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Michael Bersani

Contact: 866.698.8169
Law School: Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse University
Jurisdictions: New York
2nd Circuit
Federal Circuit


About Michael Bersani
Civil litigator concentrating almost exclusively in personal injury litigation.
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • generally 1/3 contingency fee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
Federal Circuit
Professional Experience
Michaels & Smolak
Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Fourth Department
Researched and wrote reports, with recommendations, for the appellate justices regarding the appeals to be decided
Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse UniversityJ.D. (1993)law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Society, Scribes Award for outstanding legal writing, Law Review
Activities: Associate Editor for Law Review.
Details: Graduated in top 5% of class.
Professional Activities
President Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, NY 2009-Current
Details: Has served on this Board since 2006, has served as vice-president and president, and as a regular volunteer to take the children skating, swimming, and to other after school activities.
President YMCA of Auburn, NY 1998-Current
Details: Has served on this Board since 1998, and is currently its president.
Board Member and Secretary Farmworkers' Legal Services of NY 1998-Current
Details: Has served on the board of this not-for-profit since 1998 -- provides free legal services to disadvantaged farm workers, who are mostly Hispanic immigrants.
Chair Human Rights Commission of Geneva, NY 2002-2005
Details: Served on this Commission for 3 years and as its Chair for 2 years - the Commission provides free legal help to victims of discrimination, and provides education about discrimination, in Geneva, New York.
Citizen of the Year, Geneva Area Chambre of Commerce
Was honored as Citizen of the Year in the City of Geneva, New York (place of residence) for years of service on several not-for-profit boards and for providing regular free legal assistance in Spanish to Hispanic farm workers and for volunteer work with the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva.
Professional Associations
Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member, Ontario County Bar Association
Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
Member, Cayuga County Bar Association
Member, American Institute for Justice
Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member, New York State Bar



Website: Michael Bersani's Website Profile
Website: Michaels & Smolak Website



17 East Genesee Street
Suite 401
Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: 866.698.8169
Syracuse, NY (by appointment only)
224 Harrison Street
Suite 308
Syracuse, NY 13202
Toll-Free: 866.698.8169
Liverpool, NY
245 Commerce Blvd.
Liverpool, NY 13088
Toll-Free: 866.698.8169