Law Firm

Personal Injury, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorneys

Serving Long Island and New York City

Attorney Michael P. Vessa, Esq.

Michael Vessa

  • Partner, The Vessa Law Firm, LLP, 2019-present
  • Senior Partner, Vessa & Wilensky, P.C., 1982-2019
  • Listed in New York Times SuperLawyers List — Metro Edition — 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 (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)
  • Former Hearing Officer, Village of Mineola
  • Past President, Senator John D. Caemmerer Republican Club of The Willistons
  • Past 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
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