Michael J. Romano
Aside from being a lawyer
- I’m married to my beautiful wife Nicole. My wife and I have welcomed our first daughter, Lia Kate, to our family! See attached. Lia Kate was born in May 2018 and keeps us both on our toes!
- We like cooking together and eating at new restaurants but love our favorite local places as well.
- I like boxing and trying to stay healthy. I hope to fight again in a charity fight next year. Charity work has had a true impact on my life.
- Growing up playing handball, I never thought I would say this, but I really like playing golf.
- I spend time with my family and friends. Most of my family lives nearby. We spend a lot of time together celebrating occasions and also helping each other (snowplowing and painting).
The reasons I like practicing law
- I really enjoy coming up with creative and “outside-the-box” ways to advocate for our clients and get them the best result.
- I enjoy fighting for the rights of people who are injured, neglected or have been taken advantage of and helping them to get justice and compensation.
- I am a comfortable “underdog” in a case. As a Plaintiff’s attorney, we often are. With my team, we don’t cower to big corporations and insurance companies.
- I like to think outside of the box to come up with innovative solutions to obstacles facing my clients. If there is a will, there is a way; that is the truth.
- Being a lawyer involves having common sense and street-smarts. Cases are not won just on the law but what the other guy has to lose or gain.
- My clients should be treated like people not as potential profits.
- Being prepared and being on time.
- Thinking big and thinking positive, always.
Before I became a lawyer
- I grew up in Franklin Square; a small working-class neighborhood on Long Island.
- I graduated St. John’s University in Queens as an economics major.
- I then went to night school for 6 years while working full-time to attain my MBA and later my Law Degree from Hofstra Law School.
- I started working at an early age and never really had just ONE job. I was a paperboy at age 11 (do kids even do that anymore?).
- I did tree-removals for 8 years starting at the age of 16, worked as private security at various venues in Manhattan, and worked for major corporations in both finance and sales, before becoming a lawyer.
After I became a lawyer
- After graduating law school, I founded my own practice, Romano & Associates in Garden City, NY.
- After practicing law for more than 5 years I joined as a partner to form Wisell, McGee & Romano, LLP in Queens, NY.