baydar has been named to the highly regarded list Best Lawyers in America©, to which only five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. are recognized. He has also been named to the competitive New York Metro Super Lawyers® list for several years, for peer recognition and professional achievement. He was an awardee of the “Kings of Long Island” event by Schneps Community News Group, where he received the “Dynamic Duo” award, alongside Pegalis Law Group Partner, Sanford Nagrotsky, Esq. He has been profiled as a prominent medical malpractice lawyer in the Long Island Business News, in their “Who’s Who” publication. He was also honored with the “Leadership in Law Award” from the Long Island Business News for his outstanding achievements in the law profession and the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the “WE CARE Fund” of the Nassau County Bar Association, which has granted funding to over 100 charitable organizations on Long Island, NY. Additionally, Mr. Baydar is an active member of his community, serving as a Trustee for the Village of Plandome Manor, NY since 2014.

Mr. Baydar is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County, Inc. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, all the U.S. District Courts in New York State and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Baydar obtained his law degree from Pace University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University.


Hofstra University, B.A.
Pace University School of Law, JD

BAR Admissions/Qualifications

New York
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims

February 14, 2023

Notable Pegalis Law Group Settlements in 2022

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November 18, 2022

Pegalis Law Group Named to 2023 “Best Law Firm” list by U.S. News — Best Lawyers®

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October 4, 2022

Seven Pegalis Law Group Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers® for 2022

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August 18, 2022

Six Pegalis Law Group Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023

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April 19, 2022

Improper Delivery Maneuvers During Birth Results in Permanent Erb’s Palsy for Infant

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February 16, 2022

Negligent Resuscitative Efforts for Infant Results in Settlement for Brooklyn Residents

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January 28, 2022

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis and Complicated Surgery Results in Settlement for Bronx Residents

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