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Michael Bersani

Contact: (315) 253-3293
Experience:
Law School: Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse University
Jurisdictions: New York
Pennsylvania
2nd Circuit
Federal Circuit

OVERVIEW

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
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • generally 1/3 contingency fee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Pennsylvania
2nd Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
 SpokenWritten
FrenchYesYes
SpanishYesYes
Professional Experience
Michaels & Smolak
Current
Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Fourth Department
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Researched and wrote reports, with recommendations, for the appellate justices regarding the appeals to be decided
Education
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.
Awards
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
Current
President, Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, NY
-Current
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
-Current
President, YMCA of Auburn, NY
-Current
Activities: Has served on this Board since 1998, and is currently its president.
Board Member and Secretary, Farmworkers' Legal Services of NY
-Current
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
-Current
Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
-Current
Member, Cayuga County Bar Association
-Current
Member, American Institute for Justice
-Current
Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
-Current
Member, New York State Bar # 2578953
-Current
Chair, Human Rights Commission of Geneva, NY
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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.

PUBLICATIONS

WEBSITES & BLOGS

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

17 E Genesee St
#401
Auburn, NY 13021
USA
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293
Syracuse, NY (by appointment only)
224 Harrison St
#308
Syracuse, NY 13202
USA
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293
Liverpool, NY
245 Commerce Blvd
Liverpool, NY 13088
USA
Toll-Free: (315) 253-3293