Utica, New York

Attorneys at Our Firm

Utica, New York, the county seat of Oneida County, is located in the Mohawk River Valley Region and also the Leatherstocking Region of New York State. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. Long considered the economic heart of Oneida County, Utica offers abundant industry and a diverse cultural and ethnic community. The Italian American cuisine and pastry shops in Utica especially stand out.

Michaels & Smolak has represented many residents in Utica and the Oneida County area over its years of personal injury and medical malpractice service. Most recently, the firm represented a Utican who sustained a brain injury and permanent loss of function of a body organ after falling on ice that a property owner failed to timely remove.

Michaels & Smolak has offices all over Central New York, including in Auburn, Syracuse and Liverpool. The firm prides itself on its client-friendly service, which includes home visits to its Utica clients. The lawyers of the firm are very familiar with the Oneida County Courthouse in nearby Rome, New York, where most cases on behalf of Utica residents are brought.

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