Free Consultation: (315) 253-3293Tap to Call This Lawyer
David Kalabanka

David Kalabanka

Michaels & Smolak
  • Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury...
  • New York
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media

David is life-long resident of upstate NY. David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University School of Management and then earned his law degree from the Syracuse Law.

Prior to joining Michaels & Smolak, David was a partner in prominent Syracuse insurance defense firm. It was there that David learned the "how to's ” of insurance companies andthe manner that insurance defense firms evaluate and defend cases. David has been successful using this knowledge to “turn the tables” on the insurance companies to obtain large settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.

Dave has consistently been rated and selected as Super Lawyer since the honor was first established. The Super Lawyer title is given only to those attorneys who are considered to be among the top 5% of all lawyers in the State of New York.

Dave is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates is one of the exclusive groups of trial lawyers in the United States as its is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

David is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”. The inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer-reviews (lawyers rating lawyers). According to the Best Lawyers publishers, the way they select lawyers to be listed “is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area”.

Clients find Dave very easy to talk to and he conistently scores excellent reviews from his clients.

Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse University College of Law Logo
Syracuse University School of Management
B.S. | Finance
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Experience
Michaels & Smolak
Super lawyer
Law & Politics Magazine
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 1967322
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)
Placeholder image for professional associations.
NY Academy of Trial lawyers
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • wrongful death cases
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
David Kalabanka's Website Profile
Michaels & Smolak Website
Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Michaels & Smolak
Auburn Office
17 E Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (315) 253-3293
Fax: (315) 252-6970