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MICHAEL D. DEZIK, Esq. practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, long-term care planning, elder law and special needs estate planning and administration. Michael is a graduate of Albany Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he graduated cum laude.


Michael is the Vice President of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, serves as Treasurer of the Warren County Bar association and is Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Committee. Michael is also Past President of of Caritas, Inc. a local non-profit entity dedicated to providing non-medical in home aid to individuals in need and family members caring for those in need, serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Adirondack Independet Living (SAIL). In addition, Michael is a graduate of the 2008 class of Leadership Adirondack, sponsored by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Practice areas


  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 35%
    11 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    11 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    11 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    11 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    11 years

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Contact info

Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC

Empire Theatre Plaza
11 South Street, Suite 202
Glens Falls, NY, 12801


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20 Under 40Glens Falls Post Star2014
AV RatingMartindale Hubbel2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilcenski & Pleat PLLC2013 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyFitzGerald Morris Baker Firth P.C.2004 - 2013
Law InternState of New York Office of the Attorney General2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Warren County Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Eastern New YorkVice President2014 - Present
NYSBA Elder Law SectionCo-Vice Chair Medicaid Committee2014 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Eastern New YorkTreasurer2014 - 2015
Estate Plannin Council of Eastern New YorkSecretary2013 - 2014
Parks Heritage Federal Credit UnionBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Caritas Inc.President2011 - 2014
Warren County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2014
Glens Falls Lions ClubSecretary2009 - 2010
Estate Planning Council of Eastern New YorkBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Caritas Inc.Vice President2008 - 2010
Glens Falls Hospital Planned Giving CouncilMember2007 - 2013
Glens Falls Lions ClubMember2006 - 2011
Warren County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
NYSBA Trusts and Estates SectionMember2004 - Present
NYSBA Elder Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Warren County Bar Association TipStaffThe Times They are ‘a Changin’: New York State Estate Tax takes a Giant Leap Forward2014
NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section NewsletterNew Attorney Advertising Rules; Commentary and Observations2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
State University of New York at BuffaloMedia StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingCommunity Medicaid Update2015
Advocates TrainingMedicaid Update2015
Washington County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ProgramPut Your Money Where Your Mouth Ain’t: Preparing for the Financial Impact of Long Term Care2014
Monthly MeetingPut Your Money Where Your Mouth Ain’t: Preparing for the Financial Impact of Long Term Care2014
Long Term Care PanelManaged Long Term Care2014
Glens Falls Home Community Presentation SeriesAdvance Directives, The Importance of Having an Effective Advocate2014
Continuing Legal EducationManaged Long Term Care2014
Association of Aging Caregiver’s ForumAdvance Directives, Palliative Care and beyond2014
Advocate’s TrainingMedicaid Rules and Update2014
Glens Falls Kiwanis ClubEstate Planning Essentials2011
Glens Falls Hospital Guild Annual DinnerLessons for a Lifetime of Healthy Estate Planning2010
Aging Well ForumThe Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid2010
Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Estate and Financial Planning SeriesFive Things You Need to Know about Medicaid2009
Aging Well ForumRevocable and Irrevocable Trusts2009
Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Estate and Financial Planning SeriesLong Term Health Care Planning2008
NYSBA Continuing Legal Education PanelistDrafting Elder Law Documents - Old and New2007
Glens Falls Hospital Cancer Survivors ForumThe Other Side of Cancer: The Financial and Legal Issues2007