Michele M. Monserrate

Firm: O'Connor First
Location: Bennington - VT

  • 507 Main Street
    Bennington, VT 05201
  • Tel : (518) 465-0400
  • Fax : N/A

Michele M. Monserrate is a 1986 graduate of Georgetown University, where she was elected to the Jesuit Honor Society and Psi Chi Honor Society, and a 1989 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University. Michele is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York.

Michele is an officer of the firm and an experienced litigation attorney whose practice focuses on the representation of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. She also assists physicians, dentists and nurses involved in disciplinary proceedings before State regulatory agencies. Prior to entering private practice, Michele gained significant appellate experience while serving as a judicial law clerk to an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department. In that capacity, Michele researched and drafted judicial opinions in criminal, civil and administrative law matters. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America for the specialty areas of Appellate Law and Medical Malpractice Defense, and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Michele is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association and Capital District Women’s Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice
  • General/Commercial Liability
  • Professional Discipline and Licensing
  • State and Federal Court Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005


O’Connor First

At O’Connor First, we represent insurance companies, self-insured businesses and medical professionals in a wide range of insurance defense and litigation matters. We are a full-service firm, handling litigation, administrative issues, serving as panel counsel, and acting as local counsel and in other capacities, such as mediators.

Serving clients throughout New York and Vermont, we have built a reputation for providing trusted legal counsel and skilled trial advocacy – which we believe are the key to achieving results. We understand the financial pressures our clients are facing and always work to provide cost-effective legal solutions.

At O’Connor First, we recognize that appellate practice is a unique area of litigation. Our New York appellate law firm has the specialized skills necessary to assist in reversing an adverse ruling or protecting a favorable one. Our appellate attorneys utilize their special skills — clear and persuasive brief writing, expertise in oral advocacy, superior research abilities and knowledge of the highly technical procedural rules that are unique to appellate law — to obtain the best results possible for our clients.