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In the fall of 1982, Angelo Rose attended McQuaid Jesuit High School (class of ’86) and then completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at St. Lawrence University. Following his graduation from St. Lawrence in 1990, Angelo headed to Capital University Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1993. Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1994, Angelo has been in private practice for 21 years, spending his initial years of practice with his father, Michael.

Throughout his practice, Angelo has engaged in numerous criminal and civil litigations, including substantial personal injury lawsuits (recently acquiring a verdict in excess of a million dollars in Monroe County Supreme Court for a young girl injured while exiting her school bus), and appellate, corporate, real estate, divorce and adoption matters. With regard to his criminal practice, Angelo has successfully defended clients  charged with high-level felonies (Murder and Assault), mid-range felonies and misdemeanors (Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, etc.) countless DWI charges throughout New York State.

Angelo is also a professional musician who has released two full length CD’s, “Shadows” (2007) and “Behind This Nonchalance” (2009). In 2010, he released a single, “Under the Mango Tree,” in collaboration with Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Neal Cappellino (Nashville, TN) and the Nazareth Children’s Choir to benefit suffering children in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. Thus far, the song has raised an excess of $16,000 for the Friends of the Orphans program and can be downloaded from numerous sites, including I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby (100% of proceeds continue to go directly to Friends of the Orphans). Angelo continues to play live venues, write and record in the studios at Happy Squirrel Records.

Angelo coached Special Olympics powerlifting for 15 years and remains closely affiliated with the Special Olympics programs of New York and School of the Holy Childhood.


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Michael Rose has been in private law practice for 50 years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1961, he worked for a large firm for only 9 months before going out on his own. Specializing in both criminal and civil litigation, he has engaged in a wide spectrum of matters, with a large majority of his work being in personal injury.

 The majority of his career was spent in his offices in downtown Rochester and Brighton.More recently, he has stopped practicing criminal litigation and focuses now on civil cases such as trusts, real estate and business contracts.

He has worked closely with his son, Angelo, since 1993 and is now of counsel at Finger Lakes Legal assisting them with their cases and still retaining his own clients.  

Mike has been an avid golfer and golf fan for over 40 years and still greatly enjoys the game.