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Stephen Michael Smith

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Stephen Michael Smith has been practicing law for over fifteen (15) years. Prior to forming the practice of Cusano Smith PLLC, Stephen operated his own law practice, The Law Offices of Stephen M. Smith, Esq., in Yorktown Heights, New York. Mr. Smith practices predominantly in Personal Injury, Public Employment Labor Law, Social Security and Retirement Disability as well as Commercial and Business Transactions. Stephen Michael is a graduate of Pace University School of Law located in White Plains, New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

In 1997, Stephen Michael graduated from the New York City Police Department and presently possesses twenty-five (25) years of law enforcement experience. Stephen Michael was most recently employed by the Westchester County Department of Public Safety located in Westchester, New York. For over six (6) years, Stephen Michael was legal counsel to the Westchester County Department of Public Safety's Investigative Services Division. During that time, Stephen implemented case strategic approaches and investigatory best practices He also assisted with the coordination and implementation of various municipal initiatives for other Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Westchester County and acted as the Division Liaison for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Division, United States Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

For approximately fifteen (15) years, Stephen Michael also served as the Vice President of the Westchester County Police Department's Police Benevolent Association. In his capacity as Chairman of the Negotiation Committee, Stephen Michael successfully bargained on behalf of three hundred (300) Union Members in addition to handling relevant labor, discipline and employment issues on behalf of the Association.

In private practice, Stephen Michael has handled dozens of tort cases involving automobiles, trip and falls, construction site accidents as well as wrongful death. His vast investigative experience provides for comprehensive and effective case strategic approaches which have become an invaluable asset in the preparation of litigation files.

Mr. Smith is an accomplished attorney who upholds the reputation for integrity, honesty and reliability. He is committed to excellence in all litigation matters brought before him and committed to serve his clients. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Northern Westchester County Bar Association.

Stephen Michael currently resides in Westchester County, New York with his wife Amie Cunningham, their daughter, Leila Grace and son, Stephen Thomas.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Transactional Business Practices
  • Employment Law
  • Medical and Dental Malpractice
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip & Fall
  • Products Liability
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Public Sector Labor
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial & Residential, Refinance