Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel, Esq. | Partner, Syracuse

(315) 362.8967


Practice Areas


Medical Malpractice Defense

Professional Liability


Municipal Law

Physician and Provider Disciplinary Proceedings 

Physicians, Nurses and Health Care Providers

Premises Liability
Products Liability
Wrongful Death

Professional Malpractice and Physician Defense Lawyer in Syracuse, New York

Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel's practice focuses on representing physicians and health care providers as well as defending professional malpractice claims, wrongful death cases and personal injury claims. She is experienced in resolving liability in both jury trials and alternative dispute resolutions successfully.  Ms. Fogel is a member of the Firm's management committee.  Danielle is currently a member of the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Board of Directors and Secretary of the Onondaga County Bar Association. She is also the advisor for the Fayetteville-Manlius Mock Trial team.

Ms. Fogel is admitted to practice before all New York State courts and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA). Danielle serves as Convention Committee co-chair for WBASNY. She previously served as CNYWBA's president, vice president, secretary, director of membership and as co-chair of its Judicial Screening Committee.


She served as an arbitrator for the City of Syracuse Small Claims Court. In addition to lecturing at several continuing legal education programs, Ms Fogel has also lectured to physicians at Upstate Medical University and St. Joseph’s Hospital on topics of medical malpractice, liability and disciplinary proceedings.  Along with presenting to physicians, Ms. Fogel has lectured to the nursing students at St. Joseph's.  Danielle was named by Super Lawyer’s as a Rising Star in medical malpractice insurance defense.  Danielle was chosen as one of the 2014 40 Under Forty Winners by the Business Journal for her business accomplishments, community involvement and leadership role in Central New York.

Previously, Ms. Fogel was a forensic scientist for the New York State Police. She attended Albany College of Pharmacy and is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University (B.S. Biology/Psychology, magna cum laude) and Syracuse University College of Law. She was the vice president of the Stevens Swan Humane Association of Oneida County and formerly taught Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor at Cayuga Community College.


Danielle currently serves on the management committee of Sugarman Law Firm, LLP.

She lives in Manlius with her husband, Michael, and their sons, Anthony and Mason.