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About Michael

Michael Elbert is the lead attorney at the Elbert Law Firm. His primary practice areas are criminal defense, DWI and personal injury litigation. After receiving his Bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo, Michael attended St John's University School of Law on an academic scholarship. He began his career at the Bronx County District Attorney's office where he prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to homicide. Since entering private practice in 2001, Michael has distinguished himself throughout the area as a skilled trial lawyer, winning acquittals for clients on a wide array of charges such as, murder, robbery, burglary, weapons, narcotics, vehicular crimes, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, harassment and disorderly conduct. Michael's trial success and experience with area prosecutors and judges has given him the knowledge, experience and credibility necessary to achieve the best possible results for his clients. In 2014, Michael was recognized as one of the best criminal attorneys in New York when he was selected to the New York Times Super Lawyers publication. Michael was also recognized as one of he top ten criminal attorneys in New York by the National Association of Criminal Attorneys and nationally ranked among the top 100 DWI attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Additionally, Avvo.com rates Michael as a "superb" attorney for criminal defense, DWI and personal injury matters and in 2013 awarded him their "Clients' Choice Award". Michael has lectured for the New York State Bar Association and Iona College and recently authored, "A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict" (Nassau Lawyer, 2012). Michael Is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.

work Experience

Assistant District Attorney
Office Of The Bronx County District Attorney
Jan. 1, 1998 - Jan. 1, 2001
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Associate Attorney
O'Connor & O'Connor, LLP
Jan. 1, 2001 - Jan. 1, 2002
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Associate
Law Offices Of Thomas F. Liotti
Jan. 1, 2002 - Jan. 1, 2004
None

Partner
Elbert & Elbert, Llp
Jan. 1, 2004 - Jan. 1, 2013
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Partner
Matera & Elbert, LLP
Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014
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Owner
The Elbert Law Firm
Jan. 1, 2014 - Current
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school Education

State University of New York at Buffalo
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1994

St John's University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1997

bookmark Awards

Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
2016
SuperLawyers
Thomson Reuters
2015
Top 100 DWI Lawyers
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
2014
Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2014
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
2014
Top Contributor
Avvo
2013
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
2013
Law School Scholarship
St John's University
1994

group Associations

Board of Directors, Second Vice Pres.
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
2010 - Current

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Suffolk County Bar Association
2004 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict for the Criminal Defense Practitioner
Nassau Lawyer

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