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Michael Zigismund

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews

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Associate Attorney and Director of the Immigration Law Department, Law Offices of Robert Tsigler

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At the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, Michael Zigismund is an integral member of both the criminal defense and immigration teams.

For the firm’s criminal defense department, Mr. Zigismund handles a wide variety of matters at both the state and federal levels. He has represented clients facing charges such as Murder, Assault, Strangulation, Hit-and-run, Criminal contempt, Criminal possession of a weapon, Criminal sale of a firearm, Major drug trafficking, Criminal sale of a controlled substance, Criminal possession of a controlled substance, Sex trafficking, Prostitution, Rape, Forcible touching, Unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, Robbery, Grand larceny, Burglary, Identity theft, Forged Instruments, Wire fraud, DWI, Illegal reentry, Violation of Probation, Bail jumping, and many more.

Mr. Zigismund’s unique expertise in immigration consequences for criminal defendants is indispensable for clients who are simultaneously struggling with both immigration and criminal issues.

For the firm’s immigration department, Mr. Zigismund directs all cases. As an immigrant himself, Mr. Zigismund personally understands the hardships facing anyone caught in America’s immigration system. His cases include removal defense, applications before USCIS, Department of State, ICE, and CBP, and appeals before the BIA and Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Zigismund likewise advises on immigration and criminal matters for the firm’s other departments, including for clients in the family law department.

Practicing in over 50 jurisdictions, Mr. Zigismund often works on post-conviction relief, clemency, record sealing, SORA (sex offender registry) modification, subpoenas, out-of-court settlements for criminal activity, victim representation, extradition, and government investigation with such agencies as NYPD, ACS, New York Board of Education, New York Department of Health, Connecticut Department of Social Services, DMV, New York Department of Labor, Special Victims Units (SVU), Chase Bank, Bank of America, USCIS, FBI, ICE, CBP, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of State, Department of Agriculture, and the USPS.

Before joining Tsigler Law, Mr. Zigismund practiced a wide range of fields, including corporate transactions, tort and contract litigation, bankruptcy, insurance, and landlord-tenant, among others. As such, he carries a legal sensibility few other lawyers possess. His broad base of knowledge, experience, and singular passion for criminal justice and immigration, atop his significant experience in both, are key to Mr. Zigismund’s success when fighting for the rights of his clients.

Admissions to practice law include New York State, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Zigismund received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he trained intensively with the school’s Criminal Appeals Clinic, and his B.A. from Tufts University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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Licensed for 6 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/17/2022

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Posted by Edwin | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
I am writing this review to express my gratitude for the wonderful work done by Michael Zigismund and the law firm of Robert Tsigler I had a felony conviction was put on a registry that was later unjustly extended to last my whole life. Things just keep getting worse because of this. This black cloud just kept following me. after about 18 years I got tired of it all and decided to fight back. So I hired the Robert Tsiglers law firm where I met Michael Zigismund this man turn out to be the greatest person thoughtful genuine he put together The greatest petition and motion to modify the consequences of my conviction. Neither the prosecution nor the courts decided to contest the motion. therefore I’ve been granted a new lease on life !thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless!!!
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Posted by Florence | September 7, 2021
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Brilliant lawyer!
I contacted three lawyers to resolve an immigration issue. Michael was the only one who said he might be able to help. He didn't over promise and was honest about the obstacles we faced. Long story short, we won our case! Michael is the best. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Herma | March 15, 2021
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Highly recommended
After no communication with my son lawyer I went on google and I found Michael and I was very satisfied the communication was excellent and in a short period of time result was very good it’s a five stars for me I highly recommend Michael.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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The Best of the Best
Michael was recommended to me by another lawyer, and it’s the best recommendation I’ve ever received. He had my case dismissed! You rarely meet people this sharp and tenacious. He took what was an overwhelmingly anxiety inducing situation and made me confident that my case would be resolved with a favorable outcome. Not only was he always available and responsive with me personally, but he even spoke with the friends and family who reached out to him. I cannot recommend his counsel more highly. This is exactly who you want in your corner.
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Posted by LORENA | April 14, 2018
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Most committed attorney
Mr Zigismund is a very savvy person and to that I have to add his unconditional commitment to me and my case. He responded all my calls and emails in a timely manner and was able to answer all questions regarding the case. He was always punctual and available for courts visits. Last but not least we won the case and his prices are very reasonable.
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Posted by Nileyda | March 24, 2018
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Our lawyer
Michael is smart and bright. He is handling our inmigration process. He had always been direct and clear with us. We highly value his advice
Posted by Ekaterina | March 21, 2018
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Outstanding lawyer!
Michael is honest, competent, attentive, and responsible immigration lawyer! I strongly recommend everyone to take his professional services and advice!
Posted by William | March 21, 2018
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Great immigration attorney!
Mike has guided me through the citizenship process (still ongoing), including filing all my forms. He's also helping family members with green card applications, some of which are fairly complicated. With us, Mike's always been thorough, communicative, and clearly dedicated to his clients. Absolutely no complaints!
Posted by Amir | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The great lawyer
Nowadays it’s kind of hard to find a good lawyer who’s always will think about his client but Michael Zigismund proved that he is the best.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert Tsigler
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Michael Zigismund
  • 2016 - 2018


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Tufts University
  • BA, magna cum laude - Int’l Relations, Political Science, Music
  • 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
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"Michael is an extremely knowledgeable attorney in his area of practice. He is passionate about his work and genuinely cares about his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
General practice Attorney | Apr 05
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"Michael is the rare combination of razor sharp mind and approachable personality. A natural born leader, Michael excels in using his keen analysis and engaging presence. Balancing the ability to spot and tackle the fine details while still keeping perspective on the bigger picture, Michael blends meticulousness with vision. His is both a rare mind and rare personality, with the combination of the two being rarer still. Michael is a consummate professional and matches his zealous work ethic with his genuine courteous regard for clients, practitioners, and others he may encounter in any and all contexts. I cannot recommend him highly enough.."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
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"I endorse this lawyer because Mr. Zigismund is knowledgeable, responsive, professional, practical and helpful; he is a true professional and will work diligently to represent his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Michael is a dedicated, hardworking attorney who passionately defends the rights of his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great work ethic and zealous advocate for his clients. Highly recommended."
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New York Immigration Lawyer Michael Zigismund
Michael Zigismund
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 6 years