I am a personal injury lawyer in Central New York with the law firm of Michaels & Smolak, P.C. We have our law offices are in Auburn, New York, which is in Cayuga County, just north of Owasco Lake, and a satellite office in Liverpool, New York, Onondaga County. I live in Geneva, New York, Ontario County, right on the northern tip of Seneca Lake. To get between my office and home, I drive through Seneca County, passing first through Seneca Falls, across the northern tip of Cayuga Lake, and then through Waterloo in Seneca County. We handle all types personal injury cases, car and truck accident cases, defective product cases, medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases all over New York State, but mostly in upstate, and more than anywhere else in Onondaga County, Monroe County, Cayuga County, Ontario County, Seneca County, Oswego County, Wayne County, Yates County, Orleans County, Thomkins County, Chemung County, Erie County and Jefferson County. You can read all more about me on the bio page of my firm’s website.
Why have I joined the law-blogosphere? Well, to be honest, one big reason is that I learned blogging would give my personal injury law firm a higher ranking with the search engines so that potential clients would find me easier online. Another reason — I love writing.
When I am not practicing law (which seems to be almost all the time!) or blogging (can I really find time for this!?) I am spending time with my two boys, Nico (10) and Sebastian (12) and my wife Alejandra. Alejandra is from Guatemala and we speak Spanish at home. I speak French, too — I lived in Paris, France, for 5 years when I was in my 20’s.
Hobbies? Top of my list is travel. I just took the family to Mexico last summer. I go to Europe about every other year. Speaking foreign languages helps me get around in foreign countries (besides speaking fluent Spanish and French, my Italian is passable). I also love running and bicycling, and in the winter, skiing. I need a daily work out to feel good! I even do triathlons. When I can find the time, I love to read, too.
I sure hope you enjoy reading my blogs. I promise not to just copy and paste stuff from the news, like some law bloggers do. I like to read, digest, and then put my own spin on things. I think that makes for much better reading —- and I hope you agree. Feel free to tell me by commenting to my blog posts.