Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

We are dedicated almost exclusively to personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases in all of Upstate New York, with most of our cases being in Central New York, the Finger Lakes Region and Western New York. We also accept general civil litigation cases, and we do take some select cases from all areas of New York State.

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Ok, the headline of this blog was over the top.  Just trying to grab your attention!  If you have read this far, it worked!
But we really are damn good at what we do.  I don’t usually blog about our
Continue Reading Why Michaels & Smolak May Be the Greatest Personal Injury Law Firm that Has Ever Seen the Light of Day!

My law firm is one of the few – if not the only – law firm in the Syracuse area whose case load includes a significant amount of legal malpractice cases. Unlike some firms, we are not afraid to sue
Continue Reading Syracuse Legal Malpractice Lawyer Discusses How to “Toll” the Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice lawsuits

Holy Kamoli!  The weather gods sure dumped a lot of that white fluffy stuff on us last night here in Geneva NY!  I measured almost a foot and a half in my backyard this morning.

But it’s not just Geneva
Continue Reading Liablity in Upstate New York for Failing to Shovel or Salt or Otherwise Clear Snow and Ice from your Walkway

Attorney Mike Bersani
This is Dave Kalabanka, Mike Bersani’s partner, high-jacking his blog (again) to write about yet another award Mike has received for his outstanding work representing personal injury victims. Recently, I blogged about Mike being named “Personal
Continue Reading M&S Attorney Mike Bersani Selected for Super Lawyers “Blue Ribbon Panel”

Congratulations to my partner, attorney Jan Smolak, who recently settled a wrongful death case for $5,500,000!  Although I am not at liberty to discuss the details of the settlement, nor any of the specifics regarding the injury (we signed a
Continue Reading M&S Attorney Jan Smolak Settles Auto-Collision Wrongful Death Case for $5,500,0000.