Born: Albany, New York, April 4, 1951
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts,1973 (Summa Cum Laude), Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate Degree: Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, 1976
Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation, Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Pharmacy Law
Donald P. Ford, Jr., devotes the majority of his time to insurance defense, medical malpractice insurance coverage, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Ford is active in all courts in upstate New York and is admitted in all state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Mr. Ford is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Federation of Insurance Counsel. He actively works as a member of the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, serving as Upstate CLE Program Chairperson. As such, Mr. Ford has chaired and lectured at annual programs on Recent Developments in Personal Injury Litigation, Recent Developments on Personal Injury Law and Automobile Insurance Law and Practice. In addition, Mr. Ford has authored a chapter on Underinsured Coverage to an insurance primer to be published by the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Ford has also lectured extensively throughout the State of New York about underinsured coverage. He has published on the subject of civil rights violations under 42 USC § 1983. Mr. Ford has also received the highest possible Peer Review Rating of "AV" in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory for Attorneys.
Mr. Ford has practiced law with Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Monroe and its predecessor firms for over thirty years. He represents various insurers and national corporations in serious personal injury matters, including claims involving negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and civil rights claims.