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On November 8, 2012, The New York Law Journal wrote a cover story about Michael Weinstock and his pro bono work helping hospitalized people vote after hurricane Sandy. (see Pro Bono Scrambles to Secure Right to Vote of Patients on a 'Wild and Crazy' Election Day, page one, 11/8/12, see also http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202577637354&thepage=2) Mr. Weinstock was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the New York City Bar Association that very same day. (see photo) His accomplishment was also featured on the first page of the St. Johns School of Law website. (http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/law/pr_law_121108a.news_item@digest.stjohns.edu%2facademics%2fgraduate%2flaw%2fpr_law_121108a.xml)


 


Michael Weinstock is a former New York City prosecutor. He now operates a solo criminal law practice in Nassau County, New York. He is frequently quoted in national newspapers and television programs and often delivers CLE presentations at bar associations and law schools in the New York City Metropolitan Region.


 


Mr. Weinstock received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s School of Law in 1998 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.


 


Mr. Weinstock is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association as well as the Bar Association of the City of New York. He is a contributing author to the book “Dollars and Democracy: A Blueprint for Campaign Finance Reform” which was published by Fordham University Press in 2000. In 2012, Mr. Weinstock had an opinion piece published in the New York Times on the subject of Super Pac’s and campaign finance regulation. (see http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/sunday-dialogue-money-and-influence-in-us-elections.html?pagewanted=all)


 


During a period of more than ten years, Mr. Weinstock was a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He responded to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001 and was later personally acknowledged by the President of the United States


 


Mr. Weinstock is a coach in the yearly mock trial tournement hosted by the Nassau County Bar Association., 2011


Pro bono/Community Service:



St Johns School of Law CLE: Public Speaking for Attorneys: The Fundamentals Most people assume that all lawyers are comfortable with speaking in public. In reality, many lawyers hate it. This CLE will focus on the basics of delivering a presentation and will provide participants with the fundamentals needed to prepare a closing argument, or simply say a few words at a community meeting. Michael S. Weinstock, Esq. The Law Offices of Michael Weinstock, LLC Great Neck, New York, 2012
 

From 2004 through 2012, Weinstock was a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York. In 2009, Weinstock was personally honored by the New York State Comptroller for his committment to the charity. The Governor of the State of New York also sent Weinstock a special proclamation for his work. Weinstock's participation drew notice because he was a participant with the same exact charity as a small boy. (See http://www.weinstocklawyer.com/?p=163), 2004


 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

 


Verdicts and Settlements: 
Weinstock was lead trial attorney in a commercial holdover proceeding that determined control of the commercial Stevedoring activity at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The stevedoring contract at the port is estimated to generate approximately nine million dollars per year. (See Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J. v. American Stevedoring Inc., 105897/09, Decided: May 3, 2010 published in the New York Law Journal ) http://www.weinstocklawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/E5CE1603244A513850458C2E2F82A8E9.pdf, 2010



Weinstock was featured in both the New York Post and the New York Metro for his work representing (pro bono) the family of Gloria Knight, who was killed a direct result of the terrorist act of 9/11/01. (See http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/granny_kin_fight_for_victim_status_zVDp4gltdX3045oIYLmfrO ), 2011
 

Michael S. Weinstock was lead prosecutor in a case that was prosecuted by the Brooklyn District Attorney's office in conjunction with federal authorities. Following a thorough investigation by the Office of Inspector General, a former AmeriCorps member from Brooklyn, NY, was convicted of defrauding the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps*Care program. In compliance with federal law, the disposition of the matter was reported to Congress. The conviction recieved national press attention. The director of the federal Americorps program flew to New York City where he testified at the proceeding. (See http://www.weinstocklawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/childcarescam.pdf)

 


Other Outstanding Achievements:
Weinstock was recognized by the President of the United States as well as the Prime Minister of New Zealand for his work as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. His actions on that day and the following days have been chronicled in a chapter of a book, "9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes by Colonel Will G. Merrill, Jr" (See Great Neck Record newspaper article, http://www.weinstocklawyer.com/?p=157) While working as a prosecutor, Weinstock was acknowledged by the Inspector General of the United States after gaining an important conviction with a defendant who had used a complicated scheme to embezzle funds from the federal Americorps program. (see http://www.weinstocklawyer.com/?page_id=11), 2001

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
  3. Maritime: 10%

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    Mr. Weinstock is an outstanding attorney whose diverse experience ensures the highest level of service and professionalism. He has intricate knowledge of criminal law and procedure, particularly regarding DUI/DWI related matters. He is an impeccable advocate and a valuable resource in the legal community. I endorse Mr. Weinstock without equivocation.

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Law Offices of Michael S. Weinstock

15 Cutter Mill Road
Suite 290
Great Neck, NY, 11021

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Annual ScholarshipBradeis Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLaw Offices of Michael Weinstock2011 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Association of the Bar of New York CityMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J. v. American StevedoringCourt held in favor of Michael Weinstock
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
St. John's Law ReviewDifferent States: Huge Mistakes; the Pitfalls and Consequences of Bringing International Defendants to the Wrong District2013
Fordham University PressDollars and Democracy: A Blueprint for Campaign Finance Reform2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of IowaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St Johns School of LawInterviewing Tips and Strategies2012