Location: New York, New York 
Phone: 212.751.8000 (Call Now!)
Fax: 212-751-8091
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MARCELO A. BUITRAGO was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005 and is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Mr. Buitrago obtained his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Finance from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University.

Before joining Dankner Milstein, P.C., Mr. Buitrago was a trial associate at a nationally renowned personal injury law firm. Prior to that, he held the title of Senior Trial Associate at another major litigation firm based in New York City. He became a partner at Dankner Milstein, P.C. in 2015.

Mr. Buitrago’s knowledge and trial experience has earned him an impressive reputation not only with his clients, but amongst his peers in the legal profession. Presiding Justices of the New York State Supreme Court in the Counties of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn have recognized his top-notch skills and professional integrity.

Mr. Buitrago has negotiated millions of dollars in settlements and has won major verdicts at trial when he and the client deemed settlement offers unacceptable. He has also argued many of his verdicts at the appellate level, thereby collecting not only the recovery he earned his clients but statutory interest, thereby fortifying his reputation of always doing the very best for his clients.


  •  Bilingual and fluent in Spanish, as well as conversational French.

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 New York Metro RISING STAR




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Areas of Practice

  •  Construction Accidents
  •  Medical Malpractice
  •  Products Liability
  •  Lead Paint Litigation
  •  Premises Liability
  •  Police Brutality
  •  Improper Security
  •  Automobile Accidents
  • Personal Injury Negligence Litigation

Litigations Percentage

  •  100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Trial Lawyers Association