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Michael Colin Viscosi

Michael Colin Viscosi

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me


Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Viscosi served honorably in the United States Coast Guard after attending college at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. During law school, he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in Springfield, Massachusetts and was employed for one year with the New York State Attorney General Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau in Albany. Mr. Viscosi also proudly served as a reservist at the Coast Guard District One Office of the Judge Advocate General in Boston.

After law school, Mr. Viscosi worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting various crimes. Then, as a defense attorney, he continuously applied the lessons he learned while serving his country to zealously represent individuals who have been charged with crimes. He specifically dedicates himself to learning the developing science behind drug and alcohol testing as it relates to the field of DWI defense.

Mr. Viscosi is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense and New York State Defender’s Association and has achieved successful outcomes in numerous jury trials at both the felony and misdemeanor levels.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Cory Ross Dalmata

    Mike is hardworking, dedicated and extremely effective in representing his client's.


    Cory Dalmata Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Martin Peter Bonventre

    I highly endorse Mr. Viscosi as a DWI-specialist. He is a relentless advocate for his clients, often trying difficult cases and achieving amazing results. His ability to attack breath test science is unparalleled. Mr. Viscosi genuinely believes in the work he does and it shows. I would tell anyone charged with a crime that retaining Mike is a great choice.


    Martin Bonventre Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Anelli Xavier PC

522 Broadway
Albany, NY, 12207



NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyersUpstate New York Rising Star2015
SuperLawyersUpstate New York Rising Star2014
Attorney Excellence AwardAnelli Xavier2013
Pro Bono Award StipendWestern New England University School of Law2007
Commandant Letter of CommendationUnited States Coast Guard2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyAnelli Xavier, PC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyTully Rinckey2009 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyFulton County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Consumer Frauds and Protection BureauNew York State Attorney General2007 - 2008
District One- Judge Advocate GeneralUnited States Coast Guard2005 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkN/A2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. Z.K.Jury trial: Not Guilty DWI, Not Guilty BAC above .08, Not Guilty DWAI
People v. B.M.Jury trial: Not guilty aggravated DWI (.18 bac or above), Not guilty DWI
People v. D. T.Jury trial: Not guilty DWI

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Publication NameTitleDate
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England School of LawJuris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Southern MainePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude2004
State University of New York, College at PlattsburghCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2002