Michael is the Managing Partner at Pattison Sampson Ginsberg & Griffin PLLC one of the oldest established firms in the United States. The Firm traces its roots back to 1813.
Michael was honored in 2021 and named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 as well as U.S Lawyers of Distinction. He is the former President of the Rensselaer County Bar Association and also a former member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. He was chosen as a member of the Albany Business Review's 40 Under Forty in 2005.
Mr. Ginsberg was Interim General Counsel at Rensselaer Polytechnic institute in 2016 and has served as External and Chief Litigation Counsel for the Institute since 2003. He has also served as External and Chief Litigation Counsel for the City of Troy since 2004. Michael is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Mr. Ginsberg has been instrumental in developing and implementing Title IX policies and protocols for the Firm's education-based clients and has succeeded in defending the same in a multitude of Federal and State courts. He is a trained and certified Title IX investigator. Michael and his team represent both institutions of higher education and individuals in Title IX related matters in both internal administrative proceedings and lawsuits.
Michael has won a multitude of trial victories including the recent successful defense of a $27.5 Million COVID related claim and the successful defense of a $30 Million municipal claim. The firm handles matters both large and small.
Throughout his career Mr. Ginsberg has been devoted to the community serving on the Boards of the YMCA, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vanderheyden Hall, the Association of the Blind, Troy BID, the Weinberg Foundation, Renss. Gateway Dev. Corp. and others.
The attorneys of Pattison Sampson Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC provide a
broad base of legal services. We have experience in areas ranging
from simple real estate transactions to complex business and
corporate litigation matters. Michael E. Ginsberg's areas of
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Mr. Ginsberg may be reached at (518)
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