Michael Deguide Derise

Michael DeGuida-DeRise

Personal Injury Trial Attorney

Overview And Experience

Michael DeGuida-DeRise is a New York personal injury attorney with an outstanding track record in the personal injury trial law. 

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Hunter College where he majored in English and Political Science. After discovering his passion for law, Michael attended Albany Law school, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. While attending Albany Law School, Michael was awarded the National Order of Barristers Award for his exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

Since graduating in 2011, Michael has honed his skills in complex litigation, specializing in insurance law.    Prior to joining TonaLaw, Michael served as Staff Counsel at two large insurance companies.  During this time, he became proficient in all aspects of litigation, from pleadings and motions to trials and appeals. During the entirety of his 10+ year career as a trial attorney, Michael has successfully litigated complex personal injury actions, including taking dozens of impressive verdicts at trial. 

Michael’s experience representing large insurers uniquely prepares him for understanding the considerations and strategies that go into personal injury cases, from the insurers’ view. This understanding gives him a competitive edge on the competition.  Having sat at the other side of the negotiating table and courtroom for years, Michael is now representing injured plaintiffs with the knowledge, skills, and decision-making he has acquired throughout his exemplary career. 

Michael is eager to aggressively represent clients through all facets of their personal injury litigation as they pursue the compensation they deserve. 

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Dawn DemartinoDawn Demartino
16:25 11 May 22
From start to finish I was informed every step of the way of the status and updates of my case… the time and steps taken to resolve my case in the best possible outcome was just one of the many great things Tonalaw provided. Personal care and commitment is top notch. Thank you !!
Louis B.Louis B.
15:27 08 Apr 22
Over the last few years Tona Law has guided me through the process with clear communication throughout. They are truly a client advocate and will do everything in the best interest of the client. Cannot thank them enough for all their work done for me.
Richard WoolleyRichard Woolley
19:49 26 Mar 22
Tom Tona and his team are fantastic. They do a great job for their clients. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Stacy LofredoStacy Lofredo
23:41 24 Mar 22
Tona Law has simplified no fault medical billing in a way that allows staff to effortlessly navigate through what could be a confusing process. Their staff is knowledgeable and responsive that we never have to worry about the ever-changing regulations because they are on top of keeping up to date with any changes in keeping their clients informed which is priceless!
Ruben ReyesRuben Reyes
15:29 13 Aug 21
They responded right away and were very professional. Brittany Reyes was very helpful. Thank you for your help
Randy RodriguezRandy Rodriguez
03:24 09 Aug 21
Would highly recommend if anyone is seeking any legal advice!