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Michael Dreishpoon
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Michael Dreishpoon

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence

About Me

    I've been practicng law in the New York metropolitan area for 20+ years.  I help people who have been injured in any type of accident, as well as those who have been arrested.  When I'm not wearing my lawyer hat, I'm usually doing something physical since I'm a fitness nut.  I actually teach a high-end cardio kickboxing class at Bally Total Fitness two days each week.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    22 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    22 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
    25 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 15%
    25 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Mary Katherine Brown

    Attorney Dreishpoon is a credit to the profession! He is responsive, knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients. I have referred clients to him and consulted him on my own clients' cases--each time with excellent results. I highly endorse him.

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    Mary Brown Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Mark Zimel

    I have known Mr "Spoon" since college. He possesses all of the character traits of an exceptional attorney - smart, caring, persuasive, and dependable. He is uncommonly accessible to his clients and communicates with them in a straightforward manner. I am a criminal defense attorney in California and am impressed by Mr Dreishpoon's commitment to his clients. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Jeffrey Zimel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

11835 Queens Blvd Ste 1500
Forest Hills, NY, 11375-7252

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2008
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2007
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2006
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2005
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2004
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2003
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2002
Leadership and AchievementStrathmore's Who's Who2002
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2001
Adjunct Faculty MemberHofstra University School of Law2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorHofstra Law School2000 - Present
PartnerScheich, Goldsmith & Dreishpoon, P.C.1993 - 2003
Staff AttorneyThe Legal Aid Society of New York1990 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Queens County Bar Association - Grievance CommitteeBoard Member2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sexton v. Flemming and Ford Motor CreditSettled for 3.2 million at a pre-trial mediation.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1990
UCLAHistoryBachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. John's Law School PresentationPersonal Injury Law2008
College Criminal SeminarCriminal Law1993