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Team Leaders 2017-07-31T20:22:18+00:00
Michael Manoussos team
Michael ManoussosFounding & Managing Member

Bar & Court Jurisdictions Admissions:

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Bar Associations:

  • Judiciary Committee, QCBA
  • Arbitrator,
    Certified, New York City Civil Court
    Small Claims Parts
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Michael Manoussos is the founding and managing member of Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC. 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. 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 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 is an active member of several Bar Associations, including being appointed to the Queens Bar Judiciary Committee. 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 University at Stony Brook 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.

Barry J. Ungar team
Barry J. UngarManaging Attorney

Barry J. Ungar is the firm’s managing attorney.  Mr. Ungar has extensive experience in personal injury law, having prosecuted and defended personal injury actions in his professional career.  Mr. Ungar having been in-house defense counsel and outside defense counsel brings a special perspective and skills in prosecuting personal injury claims and cases.  Mr. Ungar was also a managing attorney to a NYC plaintiff’s personal injury law firm.  Mr. Ungar is committed to representing individuals injured in accidents and recognizes that a client is a special person and not a file number.

Mr. Ungar works relentlessly in advocating the rights and interests of clients.  He is an aggressive litigator, a thorough case manager, a meticulous legal researcher and a compassionate and empathetic attorney. Mr. Ungar keenly understands the sacred entrustment of representing accident victims, workers and consumers.

Mr. Ungar received undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.  Mr. Ungar also interned for the Nassau County Attorney’s Office in its Torts Division.

When not practicing law, Mr. Ungar enjoys working out, rooting for the New York Mets, and spending time with his family and friends.

Anthony E. Colantonio, MD, FACS team
Anthony E. Colantonio, MD, FACSSenior Counsel

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.

Jessica M. Semins team
Jessica M. SeminsAssociate Attorney

Jessica M. Semins is an associate attorney (pending admission) with the firm.  She will practice in personal injury law and litigation representing accident victims, consumers and workers.

She holds a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where she served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Honors Board.  Jessica was recognized at Touro Law Center for excellence in oral advocacy and had the honor of winning First Place at the 32nd John S. Bainbridge Moot Court competition.  Additionally, Jessica received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Best Oral Advocate in her Legal Process class, and the CALI Award for American Trial Courts, for her oral advocacy and motion practice skills.  Jessica was also a recipient of the “Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of Student Life” graduation award.

While in law school, Jessica interned with district attorneys’ offices as well as a general practice firm.  She was also a student clinician with Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic.  Jessica holds an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts) in English Language and Literature from Smith College in Massachusetts.   Jessica is also an accomplished musician.

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