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Michael D. Diederich Jr.

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The Diederich Law Office (Mike Diederich, Esq.) represents New York residents in cases involving employment law and civil rights.  Call for a free telephone consultation.   Our offices are located 45 minutes north of New York City.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 82%
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 6%
  4. Personal Injury: 1%
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources: 1%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes)

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  • Kathleen A. Jackson

    Attorney Diederich is a lawyer for the people. He wins fair and often large settlements for everyday people in employment law matters. He is honest, hard working and trust worthy. He truly cares about his clients.


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  • Rochelle Inger

    I endorse this lawyer. He is very focused and involved in his clients cases and shows enormous interest and compassion.


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Contact info

Michael Diederich, Jr Atty At Law

361 Route 210
Stony Point, NY, 10980-3230

Diederich Law Office

361 Route 210
Stony Point, NY, 10980



NYCurrently registered 198103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
New York State Private Property Rights Defender AwardProperty Rights Foundation of America Inc.2014
Bronze Star MedalPresident of the United States2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDiederich Law Office1992 - Present
Assistant AttorneyWestchester County Attorney Office1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2014 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York Academy of SciencesMember1999 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sherman v. Town of Chester, 752 F.3d 554 (2d Cir 2014)Mr. Diederich won the appeal, setting a national precedent.
United Haulers Ass'n v. Oneida-Herkimer, 127 S. Ct. 1786 (2007)Mr. Diederich's arguments for local citizens' governance prevailed (representing two amici).
Calder v. Planned Community Living, Inc., 1995 WL 456400 , 1995 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 10773, at *14-*15 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 1995 )Mr. Diederich won the motion on behalf of the employee, establishing employment law precedent.
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Environmental Law Series (Lawyers Cooperative, 1995).Treatise Chapter: Municipal Solid Waste Management1995
THE NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORT (April 1995).Practitioner's Perspective: In Light of Carbone: Who Owns Municipal Solid Waste?"1995
ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Nov./Dec. 1994.For the Government Counsel--Keep Democratic Rule over Trash"1994
N.Y.S. Bar Association's Environmental Law Section Journal, May 1994.Article: "Garbage and the Constitution: Democracy Collides with the Commerce Clause"1994
11 PACE ENVT'L L. REV. 157 (Fall 1993).Law Review: “Does Garbage Have Standing?--Democracy, Flow Control and Solid Waste Management"1993
Westchester Co Bar Assn's FOOTNOTESCounty Acquires Prescriptive Easement Over Runway Airspace1992
136 Military Law Review 141 (Spring 1992)Law Review: Law of War and Ecology A Proposal for a Workable Approach to Protecting the Environment Through the Law of War1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army Command & General Staff CollegeMilitary LeadershipN/A1999
Pace University School of LawEnvironmental LawLL.M - Master of Laws1992
US Army JAG SchoolMilitary LawN/A1984
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of VermontEnvironmental Science`BS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conference on Property RightsCivil Rights2014
New York State Bar Association--annual meetingConstitutional Law--Commerce Clause --Solid Waste Management2006
NELA-NY Spring ConferenceRe-employment rights of servicemembers2006