Michael P. Cavanagh

Michael P. Cavanagh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connor First
 | 20 Corporate Woods Drive, Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-465-0400
Fax: 518-465-0015
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael P. Cavanagh is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where he graduated cum laude with a double major of English and Political Science. He also competed in club ice hockey. Michael graduated with honors from Albany Law School of Union University, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1994. At Albany Law School, he was a Note & Comment Editor for the Albany Law Review.

    Michael is an Partner in the firm and a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses on defending tort cases involving premises liability, construction accidents, products liability and medical malpractice. Michael also practices employment law, representing employers. As a trial attorney, Michael has completed over 50 jury trials in state and federal courts. Michael regularly appears before appellate courts and has successfully argued before the New York Court of Appeals. Michael is one of the founding members of the firm’s Diversity Committee. He carries an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

    Michael is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the United States District Court for Vermont. He has lectured on trial practice and other civil litigation issues and is a member of the New York State and Albany Bar Associations. Michael is an avid runner and hockey player. He completed the 1981 and 2003 New York Marathons and the 2000 Boston Marathon.

    About Michael Cavanagh

    Admitted: 1995, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.1stlaw.com/Attorneys/Michael-P-Cavanagh.shtml


    • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rated

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 1995 U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995 U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2001 U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2005 Member, NYS Bar Association; Member, Albany County Bar Association; Member, Defense Research Institute; Member, Capital District Women's Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Discovery 2000 - For Experienced Litigators, New York State Bar Association, 2000 How to Try a Slip or Fall Case, New York State Bar Association, 2001 Basics of Civil Practice – The Trial, New York State Bar Association, 2007 Practical Skills - How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, Lecturer, Basics of Civil Practice - The Trial, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1994 Honors: With Honors Law Review: Albany Law School Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1992 - 1994 State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1986 Honors: Dean's List Major: English Major: Political Science

    Industry Groups

    • DRI
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    Office Location for Michael P. Cavanagh

    20 Corporate Woods Drive
    Albany, NY 12211

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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