Michael Bersani

Michael Bersani

Michaels &

Auburn, NY


  • user-graduate Education Syracuse University College of Law
  • Experience 28 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation

Practice Areas

Personal Injury
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability
Personal Injury

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York
    Since 1994

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written


Mike Bersani is an experienced and highly respected New York State trial lawyer concentrating his practice almost entirely on personal injury claims. He is a widely published author on personal injury law. He has published numerous articles on the subject, and wrote and published the book "Understanding Your New York Personal Injury Claim", which can be ordered on his website. Mike Bersani graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 5% of his class) from Syracuse University College of Law in 1993. He went on to a two-year clerkship with an appellate court in Rochester, NY. Since then he has devoted his practice to helping injured people recover compensation from those responsible for their injuries. Mike was recently named "Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year" by the legal directory "Best Lawyers in America" because judges and fellow lawyers rated his performance higher than any other personal lawyer in the Syracuse Metropolitan area. He has the highest lawyer ranking ("AV") in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory. This "AV" rating means that judges and other lawyers have rated him, compared to other lawyers, "very high to preeminent in legal ability, expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence." Mike is also listed in "Best Lawyers in America".Mike is a community activist. He has served for nearly two decades on the board of directors of the Worker Justice Center of New York (formerly the Farm Workers' Legal Services of New York), which provides free legal service to undeserved agricultural workers. He has served as chair of many not-for-profit boards. He also volunteered for many years for the Boys & Girls Club by taking the Club members for weekly swims at the YMCA in Geneva. Because of his commitment to helping others less fortunate than himself, Mike was named 2009 Citizen of Year by his hometown Geneva, New York Chamber of Commerce.

Professional Associations

  • Elite personal injury Million Dollar Advocates Forum


  • Middlebury College
    M.A. | Spanish
    1990 - 1993


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
    The Top Trial Lawyers in America


  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for the Syracuse Metropolitan area
    Best Lawyers in America


  • Several Articles on Personal Injury Litigation in New York
    New York State Trial Lawyers Institute

Speaking Engagements

  • New York Municipal Liability Annual Update, precedents & Statutes , Syracuse, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, NY
Legal Answers
  • Q. How is the settlement in a personal injury case calculated? Should my lawyer review this information with me?
    A: The answer to all your questions is “yes”. Your lawyer should consult with you on all of these things. And most important, in New York, you must approve any settlement. Your lawyer cannot settle without your consent. You’re a lawyer, however, is in a better position to advise you as to as to what a fair settlement is. That’s why you have a lawyer! If you have chosen a good, experienced, and well reputed Lawyer, you should be getting good advice. if you have any doubts, call a second lawyer for a second opinion.
    March 16, 2022


  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information generally 1/3 contingency fee