Canandaigua, New York

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Canandaigua, the county seat of Ontario County, is a city located to the southeast of Rochester and on the shores of Canandaigua Lake, one of New York’s Finger Lakes. Its name derives from an Iroquois word for “chosen place”. It is an attractive City, and a somewhat wealthy one compared to neighboring cities.

Michaels & Smolak has represented many clients in the Canandaigua area, including a man who required surgery for herniated disks after being involved in a T-bone motor vehicle accident, another man who fell from a scaffold at work and suffered a low back injury requiring surgery, and a postal worker who was rear-ended while delivering mail and suffered a debilitating low back injury. Some of the results of these cases can be viewed on the RESULTS PAGE of this website.

Mike Bersani, one of the personal injury lawyers of Michaels & Smolak, lives in neighboring Geneva, New York. He appears with frequency in the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua on his clients’ personal injury and accident cases. Many attorneys in Canandaigua and other parts of Ontario County refer their personal injury cases to Mike. They do so because of the positive results he keeps obtaining for their clients.

Residents of Canandaigua and surrounding areas can meet with Mike Bersani or one of the other lawyers of Michaels & Smolak at law offices in Geneva, New York, or they can set up an appointment at home. Michaels & Smolak prides itself on its personal service to its clients, which includes home visits upon request.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
He is one of the top lawyers in central New York & has the accolades to show for this, but in my book he's the top lawyer in the country. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Bersani & to have had him on my team!
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I admire the amount of background work he did which was instrumental in getting me a very good settlement. Also, having never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, Michael was very patient explaining the legal issues. You're in good hands with Michael Bersani and the firm of Michaels & Smolak. Richard
★★★★★
Dave took over my wrongful death case after it was badly messed up by another lawyer. He was dogged in his pursuit of all the information needed to make a solid case, and he succeeded in bringing it to a very satisfactory settlement. He was honest and straightforward, kind and compassionate through meetings, depositions, court appearances. I highly recommend him. Christine
★★★★★
Dave has handled our legal matters for over 20 years. Always there when we needed him. We were so happy with his professionalism and results that we referred him to several friends. If we ever need this type of service again, Dave will be the first and only call we make. Jackie