Born and raised in Upstate New York, Mike attended Harvard University where he distinguished himself as a student leader. At Harvard, he was an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship recipient, four-year letter winner and captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and elected by his peers to the student advisory board of the Harvard Varsity Club. Following his time in Boston, Mike returned home, earning his juris doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law.
After law school, Mike served four years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. While in the Army, Mike completed Airborne Training School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and honed his trial skills as both a criminal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney while stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Ft. Drum, New York.
Following his time in the Army, Mike returned home to Central New York to raise his family and practice law. In that time, he has grown his practice as a respected and successful trial attorney, devoting the majority of his law practice to the representation of injured individuals and their families in matters sounding in medical malpractice, product liability, and other categories of catastrophic personal injury. In his practice, Mike relies upon the guiding principles of hard work, devotion to client needs, and integrity in pursuit of the best possible results for his clients.
Mike is currently a member of various local boards of directors, and is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He resides in Fayetteville, New York with his wife and four children.
Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.) 1997
Harvard University (B.A.) 1994
Admitted to Practice
United States District Court (Northern & Western Districts)
Professional & Community Activities
New York State Bar Association
Onondaga County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Board of Directors, Fayetteville-Manlius Youth Lacrosse Association
United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
Bottar Leone, PLLC
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers||Thompson Reuters||2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Medical Malpractice--$1.3 million||$1.3 million settlement at trial|
|Car Accident--$3.4 million||Jury verdict--$3.4 million|
|Medical Malpractice--$2 million||$2.0 million|
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|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Harvard University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section||Jury Selection||2012|
|New York State Bar Association||Closing Arguments||2011|
|New York State Bar Association||Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents||2010|