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Michael Peter Kushner

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    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.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    20 years, 250 cases

  2. Civil rights

    20 years, 150 cases

  3. Business

    18 years, 30 cases

  4. Federal crime
    Resolving many International Extradition cases.

  5. White collar crime


Kushner Law Group, PLLC
16 Court Street
36th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11241

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4.1 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Jessica | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this Man!!!!!
Ommmmggggg!!! Mike is the TRUTH! I could have been sitting in a jail cell for a very long time but Mike made it possible that I got time served!!!! Mike is beyond highly RECOMMEND and worth EVERY penny and more!!!!! I love you Mike and I would definitely recommend you without a doubt!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!!!
Posted by Roger | April 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I called Michael to ask about a suspicious text message and phone call. Even though Michael was on vacation with his family he took the time to explain to me what I needed to do. He also faxed to me pertinent numbers and websites to help me with my problem. I would highly recommend the Kushner Law Group for any legal problems you may have.
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Posted by Tracie | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would 100% Recommend
Michael is a fantastic attorney, one of the best that I've worked with. Not to mention, that he's qualified for cases even at the federal level. I retained him in services regarding a life insurance policy, and I don't regret it at all. His office is located in a prime location, with helpful and friendly staff, which only attests to his availability to his clients-both inside and outside of the office. He made himself readily available, and was speedy in all responses with every correspondence that we exchanged. His professionalism is unmatched, but also, his humor and humanity which make him not only a great attorney to work with, but also a great person.
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Posted by Linda | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Kushner treated me with kindness and did not take advantage of my strained financial situation. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a respectable lawyer.
Posted by Steven | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
100% the best, Michael P Kushner got my case dismissed as he said he would!!!
Posted by Annie | January 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful help
Michael provided such amazing help to me in two very different situations. First I was given an absurd ticket for biking on the sidewalk (in an area with no bike lanes and tons of traffic) and he went to court for me and dealt with it. Second, when my partner was in a very bad accident (hit by a car while walking) he provided help immediately, coming to the hospital and guiding us in the arduous process of filing the paperwork to settle with the driver of the vehicle. Michael is so kind, efficient, professional and creative! Grateful for the work he does.
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Posted by Mary | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Kushner, Esq.
Michael is highly qualified to take any case that s put before him and I would use him again. Before you call an attorney to represent you on your case, please ask Michael K. You would be very satisfied with his performance as I was.
Posted by Barry | August 5, 2015
Has potential but he did minimal work for me.
Im tied between 1 or two stars but i'll give him 2 stars because he ultimately won my case. My main complaint about this attorney is he avoided MOST of my calls and text messages. Speaking to him was almost impossible. It was so bad that a detective told me she left him 3 voicemail messages and he never returned her calls. It was frustrating. He came to court a FEW times extremely late and had an excuses which appeared to be a lie. One time he told me he was late due to a car accident. Another time he came to court after lunch and he told me he was in the district attorney's office having a discussion about the case. I checked the ADA office to find out he was never there, and he never signed the lawyers book. To his credit, he won my domestic violence case at trail. He was actually pretty good at interrogating the witness. However, he never subpoenaed my telephone records or retrieved Facebook info in time for trail (which would have proved my innocents immediately and possibly avoided ever going to trial). He failed to provide documented evidence where the witness had previously lied under oath. Those details would of won my bench trail case with no doubts, but waiting two days for a veridic was worrisome because it came down to her word vs mine. (it shouldn't of been that way due to all the evidence i had). I believed I won trail because the witness was an obvious liar. In addition, his knowledge of extradition law was limited. He told me if I were to sign an governors warrant wavier that the state of Florida had 3 days to pick me up. That information was far from true. Essentially, I felt like he didn't care about my case. Not responding to my phone calls or text messages was just unacceptable. And for those reasons I would not recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely appalling
This attorney showed zero respect for me and my wishes. He was impossible to communicate with, and in the minimal communication i received, there was zero indication he understood my concerns, let alone processed and chose to act upon them. The work he did was bare bones and despite paying him a flat fee for the work he was supposed to do , wound up having to hire another attorney due to his negligent handling of my case . I cannot attest to how he handles cases in court but his handling of me as a client could not have been more unprofessional and disrespectful.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


  • Vermont Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Niagara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a very hardworking and competent attorney. The one negative review he has from a client is absurd since the reviewer points out that Mike won the case. As in not guilty - full acquittal - best possible result you can get. For the client to complain after Mike secured an acquittal shows us that it is the ungrateful client here that was the problem."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Brooklyn Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Peter Kushner
Michael Peter Kushner
Criminal defense Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 19 years
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