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Having spent six years of his career on the defense side at large defense firms, Michael has gained the unique perspective of understanding how insurance companies litigate and evaluate these cases, which places him in an advantageous position with respect to both negotiation and litigation. This background enables Michael to litigate cases aggressively and to achieve optimal results for his clients.

Some of Michael’s most notable results include: winning an appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department that lead to the reversal of the lower court’s decision dismissing a case against a client who fell from a height while washing windows at a commercial building; obtaining summary judgment for a property owner and dismissing a Labor Law section 240(1) claim against it where a worker fell partially through a scaffold in the Amtrak ventilation shaft; and obtaining summary judgment for a general contractor and dismissing a case against a worker who tripped on rebar at a construction site and sustained serious injuries.

Michael resides in Manhattan and enjoys traveling and playing and watching hockey.

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Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, understand the great need to limit the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and safe health practices in order to protect our clients, our staff, and our fellow New Yorkers. Our team has complied with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request to remain indoors during this difficult time and to minimize close contact with at-risk individuals.

However, while the state of New York is on PAUSE, the hardworking legal team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, is still devoted to serving our clients’ needs. We have set up our employees to work remotely and to handle all ongoing cases from home. We are available to respond to any emails or calls about your case and are still actively pursuing compensation from at-fault parties.

In addition, we are always accepting new clients over the phone, by email, or through our contact form, and we are available to schedule a free consultation by video call. If you have a personal injury case and need compassionate and experienced representation, do not let Covid-19 stop you from pursuing compensation. Our attorneys are readily available to discuss all your legal options with you and will ensure all deadlines are met.

Despite the struggles of the past month, we have not forgotten about our duty to defend the rights of our fellow New Yorkers and are ready to face any challenges as they come. Come rain or shine, we are here to represent your interests when you need us most.


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