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Syracuse, New York

Syracuse is the economic heart of Central New York, and is home to Syracuse University. Its name derives from Syracuse, Sicily. Syracuse is on the old Erie Canal route, and a museum honoring the Canal is located in downtown Syracuse. Syracuse boasts an international airport and a major university (Syracuse) and other smaller colleges and learning centers, including Lemoyne College.

The Central and Syracuse, New York injury and malpractice lawyers of Michaels & Smolak have represented hundreds of Syracusans over the years. Many Syracuse general attorneys refer all their personal injury and medical malpractice cases to the Michaels & Smolak. Michaels & Smolak's lawyers appear frequently at the main Courthouse in Syracuse for personal injury and medical malpractice cases --- the Onondaga County Courthouse. The lawyers of Michaels & Smolak have tried hundreds of cases to successful conclusion in that Courthouse, as well as in Syracuse City Court. Of course, most cases settle before trial, but serious injury lawyers can't get top value for their clients' cases unless they are prepared to try each and every case.

Michaels & Smolak's moniker - "A Better Game Plan" --- reflects the firm's practice of gathering all four lawyers together on a bi-weekly basis to discuss all new cases, as well as all cases being put into suit, and cases where sticky issues have developed. More than half the firm's case load involves representing injured clients from Syracuse and surrounding areas. The four lawyers at Michaels & Smolak, who have collectively more than 100 years experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases, work together as a team to give each client the benefit of their considerable collective experience and expertise. Michaels & Smolak has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars this way for its injured clients, including many Syracusans, over the years.

Michaels & Smolak has an office in Syracuse as well as in Liverpool and in Auburn. Directions to our Syracuse 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! 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