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Michael D. Diederich Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at Stony Point, NY

5.0   5 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 42 years
    Massachusetts - MA 42 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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

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The Diederich Law Office (Mike Diederich, Esq.) represents New York residents in cases involving employment law and civil rights.  Call for a free telephone consultation.   Our offices are located 45 minutes north of New York City.


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Michael Diederich, Jr Atty At Law
361 Route 210
Stony Point, NY, 10980-3230
Diederich Law Office
361 Route 210
Stony Point, NY, 10980
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent.
Mike is very competent, knowledgeable and has a superb sense of timing. His intervention was instrumental in Goliath refusing to do battle with David - (me) Thank You
Response from Michael Diederich October 3, 2015
I always represent people who are less powerful than the wrongdoer. It's what I like to do when the law is broken.
Posted by SSC | July 15, 2015
Very diligent and knowledgeable
Due to the settlement agreement, I must remain anonymous. I hired Michael Diederich for a labor issue. Mike Diederich is a compassionate, honest, and knowledgeable attorney who will fight as hard for you as he did for me. Do not hesitate!
Response from Michael Diederich October 3, 2015
I often can negotiate a favorable severance agreement, and thus avoid time and expense of litigation. Settlement terms most ordinarily be kept in strictest confidentiality.
Posted by Lloyd | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and dedicated.
Hired Mike to take care of a legal issue I had. He did so very promptly. He was a pleasure to deal with, good listener, and passionate about his craft. Great community advocate.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Mr Diedrich is very knowledgeable about what he does. He is very thorough in his efforts for his findings.He is the best I could have gotten. He is highly recommended.
Response from Michael Diederich October 3, 2015
Thanks. I am happy that I was able to help.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendously Helpful and Proffesional
I hired Mr. Diederich to help deal with an appeal process for a denied medical waiver to get into military service. Given Mr. Diederich's previous experience in military law, he knew the best way to approach the appeal process. Through Mr. Diederich's expertise and professionalism, we were able to get the medical denial reversed. I am currently enrolled in an ROTC program and on the path to military service. I am almost certain that this decision would not have been reversed had we not sought out Mr. Diederich's help. I'd also mention that he was more than happy to speak about the details of my case outside regular business hours, and always promptly responded to any questions I had with logical and straightforward advice. I would highly recommend Mr. Diederich's services.
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Response from Michael Diederich October 3, 2015
Novel situation. I was happy to put my military legal experience as an Army JAG, and experience with government, to good use.


  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Diederich Law Office
  • 1992 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Westchester County Attorney Office
  • 1989 - 1992


  • US Army Command & General Staff College
  • 1999
  • Pace University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • US Army JAG School
  • 1984
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Vermont
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976
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Legal Cases

  • People v. Caruso
  • Mr. Diederich won an acquittal. The civil action against the man and the employer remains pending.
  • Sherman v. Town of Chester, 752 F.3d 554 (2d Cir 2014)
  • Mr. Diederich won the appeal, setting a national precedent.
  • Blake v. Village of Nyack
  • Mr. Diederich won her case with a substantial jury verdict at trial. Court also directed her reinstatement.
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  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • New York State Private Property Rights Defender Award
  • Property Rights Foundation of America Inc.
  • 2014
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • President of the United States
  • 2012


  • New York Environmental Law Series (Lawyers Cooperative, 1995).
  • Treatise Chapter: Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • 1995
  • Practitioner's Perspective: In Light of Carbone: Who Owns Municipal Solid Waste?"
  • 1995
  • ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Nov./Dec. 1994.
  • For the Government Counsel--Keep Democratic Rule over Trash"
  • 1994
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association's Environmental Law Section Journal, May 1994.
  • Article: "Garbage and the Constitution: Democracy Collides with the Commerce Clause"
  • 1994
  • 11 PACE ENVT'L L. REV. 157 (Fall 1993).
  • Law Review: “Does Garbage Have Standing?--Democracy, Flow Control and Solid Waste Management"
  • 1993
  • Westchester Co Bar Assn's FOOTNOTES
  • County Acquires Prescriptive Easement Over Runway Airspace
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • NELA-NY Spring Conference
  • Re-employment rights of servicemembers
  • 2006
  • New York State Bar Association--annual meeting
  • Constitutional Law--Commerce Clause --Solid Waste Management
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Diederich is a lawyer for the people. He wins fair and often large settlements for everyday people in employment law matters. He is honest, hard working and trust worthy. He truly cares about his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very focused and involved in his clients cases and shows enormous interest and compassion."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years and I endorse him as a very knowledgeable attorney in his areas of expertise. He is extremely hard working and dedicated to serving his clients."
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Stony Point Employment and labor Lawyer Michael D. Diederich Jr.
Michael D. Diederich Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
Stony Point, NY
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation