September 2016 —Of Counsel Michael Ciaffa re-appointed to the Board of the Theodore Roosevelt, American Inn of Court. The Inn of Court is a society of judges, lawyers and legal educators which promotes excellence in legal advocacy, the preservation and promotion of strong ethical values and collegiality among legal professionals of the bench and the bar.
Michael A. Ciaffa handles a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, from their inception through appeal. Throughout the course of legal career spanning more than three decades, Mr. Ciaffa has achieved notable success litigating high profile commercial cases, partnership disputes, insurance coverage issues, and lawsuits challenging illegal or unconstitutional government actions.
Mr. Ciaffa was a Nassau County District Court Judge from 2009-2014, where he presided over the busy trial and motion calendar, hearing thousands of no-fault disputes and other civil matters. During his tenure, he had many “Decisions of Interest” published in the New York Law Journal. More than two dozen of his most notable decisions were also accepted for publication in the New York Miscellaneous Reports – the most of any District Court Judge during his six years on the bench.
Mr. Ciaffa is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
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