MM Law Team Leaders
Michael Manoussos is the founding and managing member of Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC, a New York law firm. Mr. Manoussos is recognized as an elite personal injury and tort litigation and civil trial attorney, who has devoted his professional legal career to public safety and civil justice for all of the people, consumers, workers and accident victims. Mr. Manoussos believes that every human being is entitled to fundamental human rights inherent in life and that every person is entitled to safety, dignity and peace of life.
Mr. Manoussos is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Manoussos, a former law clerk to a chief judge, is a distinguished litigation and trial attorney, recognized for his intellectual capabilities. He is a former Director of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and former personal counsel to government officials and a county political party leader. Mr. Manoussos was a finance Vice-Chairman to a United States Senator. Mr. Manoussos advises and represents clients in State and Federal courts.
Michael Manoussos has obtained multi-million dollars in settlements and awards for his clients, and has successfully briefed legal issues, including of first impression. Mr. Manoussos provides high-caliber and powerful representation to his clients. Mr. Manoussos has earned many awards and recognitions, including being rated as “Superb” and “Top” and selected as a Life Member to the Million AND Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing him as a top trial lawyer in America. Mr. Manoussos is a Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation only bestowed recognition. Mr. Manoussos was invited and admitted in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel: Nation’s Top One Percent. Mr. Manoussos was approved by the Bar of the City of New York in its Tort/Negligence category of Car Accidents, Falls and Premises Liability at the highest level. Mr. Manoussos lectures on continuing legal education (CLE) programs for lawyers. Mr. Manoussos is an active member of several Bar Associations, including being appointed to the Queens County Bar Judiciary and Grievance Committees. Mr. Manoussos was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Assembly of the State of New York.
Michael Manoussos is a former adjunct professor of law and politics, whose opinions on constitutional issues have appeared in the New York Times, etc. Mr. Manoussos is a former Trustee of the State University of New York, Stony Brook Foundation and a Board Member of its National Advisory Board and Dean’s Council. Mr. Manoussos is a Distinguished University Alumni Honoree, Convocation Speaker and Distinguished Department Alumnus.
Mr. Manoussos received his Bachelor of Arts from the Stony Brook University and his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law. He has completed programs of instruction for lawyers at Harvard Law School and an executive education program at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Anthony E. Colantonio, MD, FACS, ESQ is Senior Counsel to the firm. Dr. Colantonio is a physician and board certified surgeon and a certified pain management health care provider. Dr. Colantonio is certified as a Detox Practitioner, Suboxone Clinician and a Medical Marijuana Practitioner Certified by the Department of Health of New York State.
Dr. Colantonio has devoted his career as a practicing physician and attorney in helping the injured and ill. As a licensed and practicing attorney in New York, Dr. Colantonio has advocated in court the rights of and protections for clients injured as a result of negligence and malpractice. As a licensed and board certified physician, Dr. Colantonio has helped patients alleviate their agonizing pain due to injury, illness, disease or addiction. Dr. Colantonio has witnessed upfront and close the horrific and crippling effects of physical, emotional and mental pain.
Dr. Colantonio graduated from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine (Medical Doctor) and the Hofstra University School of Law (Juris Doctor). Dr. Colantonio practices in personal injury litigation and cannabis law. Dr. Colantonio is a member of various Bar Associations and Medical and Surgical Societies. Dr. Colantonio practices in general, thoracic and cardiovascular, and trauma surgery, in addition to pain management and medicinal cannabis. Dr. Colantonio has held various hospital affiliations in critical care surgery including as Chairman of Quality Assurance Committee of a New York City hospital.