Ithaca, New York

Attorneys at Our Firm

Ithaca, in Tomkins County, is home to several institutions of higher learning, including Ithaca College and Cornell University. It is located on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes. The Central and Syracuse, New York injury lawyers of Michaels & Smolak have handle many cases for clients from Tompkins County and Ithaca, including, for example, a recent case in which an Ithaca woman sustained serious injuries in a car accident and required surgery.

The philosophy of Michaels & Smolak is simple; prepare each case thoroughly as if it were going to trial, and then make every reasonable attempt to settle the case for the client. This is as true for our Ithaca and Tomkins Count clients as for any other clients. Sometimes insurance companies just won't listen to reason, which means that the client either must "give in" and take less than they are entitled to, or else have the lawyers at Michaels & Smolak try their case in front of a jury of their peers. At Michaels & Smolak, the client decides whether to go to trial or settle. Michaels & Smolak, however, guides the client in these decisions.

Ithaca and Tomkins County clients find Michaels & Smolak's Auburn office most convenient. To get there, follow these directions. Also, the lawyers at Michaels & Smolak often travel to Ithaca to visit their clients. Client convenience is very important to the lawyers at Michaels & Smolak, so don't hesitate to ask them to come to your home.

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!
★★★★★
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