Deborah A. Pochtar

Practice Areas

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Property Damage/Loss


  • Washington College of Law at American University, J.D.
  • SUNY Binghamton, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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DEBORAH A. POCHTAR joined MDAFP  in 2021 with over thirty-seven years' experience in insurance defense litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pochtar's practice focused on automobile liability.  She has obtained numerous defendants' verdicts and dismissals at trial in motor vehicle cases in all five boroughs of New York City.  Previously, Ms. Pochtar was a senior trial attorney for in-house counsel at United Services Automobile Association, where she defended personal injury, premises liability, subrogation, no-fault and  Worker's Compensation matters.  At MDAFP, Ms. Pochtar continues to handle automobile liability matters.  She is married to Steven Pochtar, and their pride and joy, their son Jared, is a recent graduate with honors from Harvard University.      


  • Senior Trial Attorney, Law Offices of Anthony Perri, In-House Counsel for United Services Automobile Association
  • White, Flesichner & Fino, Esqs.
  • Tellerman, Paticoff & Greenberg, Esqs.


Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Malpractice-Does it Really Speak for the Patient?
By Deborah A. Pochtar
Medical Trial Technique Quarterly, Spring 1984 




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