Michael T. Colavecchio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Islandia, NY

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
 | One CA Plaza, Suite 225
Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: 631-755-0101
Fax: 631-755-0117
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

With over 25 years of experience, Michael T. Colavecchio is a partner at Lewis John Avallone Aviles, LLP. He represents those in Nassau-Suffolk County and the New York metropolitan area, dealing with commercial matters for corporate clients. As a well-respected trial lawyer, he has handled cases in every area of casualty defense, including professional and medical malpractice, vehicular negligence, New York labor law, products and premises liability, defamation, municipal liability and copyright infringement.

In 1991, Mr. Colavecchio was first admitted to practice law by the State of New York and is now admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science in 1987, then obtained a Juris Doctor in 1990 from Hofstra University School of Law.

Mr. Colavecchio has several written and orally argued appeals before the federal and state appellate courts in New York to add to his impressive trial resume, including three before the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions in one year. A passionate part of the legal community, he is a member of the torts, insurance and compensation law section of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Medical Defense Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.

For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Colavecchio is peer-review rated AV Preeminent,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a regular lecturer both nationally and locally for prominent legal organizations.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Michael Colavecchio

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.lewisjohs.com/attorneys/michael-t-colavecchio/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, 2015
  • New York State Bar Association
  • United States District Court of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, 2014
  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
  • New York State, 1991
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Law School for Claims Professionals, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2010
  • 2013, Lecturer, Motions, Objections and Requests to Charge, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer and Publisher, Mediation and Trial: Perspectives from the Defense and Plaintiff's Bar, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Lecturer, Products Liability, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2004
  • 2008, Lecturer, Civil Case Evaluation, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2008
  • 2009, Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Defense, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2009
  • Lecturer, How to Evaluate a Claim, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2010
  • Lecturer, Law School for Claims Professional, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Lecturer, Practical Tips to Settle a Civil Lawsuit, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • Panel Participant, How to Cross Examine an Expert Witness, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case, Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, What is My Case Worth?, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer, Hostile Witnesses, Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer and Publisher, Trip, Slip and Fall Liability Issues, Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association, 2015

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, 1987
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Office Location for Michael T. Colavecchio

One CA Plaza
Suite 225
Islandia, NY 11749

Phone: 631-755-0101

Fax: 631-755-0117

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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