Practice Areas

Creditors’ Rights and Collections; Commercial and Civil Litigation; Appeals; Municipal/Land Use Litigation.

Michael is a member of the Litigation Department, Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights Department and Co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Michael’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and collections.  Michael’s practice also includes municipal, land use and appeals.  In addition, Michael has appeared before the Appellate Division on a variety of matters since joining Lacy Katzen.

Before joining Lacy Katzen, Michael spent two years as an Appellate Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, where he handled both civil and criminal appeals.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


Michael is listed in Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 as an Upstate New York “Rising Star”. He was also recognized by the Daily Record in 2016 as an “Up and Coming Attorney”.

See the Super Lawyers website for a description of the selection methodology.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • St. John Fisher College


  • U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Courts Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Courts Northern District of New York


Mike resides in East Rochester, New York, with his wife, Molly, and their three children. He enjoys fishing and golf.

Community Service

  • East Rochester Parks Committee, volunteer member

  • East Rochester Alumni Foundation, volunteer member

  • Church of St. Jerome, parish council

Blog Posts & Resources by Michael

  • Lacy Katzen is Proud to Announce the Formation of its Pro Bono Committee

    December 31, 2015

    Read Blog Post

Email Michael

* Required Fields

  • By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions in the Disclaimer