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Michael D. Litman

DUI and DWI Attorney at White Plains, NY

5.0   41 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    If you are charged with a DWI, you need an attorney that knows the tests and the science behind the charges. I have represented hundreds of individuals charged with DWI, and I know how to fight for the best outcome.

    15 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I zealously represent clients in Westchester County and the NYC metro area charged with NY State misdemeanor and felony charges at all stages of the criminal process.

    15 years

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    If you are charged with a violent crime, the penalties could be severe. You need an attorney experienced in handling violent cases, and dealing with the types of evidence the DA will try to use against you. I have the experience to fight for you!

    15 years

Call me immediately for a free consultation if you are charged with a DWI or criminal offence. I will fight for you to get the charges reduced, or dismissed when possible. I am an experienced criminal & DWI defense attorney practicing in Westchester County as well as the NYC metro area, including the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockland, Putnam and Nassau Counties. I provide zealous representation for people charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses, including DWI/DUI, assault, larceny, weapon possession, drug crimes, robbery, burglary, identity theft, internet crimes, and sex crimes. Since I began practicing criminal defense in 2007, I have represented thousands of clients, and spent countless hours in court. I know how to negotiate with judges and prosecutors, and I am in constant contact with my clients so they know what to expect, and have a full understanding of their case. 

 

I went to law school for the purpose of practicing in the criminal law field, doing internships in both prosecutorial and defense based offices. After law school I joined Nassau County Legal Aid Society, where I gained a lot of experience by being thrown in the fire of litigation shortly after my employment began. By the end of my three-and-a-half year tenure there, I was handling most of the felony DWI cases and felony DWI litigation for legal aid. After I left legal aid, I went to work in private practice, initially working with an immigration firm in Queens, representing all of the firm's clients in their criminal matters as well as immigration hearings in federal court. 

 

I left the immigration law firm to join a small firm in Westchester County that handled criminal defense and personal injury. I handled all of the firm's criminal defense cases, appearing in local courts all around Westchester and Rockland, as well as the NYC metro area. I also handled a significant caseload of personal injury, civil rights and commercial litigation cases.

 

I left that firm after three years to start my own firm in July 2014, focusing on criminal and DWI/DUI defense. I fight hard for my clients' rights, and provide them with the attention their cases deserve. I am committed to making sure my clients have a full understanding of their case, as well as the ability to reach me anytime to ask questions or raise concerns. My focus is on getting the best possible result for my clients, and making sure my clients avoid the pitfalls of the criminal justice system. 

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Outside of the White Plains office at 75 S. Broadway, Suite 403, White Plains, NY 10601
Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would 10/10 recommend
Michael was able to resolve my case quickly and efficiently. He was able to get me the best result possible. He made me feel comfortable and guided me through the process perfectly. I would recommend Michael to anyone!
Response from Michael Litman February 4, 2020
Thank you for the excellent review. It was my pleasure to help you with your case.
Posted by Mark | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication and representation!
I knew Michael Litman was the attorney for me from the first time I spoke with him over the phone, he took my call while he was away on vacation! After had already spoken with two other attorneys, I felt more comfortable with Michael handling my case. Michael Litman took my case in April of 2021 and worked with me until November 2022 when my case ended. He’s super knowledgeable, organized, and clearly communicates every single thing to you verbally and via a follow up email in writing. If you’re looking for excellent representation in the court, Michael’s your guy!
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Posted by Sean | November 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Work
From the first day Michael assured me he’d always be available and do whatever he could to make sure i knew every step of my process along the way. And having him in my corner made me more comfortable getting through my misdemeanor DWI which was reduced to a DWAI after completing everything Michael suggested for me to do. Always available, highly dedicated, not one complaint about him. Excellent lawyer. Great work michael. Thank you
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Posted by John | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
It was a pleasure to work with Michael Litman. He handled my case professionally with sound advice. I am very happy with the outcome. And I would hire Michael again. I am a resident of Yorktown Heights.
Posted by Jose | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service/Great Attorney
Mr. Litman is a very skilled & knowledgeable attorney, Even though this situation of having a DUI can cause anxiousness & worry, Mr. Litman guided me, had the patience to help me understand things I was unclear about, and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. This helped ease my anxiety when appearing in court. I am grateful to have had him represent me and help me get the best possible outcome. Thank you Mr. Litman for your patience and all your help.
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Posted by Great | March 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Michael is great. He was able to help me when I needed it most. He got me a deal that went above and beyond my expectations.
Posted by Richard | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding outcome & amazing service
I had the privilege of having Mr.litman as my lawyer. He completely changed my entire situation around. He assured me that I could reach out to him at any time of the day if I had any questions or worries and what was said was done. I recall many times I called Mr.Litman wether it was a question or concern I had. I prepared myself for the worst and Mr.Litman was so supportive through out my entire case and at the end of it all, he exceeded my expectations of him. I am very close to my family, my grandfather especially and Mr.Litman helped me bring serious charges down to probation when i was facing serious time. He demonstrated how skillful he is by asking all the right questions so he can gather all the facts and information without making me feel uneasy. I am happy to say I can enjoy my time with my family peacefully now and I know I owe it all to him. If you’re looking for a supportive, professional and hard working lawyer, just know it’s Mr.Litman you can call on. I seriously cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Laurence | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Litman review of services rendered
Michael Litman is a very competent attorney. His transactions with me were courteous, professional and above all I believed he was concerned for my situation and caring of my feelings. He was knowledgeable and knew his way around the complexities posed by the legal system. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Litman represented me in a criminal case. His dedication and hard work was only matched by his empathy for me. From the start he made me feel connected to an advocate. His support was very important to me. He was very knowledgeable about the entire legal process. He was also thorough in explaining how we could build my case. More people should be like Mr. Litman.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anonymous
If you find yourself in need of legal representation for a DWI case, Michael Litman is the attorney to call first. Knowledgeable and experienced, Michael Litman will lead and advise you to the best course of action and outcome available to you. I highly recommend Mr. Litman's services.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dwi case
Thank you Michael for taking my case and dropping my charges to a violation, I understand not all cases are the same but you made it easier for me. you had amazing communication with me. Really appreciate everything.
Posted by Jose | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Litman is a very skilled, knowledgeable, and seasoned attorney. He worked on a DIU case for my teenage son and was able to get the best outcome under the circumstances. Mr. Litman was able to provide us with guidance on every step of the legal process and delivered all available options on every area. We are so grateful to him for his work and highly recommend him.
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Response from Michael Litman March 11, 2021
Thank you for the great review Jose! I was happy that I could help your son and your family in resolving this case.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and a wonderful person
Mr. litman is a skilled and experienced attorney, but what makes him truly excellent is his approach and treatment of people who seek his help. Having heard a million horror stories about the difficulties of working with a lawyer, I was nervous about not being able to find one with whom I would feel at ease. Mike put all of my fears away almost instantly upon meeting him. He was calm and collected, devoted a lot of time to explaining the various possible outcomes of my case and the options available to me. He was incredibly detailed, organized, always available if any questions arose and was able to yield the best result for my particular case. I recommend Michael wholeheartedly and without hesitation.
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Response from Michael Litman February 25, 2021
Thank you! I appreciate your review, and I was happy that I could help you with your case.
Posted by Mike | December 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding DUI Representation
Based on my recent experience with the legal system, I strongly recommend Mike Litman for legal representation. I was arrested for DUI, and after initial consultation with Mike, it was clear that I would be well represented for my first foray in the criminal legal system. Mike answered my many questions promptly with plain language, which helped to ease my anxieties when appearing in court. He advised me of all options available to my case and their potential consequences, so that I was able to make an informed decision for the best possible outcome. Additionally, Mike kept me well informed about the ramifications of all legal documents that I received from the Police Department, Court, and DMV as well as his Retainer Contract. When observing his interactions with the DA and Judge in court, I was confident that I had strong representation and that the court would view my circumstances in the best possible light. In the end, I am thankful that Mike Litman’s legal representation was recommended to me. Some highlights from my experience with Mike: *Mike answers texts and phone calls immediately, or in a timely fashion if he is in court. *Retainer contract terms were understandable. *Fees for representation were reasonable and there were no unexpected charges. *He is respected by the Court and DA and has excellent rapport with them. *He provided advice on all possible routes based on his thorough legal knowledge. *Very professional demeanor while at the same time making his client feel at ease.
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Response from Michael Litman December 14, 2020
Thank you very much for the review Mike. I was happy to help you. Stay safe!
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Michael
I hired Michael to represent me for a DWI case in Cortlandt NY. From my first call with him, he was very clear and knowledgable about the circumstances of my case, easy to talk to and get a hold of when I had questions. He walked me through the whole process and ultimately ended up getting my charges reduced to the minimum penalty, from a DWI to a DWAI in only 2 court appearances. He was smart and proactive in his communication with the Judge and DA. His fees were very reasonable and flexible and he was upfront and proactive about handing the case properly and efficiently for the fees discussed. I would absolutely hire Michael again and recommend him to anyone in the unfortunate position of having to deal with a DWI charge.
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Response from Michael Litman November 21, 2019
Thank you for your review. I am glad we were able to reach a good resolution in the case.
Posted by Sandra | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing Attorney
I was facing a serious felony charge when I was introduced to this amazing Attorney. He was on call basically 24/7 to answer my questions and allay my fears. Mr. Litman represented me very well and after little over a year thanks to his efforts I left that Westchester court house with my charges reduced and my records sealed. Simply amazing work. Thanks a zillion again Mr. Litman.
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Response from Michael Litman October 1, 2019
You're welcome Sandra! I am happy we were finally able to get a good result in your case. Best of luck to you.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
Mr Litman was there when I needed him! On call and answered every question I had. The most impressive part is I dealt directly with him! The law office I used prior I would only be able to talk to paralegals to get messages to my lawyer. Obviously no one wants to ever have to need a lawayer but I promise if you need one Mr Litman won’t disappoint! RR
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Response from Michael Litman June 25, 2019
Thank you! It is unfortunate you had a bad experience with the prior firm, but I am glad we could fix that.
Posted by Ruth | June 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I had him on my team
Michael was quick to respond and able to assist me in navigating through what could otherwise have been a very serious charge. I am grateful for his time and fair rates.
Response from Michael Litman June 24, 2019
Thank you Ruth, I'm glad I was able to help you with your case.
Posted by Gerardo | September 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From misdemeanor to violation
I found Michael D Litman on Avvo and I had my free consultation as he promise me. His office was legit and I thank him for sticking with me for 4mnths. I feel like a free man just because of him. Thanks, Michael. I will never forget you and for any other problem I definitely will use you again. You're officially my lawyer.
Response from Michael Litman September 24, 2018
Thank you Gerardo. I hope you won't need a lawyer again, but if you do, I'm there for you.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Michael Litman was very helpful. He consulted over the phone and was patient and honest and did not rush me at all. He gave advice to best of his ability given the information I supplied and that it was just a consultation. I think it was generous of him to speak with me. I was very appreciative.
Response from Michael Litman May 3, 2018
Thank you for your excellent review. It was my pleasure to help you understand your legal issue. Best of luck with it.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Michael Litman PPLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael H. Joseph
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nassau County Legal Aid Society
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Saratoga County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Rensselaer County Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Albany County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • People v. S.A
  • Case dismissed and sealed for failure to prosecute.
  • People v. O.M.
  • Full dismissal of all charges
  • People v. A.A.
  • Acquittal of the misdemeanor DWI.
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Associations

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor - DUI & DWI
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law in Action
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • 2021
  • Careers in Business Night
  • Legal business ownership
  • 2018
  • BNI Network One
  • Personal Injury Litigation in NY
  • 2012
  • BNI Network One
  • The Legal Consequences of a DWI in NY
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (40)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Friend
"Mike is an extremely talented lawyer. Mike is intelligent, hard-working and personable. Mike works hard to achieve the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I have worked closely with Michael on a number of matters and he is a great lawyer who knows the New York courts and gets great results for his clients. I give him my full endorsement to anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a thorough, conscientious lawyer who takes the time to examine all of the issues surrounding his cases."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael Litman works hard for his clients, and gets great results. He really cares for his clients, and it shows in the passionate way that he advocates for them. If he is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Litman since a law student, and he has always been able to expertly handle matters for his and other attorneys' clients in a caring and efficient manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Litman provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael D. Litman. He is an asset to the avvo community and the legal profession. His answer and guides on Avvo provide a deep understanding of New York Criminal law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Litman. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael D. Litman. He is my go-to criminal defense attorney in New York!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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