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Michaelangelo Matera

Michaelangelo Matera

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Commercial, Animal & Dog Bites

About Me

Michaelangelo has handled numerous high-attention cases appearing countless times on local television and in printed publications. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Personal Injury: 32%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    18 years
  3. Commercial: 31%
    14 years
  4. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    Michael is smart, knowledgable, and most importantly practical in his approach to matters. He cares about his clients and puts them first -- being available at all hours of the night when they need him. I've sent him a number of referrals, all of whom are happy that I put them in touch with Michael. I highly recommend Michael as an attorney.


    Jeffrey Litvack
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph D'Alonzo
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

560 Broadhollow Rd Ste 303
Melville, NY, 11747-3702



NYCurrently registered 199703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMatera & Elbert, LLP2013 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Matera Law Firm2004 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyBronx County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Catholic Lawyers GuildN/A2009 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau CountyN/A2009 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Personal Injury$1.4 million verdict
Personal Injury$450,000 settlement
Personal Injury$250,000 settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York City Police AcademyExcellence in Testimony2000
Bronx County District Attorney's OfficeHandling a DWI Case in NY1999