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Skaneateles, New York

Skaneateles, both the town and village, are located at the northern tip of Skaneateles Lake on the western most side of Onondaga County and derive their name from the Iroquois word for “long lake”. Michaels & Smolak, whose main office is in nearby Auburn, has represented many personal injury and medical malpractice victims from the Skaneateles, including most recently a child that fell from a play gym and sustained permanent injuries.

Lee Michaels, the firm’s senior lawyer, resides in the Skaneateles, on East Lake Road. Mike Bersani, another of the firm’s lawyers, also has roots in Skaneateles. The Auburn-based firm is a regional magnet for personal injury and medical malpractice cases, with referrals coming from all over central and western New York. Other lawyers send Michaels & Smolak such cases because of their established reputation as leaders in the personal injury and medical malpractice field.

Directions from Skaneateles to the firm’s Auburn office can be found HERE. The firm also has offices in Syracuse and Liverpool.

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! Matthew
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