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Michael Thomas Mullen

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Attorney Michael Mullen founded The Law Offices of Michael Mullen in 2006 in order to obtain justice for individuals facing criminal charges. Before opening his firm, he served as an assistant district attorney in NY. This experience has provided him with ample trial experience and knowledge about the prosecution process. He has prosecuted hundreds of cases involving all types of criminal charges. In doing so, he understands the methods and tactics that prosecutors use and can use that experience to build his defense accordingly. In 2005, Attorney Mullen stepped down from the position of assistant district attorney due to his passion of expanding his litigation and trial skills. He then opened his own criminal defense firm in 2006 and has been defending falsely accused or defenseless individuals in their criminal cases. He has experience handling cases involving murder, fraud, DWI, assault, theft, RICO violations and many other types of crimes. Attorney Mullen has tried over 50 cases to verdict while reaching many victories for his clients. His goal is to ensure that the prosecutor meets the burden of proof and also build a strong case against the prosecutor. To do so, he challenges evidence and negotiates on behalf of his clients. He has handled many cases covered by the media, such as the New York Post, the New York Daily News and . These high-exposure cases have increased Attorney Mullen’s recognition as an experienced trial lawyer in the court room. If you have been charged with any type of criminal charge, team up with Brooklyn Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Mullen. He offers a free initial consultation so anyone can discuss their criminal case with the firm at no cost. Call The Law Offices of Michael Mullen today for the aggressive and experienced representation that you need for your criminal case!

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The Law Offices of Michael Mullen
26 Court St #1200
Brooklyn, NY, 11242


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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
An excellent attorney with an amazing grasp of the law and the legal system!
Posted by Job | November 11, 2020
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Dispute resolution
I had a dispute with United Airlines about a refund and Michael agreed to represent me even though it is not his usual field of expertise. Issue was resolved in my favor with one phone call from Mr Mullen!
Posted by Jeffrey | September 17, 2019
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A lawyer that puts his clients first
I had the fortune of finding Michael T. Mullen’s web page after searching for Brooklyn criminal defense lawyers. I received a police summons to the 62th precinct because a tall 14 year old teenager accused me of pushing in down on the ground and threatening his life after failing to pick up his dog dropping several times in front of my house. I learned that it was best to hire an attorney to go talk to the police on your behalf to avoid self-incrimination and to avoid the central booking process. Michael represented me from the beginning of this case to the very end. He talked to the police detective and got me a desk appearance ticket instead of me having to sit in a jail cell for central booking for weeks. After the arraignment, the original plea deal called for an assault in the 3rd degree conviction, 20 days of community service, and 5 conflict resolution classes. Michael is persistent and would never take the first deal which would have left me with a criminal record and a rap sheet. After a few adjournments, Michael talked to the district attorney and convinced him to dismiss all the criminal charges and reduce the sentencing down to a disorderly conduct violation, a $175 fine that goes with the violation, 5 days of community service, and one conflict resolution class. Michael is honest, knows the best course of action to take, and puts his clients first over making money. Instead of taking an expensive attorney fee for trial which would have had bad results due to the fact that a 14 year old is involved and the DA could use this angle to give me a worse sentence, Michael advised me to take the deal he made because the deal produced a better outcome than the sentencing that have happened at a trial with a jury which would have favored the 14 year old. Overall, I am pleased with Michael and would highly recommend his legal services to anyone charged with a crime or in search of legal representation. I would call him again in case I get into another legal bind.
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Posted by Anthony T. Jones District Leader 55th | May 26, 2017
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Attorney Michael Mullen
I had the opportunity and pleasure of being represented by Attorney Michael Mullen. He is an attorney who you can trust. He understands the circumstances and challenges that one goes through when falsely accused. He is an attorney who responds and gives 100%. Money is secondary. Principle is key with Michael. I recommend him over a thousand free attorneys. He is someone who is committed to justice and understands that truth will always rise above falsehood. He is one attorney that I would love to see as a judge one day. Thank you for all you have done Counsel.
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Posted by Brittney | May 2, 2017
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5 Star Review
I have worked with Michael for several months. He is an excellent attorney. He is very straight forward and honest with clients. In his initial meeting he makes sure to give an easy to understand yet comprehensive explanation of the criminal charges in question, potential penalties and his strategy. He is very fair with his rates and will even recommend sticking to a legal aid attorney for clients who qualify in order to save them money (in the kinds of cases where a private attorney will not make a major difference).
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Posted by Eric | April 12, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I was fortunately privileged to retain the excellent legal services of Attorney Michael Mullen. His professional skills, keen understanding, and reassuring demeanor helped to assuage my trepidation around the very complexed and complicated court systems. He artfully shaped and present my case in a professional manner that resulted in a favorable decision in my behalf. I wholeheartedly, without reservation, endorse and recommend the excellent judicial expertise of Michael Mullen, esquire.
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Posted by Samy Astafanous | April 11, 2017
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Highly Recommended Lawyer
Mr. Mullen is a professional, talented and a high caliber lawyer. Straight to the point and honest. He will tell you right away if he can help you or not and once he accepted your case, you will be a sure winner. I will definitely recommend him without a doubt.
Posted by Julius | April 6, 2017
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Awesome, Highly Knowledgeable Attorney !!!!
Michael represented me in a criminal case. His professionalism and knowledge kept me at ease knowing I was in more than capable hands and not alone. I would Highly recommend Michael Mullen to anyone in search of legal representation. I was fully vindicated for a false charge and the case was basically thrown out.
Posted by Thomas | March 15, 2017
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Great Attorney
I hired Mr. Mullen to defend me against false assault charges. I was accused of breaking a bottle over someone's head in a bar. I had a previous lawyer for several months who was not helping very much. After hiring Mr. Mullen, he was able to get all the charges dismissed! I would highly recommend him to anyone charged with a crime.
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Posted by Robert | August 11, 2014
Lucky to have Found Mr. Michael Mullen
Michael Mullen was the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with. From day 1 Michael made sure that I knew exactly what was going on, the scenarios that could possibly play out, as well as different directions we could possibly go. Without getting into to much detail of my situation, Michael was able to take and get me the best deal available, one that neither of us thought would actually happen. He came prepared every time we met with the AUSA department, and took the time to not just memorize my situation, but actually learned it. He was able to understand the whats, why's, when's and how's of my case, and know and fight for the best scenario possible for me. Anytime I needed something, or had a question, or had an issue (I live in Upstate New York, case was out of NYC) getting to the city, Michael was always there to make sure it was taken care of. Michael wasn't your run of the mill lawyer who is just there to defend you, he gave you the feeling that truly cared for my situation, and wanted the best for me. He went above and beyond for me. Yes, Michael was my attorney, but after everything, I now consider Michael a friend, and a life savior. I would recommend Mr. Mullen 100x over to anyone who finds themselves in a bind. He will make your issues his, and do whats best for you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
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Great guy, he's easy to understand and very informative. Answers all questions and concerns, also provided choices and scenarios that may occur. Thinks, and plan well ahead of time.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Michael Mullen
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mullen & Vaysberg, LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Trial Attorney
  • Shapiro, Beilly, Rosenberg, Aronowitz, Levy & Fox, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2005
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Hendrix College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Murder Case


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Recognition of service plaque
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005


  • SUNY, Buffalo
  • TANF, real world implications
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Atlantic Towers Event
  • Know your rights legal forum
  • 2017
  • Young People of Color & Interactions with Police
  • Know your rights legal forum
  • 2016
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Mullen for over 15 years. He has proven to be one of the most tireless advocates and creative attorneys I have come across. His clients have always been well served by his efforts, and his track record shows it. Whether negotiating very favorable outcomes for his clients, or outright prevailing after trial, Mr. Mullen has consistently shown himself to be a true asset to our profession. Once again, I proudly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Michael Mullen. Over the course of several years I have worked with him on various matters. I have witnessed his professionalism, knowledge, dedication and strong litigations skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working on several cases with Michael. He has always proven himself to be a devoted advocate, wise lawyer, and great strategist. he knows what he is doing and he knows had to get the job done right. I highly recommend him to any and all who have the opportunity to work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Mullen is a talented, zealous advocate who puts his clients' needs first. I wholeheartedly endorse his work in the field of criminal defense, and would be happy to work with him any time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Mullen is an excellent trial lawyer, well respected by judges and opposing counsels. Genius strategist on how to approach a plea bargaining with prosecution and if not offered what his client is looking for, he will try the case. Michel obtained many acquittals on difficult felonies and misdemeanors. You should see him on trial and will understand that his clients are protected the most when he handles the case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Michael is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise."
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Brooklyn Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Thomas Mullen
Michael Thomas Mullen
Criminal defense Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 21 years
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