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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Mikhail A. Shah


Phone: 646.663.1856
Office: New York

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Mikhail A. Shah is a Partner in the New York office for Messner Reeves, LLP. As part of the Firms Litigation Practice Group, he represents clients in state and federal court litigation, where he focuses on the defense of healthcare professionals in medical malpractice cases, but also defends corporate and commercial clients in complex claims and lawsuits. Mr. Shah also devotes part of his practice to insurance defense, and counsels clients across various practice areas, including corporate, commercial, healthcare, labor and employment, and general liability.

Mr. Shah is an experienced litigator and has handled cases in all aspects of civil litigation, including trial to jury verdicts in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Messner Reeves, LLP, he was an attorney with a law firm in upstate New York as part of their state and federal court litigation department. While there, he concentrated his practice in the prosecution and defense of personal injury matter in both federal and state court, as well as the representation of clients in corporate, commercial and construction matters.

Mr. Shah earned his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School, where he served as the President and Director of the Albany Law School Pro Bono Society. During law school, Mr. Shah also clerked at two large international law firms, competed in the Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition, and served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Mae A. D’Agostino at the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shah received his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from George Mason University.

  • Albany Law School (J.D. 2013)
  • George Mason University (B.S., Pre-medical 2009)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2024

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Legal Project – 2015-2018
  • Mentor, Albany Law School Alumni Initiative in Mentoring Program
  • President and Director, Albany Law School Pro Bono Society – 2012-2013
Professional Experience
  • Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C., Senior Associate, 2018-2019
  • Tuczinski, Cavalier & Gilchrist, P.C., Associate, 2014-2018
  • Hon. Judge Mae A. D’Agostino, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, Judicial Intern, 2013

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