Attorney Michael P. Vessa, Esq.

Attorney Michael P. Vessa, Esq.

Michael P. Vessa, Esq.
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• Senior Partner, Vessa Wilensky, P.C., 1982-Present

• Listed in New York Times Super Lawyers List — Metro Edition — 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (Family Law and Personal Injury)

• Listed in Long Island Pulse Magazine as a "Legal Eagle" — 2014

• Admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of New York (February, 1982)

• Admitted to practice before United States District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York

• Delegate, Judicial Nominating Convention, Tenth Judicial District, State of New York

• Member, New York State, New York County and Nassau County Bar Associations

• Member, N.Y.S. Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section

• Member, N.Y.S. Bar Association, Subcommittee on Federal Discovery Procedure, Trial Lawyers Section

• Member, Nassau County Bar Association, Committee on Ethics

• Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)

• Hearing Officer, Village of Mineola

• Past President, Senator John D. Caemmerer Republican Club of The Willistons

• Deputy Executive Leader, Senator John D. Caemmerer Republican Club of The Willistons

• Member, Kiwanis, County Seat Chapter

• Member, Lions of Mineola

• Member, Sons of Italy, America Lodge

• Member, Columbian Lawyers Association, Nassau County

• Member, Board of Directors, Heart Council of L.I., Inc.

• Licensed Real Estate Broker

• Regular lecturer to other lawyers on a variety of litigation topics for various bar associations

• Published and contributes regularly to the New York Jury Verdict Reporter on many trial related matters

• Recently obtained one of the highest pendente lite awards for attorney's fees and expert's fees ordered by the Court to be paid by an adverse party in a Nassau County matrimonial action

• Achieved national prominence in a case of first-impression involving the negligent transmission of the herpes virus during a competitive sporting event


Teaching/Lecturing Experience

• Nassau County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education — "Trial Tips — Openings, Jury Voir Dire and Summations"

• Lecturer, Continuing Adult Education, Nassau County

• Judge, St. John's University School of Law, Civil Trial Competitions

• Contributor, New York Jury Verdict Reporter


Prior Legal Practice

Jan. 1982 - Oct. 1982: Hayt, Hayt & Landau (Great Neck, New York) Associate involved in general civil litigation practice in the New York State and Federal Courts.


Legal Education

St. John's University School of Law
Jamaica, New York,
J.D., May, 1981