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Michael Francis Dailey

Criminal defense Attorney at Bronx, NY

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Michael F Dailey, Michael Dailey

  • State Years
    New York - NY 29 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Resigned Without Prejudice 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
    Retired from NYPD as Lieutenant with 20 years service, served as Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, member of Manhattan and Bronx Criminal Defense Assigned Counsel Panels, experienced in DWI/DUI matters.

    21 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    Representation of varied clients in Matrimonial and Family Court matters, including custody and visitation.

    21 years, 100 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Experienced in handling all stages of litigation involving personal injury.

    19 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    Experienced in handling all stages of litigation involving driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

    21 years


Law Office of Michael F. Dailey
One Riverdale Avenue
Suite One, Mailbox 11
Bronx, NY, 10463

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3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Thomas | October 14, 2009
An Excellent Attorney
Michael Dailey was our attorney for a custody case. He was proactive in fighting for our case. He is not, however, a "yes" man. He gave us straight advice, all the time. Mike explained legal tems and procedures in a way that was clear to my wife and I. I feel that Mike genuinely cared for us and for the outcome of our case. I would recommended him to anyone I know that is looking for an attorney. I was very pleased with my experience with Mike as my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2009
Divorce representation
Mr. Dailey handled a very difficult divorce matter with understanding and skill. The matter was guided in a positive and timely manner the outcome was very favorable.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terminated within 24 hours
Michael Dailey was my appointed attorney for 24 hours. He is the most unprofessional "white-collar" individual I have ever encountered in my life. The FIRST red flag was failure to contact me once assigned in a very time sensitive case. The SECOND red flag was when he did finally contact me, he told me he already spoke to opposing counsel and attorney for the child before getting back to me. I would think it would be prominent to speak to your client before anyone else, but I guess that's not the case here. THIRDLY, our 36 minute conversation was as if I was speaking to opposing counsel in a court room, instead of actually listening to his client of the history, which I found completely offensive since he entered into a 4 year case and based his thoughts on the most recent (exaggerated and fabricated) petition from opposing counsel. Then, he proceeds to tell me "to look him up" and he's a retired lieutenant after he fails to know the difference between harassment and assault in the third degree, and after he admits not knowing CPLR 321C. FOURTHLY, after I tell him via email I no longer need his services and wished him a happy new year, he forwards my email thread to the court, opposing counsel, and attorney for the child, completing violating attorney-client privileged information, Rule 1.6 in ABA, an Ethical Code that attorneys are to obey. A lawyer claiming 35 years of experience should be fully aware of basic ethical codes. The one positive that gave him one star? His behavior and this experience has made me realize if this guy's a lawyer, I can become one too. LSAT here I come.
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Response from Michael Dailey January 3, 2021
I feel very badly that I was unable to satisfy this client. Sometimes effective counsel requires telling a client what they need to hear, given the circumstances of their case, regardless of what they want to hear. I was not hired by this client, and did not receive any form of compensation from her. I was assigned to represent her by the judge in the case because her prior attorney became unavailable. As indicated in the review, there is a four year history in this case, all of which predates my involvement. Once relieved, I felt it incumbent upon me to notify the court so that the client could be considered for alternative assigned counsel. While some explanation was necessary, nothing in my communication to the court, or in the client's communication that was forwarded to the court, implicated the attorney-client privilege. I wish this client nothing but good fortune in her future endeavors. Sincerely, Mike Dailey
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Office of Michael F. Dailey, Esq.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kuczinski, Vila & Associates
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Lieutenant - Special Assignment
  • New York City Police Department
  • 1985 - 2005
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  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1994
  • Manhattan College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • Bronx County Bar Association, Criminal Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • The Bronx District Attorney's Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Enforcement Attorneys Network
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in his field."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael. I find him to be honest and very focused on his client's needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We both worked a very difficult Attempted Murder case were he got great results for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Dailey and I were both prosecutors in NY and worked closely together. I know him to be a hard working, conscientious, and intelligent attorney. I have no doubt that he provides excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is an ethical, hardworking, intelligent and honest attorney. He is professional and empathic to both his clients and his peers and yet a worthy advocate."
General practice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Mr. Dailey for several years and found him to be an excellent attorney. Mike is conscientious and thorough in his work habits. He will be an asset to any firm."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael F. Dailey and I worked together on a complex interstate custody matter in 2008. Mr. Dailey represented our client's custody interests in New York, and I in Maryland. I found him to be fully knowledgeable not only about the relevant law, but also on how to apply it practically in court to achieve our cleint's goals, which he did unequivocally. Many attorneys can quote the black letter law on an issue, but it is his ability to apply the law to accomplish real results for his clients that sets Mike Dailey apart from the average attorney. I look forward to working with him on matters in the future, and plan to refer any client who needs a talented and professional family law attorney in New York to Mr. Dailey."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a very experienced, knowledgeable and hard-working individual. I have personally recommended him in the past to prospective clients and would not hesitate to do so in the future. I heartily endorse this lawyer's work."
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Bronx Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Francis Dailey
Michael Francis Dailey
Criminal defense Attorney
Bronx, NY
Licensed for 29 years