Penn Yan, New York

Attorneys at Our Firm

Penn Yan, the county seat of Yates County, is located at the northern tip of the east branch of the “Y” of Keuka Lake, one of the most beautiful Finger Lakes. The name derives from “Pennsylvania Yankee”, a reference to the origins of its earliest inhabitants. Michaels & Smolak has represented many Penn Yan personal injury and medical malpractice victims. The firm is very familiar with the Yates County Courthouse, its judges, and its jury pool. Examples of recent clients from the Penn Yan include a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle collision when another driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

Almost all Penn Yan clients find their way to the firm by referral from other local lawyers who have learned to trust Michaels & Smolak for all their personal injury or medical malpractice cases. Former satisfied clients also send many new clients to the firm.

Michaels & Smolak grants free telephone conferences with potential clients. If the firm decides to accept the case, a meeting then takes place between lawyer and client either at the client’s home, or at the firm’s law offices, as the client prefers. The firm has offices in Auburn, Syracuse and Liverpool. Directions to the Auburn office can be found HERE.

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