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Michael Leigh Lambert

Michael Leigh Lambert

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, General Practice

About Me

My Legal Philosophy:

       I am first and foremost a fighter.  You are always weakest in a criminal case on the first day you are arrested, when the only side of the story being told is what the police have to say, and they almost always represent their case to be stronger than it really is. Taking the path of least resistance and negotiating at this point is almost always a mistake.  Putting in the extra effort to do a thorough investigation and view all of the evidence the police have, and find the holes in their case, has resulted in superior outcomes for my firm.  Fight first, negotiate later, if necessary.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    8 years, 200 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    8 years, 50 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. General Practice: 5%
    8 years, 20 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Thomas A. Ricotta

    I endorse this lawyer. My firm trusts Michael Lambert with the wellbeing of any of our clients that are seeking the assistance of a criminal law attorney, and we find him to be a caring and knowledgeable attorney.


    Thomas Ricotta Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse Michael Lambert as an excellent criminal defense lawyer. As a fellow attorney, whenever I have a criminal issue I have not crossed before, Michael is not only quick to respond, but he is well versed in the law, and easy to follow in his explanations. It is clear to me that his knowledge makes him an excellent choice as a criminal defense attorney.


    Stephanie Buffa Guardianship Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael L Lambert

369 Lexington Ave
2nd Floor, PMB #229
New York, NY, 10017



NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Criminal Justice Clinic - Clinical Student of the YearHofstra University School of Law2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselLaw Office Of SC Davidson2008 - 2010
Legal InternDistrict Attorney Of Westchester County2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westchester County Bar Association, Pro-Bono CommitteeN/A2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v Michael AlvarezDismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law JournalPeople v Rex Dorsett, 0904-0419 Decided 12/28/092009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawCriminal Law and ProcedureJD - Juris Doctor2007
Tufts UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2013
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2013
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2012
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2012
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2012
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2011
Guest SpeakerCommon Criminal Offenses Among Youth2011