Michael Elbert is the lead attorney at the Elbert Law Firm. His primary practice areas are criminal defense, DWI and personal injury litigation.
After receiving his Bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo, Michael attended St John's University School of Law on an academic scholarship. He began his career at the Bronx County District Attorney's office where he prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to homicide.
Since entering private practice in 2001, Michael has distinguished himself throughout the area as a skilled trial lawyer, winning acquittals for clients on a wide array of charges such as, murder, robbery, burglary, weapons, narcotics, vehicular crimes, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, harassment and disorderly conduct. Michael's trial success and experience with area prosecutors and judges has given him the knowledge, experience and credibility necessary to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
In 2014, Michael was recognized as one of the best criminal attorneys in New York when he was selected to the New York Times Super Lawyers publication. Michael was also recognized as one of he top ten criminal attorneys in New York by the National Association of Criminal Attorneys and nationally ranked among the top 100 DWI attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. Additionally, Avvo.com rates Michael as a "superb" attorney for criminal defense, DWI and personal injury matters and in 2013 awarded him their "Clients' Choice Award".
Michael has lectured for the New York State Bar Association and Iona College and recently authored, "A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict" (Nassau Lawyer, 2012).
Michael Is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2016|
|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Top 100 DWI Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Law School Scholarship||St John's University||1994|
|Owner||The Elbert Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Matera & Elbert, LLP||2013 - 2014|
|Partner||Elbert & Elbert, Llp||2004 - 2013|
|Associate||Law Offices Of Thomas F. Liotti||2002 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||O'Connor & O'Connor, LLP||2001 - 2002|
|Assistant District Attorney||Office Of The Bronx County District Attorney||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||Board of Directors, Second Vice Pres.||2010 - Present|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|People v. Carol F||Charges dismissed|
|People v. Benson||ACOD|
|People v. Jenkins||Dismissed|
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|Nassau Lawyer||A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict for the Criminal Defense Practitioner||2012|
|St John's University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Graduate Education Leadership Program||Common Legal Issues Confronting Administrators in the Education System||2012|
|Bridging the Gap: Young Lawyers Section||Dealing with Difficult Attorneys, Clients and Judges||2010|