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Michael A Orozco

Litigation Attorney at Woodcliff Lake, NJ

4.6   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Litigation
    I am a trial attorney who has experience in both state and federal court, civil and criminal trials.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

I am an avid traveller and have travelled throughout Europe, South America, Australia, and the Caribbean. 

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Price, Meese, Shulman & D'Arminio, PC
50 Tice Boulevard
Suite 380
Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677

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Posted by Kyle | December 10, 2012
Excellent Lawyer & a Gentleman
My dealings with attorney Michael Orozco revealed a man of excellent knowledge and high ethics. Mr. Orozco defended my company against a frivolous law suit and had it successfully dismissed by the US District Court in NY. Throughout the case, Mr. Orozco’s work was timely and his judgment sound. He didn't exploit any opportunities to charge extra fees unnecessarily. Mr. Orozco also kept the door open for questions from some of our worried clients. I can say that attorney Michael Orozco handled our case with considerable care. I trust him to handle my business again.
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Posted by Rich | December 29, 2011
Great Choice.
I've retained several lawyers & law firms for my business prior to working with Michael Orozco. I retained Michael in 2006 and have been working with him ever since. His judgment is sound and he has provided skillful and successful guidance in complex and sensitive matters. He's trustworthy and very responsive. He's a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Gloriana | August 13, 2010
Awesome Lawyer!!
Mr. Orozco has helped my friend and husband in both their criminal cases. He has been very professional and understanding. He provides the best outcome possible. I must say that from when we started to what it is now, there has been great improvement. (More than we actually though). Through these hard times he tries to keep us calm and make us understand that he's there for us to help. I would recommend Mr. Orozco to anyone. He's a great lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2010
Beyond Expectations!
I spoke with over 15 other attorneys before deciding to go with Michael Orozco's services for handling my fiance's case. From the first time I spoke with Michael on the phone, I could tell that he was knowledgeable, experienced, and above all....that he cared. My fiance's case is still ongoing, but I know in my heart that no matter which way the trial goes, we couldn't have selected a more competent attorney to represent him. Michael has only been on the case for a few weeks, and he has already accomplished more than my fiance's previous 2 attorneys did. He has gone above and beyond his duties and he always responds to our emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Although when it comes to the court system and the law, there are never any guarantees, I still can't thank Michael enough every time I talk to him, just for the effort that I see him putting into this case. He has restored hope in us, and for that we are grateful. If you're looking for an attorney to represent you or your loved ones, save your time looking, and hire Michael Orozco. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2010
Great Attorney
I disagree with the client whom mentioned to stay away. Michael Orozco remained courteous and professional throughout my retainer. Anytime I had any questions, if I couldn't reach him at the office he provided me with a cell phone which he answered almost every time called. For the times when he didn't (I'm sure he was assisting his other client or court duties) I left a message he called me back within a reasonable amount of time. He assisted me with a criminal case and explained every part of the process in a concise, understandable matter and I'm more than pleased with the outcome. Understanding that there is no guarantees when in court; the results exceeded my expectations. I never expect to needed a Criminal Defense attorney ever again however if I were to need to an attorney within any other areas of his versatile expertise; Michael Orozco will be my first choice.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2009
Great Lawyer
I was in need of a lawyer and I called Mr. Orozco he took my case both criminal & civil, and I have to admit I was very nervous. After speaking with Mr. Orozco I realized that he helped me more that I can explain. He always had time for me and no matter how many questions I asked he was very professional. I would recommended Mr. Orozco if you are every need of a criminal or civil lawyer he is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2009
Corporate Law
Mr Orozco handled a case for me involving a client who refused to honor the terms of our contract. I was very satisfied with the outcome and the way in which the case was handled. I was kept informed and involved in every aspect of the litigation and felt that Mr. Orozco was very knowlegeable and invested in his work.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2009
Very pleased
Mr. Orozco exceeded all expectations for a more than reasonable fee. I have already referred him to numerous friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2009
Law practice overview
Please stay away, when you enter, they do not invite you in their office - a small conference room. Very unprofessional. In our particular situation they actually made the situation worse and got the exact opposite results we were looking for.
Response from Michael Orozco May 22, 2009
I do not believe this person, nor should you. We actually have three conference rooms, and sometimes a client may only see one of them. I would invite any potential client to our office and they will see nothing but the highest level of professionalism and respect. We cannot guarantee any result, however, we constantly strive for the best outcome on each and every case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • New Jersey Judiciary
  • 2002 - 2003


  • George Washington University
  • Doctorate of Law
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. H.T.
  • Hung jury and mistrial.
  • NJ v. RT
  • Not guilty on all counts after trial
  • MS. v. City of Hoboken
  • Settled for $280,000


  • Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • American Legal Society
  • 2014
  • Judge Alan H. Grenadier Award for Oral Advocacy
  • George Washington University
  • 2002


  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: DWI Defense in NY
  • 2014
  • George Washington University Business and Corporate Law Journal
  • Policing the Internet: How to Enforce Statutory Codes in the Wild Wild Web
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Realidades
  • Federal Jury trial
  • 2014
  • Telemundo Television
  • Multiple topics in Spanish
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Michael in a litigation matter. Michael has the rare quality of both being a fierce advocate for his client while being a considerate professional to other members of the bar and the court. He has a sharp legal mind, the capacity to retain every detail of a case, and a skilled performer in the courtroom. I was fortunate he was on my side."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Orozco is highly regarded in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was co-counsel on a case with Michael. He was responsive, hard working, and fought hard for his client. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Orozco is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients and lawyers for his work and professionalism, Mr. Orozo's profile on Avvo is impressive. I would encourage those who need litigation assistance with employment related issues to speak to Michael Orozco about how he can help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael possesses incredibly rare qualities that make him a superb criminal trial attorney. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of procedure coupled with courtroom savvy that only experience creates. He has that rare combination of book smart and street smart. He is well known by the bench, bar and the prosecutors. He is quietly aggressive. He cares for his clients. I endorse him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I consider Attorney Orozco to be well qualfied to handle federal and state matters and is my first choice for local counsel in New Jersey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. After reviewing Mr. Orozco's responses, they are well thought out and show experience in the field. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Orozco in matters of criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Orozco works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael's practice has enjoyed tremendous success because he tirelessly represents his clients' interests in both criminal and civil matters. Michael belongs to that class of attorneys who believes it is our personal mission to win every single case because we get paid to win or settle well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is an extremely intelligent and passionate advocate for our clients. He consistently focuses on the best alternatives for the resolution of their case, defending their rights and contesting the State's case against the client. Many of our clients have come back to commend Michael's work on their behalf, referring their friends and relatives to Michael for representation in their cases. A very worthy partner in our law practice."
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Woodcliff Lake Litigation Lawyer Michael A Orozco
Michael A Orozco
Litigation Attorney
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Licensed for 19 years
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