Michael D. Dezik Esq. “Of Counsel”
As of September 1, 2021, Michael Dezik is now “of counsel” to the firm. In that capacity he handles most aspects of our chronic care and community Medicaid application practice, helping clients stay in their homes for as long as possible while planning for the transition to skilled nursing care.
Mike is a graduate of Albany Law School after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo’s Media Studies Program. Mike recently moved from Glens Falls, where he lived and practiced for eighteen (18) years, back to his hometown in Western New York.
While he is now splitting his time between clients in both Eastern and Western New York, Mike remains active with several organizations in the Greater Capital District. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL) and is a member of the Warren County Bar Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council. Mike is also a graduate of Leadership Adirondack, Class of 2008.
Mike is Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York and Past President of NearCare, Inc. a local not-for-profit entity that provides respite care for family care givers and those in need of care themselves; Past Vice President of the Conkling Center Board of Directors; Past Co- Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section.
Mike is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell – the highest rating for expertise and ethics given by the independent rating service of the legal profession.
“Elder and special need issues are an underserved area in the Adirondacks and it is important that individuals know their rights in an ever increasingly complex system. I am proud to be a part of a practice that devotes itself to providing these services.”