Michael KolbMichael Kolb was born and raised in Newburgh, New York and is a graduate of Chestnut Street School, North Junior High School, Newburgh Free Academy, Cornell University and Columbia University Law School.

He was admitted to the bar in 1976 and has practiced law in a variety of settings for more than 35 years. Early in his career he served as a Law Secretary to a Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department for almost two years.

At present, his practice consists primarily of representing persons injured by defective machines and other products. He also represents injured persons in other types of personal injury cases. He also handles some commercial litigation.

He is the proud father of three sons, Michael, Johnathan, and David.

Areas of Practice

  • Jones Act
  • Complex Litigation
  • Animal Bites — Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery — Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff
  • Property Damage — Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall — Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Apparel
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Firearms
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Recreational Products
  • Tobacco
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1986

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    J.D. – 1975
    Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 1st & 3rd Years
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    B.A. – 1972
    Major: Sociology & Government

Representative Cases

  • Kirschner v. Berger, 42 N.Y.2d 970, 398 N.Y.S.2d 272 (1977)
  • Fuegel v. Fuegel, 271 A.D.2d 404, 705 N.Y.S.2d 400 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 2000)
  • Liecar Liquors Ltd. v. CRS Business Computers Inc., 205 A.D.2d 868, 613 N.Y.S.2d 298 (3rd Dept. 1994)
  • Vitti v. Vitti, 202 A.D.2d 917, 609 N.Y.S.2d 686 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept. 1994)
  • People v. Daniels, 189 A.D.2d 892, 592 N.Y.S.2d 793 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1993)
  • Morano v. County of Dutchess, 160 A.D.2d 690, 553 N.Y.S.2d 779 (2d Dept. 1990)
  • People v. Gaines, 136 A.D.2d 731, 524 N.Y.S.2d 70 (2d Dept. 1988)
  • Dacey v. Dutchess County, 121 A.D.2d 536, 503 N.Y.S.2d 845 (N.Y.A.D.2 Dept. 1986)
  • Pollnow v. Poughkeepsie Newspapers, Inc., 107 A.D.2d 10, 486 N.Y.S.2d 11 (2d Dept. 1985)
  • Daugherty v. Popick, 95 A.D.2d 911, 463 N.Y.S.2d 905 (N.Y.A.D. 3rd Dept. 1983)
  • DeOlden v. State, 91 A.D.2d 1057, 458 N.Y.S.2d 666 (2d Dept. 1983)
  • Bradford v. Blum, 507 F.Supp. 526 (S.D.N.Y. 1981)
  • Hurley v. Toia, 432 F.Supp. 1170 (S.D.N.Y. 1977)

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers®, 2013 – 2016