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Michael F. Konopka has aggressively represented his clients for over 30 years. He is involved in complex litigation in both the State and Federal Courts. He is currently the principal of the Law Office of Michael F. Konopka, located at 277 Broadway, New York, New York, 10007 (212 385 4800). He has many international corporate clients and his office staff is fluent in Russian, Ukranian Polish and Chinese. Mr. Konopka maintains a second office at 136-20 38th Ave, Suite 11B,  Flushing, New York 11354 to facilitate working with his clients in the Chinese-American community.

Michael was born in Detroit, Michigan. He paid his own way through college by working for the Ford Motor Company during his summer vacations. He was also active in student politics during college and was elected to the Student Faculty Council for two successive years. After graduating from Monteith College, he attended New York Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1982. Rather than move back to Detroit after graduating from law school, Michael and his wife, Sharon, decided to remain in New York.










Michael is a member of the  Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He is also a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Michael has earned a diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Michael has successfully argued appeals before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York and the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. His verdicts and decisions have been reported in the New York Law Journal and the Jury Verdict Reporter. Michael and his wife Sharon have been married for 35 years, and they have one son who is attending Boston College. Michael is a former member of the parish council of St Gregory the Great Church and the Fordham Prep Father's Club.



Languages spoken: Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    33 years, 1.76 thousand cases



Hourly ($400-485/hour), contingent (33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Francis Scollan

    Michael is a tireless advocate who tenaciously represents his clients in litigation. He prepares his cases well and has no aversion about going to trial if he cannot secure a fair and reasonable settlement for the client. His skills also include the ability to file and effectively argue an appeal. Michael is an experienced and reliable resource who I will continue to use for counsel and referrals.


    Paul Scollan Energy and utilities Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Bill G Lomuscio

    I have personally known Michael for thirty years. He is a knowledgeable, effective and talented litigator. He is also one of the most trustworthy individuals I have ever met.


    Bill Lomuscio Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

277 Broadway Ste 810
New York, NY, 10007-2025


NYCurrently registered 198303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Member, Who's Who in Executives, Professionals & EntrepreneursCambridge Who's Who2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Michael F. Konopka1987 - Present
General CounselAugust Artists, Unlimited1985 - 1988
AssociateDavidoff Malito & Hutcher, LLP1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fordham Prep Fathers' ClubTreasurer2010 - Present
St Gregory the Great Parish CounselBoard Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Macomb County Symphony OrchestraBoard Member1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barbone v. CicconeFavorable settlement
Chong v. ZhouJury verdict in favor of client in excess value of 1.3 million dollars
Cooper v. CalabreseJury verdict in favor of client for $500,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Wayne State UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Philosphy1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Court TVThe Menendez Brothers Trial - Court Commentator1996