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Michael Leigh Lambert

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense practice including felonies and misdemeanors as well as notable trial experience. Specialties include: DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, harrasment/assault, weapons possession, and larceny and fraud related offenses

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    17 years, 200 cases

My Legal Philosophy:

       I am first and foremost a fighter.  You are always weakest in a criminal case on the first day you are arrested, when the only side of the story being told is what the police have to say, and they almost always represent their case to be stronger than it really is. Taking the path of least resistance and negotiating at this point is almost always a mistake.  Putting in the extra effort to do a thorough investigation and view all of the evidence the police have, and find the holes in their case, has resulted in superior outcomes for my firm.  Fight first, negotiate later, if necessary.

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Law Offices of Michael L Lambert
369 Lexington Ave
2nd Floor, PMB #229
New York, NY, 10017

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Posted by Saul | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, precise, diligent, reliable
Michael Leigh Lambert was prompt in calling me, meeting with me and taking action in my defense. He identified all the necessary elements, while being diligent in communication with the District Attorney's Office, submitting paperwork and meeting in court. M.L. Lambert is an expert is his field and his reliability provides you with peace of mind once he decides to take your case. He is at reach and an excellent communicator who understands how the system works. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Ethel | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
Worked effortlessly with us to resolve our issue will recommend to anyone in need of a Lawyer in his expertise....Awesome attorney
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recomended - Extremely Efficient
Michael was extremely thorough and responsive. I needed assistance with a severance package that presented several challenges. He always made himself available even if it was for a 5 minute conference call. His knowledge and guidance ultimately led me to a faster turnaround than I anticipated. I ended up leaving more satisfied with the result of the agreement based on his reccomendations.
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Posted by Eugenia | September 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knows what he's doing.
I hired Mr. Lambert when I had an issue going on with my insurance. He walked me through the entire process and put me at ease while I was a nervous wreck. He prepped me before anything took place and took charge in the whole ordeal. When the day came everything he prepped me for was spot on and I was able to get out of the situation with a settlement. I would highly recommend anyone to use his services if you're ever in a tough situation. Thanks Michael for all your help!
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Posted by Janis Castaldi | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
I called Michael at a critical time in my life when I was being accused of Elder Abuse Fraud. He returned my phone call right away and I met him within that week. I found him To be very knowledgeable and sensitive to my issues. He would call me in the evening to reaasure me and was available every step of the way. The case was dismissed. I highly recommend him. He is awesome
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Posted by James | October 13, 2014
Mr. Lambert was God sent!!
Mr. Lambert was professional, courteous, well informed, and realistic from the beginning. It was undoubtedly some of the darkest days of my life when I met him. He took time to explain my options, learn what I wanted as the outcome, and explained ways to achieve it. He would spend time researching and was always honest about what to expect. It is evident that he values the outcome of the case more than his reimbursement. He is driven and determined. In addition, he is very easy to talk to. Many times, I felt like talking to a good friend rather than my attorney - that made a huge difference, especially when dealing with all of the other stressors. If, God forbid, anyone that I know is ever stuck in such a predicament, I would recommend Mr. Lambert in a second. I went from being in a situation of having my life completely ruined to getting a brand new start... with a clean slate... at exactly where I left off prior to the case. It is unbelievable!! I thank God everyday for giving me such a great lawyer. In a difficult situation like that, you need someone like Mr. Lambert on your side.
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Posted by Steven | September 15, 2014
Defense Expert
Michael Leigh Lambert was my attorney in my recent defense case. It started out as a felony but in the lowest class. I was in jail for 26 hours. Mr. Lambert stated this is the hardest part, it gets easier from here. He stated his intentions were to eventually get it to a violation and not a criminal charge. This month, true to his words, I pleated guilty to a violation and got 4 days community service. He was the only voice of hope when I felt hope was lost. I would definitely recommend Mr. Lambert to others.
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Posted by Dan | March 14, 2014
Amazing Guy!
Amazing Guy .. and I deal with attorneys all day long. He took on a case for me, and because he wasn't sure he could help, he worked the case, and kept me informed, without asking for a single penny up front. His due diligence paid off. He resolved my case in under 30 days - and of course got paid. The man is GOLD!
Posted by Jennifer | August 26, 2013
Attorney Lambert got me out of trouble; he is an excellent lawyer
I had some trouble with a domestic violence issue and Attorney Lambert when above and beyond to get the charge dropped from a misdemeanor criminal charge (which would have messed up my life big time) down to a ticket which will not show up on any future criminal background checks done by employers. He always goes the extra mile and he always picks up your call unless he's in court, in which case he always gets right back to you. Attorney Lambert is also very patient and thorough in explaining law jargon which is sometimes very hard to understand to the average person. I asked him redundant questions all the time and he always answered them/ Attorney Lambert is awesome, I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by JW | August 2, 2013
Trustworthy and Dependable
Mr. Lambert was always on my side and was very reassuring. I had never been in trouble before and this was my first arrest. My case was dismissed in the end and I can finally put this all behind me and move on. He helped me through the entire process and I am grateful for his legal help and support.
Posted by noel nunez | June 18, 2013
this lawyer is the best I have had in the past. he's fully trustworthy and he is very helpful in everyway. with his great knowledge and quick response, he delivers a great deal of of success wit the case. if I ever need a lawyer, he would be the one to get the job done. I highly recomend him. he's great!
Posted by Shane | May 14, 2013
Good lawyer
What can I say, but great lawyer. Michael lambert is one of those no nonsense lawyers. Once he's representing you he means business. Takes his job seriously as well as your case. They try to slap me with a aggravated assault charge. I hired Michael and I walk away without even visiting a courthouse. Thanks again.!!
Posted by James | March 31, 2013
Mike Lambert is a go to guy. He gets the job done in style and with ease
Yes I would hire Mr. Lambert. He went out of his way in many respects to help me out of s sticky situation. I is young, adept and has his finger on the pulse of whichever courthouse he happens to be dealing with on a particular day. My sense is that he gets along well with his peers, that is judges, DA's, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and has the charisma and personality to get his clients a positive result in their respective cases. I feel fortunate that Michael Lambert handled my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2012
Well Informed, Efficient, a safe choice for sure.
Michael is a very well informed attorney. He is very concise and detailed when explaining your options given your particular legal predicament. Michael was always responsive to all of my questions and concerns with the patience and fortitude to answer everything until I was satisfied that I understood it. I found him to be a very reliable, professional lawyer with keen legal acumen and I very highly recommend him. If you want to feel assured that you are getting the most sound legal advice he is the best choice.
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Posted by Carl | October 7, 2012
Michael Lambert a great lawyer to have on your side
Michael helped me in my case I had in court and hoped me get off with killer deal. I went from going to prison for 3-7yrs to going to prison for 2 1/2yrs that ended up with me getting work release. Thank you Michael
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office Of SC Davidson
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • District Attorney Of Westchester County
  • 2004 - 2007


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v Michael Alvarez
  • Dismissed


  • Westchester County Bar Association, Pro-Bono Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Criminal Justice Clinic - Clinical Student of the Year
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2007
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  • New York Law Journal
  • People v Rex Dorsett, 0904-0419 Decided 12/28/09
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2013
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2013
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2012
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2012
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2012
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2011
  • Guest Speaker
  • Common Criminal Offenses Among Youth
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. My firm trusts Michael Lambert with the wellbeing of any of our clients that are seeking the assistance of a criminal law attorney, and we find him to be a caring and knowledgeable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael Lambert as an excellent criminal defense lawyer. As a fellow attorney, whenever I have a criminal issue I have not crossed before, Michael is not only quick to respond, but he is well versed in the law, and easy to follow in his explanations. It is clear to me that his knowledge makes him an excellent choice as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"For criminal law matters I send my clients to one place, Michael Lambert. He is there when they need him, day and night. He returns telephone calls without fail and his command of criminal court tactics is unrivaled. I respect his principles, he understands that clients have rights and he is not afraid to take a stand to protect those rights."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Leigh Lambert
Michael Leigh Lambert
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 16 years
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