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Michael D. Leess

Michael D. Leess


Since joining Pheterson Spatorico in 2016, Mike has concentrated his practice on residential and commercial real estate, family law, estates, and general civil litigation—representing both individuals and businesses.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mike completed summer clerkships with Monroe County Court Judge Vincent Dinolfo, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, and the Monroe County Law Department.

In law school, Mike was the Executive Editor of the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, and a volunteer with the Community Legal Clinic; a university-affiliated organization which provided pro bono legal services to underserved communities in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mike has served on the board of directors of the Pittsford Chamber of Commerce since 2016, working to promote local business interests in his hometown.  Mike enjoys golfing, cooking, and participating in rec-league sports.

B.S. Newspaper Journalism (2011) Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, summa cum laude

Juris Doctor (2015) Indiana University Maurer School of Law

New York State Bar (2016)

Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

Pheterson Spatorico LLP has been providing legal services to the citizens of New York State for more than 40 years, covering a wide range of matters including estate planning, business litigation, personal injury, employment law, professional liability defense, real estate law, and business planning. Our office is conveniently situated in Downtown Rochester, New York.

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