Watkins Glen, New York

Attorneys at Our Firm

Watkins Glen, the county seat of Schuyler County, sits on the southern tip of Seneca Lake, and boasts the lovely Watkins Glen State Park, a gorge with waterfalls, and a famous car race track, Watkins Glen International, home of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix. Michaels & Smolak, one of the region’s premier personal injury law firms, has represented many injured and malpracticed clients from the Watkins Glen and Schuyler County area, including a man who sustained broken ribs and facial lacerations in a motor vehicle accident when his driver lost control and struck a tree.

The firm has offices in Auburn, Syracuse and Liverpool, but the geographical scope of the firm’s client base is much broader. One of the firm’s attorney’s, Mike Bersani, lives on the other end of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York. Mike meets the firm’s Watkins Glen clients at their homes in Watkins Glen, or at law offices in Geneva. The firm’s lawyers pride themselves on their personal service, and thus often travel to meet their clients wherever they live.

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