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Aaron Mysliwiec

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Represent clients facing serious and/or complex criminal charges such as murder, rape, significant controlled substance offenses, computer offenses, gambling offenses, terrorism offenses, enterprise corruption, financial fraud, and other similar complex criminal charges.

    24 years

  2. Federal crime
    25%
    Represent cients facing federal criminal charges for crimes such as money laundering, mail and wire fraud, material support for terrorism, controlled substance offenses, and gambling offenses.

    21 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Represent clients facing litigation matters. These matters are often related to ongoing criminal proceedings -- for example, SEC civil investigations, administrative hearings re: employment status (such as for police officers or public school teachers), or other government agency investigations like the Administration for Children's Services.

    24 years

  4. White collar crime
    25%
    Represent individuals and companies in internal investigations and/or in response to grand jury subpoenas; represent individuals and companies that have been charged with federal or state criminal charges; represent individuals and companies in civil proceedings that may be related to actual or potential criminal proceedings.

    21 years

AN HONEST, CREDIBLE, AND EFFECTIVE LAWYER FOR THE TOUGHEST CASES

Mr. Mysliwiec is a founding partner of Miedel & Mysliwiec, LLP, a boutique litigation firm that specializes in helping individuals and companies in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters.  Our lawyers know how stressful it is to be the subject of a government investigation or to be confronted by criminal charges, and as a small firm, we are able to offer our clients the individualized and personal attention they deserve.   With more than 35 years of combined experience in criminal and civil litigation, we have built a reputation for toughness, integrity, and dogged advocacy on behalf of our clients.

 

Aaron Mysliwiec has defended clients such as a Fortune 500 company investigating contract fraud to a senior citizen charged with attempted murder who could not afford to pay a lawyer. He strongly believes that no matter who you are or what you've been accused of doing, you deserve to have someone in your corner.

Mr. Mysliwiec's practice includes defending clients against "white collar" criminal charges and against criminal charges such as murder, rape, terrorism, and narcotics distribution. This representation involves defending clients in both state and federal courts in New York and in other state and federal courts around the country.

He has successfully tried cases involving charges that range from Money Laundering to Grand Larceny to First Degree Murder to Material Support for Terrorism to First Degree Rape. He has also obtained dismissals in hundreds of cases and negotiated hundreds of desirable plea bargains on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Mysliwiec graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997 and from Carleton College in 1993. He is admitted to the bar in New York. He has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Minnesota, the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Fifth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Mysliwiec is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College's trial skills program.

In addition to Mr. Mysliwiec's experience, he is a Board Member and President-Elect for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also lectured and trained other lawyers on topics such as jury selection, cross-examination, closing argument, and the illegal imposition of post-release supervision on New York State prisoners and he has contributed materials to a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer training on litigating an "eye-witness" identification case. Finally, Mr. Mysliwiec has also appeared on Court TV's The Best Defense.     

Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/23/2022
State MN
Status Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/28/2022

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

Contact Aaron

Miedel & Mysliwiec, LLP
Trinity Centre
111 Broadway - Suite 1401
New York, NY, 10006

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stood strong in fight for this underdog activist.
I was in a panic when I was first brought on federal criminal charges. Ahead of my first court appearance, Aaron took time on a weekend to consult with me as I was selecting legal representation. He listened, offered insights, and made critical counterpoints to assumptions I had going in to defend against the charges. He was articulate and empathetic. Over the course of the next months, both Aaron and firm partner Florian Miedel made my choices clear and respected my commitment to the harm reduction ethics and values being challenged in the case. He was responsive to my many questions by text and email day or night. I am grateful for his knowledge of the legal system, his work with the well-respected Bronx Defenders, and his capability to hold strong with the prosecution to ensure that I was in the best position throughout the experience until my case was dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2012
Superior Lawyer
If you're looking for an attorney that is not only successful, but also compassionate and responsive, then I highly recommend Aaron Mysliwiec. Besides the fact that Aaron is creative in his thinking and leaves no stone unturned, he fights hard for his clients. I always had confidence in his advice and felt his strong support throughout my " nightmarish" experience which he successfully resolved with a dismissal. Unlike other experiences I have had with attorneys, Aaron personally returned all of my phone calls in a timely manner and was a pleasure to work with. He is also very fair when it comes to billing, which is a real plus, as the last thing you need to worry about is trumped up fees on top of everything else. Aaron is an all around outstanding lawyer and human being. I will always be grateful for the personal effort and diligence he put into my case and I highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Andrew | February 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough, compassionate, resourceful
I was referred to Aaron by a friend with whom he had worked at the Bronx Defenders office, and when I first met him, I was nervous, confused, and in need of answers. During our initial consultation, he did more than just answer my questions. He listened, he was attentive, and he cared. Equally important, he clearly knew the law, was resourceful, and was committed to helping me with my case, whatever it took. As others have noted, his communication was unparalleled, as he always made time to address any questions or concerns I had. When you're facing an uncertain future, I can't stress enough how crucial this is. During my ordeal, I discovered that law is rarely binary: right vs wrong, allowed vs prohibited. Aaron is that rare critical thinker who understands this. Yes, he has decades of experience, but perhaps more importantly, he is smart and intuitive. Ultimately, the charges against me were dropped. Yes, I saw them as meritless, but to make the point, Aaron was my voice. I can not recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Michael | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I started this process in December 2014.. I called a few lawyers and was discouraged. I read some reviews about Aaron and said that I needed to give him a call! Making that call, changed my life. When initially speaking with Aaron, I knew that I would hire him. He was honest and upfront. I was arrested for possession and sale of a controlled substance. I made a mistake at a party and got into a bad situation. I'm a professional who works a full time job. Aaron was always flexible with working around my schedule to ensure that I was able to talk at times that were comfortable for me. This process took about a year and I remained in contact with Aaron at least twice a month. He always kept me involved with any moving pieces. I am glad to say that this case is now resolved. All charges were dropped and I plead to disorderly conduct. A violation, which is non criminal defense. Keep in mind my initial charges were felony charges. I walked out of the court room ecstatic! Again, Aaron is a great lawyer. And I hope whoever reads this, finds this review helpful. It's not easy selecting a lawyer, but trust me when I tell you, Aaron is a great choice!
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Posted by Marvin | January 19, 2015
An amazing lawyer and more importantly a GREAT person.
About a year and a half ago, I was facing some serious legal charges that could have resulted in serious jail time and possibly deportation from the United States. I had spoken to a few lawyers before being introduced to Aaron and honestly, they made me feel as though there was no hope for me in my situation. Seeing as though this was my first run in with the law, I was nervous, I was scared, I did not know what to do. I even had one lawyer tell me to just "go do the time you will be fine after no big deal". I was told about Aaron Mysliwiec by a friend who highly recommended that I give him a call. Facing felony grand larceny in the 2nd degree charges I figured why not... So I called up Aaron, we scheduled a meeting to meet at his office and we discussed my situation at length. I told him what happened and why and he was very honest and told me both the good and the bad possible outcomes in my case. He explained the process of surrendering myself to the cops, going through the system, getting bail posted and fighting the case from the outside. Up until that meeting I just assumed there was only one option for me and that was jail. At the end of our first meeting, I walked away feeling better that I had someone representing who cared about his clients and wanted to do the best job for them that he could possibly do. The days leading up to me surrendering myself to the cops, Aaron and I spoke daily. He wanted to see how I was dealing with it and constantly told me it was going to be fine. At my arraignment, he was there talking to my girlfriend and helping her get through it as well.. the attention that he gave me was unbelievable. I had never met this guy before but yet he made me feel as though we had known each other for years. As the case progressed, Aaron and I were on the phone daily. He kept me updated with everything that went on with the prosecutor. Anything I needed to know he would tell me, anything he thought I should know, he would call me and tell me. At one point in between court appearances, he had to leave town but he still made himself available to me if I had any questions. At the end of the case, I received a very favorable deal that resulted in no jail time. Which was what I was hoping for. I don't think one mistake makes you a bad person and I think he sees the good in people. All I wanted to do was do right by the victim in my case and repay my debt and get my life back on track. The effort put forth by Aaron and the compassion that he showed was unbelievable. I would recommend Aaron to anyone, any day, anytime. The absolute best!
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Posted by Colleen | May 6, 2013
Top Notch!
Aaron was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered, we were always able to reach him one way or another. His professionalism, humanity and understanding was beyond what I could ever hope for. He has Impressive skills and is a wonderful down to earth person to speak to as well as being tough enough to get things done. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2013
Accused of Selling Felony Amounts of Drugs
Aaron is not only an excellent lawyer, he is great person as well. I was arrested with over 35 capsules of Molly (an ecstasy like drug) and over 4 bags of marihuana. I was charged with 3 felony counts of selling, distribution, and possession. After my initial meeting with Aaron, which was a simple meeting to introduce each other and explain my situation, I immediately felt more comfortable about this grim situation I was in. Aaron also my made parents, who were extremely worried, feel comfortable as well. Throughout the case Aaron was vey candid and did not lie or give me any false impressions and I appreciated that because I could believe everything he told me. He never made me feel like the situation was better than it was or worse than it was he was always 100% honest and trusting. He was available to me and my parents at almost all times during my case until it was finished. If Aaron was ever unavailable he would immediately tell me how long he would be busy and when to call him back. I can appreciate that because while he was mostly available, he obviously has to attend court for other cases and could not be on his phone. After thorough research, Aaron was able to get my case 99% dismissed. The judge dismissed all charges for the Molly capsules and I was given an ACD for the marihuana. An ACD means that within 6months it will be as if nothing ever happened. I am extremely grateful to Aaron for giving me another chance to go through life and live in society as if this incident never occurred. I have already recommended Aaron to several people and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2013
Amazing lawyer. Dedicated, gets results. Answers the phone and follows through. Figured out a complicated case.
Aaron is an amazing lawyer. He gets results. He guides you through your legal issue and really helps you to understand what is going on. I had never needed a lawyer before and Aaron really guided me through my problem. When I was overwhelmed, he calmed me down and I was able to feel secure knowing I had excellent representation. He fought really hard for justice. He was personable, always responded to questions and was always available when I needed him. Aaron put my life back together after it had fallen apart and I will be forever grateful to him. I can't say enough good things about his work ethic and ability to produce results.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2012
Flexible, Quick, Smart
When I got myself into trouble I had no previous experience with the legal system and was nervous. After meeting with Aaron, I felt at ease. I wanted my incident to remain anon., which required that I communicate during off-business hours, which was fine with Aaron. I received the outcome I was looking for -- just some community service. Nobody learned about my charges. Very satisfied.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Miedel & Mysliwiec LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Dratel & Mysliwiec
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • The Bronx Defenders
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Deputy Chief of Staff
  • City Year
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Carleton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Dr. John Doe
  • Dismissal
  • New York (Bronx County) v. Jane Doe
  • A favorable plea bargain in a murder case.
  • United States v. Mr. P
  • "Not guilty" of murder
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Associations

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past-President
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern District of New York - Federal Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2012
  • NCDC Trial Practice Institute
  • Participant
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - 2003
  • District of Minnesota - Federal Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • President's Commendation
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Member - National Trial Team
  • Georgetown University Law Center Moot Court Program
  • 1996
  • Finalist - Georgetown Greenhalgh Trial Competition
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1995
  • Public Interest Legal Scholar
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Remember, "I Don't Remember" Is Impeachable
  • 2013
  • Atticus
  • Stop and Frisk
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • How to try a Drug Case
  • Jury Selection in a Drug Case
  • 2012
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Syracuse CLE
  • Jury Selection - An Outline of the Law & Practice Tips That You Can Use Immediately
  • 2010
  • PRS Seminar
  • Litigating Post-Release Supervision Resentencings
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
Endorse Aaron
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I was a younger attorney, judges told me to watch Aaron to see how things should be done. They were right. His success is well deserved and I consider him a leader in our field."
Federal crime Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Aaron Mysliwiec is a model for other lawyers in his field both in regard to the level of respect his shows his clients and the lengths he goes to in order to ensure the best possible outcome in every case. He is a gifted negotiator, trial lawyer and advocate, and his consistent success is a testament to his superior skill as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish certain things. A compassionate lawyer can accomplish far better things. Mr. Mysliwiec is of the latter variety."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Aaron Mysliwiec for two years, and have since then worked with him as co-counsel. Aaron is smart and thorough and zealous. He understands what it takes to successfully represent someone in a criminal case, and he has the skills and tenacity to accomplish that goal. Any client who hires Aaron to represent them can rest assured in the knowledge that they have a lawyer who meets the highest standards of what a lawyer should be: honest, zealous and singularly effective at representing their cause."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the unique opportunity of not only collaborating with Aaron as a colleague but receiving supervision from him as a law student. It goes without saying that Aaron is a tremendous criminal defense attorney, aggressive yet restrained. What sets him apart from his peers is the respect that he gives to each client and situation and his natural ability to find unique solutions to every case. Aaron sets the bar for what a complete criminal defense attorney should be."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Put simply, Mr. Mysliwiec embodies the best qualities of a defense attorney: smart, meticulous, strategic, aggressive when appropriate, charming when necessary and totally devoted to his clients' best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Aaron Mysliwiec on a number of state and federal cases over the years. He is an exceptionally lawyer. It is rare to find a lawyer, like Aaron, who is both unusually diligent and meticulous while, at the same time, fiercely aggressive and forward leaning in pursuing the interests of his clients. He is the first call I make when I need expert advice on criminal matters. His combination of intellect, skill and experience make him a formidable criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Other
"Aaron is a talented and aggressive criminal defense attorney. He has a fantastic reputation in the legal community and is well-respected. He is a tireless advocate with tremendous experience. I whole heartedly recommend him for anyone who needs representation or counsel"
White collar crime Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron Mysliwiec is an excellent criminal defense lawyer who fights hard for his clients' liberty. As a fellow white collar defense lawyer, I often call upon Aaron for his insight and knowledge of the law. I have known Aaron for almost 20 years and strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Aaron for the entirety of his legal career. He is incredibly intelligent, well-informed and a tenacious advocate. If I were ever on the wrong side of the law I would want him in my corner."
White collar crime Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Aaron is a creative problem solver, an aggressive advocate, and a nice guy. But most importantly, he's a hell of a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been familiar with Mr. Mysliwiec's work for many years. He is a credit to his profession and a great resource for his clients. I highly recommend his work."
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