Michael E. Basile

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Shareholder/Principal
Chairman of the Litigation Department
Location:
Schenectady, New York
Phone:
518-631-5609
866-719-3514
Fax:
518-374-9416
Email:

Michael E. Basile has been practicing law since 1984 and has been the chairman of the Litigation Department for Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan, P.C. since 1991.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 3% Education Law
  • 10% Medical Malpractice
  • 30% Matrimonial Law
  • 10% Commercial Litigation
  • 2% Criminal Law
  • 3% Traffic Violations
  • 5% Constitutional
  • 5% Discrimination
  • 2% Landlord/Tenant

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1984

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Member of Junior Bar Based on Oral Advocacy Skills
  • Siena College, Londonville, New York, USA
    • B.A. cum laude - 1980
    • Honors: New York Gamma Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Obligations Surrounding Retention of Wills" Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, November 2007
  • President's Message, Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, September, 2011
  • President's Message- "Roadmap to Success", Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, November, 2011
  • President's Message- "Lessons Learned", Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, January, 2012
  • President's Message-"Am I Honorable ?", Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, April, 2012
  • President's Message- "Anatomy of a President's Message", Schenectady County Bar Association Newsletter, June, 2012

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Named Lawyer of the Year, 2008 by the Schenectady County Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Association, Member
  • New York State Defenders Association, Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member
  • Schenectady County Bar Association , Vice-President, 2009 - 2011
  • Schenectady County Bar Association , President, 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Schenectady County District Attorney, Special Prosecutor
  • Grasso, Rodriguez, Putorti & Grasso, Associate Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of National Pro Bono Attorney Panel for Schenectady County

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Mu
  • Pi Alpha Theta