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Michael Anthony Schillinger

Criminal defense Attorney at Islip, NY

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Even before becoming an attorney I spent my career serving the public. Working in constituent relations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I handled a myriad of cases in a number of different fields, including Immigration and Veterans Affairs.

While working full time, I obtained two degrees from St. John’s University, a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Juris Doctorate. Before graduating summa cum laude from St. John’s University’s undergraduate program, I captained the University’s trial competition team, helping our coaches lead us through a number of trial competitions. Afterwards, I attended St. John’s University School of Law, and served as the Executive Director on the board of the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute. During my time as a member of the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, I competed in a number of trial competitions, placing in most of them, including the John Marshall Law School/American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Competition, where my team ranked second.

After graduating from St. John’s University School of Law, I became a prosecutor in Queens County under the Honorable Richard A. Brown. During my tenure as a prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted numerous cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses. By handling these cases I gained valuable experience, often receiving the cases immediately after arraignment and handling them to their conclusions.

Throughout my career, I have helped people through some of the worst tragedies of their lives. This experience allows me to understand the difficulties that my clients face, and gives me the ability to handle each and every case with the compassion and dedication that I know my clients expect and deserve.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for any crime, I am available to help you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, just call my office at or schedule a time to speak to set up a free consultation.


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Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.
142 Freeman Avenue
Islip, NY, 11751
Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.
118-35 Queens Blvd
Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
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Posted by Delroy | May 31, 2023
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Case Dismissed Without Going To Trial!!
In November 2021, I was falsely accused by a cleaning woman in a major gaming facility of a sex crime, one of the worst crimes in America. They cowardly called the police and without doing any investigation, I was arrested and charged. I was devastated! Something like this has never happened to me. A court appointed attorney was assigned to my case which was a nightmare. She wanted me to accept the offer from the District Attorney which would have been disadvantageous to me and my career in many ways. It was obvious that I was going down the wrong path with this attorney so I asked the judge to remove her from my case and appoint another attorney. The court appointed Mike Schillinger. The first time I met Mike, I was sitting in court and he came over and introduced himself as my new attorney. He appeared confident, easy going and professional. He listened to me thoroughly and assured me that he would work hard to achieve the best outcome for me. I was in the fight for my life and needed an advocate who believed in me and would stand up for me. Mike went the extra mile by filing the necessary court documents and appealing to the judge to consider appropriate legal arguments. Mike's tenacity, focus and legal skills made a tremendous difference in my situation. My case was dismissed without going to trial. He did a remarkable job of which I am very grateful. I would definitely recommend Mike as an intelligent, hardworking and competent attorney. Thanks.
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Posted by Zachary | August 24, 2020
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Gets it done!
This is a man who knows how to make it happen. I needed Mr. Schillinger for a moving traffic violation and he did the impossible. Nothing on my record, no points, and barely a fine. He got me out of a rather serious situation and I could not be happier!
Posted by Sean | February 22, 2020
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Highly Recommended!
Mike is an excellent attorney. He sat down with me and gave me all the time I needed. We were able to handle my issues that day. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by James | February 18, 2020
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Very detail, technical, and dedicated to his clients
Mr. Michael Schillinger is a very passionate and dedicated lawyer. He personally commits himself to his clients. When I hired him, he used his professional expertise of strong technical skill and super-critical thinking ability with in-depth legal research to build my defense. Anyone who hires Mr. Schillinger has a higher chance of a good result. Expect to receive a personal commitment and good representation from Michael Schillinger - a lawyer who sets his eyes on winning always!
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Posted by Branden | February 3, 2020
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Excellent Defense Well Connected !!
Michael is a Great Lawyer , Well spoken and attentive. He made sure during every step of the process I was aware and understanding - whilst making sure everything was in my best. My case ended in a highly Favorable Decision due to his Dedication and Determination - I highly recommend !!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Schillinger assisted me with a legal issue that I was having. He was very helpful and courteous throughout the entire process. I was very pleased with his work and would use him again for any additional legal issues I may have. I highly recommend him.
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Work Experience

  • Private Practitioner
  • Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Internship
  • Office Of The Nassau County District Attorney
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Staff Assistant, Caseworker
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2008 - 2016
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  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • St John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011


  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Executive Director
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist
  • ABA/John Marshall Law School National Criminal Justice Mock Trial Competition
  • 2015
  • Regional Co-Champion
  • Texas Young Lawyer's Association National Mock Trial Competition (Regional Tournament)
  • 2014
  • Semi-finalist
  • Buffalo – Niagara Mock Trial Competition
  • 2014
  • Finalist in the Mock Trial Competition
  • Quinnipiac Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2013
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  • Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq., News & Media Section
  • Bail Reform
  • 2020

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I 100% endorse Mike Schillinger. We worked together at the DA’s Office for several years and he was by far one of the best attorneys at the Office. He’s diligent, dedicated and very talented. If a family member or friend ever needed a criminal defense attorney, Mike Schillinger would be at the top of my list of recommendations. He will always zealously advocate for his clients and obtain the best result possible, whether it be a dismissal, a favorable plea deal or a victory after a hard fought trial."
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