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Michael D. Pinnisi

Partner
Pinnisi & Anderson
520 Cayuga Heights Rd.
Ithaca, New York 14850-1422
Peer Rating
4.5 of 5.0
Client Rating
N/R
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation; Contracts; Intellectual Property; Corporate Law
University
Cornell University, A.B., 1982
Law School
Cornell University, J.D., 1985
Admitted
1986, New York; 1987, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Federal Circuits; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York
ISLN
904413944
Peer Reviews (25)
AV Rated
4.5/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Business Law, Business Litigation, Litigation, Civil Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Business Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Commercial Law and General Practice
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
4.4/5
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (25)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 02/28/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 02/28/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/28/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 02/22/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/18/15
Michael is a lawyer (and person) of the highest integrity.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 02/16/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/15/15
Mike is a top flight lawyer who has a terrific educational background and excellent practical knowledge and experience. He is definitely AV caliber.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/09/15
Mike is an excellent lawyer on several levels: experience, intuition, ability to quickly assess a case's strengths and weaknesses, as he relates very well to clients. I would trust Mike with my personal legal matters.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/06/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/06/15
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a General Counsel on 02/06/15
Michael has a lot more business experience than most litigators, which makes him adept at understanding the business needs (not just the legal issues) of his litigation clients. He is excellent at leading the client through a complete cost-benefit analysis, and regularly costs himself work by counseling against taking actions that won't be cost-effective.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/08/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/10/09
superior skills and ethics
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/10/09
very professional, highly ethical, analytically strong, totally dedicated to his client's interests and a tough but great adversary and co counsel.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
one of the smartest lawyers (people) that i have ever met.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
excellent judgment, excellent service, compassionate and available. a fine lawyer
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/08/14
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
3.4/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
3.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
3.0/5
3.4/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
2.0/5
Communication Ability
3.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
2.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
3.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
2.0/5
Judgment
2.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
3.0/5
1.2/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/10/09
Legal Knowledge
1.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
1.0/5
Judgment
1.0/5
Communication Ability
2.0/5
Legal Experience
1.0/5
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