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S. Michael Musa-Obregon

Criminal defense Attorney at Maspeth, NY

4.8   48 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About S. Michael

Learn S. Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defend many individual and white collar corporate clients before the police department, federal agencies and the courts in cases involving the most minor criminal charges to the most serious, such as murder, rape and other sexual crimes, kidnapping, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and white collar fraud in amounts involving millions of dollars, organized crime, racketeering, extortion, prostitution, and loan sharking, as well as the international extradition for these crimes. Als

    34 years

  2. Immigration
    Defend many individual and corporate clients in complex cases before the immigration agencies and courts in cases involving deportation, criminal deportation, incarcerated immigrants, asylum, permanent residency, citizenship, as well as family and employment and professional based petitions for residency in the U.S.

    35 years

S. Michael Musa-Obregon and the lawyers in his firm has over 75 years of combined experience representing clients in the New York area with both federal and state criminal defense related matters. Have you been arrested for a crime such as a DWI, theft crime, sex crime or any other criminal offense related matter? Contact criminal defense attorney, Shauky Musa-Obregon today.

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Musa-Obregon & Associates
55-21 69th St
2nd Fl
Maspeth, NY, 11378-1806
S. Michael Musa-Obregon
757 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY, 10016
S. Michael Musa-Obregon
199 Main Street
Suite 301
White Plains, NY, 10601
S. Michael Musa-Obregon
263 N. Main Street
Second Fl.
Spring Valley, NY, 10970
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Best Immigration Lawyer
He understands what an immigrant needs in this country, like the right to be in this country, work and raise our family in a legal way.
Posted by Maria Antúnez | April 3, 2019
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Permanent Resident.
Finally i got my permanent Resident this day. I hired Ángel Olivares and he represented me and my dream come true. In general my experience with this Office is great, I'm greaceful with this job; they are very professional, organized and accurate. This law firm covered all my expectations. I recommend Ángel Olivares as an excellent legal advisor in inmigration profesores.
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Posted by khaled | September 30, 2018
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my experience
finally i got my immigrant visa this week ,i haired mr micheal 3 years ago and he represent me and my family cases since that . in asylum case and when the case sent to the court , after that in green card application for my family and in my immigrant visa . in general my experience with this office is great , they are very professional , organized ,accurate work . communication is very easy they answer all my questions .some times there is reasonable delay in submitting the application and they explain to me ,that because they want be sure 100% from everything before submit any application which is fine for me , what is important the final result . i highly recommend this attorney office for immigration cases
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Posted by Adil | May 4, 2018
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Divorce case
On July 2017, I started my divorce case with the help of Mayra Velez and Janice. Ms. Velez is an excellent attorney. She answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. Janice was extremely helpful and she was there in every step of the way. What I liked best is that they replied promptly to my e-mails, I never felt ignored. Thanks to them, I recently found out that my divorce was granted. It was the best news.
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 5, 2018
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Very thankfull for the services provided
These words are to thank the excellent job paralegal Angel Olivares whi worked together with Dr. Mayra Velez who worked on my case and help me get my green card and went over and beyond all the obstacles we had. As a personal review I would really recommend this attorney firm.
Posted by Aracely | November 19, 2017
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Husband case
Thank you to musa obregon & associates to the lawyer angel olivares, for helping us to solve my husband case. That none of the lawyers had helped me. -Aracely
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
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Naturalization Case expierience - White Plain, NY Office
I recently hired an attorney at the Musa-Obregon & Associates at the White Plains, NY location to help me with my N-400 application and represent me during the naturalization interview. I Just want to commend the staff there, from start to finish I had a great rapport. Legal Assistant Angel Olivares maintained contact throughout the whole process. With each correspondence sent from USCIS, Angel reached out to let me know what the next steps are and what to expect. The day of my interview went well. I met my assigned attorney at the Federal Building in NYC and she prepped me. My case was a bit complicated due to a past Misdemeanor and I was extremely nervous but she helped me hold it together and focused on all the positivity I have done since that one incident. All in all, I could not have asked for better representation. I now am scheduled for my Oath ceremony this coming December 2017 and am relieved. I can now focus on my future and continue building a family with my wife. Thank you Musa-Obregon & Associates for not just giving me hope but helping me secure my future here in the United States.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2017
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The best reliable experienced lawyer
I have a very complicated case that some lawyers even rejected or others asked for very high rates but when I went to mr. michael with no hope at all, he found I have a very strong case and not only he accepted it but he didnt charge me anything too. knowing my circumstances, he accepted my case as a pro bono. So if you are looking for an experienced reliable lawyer, you are in good hands with musa-obergon and associates.
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Posted by Columbia | February 10, 2017
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Only one who was successful - Michael Musa-Obregon
Had a dishonest auto shop that would "create" a new issue with my car each time my husband brought it in for a repair. Mr. Obregon took our case, even though it was a small case he took it on. He was there every time we had to go to court, as they would cancel on us at the last minute not giving us time to warn Mr. Obregon not to come. And this happened 3 times and he was ALWAYS there for us. When we finally got the case to be heard, Mr. Obregon was brilliant handling the case and justice was served! He's brilliant and cares for his clients with true heart, you could not be in better hands.
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Posted by Greg | February 10, 2017
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Very satisfied
Amazing staff, very professional and highly recommendable. They helped me with 2 criminal cases where the outcome was great thanks to the firm. Any questions I had were answered diligently by my attorney. Never had to wonder or wait around. Thank you again!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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Michael-Musa Obregon & His Team are The Best! They are trustworthy, honest, loyal and they work hard!
If you are looking for an Attorney and want the best, you must see Michael Musa-Obregón and his Team. Michael is a man of character. His belief system is based on honesty, trust, and hard work. He ensures that all of his clients are properly and justly represented. He is a person who can be counted on and to work on your needs above all else. I have known few people in my life who will honor their word and work like Mike has for me. Mr. Musa has the knowledge and natural aptitude to know not only the law and the application of it; he knows people and their qualities. He listens, inquires, analyzes and judges the best options for what a client needs. He demonstrates a brilliance for keeping the best interest for his clients. Mike Musa is a very special person who genuinely cares about each client. He has an open mind and will work tirelessly. Despite his great intellect and position of power, he is humble and gracious. Michael Musa-Obregón is a man of character who is blessed with a great mind and compassion for those in need.
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Posted by Khalid | December 16, 2016
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Best lawyer for asylum case
Honest , professional ,reachable any time , this is conclude my experience with attorney musa-obregon & associates I am a surgeon doctor worked in gulf area and I had a very complicated asylum case , he accept the case and he win the case for me . He always answered my concerns within few hours , some time minutes by email because this the best way to reach him any time which help a lot to reduce my stress . Mr Michael is so smart and very knowledgeable about Middle East issue and what going on in Syria ,which is help me a lot to explain my situation . I live in another state not in New York ,despite that I felt always he is a very close . He applied to expedite my case and it was approved by imigration and the day of interview they came and attend the interview with me . I highly recommend attorney musa-obregon for asylum cases .
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Posted by Zahran Manasrah | December 16, 2016
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Excellent attorney
I like to express my deep appreciation to you and your team for being very helpful ,informative, professional ,and honest. Mr Obrigon and his team are very knowledgable and efficient in the immigration case I hired them for , they were there for me whenever I needed them , answering my questions any time I call in timely matter .
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Posted by Claudia | October 25, 2016
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Experienced, Professional, Reliable, Dedicated and Respectful. I Highly Recommend Attorney Michael Musa-Obregon.
While I was living in Florida I called over 20 Attorneys who refused to take my case. I finally found the best in New York. I want to thank you so much and I thank God that I found you. I appreciate the fact that you were the only Attorney who believed in me and won my case. I recommend this Law Firm for Criminal Cases and Immigration Cases. Thank you Michael Musa-Obregon and the Team.
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Posted by Alexandra Baret | September 17, 2016
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Theodore Hartmen is a asset to your firm!
Mr. Hartman is a very hard-working caring,knowledgeable compassionate and dedicated lawyer. He is not only familiar with NY law but he stopped my loved one from being deported from NJ ice immigration. Mr. Obegon assisted Mr. Hartmen and they accomplished what they promised me. They brought my daughters father home to us and stopped deportation. Ted was always availabe for all my phone calls and always kept me updated with statuss of the case and his game plan. His kind nature was also very healing when I felt helpless hopless and scared. During this fight he was not only my lawyer but I proudly say my Hero! I cant thank Musa Obergon law firm enough for bringing my family back together again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
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Great firm
My aunt had her case with Musa Obregon, and Jess Monegro was helping us with her case. We are extremely happy she got her work permit quick thanks to her submitting the paper work on a timely manner. Ms. Monegro, Musa's legal assistant is very attentive with clients and we are more than happy to refer more clients. Thanks to the Musa-Obregon team!
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Posted by Brunilda | May 5, 2015
I have known Michael for over 20 years. I highly recommend Michael as an excellent Attorney with strong advocacy skills. He is a very knowledgeable and caring attorney and it was a pleasure to work with him. Michael has successfully resolved various complex legal issues for my closest Friends and family members. Additionally, my first 10 years of legal work experience was alongside this great Attorney. Through the years Michael has displayed a great deal of care for each and every one of his clients. Michael has strong negotiation skills which have led to very successful results for his clients.
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Posted by Jessica Ordenana-Papa | July 24, 2013
Need a great, understanding law firm, Your search is over!
Michael Musa-Obregon is an outstanding lawyer, not to mention individual. He is extremely compasionate & patient with each and every client he consults with. I can say the same for each Associate in his firm, all locations. I will & do recommend Michael to all my family & friends!
Posted by Virginia | May 29, 2013
Long hard road
I want to thank you Mr. Musa-Obregon for all the good work you did for me and my son. Even though it was a long hard road, you were able to get him out. And I thank you for giving us your cell phone- i know from experience that no lawyers do that for their clients. It was good to know that all i ever had to do was pick up the phone and you were there for us. I hope we didn't abuse this privilege lol - there were times i knew you were so busy. Thanks for being there for all of us! On behalf of Eric, my two sons and Erik's girlfriend we are deeply grateful. Keep up all the good work and helping people. We stuck with you and it was all worth it because you did what you said you would do.
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Posted by Ron | June 5, 2012
A trusted hero with a heart of gold
I have known Shauky (Michael) since my freshman year at Bronx HS of Science. He is one of my friends who, decades later, still has his same positive spirit, heart of gold and integrity in life as well as a capable and brilliant problem solver. I trust him completely and know he has my best interest in mind and will cover my back for the unexpected. He has helped me and my family with my adoption of my daughter and my businesses with fantastic results. You are one of the few great men I have known throughout my life. I feel truly blessed and privileged. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Clerk
  • U.S. District Judge Clifford S. Greene
  • 1990 - 1991


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases



  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Creole
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Belarusian
  • Czech
  • Igbo
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Serbian
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Yoruba
  • Ukrainian
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration & Criminal Law Answer Session Live
  • Telemundo TV, NY
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • How to Legalize Your Immigration Status
  • Queens College, Flushing, NY
  • 2006

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Endorse S. Michael
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Best immigration attorney !"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a top-notch immigration attorney. A zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an expert in the field of criminal law and immigration defense. He is a brilliant lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure to know for the past eight years. Michael, a former ADA, is a highly skilled attorney with extensive trial experience who forcefully articulates and champions relentlessly his client’s needs and welfare. He has broad experience in immigration, criminal defense and divorce cases. Michael’s communication skills with clients and opposing counsel are superior. He is well respected in the legal community for his skills and tenacity by fellow practitioners. He is supportive of his clients’ emotional needs and sensitive to the legal impact of each case he oversees. Michael priority is to protect his clients’ best interests and will seek to resolve a case at the earliest opportunity without compromising his case. Without the slightest hesitation, I would recommend Michael Musa-Obregon."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known S. Michael Musa-Obregon since 2009. Whether it be criminal defense, immigration or any other civil matter, I have witnessesed him as an effective advocate for his clients"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael knows his stuff. He is amiable, easy to deal with and above all, Micheal has the clients' utmost satisfaction as his primary goal."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Musa-Obregon is one of the preeminent Immigration/Criminal practitioners in the country today. I have the honor to have known him for 5 years as a colleague and mentor. Not only is Mr. Musa-Obregon an excellent attorney with extensive experience in Criminal and Immigration Law; he is also dedicated to his clients and his cases. He is also a knowledgeable and eloquent trial attorney with exceptional skills. I endorse this widely respected member of the legal profession without hesitation."
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Maspeth Criminal defense Lawyer S. Michael Musa-Obregon
S. Michael Musa-Obregon
Criminal defense Attorney
Maspeth, NY
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation