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Michael Bersani

Contact: (315) 253-3293
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.
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.
Received an “AV” rating, Martindale–Hubbell directory
Professional Associations
Member, Elite personal injury Million Dollar Advocates Forum
President, Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, NY
Activities: 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.
Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
President, YMCA of Auburn, NY
Activities: Has served on this Board since 1998, and is currently its president.
Board Member and Secretary, Farmworkers' Legal Services of NY
Activities: 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.
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
Chair, Human Rights Commission of Geneva, NY
Activities: 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.



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



17 E Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293
Syracuse, NY (by appointment only)
224 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293
Liverpool, NY
245 Commerce Blvd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293