Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Appellate, General Litigation

Michael Bersani, a distinguished attorney affiliated with Michaels Bersani Kalabanka, P.C. situated in Auburn, New York, possesses a remarkable legal career spanning over 26 years. As an acclaimed trial advocate, Mr. Bersani specializes in representing individuals in Cayuga County and the broader Syracuse metropolitan area who have suffered injuries or losses due to the negligent, reckless, or unlawful actions of others. His exceptional legal acumen has earned him the title of “Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” for the Syracuse Metropolitan region, as recognized by Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Bersani earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1993. During his tenure at the law school, he served as the editor of the institution’s law review and was honored with induction into the Order of the Coif and the Justinian Society in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements. Notably, Mr. Bersani is an accomplished author, receiving the Scribe Award for his work. His passion for legal scholarship endures, as he continues to contribute books and articles on topics related to personal injury law and related subjects. Of note, he is the author of the New York State Bar Association’s chapter on “municipal liability,” which provides insights into suing governmental entities for personal injuries and wrongful death.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Bersani has achieved considerable success advocating for individuals with personal injury, wrongful death, or tort claims arising from various circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, medical and legal malpractice, defective products, animal attacks, hazardous property conditions, construction accidents, and other instances of negligence or wrongdoing. He has secured substantial settlements, amounting to millions of dollars, on behalf of his clients, earning him membership in the prestigious Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Furthermore, Mr. Bersani’s professional peers have bestowed numerous accolades upon him. He has been consistently recognized as the “personal injury lawyer of the year” and the “professional malpractice lawyer of the year” for the Syracuse Metropolitan area by “Best Lawyers in America” for two consecutive years. Additionally, he has maintained the highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell for nearly two decades.

Devoting his time and expertise to his legal community, Mr. Bersani currently serves as a board director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is an active educator, regularly conducting lectures and seminars in his region on a wide array of topics related to personal injury litigation. Beyond his professional commitments, he generously volunteers his legal services to Spanish-speaking individuals, including migrant workers, as part of his pro bono efforts.

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