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Michael Konopka

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Status
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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    48%
    Complex commercial litigation, serious personal injuries, intellectual property and appeals.

    41 years, 1,760 cases

  2. Wrongful death
    20%

    35 years

  3. Car accident
    18%

    31 years

  4. Spinal cord injury
    14%

    26 years

      Michael Konopka has aggressively represented his clients for over 36 years in complex litigation in both the New York State and Federal Courts. He is the principal of Michael Konopka & Associates, P.C., located at 277 Broadway, NY, NY, 10007). Michael has many international corporate clients and his office staff is fluent in Russian, Ukranian & Polish. 
Michael was recently selected as a member of "Super Lawyers" for 2019. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
 

     Michael was born in Detroit, Michigan and 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. 
Michael is a lifetime 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 40 years, and they have one son who lives in Boston. Michael is a former member of the parish council of St Gregory the Great Church and the Fordham Prep Father's Club. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.

 

Location

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Samantha | January 7, 2011
Best lawyer I've ever had
He's the best lawyer I've ever had. He knows what he's doing and I trust him 100%
Posted by Gerry | January 7, 2011
Hardworking and personable attorney
Worked like a bulldog to get the best results on my case. Kept on going even when I was ready to quit.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-485 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Michael Konopka & Associates, P.C.
  • 1987 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • August Artists, Unlimited
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Davidoff Malito & Hutcher, LLP
  • 1982 - 1985

Education

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills
  • 1998
  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Philosphy
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Grinshpun v. Borokhovich et al., Supreme Court, New York County
  • Favorable settlement in the amount of 1.1 million dollars prior to jury selection
  • Rennert v. S.M.R. Holding Corp., et al., Supreme Court, New York County
  • After extended hearing before Court appointed referee, successfully defeated minority shareholder's lawsuit alleging corporate waste and mismanagement.
  • Yan v. Tan, Supreme Court, Kings County
  • After bench trial, verdict in favor of my client of resulting in a judgment in excess of $400,000
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Fordham Prep Fathers' Club
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2015
  • St Gregory the Great Parish Counsel
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Macomb County Symphony Orchestra
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Ukrainian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Attorney Appreciation & Achievement Award
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • 2016
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2010
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Publications

  • The Consumer Advocate
  • What to Do When You are Served with a Summons & Complaint
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Court TV
  • The Menendez Brothers Trial - Court Commentator
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and consulted with Michael Konopka on a few matters. He is extremely diligent and bright with attention to every detail. I also have observed him give careful attention to his clients."
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