Skip to main content

Michael D. Horn

Criminal defense Attorney at Astoria, NY

4.8   39 reviews
Free consultation
Free consultation
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    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.

NEW YORK CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER. OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE PROVIDING EFFECTIVE LEGAL DEFENSE. WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH AND YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY WITH THE EXPERIENCE YOU EXPECT AND THE RESULTS YOU CAN COUNT ON, CALL MIKE.

For over 25 years, Michael D. Horn has helped thousands of clients avoid the severe consequences of an arrest or conviction. I will creatively pursue every angle possible to help you secure the best possible result.

My experience with the law and courts from Nassau County to Manhattan have taught me that prosecutors, police officers and the FBI are often more interested in obtaining a conviction than doing justice. I care very much about protecting your rights and freedoms from aggressive government agents. In 1988, he was arrested for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Horn quickly learned that not everyone accused of serious allegations is guilty. Since then, he has made it his life's work to seek justice for everyone facing a criminal accusation.

As an aside, I have been happily married since 1994. My wife is also a criminal defense attorney. You can imagine the conversations.

Location

Law Office of Michael D. Horn
Michael D. Horn, PLLC
1 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY, 11514
Hide locations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fighter and winner
Mr. Horn is a great attorney. He was able to resolve an issue in 4 weeks whereas another attorney attempted to resolve and could not complete for nearly 1 year. He knows his stuff and keeps you informed every step of the way. A true professional.
Posted by Fernanda | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He gave my Life back to me!
When you are international student, away from home and life brings you a unexpected tornado. You feel completely desperate, devastated. In this moments you look for salvation, for a super hero, for somebody just to come and save your day. Michael played this role in my life. After talking to so many lawyers,Michael was the only one that I trusted. He has this natural ability of lead you out of the darkness. Thanks to this amazing professional, now I am free. There is no fear anymore. Thanks for all you done for me
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and Professional
Great person! Patient and Kind. Very Knowledgeable about what he does! 30 years of experience in the Criminal side.
Posted by Glenn | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Criminal Attorney
I highly recommend Michael Horn, he is an amazing criminal attorney. I was introduced to him through a mutual friend and for that I am very grateful. He was always accessible, accommodating, and most importantly…honest. He is a straight shooter and sets realistic expectations. My family has utilized him multiple times and needless to say, the outcomes was to our liking. Michael Horn for the win!
Read less
Posted by Shar | September 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My voice was heard! Best criminal defense lawyer
I called michael the morning I was being forced by a detective to turn myself in for a matter that was unjustified. Michael answered all my questions and made an appointment right away for me to see him. After our discussion and seeing the fighter in him, I was convinced to retain him. He stayed on top of the detectives to have me released as soon as possible and made the whole process afterwards simple to deal with. In about a week with a couple of text messages, michael was able to get my case dismissed prior to going to the court date. He is a very understanding and firm lawyer. You can see the fire of a fighter in him as he talks and tackles any opposition to the end goal. I would highly recommend giving him a call and guaranteed after that discussion you’ll never regret retaining him. He follows through with everything he says he will do.
Read less
Posted by Nadia | September 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer I highly recommend
Going through a traumatizing experience, Michael Horn was very attentive and walk me through the legal process. Not only is he kind but also honest, very passionate about what he does he will make sure he gives his best to your case. I am very grateful I came across his profile when I needed it. It’s very hard in NYC to find honest lawyers ... he didn’t tried to rip me off like other did using my fears. Michael also always kept in touch with me to let me know the evolution of my case. So if you have any doubt .. don’t .. you find the right one.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
As honest and hard working Attorney as you will find anywhere. Excellent experience and strong representation. Mike Horn achieved a great result for me.
Posted by Christopher | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BET YOUR LIFE ON MIKE
Mike went above-and-beyond to help me get my life back on track. After 7 months of facing multiple felonies and misdemeanors totaling 5-25 years of imprisonment, all charges were dismissed. Mike helped me aggregate all of the evidence I had proving my innocence, and got two different DAs on separate but related charges to dismiss all of my charges without going to trial or taking any plea deal. On one occasion, I was arrested after additional false reports when refusing to pony up extortion demands by the original accuser, and Mike arrived ready to Central Bookings hours later ready wand prepared to prove my innocence; subsequently, I was released without even having to pay bail. Otherwise, I would have probably ended up on a boat to Riker's Island unjustly. Also, his "performance" when presenting my case to the judge was Oscar-worthy attaining oohs, aahs, chuckles, and cringes from those present in the court. Mike also followed up with me regularly to see if my extortioner was still harassing me, and always gave advice on any new developments. I'd pay more if I could! Mike was also financially flexible with me allowing me to pay in installments. He is as good as it gets! I cannot even contemplate on an area for needed improvement or even a nuanced critique. Hard for me to describe in words my gratitude and appreciation for Michael Horn's professionalism, skills, abilities, and character. He is the GOAT!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Matter
I hired Michael Horn for a small legal situation I had. He was very attentive from the beginning. Always answered my calls/text right away, especially when I was panicked. He wanted without a doubt what was best for me and for my situation. Would definitely recommend him. Thanks Again!!!
Posted by Ryan | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Mr.Horn has been my lawyer as well as my brothers lawyer for many years and would be the only attorney that I call upon or recommend to any family or friends. Mr.Horn is very professional and well known in the court system among the DA, Judges and other attorneys. If you have hired Mr.Horn or are thinking about hiring him you will definitely be in the best hands possible.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spectacular lawyer
Mr.Horn is an absolute gem to work with. His balance of professionalism and compassion make him stand out from many other lawyers. He exuded patience and kindness throughout my whole experience. He went above and beyond to keep me informed and he was persistent in helping resolve my legal matters in a timely fashion. Much to my excitement and surprise, Mr. Horn achieved the best possible outcome without ever having to appear in court. I will forever be grateful I had Mr. Horn on my side during an incredibly difficult time.
Read less
Posted by Ahmed | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal case
Hired from day one and haven’t gone against that decision since. Was there to help in and out of court and was always on top of the case. Ended the case in a great note and got rid of my charges dropping them down to one disorderly conduct. Appreciated all the help and concern and would deff recommend!
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Michael not only helped me get a case dismissed in a very smart and professional way, he also set me at ease and took some of the stress away (which is difficult when you have to deal with city courts). The legal system is complicated, and I'm glad he navigated it for me. I always felt like my case was in very capable hands.
Posted by Alberto | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A man of his word. 6 Stars
Michael is the most honest and straightforward Lawyer I know I met Michael after an unpleasant experience with another lawyer that was trying to rip me off and did not care about my case anymore. Michael was very honest with me, explained and walked me through the case with clarity. He was very communicative and always on top of the case and of course, I had a better outcome. I would highly recommend Michael because, unlike a lot of lawyers, he is a man of his word and he delivers. I will always be Grateful for all your help.
Read less
Posted by Laura | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for the job, hands down...
I hired a friend/attorney to represent me in a DWI proceeding. It was going absolutely no where for almost a year. My "friend" told me that the offer (which was the same from day one) was the best I was going to get and that I should take it. Thankfully, I declined to do so and began my search for an expert criminal attorney. I came across Michael D. Horn, Esq. I called his office and immediately received a call back from Michael personally. He consulted with me over the phone and assured me that this wasn't the end of the world and that he most certainly could get me off without a criminal record. Sure enough, before we even attended court, he called me with an amazing deal, better than I imagined possible. He was incredibly professional, yet so compassionate. I couldn't be happier to have chosen Michael as my attorney. My life is finally back on track and my record unscathed. Thank you again Michael!!!!!! No words can fully express my gratitude for all that you have done for me. :)
Read less
Posted by Ana | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Michael Horn was referred to me by another attorney for a difficult federal case. He was able to get me time served and other charges dismissed. I admire his professionalism and his honesty. He was always reachable and answered all my questions. During this hard time of my life, he always made me feel secured that the end result were going to be positive. Due to his great job performance, I able to see the light at the end of this painful process. Thank you Michael Horn!!!
Read less
Posted by AGafar | September 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped Get my Life and Sanity Back
I was arrested on May 2016 on felony charges, I had never been in any trouble before not even a traffic ticket. I had a legal aid attorney, I did some research on him and did not feel comfortable with him handling my case. I did more research online and found Mr. Horn. I called his office and left a message he got back to me right away. I met him at his office and we discussed my case. He did not sugar coat anything just gave me the facts and reality. He told me that he will work with the DA to get the best possible deal for me. After two court appearances, he worked out a great deal with the DA for me. My final court date is coming up which all charges will be dismissed and I will only have a violation. Thanks to Mr. Horn and all his hard work I will be able to get my life back and move on from one of the most difficult periods in my life. If you ever have the misfortune to be in trouble with the law, reach out to Michael D. Horn he will explore every possible avenue for you and get you the best deal, so you can get your life back. Thank you very much Mr. Horn for all you have done for me during this most difficult time.
Read less
Posted by emilio | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professtionalism and Intergrity
2007 Michael was suggested to me by another lawyer. when I went for a consultation I immediately felt comfortable. I hired him on the spot to represent my stepson in a complicated criminal & custody case. He kept me informed on every issue and made suggestions that I never would have thought of. He responds fast to inquires. It is now 2016 and Michael has represented my family and friends on numerous cases, everyone has been grateful for the care and hard work he puts in every case. Emilio
Read less
Posted by Briana | September 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
Michael has been the BEST attorney I have ever had. He is ALWAYS reachable and he is very understanding. He does every thing to the best of his ability . So grateful he was apart of my team ,he helps those willing to help them selves....he never gives up on you and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM to everyone....He is truly the most reliable attorney in New York.....
Read less
Posted by Christine | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Calm To Our Storm
When helping a family member, loved one or friend with an arrest it can be extremely nerve-racking, confusing and frustrating. When my boyfriend was arrested I was completely overwhelmed. Michael was the calm to our storm from the 1st phone call all they way through to successfully getting our criminal case dismissed. My boyfriend and I are so comfortable with Michael, he is currently fighting another case for us. Michael has become more than a lawyer, but family. He creates an environment which allows his clients to be open and honest. He never passes judgement and is creative with his defenses. In court he has one of the best poker faces I've ever seen. Michael not only helps his clients fight their cases, but helps them become better people. I am happy to not only call Michael Horn our lawyer, but our friend too. THANK YOU MICHAEL.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Michael D. Horn
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Queens Law Association
  • 1996 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division
  • 1991 - 1996

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sex Trafficing Trial - Manhattan
  • Acquittal
  • QN10175/2004
  • Acquittal
  • People v. Trevor M.
  • Acquittal
View all legal cases

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • 1993 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Voir Dire Practice
  • Jury Selection
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We were co-counsel in a Queens criminal matter and Mike was excellent. He was knowledgable about the law, the court process, and knew all of the major players. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable criminal attorney with a wealth of experience. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Horn is an extremely capable attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with Mike for over 20 years. He is always professional and knowledgeable. I would would let me represent my own family if they were in trobule."
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Litigation

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Astoria Criminal defense Lawyer Michael D. Horn
Michael D. Horn
Criminal defense Attorney
Astoria, NY
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation