Michael P. Vessa, Esq. obtains a total lifetime payout in excess of $20,000,000 and waiver of $1,200,000 compensation lien for a twenty-eight year-old man severely injured in a fifty-foot fall at a construction site. "Rappeller Plummeted 50 Feet When Line Failed" was published in the Verdict Search.
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. obtains jury award of $6,400,000 for person who suffered a below the knee amputation and his wife. Click here for details.
Top 100 Verdicts in New York in 2016
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. obtains 25th highest jury verdict obtained in New York State in 2016.
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. obtains one of the largest pendente lite awards for legal and experts fees in Nassau County history. "A Second Judge Awards Interim Fees in Divorce Action" was published in the New York Law Journal.
In a case of first impression in Nassau County involving corporate assets placed in foreign trusts by a husband who claimed were beyond his reach and were, nevertheless, non-marital, the combined efforts of Michael Vessa, Kenneth Wilensky and Philip Vessa resulted in a non-taxable, lump sum settlement of $10,000,000.00 for the wife.
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. granted award of over $100,000.00 in proceeding for enforcement of arrears accrued under Divorce Judgment. "CR v. ER" was published in the New York Law Journal.
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. named to New York Times "Super Lawyers" List for both matrimonial and personal injury litigation for the 10th year in a row.
Philip M. Vessa, Esq. named to New York Times "Super Lawyers," Rising Stars, List for Family Law for the 10th year in a row.
Philip M. Vessa, Esq. successfully argues to the Appellate Division, Second Department, to affirm the lower court's award of counsel fees and a vehicle to the plaintiff-respondent despite the fact that the lower court Justice who issued the decision immediately withdrew from the action. View the decision.
Philip M. Vessa, Esq. and Kenneth B. Wilensky, Esq. obtain an award of summary judgment for their clients dismissing plaintiff's complaint which was based on an alleged breach of contract, fraud and breach of confidential relationship. Plaintiff's complaint sought damages of over $2,300,000. View the decision.
Michael P. Vessa, Esq. obtains large pendente lite award for client, a former senior associate at a NYC law firm who suffered a debilitating stroke after the divorce action began, despite claims by his spouse that he was capable of earning substantial amounts in a related field. This award ultimately led to a global settlement of the action which was in its third day of trial.