Michael A. Rosenhouse, Esq.

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Attorney Awards


Recipient, Karl N. Llewellyn Memorial Cup for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 1973; Chairman, Hinton Moot Court Committee, 1974; Chairman, Hinton Moot Court Competition, 1973-1974. Author, Proper measure and elements of damages for misappropriation of trade secret, 11 A.L.R.4th 12 (1982); Editor, Social Security Law & Practice (1985); Contributing editor, Williston on Contracts, 4th (1989); Managing Editor, American Law Reports (Federal) (1992); Managing Editor, American Jurisprudence 2d (1992); Biographee, Who's Who in American Law, 2001-. Former Managing Editor, American Jurisprudence (2d); American Law Reports (ALR) (Federal). Columnist, Appellate Review, The Daily Record, Rochester, New York, 2001-2004. Editor, Bank Employment Law Report (A.S. Pratt & Sons, 1998-1999); Pratt's Human Resources Question and Answer Book, (1998). Author, Employment Law, Syracuse L.Rev. (1997 New York law survey); One Bill, One Subject, National Law Journal (10/17/88); Tort Liability: What Kind of Crisis?, Judicature (1989); Is Freedom a Constitutional Right?, Reason (1990). Lecturer, Remedies and Damages in Employment Law, National Employment Lawyers Association (1999 regional seminar); Basic Wage and Hour Law In New York, National Business Institute Law Review Series (1999); Co-author, "Executors and Administrators," American Jurisprudence (2d); Program Chairman, Employment Discrimination Law Update, Monroe County Bar Association (1999). Author, SEC Accounting Report (WG&L) (2010-present); Co-author, New York Pattern Jury Instructions Companion Handbook (Thomson Reuters West, 2008-present); Author, New York Trial Objections (Thomson Reuters West, 2011-present); Member: Monroe County (Professional Performance Committee, 2010-present; Co-Chair, Disability, Labor and Employment Law Committee, 1998-1999), New York State (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section) and American (Council of Appellate Lawyers) Bar Associations; Member, Federalist Society. Panel member, Volunteer Legal Services Project, Rochester, NY. B.A. (History), Yale University, 1968; Columnist, Assoc. Managing Editor, Yale Daily News (1966-67); J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1974. Lt. (j.g.), U.S. Navy, 1968-1971 (qualified Officer of the Deck underway). Member, Board of Trustees, Congregation Beth El, Rochester, NY (2006-2012); President, Men's Club of Congregation Beth El, Rochester, NY (2008-2010). City Champion (Divisional), Rochester Squash Racquets Assn., 1989. Licensed radio amateur.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Contract Litigation
  • Property Law
  • Probate
  • Wills

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
585-397-7276  Phone
(585) 232-8500  Phone
866-417-3420  Fax
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2007, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; 2003, U.S. Tax Court; 2009, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1974, Illinois; 1982, New York
American Bar Association (Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers); New York State Bar Association (Member, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section); Monroe County Bar Association (Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility); Chicago Bar Association; Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
LTJG, U.S. Navy, 1968-1971
Reported Cases:
Gisel v. Clear Channel Communications, Inc., 94 A.D.3d 1525, 942 N.Y.S.2d 751, 40 Media L. Rep. 2137 (4th Dept. 2012); Myers v. Myers, 87 A.D.3d 1393, 930 N.Y.S.2d 124 (4th Dept. 2011); USHCP Real Estate Development, Inc. v. Mitrano, 85 A.D.3d 1719, 925 N.Y.S.2d 793, (4th Dept. 2011); People v. Lewandowski, 82 A.D.3d 1602, 919 N.Y.S.2d 623 (4th Dept. 2011); Boardman v. Church of Transfiguration, 82 A.D.3d 1695, 919 N.Y.S.2d 435 (4th Dept. 2011); In re Petote, 81 A.D.3d 1370, 916 N.Y.S.2d 696 (4th Dept. 2011); Kosh v. Naughton, 45 A.D.3d 1324, 844 N.Y.S.2d 811 (4th Dept. 2007); Anand v. U.S. National Sec. Agency, 2006 WL 3257430 (N.D.N.Y. 2006); Melvin v. UA Local 13 Pension Plan, 236 F.R.D. 139 (W.D.N.Y. 2006); Melvin v. U.A. Local 13 Pension Plan, 131 Fed.Appx. 737, 34 Employee Benefits Cas. 1751 (2d Cir. 2005); Melvin v. UA Local 13 Pension Plan, 31 Employee Benefits Cas. 1752 (W.D.N.Y. 2003); Melvin v. UA Local 13 Pension Plan, 204 F.Supp.2d 564, 27 Employee Benefits Cas. 2612 (W.D.N.Y. 2002); McCanna v. McCanna, 274 A.D.2d 949, 711 N.Y.S.2d 822 (4th Dept. 2000); Jones v. McCall, 271 A.D.2d 901, 706 N.Y.S.2d 767, (3d Dept. 2000); People ex rel. Kroemer v. Murray, 269 A.D.2d 860, 703 N.Y.S.2d 796 (4th Dept. 2000); Gupta v. Town of Brighton, 182 F.3d 899 (Table)(2d Cir. 1999); Foster v. New England Financial Group, Inc., 159 F.3d 1346 (Table)(2d Cir.1998); Klupt v. Blue Island Fire Dept., 489 F.Supp. 195, 29 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 694 (N.D.Ill. 1980); Zeller v. First Nat. Bank and Trust Co. of Evanston, 79 Ill.App.3d 170, 398 N.E.2d 148 (Ill.App. 1979); Heizer Corp. v. Wright, 434 U.S. 1066, 98 S.Ct. 1243 (Mem)(1978); Weigel v. O'Connor, 57 Ill.App.3d 1017, 373 N.E.2d 421 (Ill.App. 1978).
ALR on Lexis, 1982 (joint venture of Mead Data Central and Lawyers Cooperative Publishing) (as editorial specialist at LCP); Divestiture of various product lines, Thomson West, 1995 (as business development specialist at Thomson West).
Hobbies & interests:
Golf and amateur radio.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/10/12 in Securities Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/05/12 in Commercial Litigation

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