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Michelle DiPaolo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Massapequa, NY

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Michelle

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Trial Practice beginning in law school through my career as a Prosecutor and continuing in my own practice that I run with my husband, Anthony C. DiPaolo. My courtroom skills allow me the ability to cross over into many practice areas including but not limited to criminal, matrimonial, family and personal injury law. Our firm also specializes in Wills, Trusts and Estates as well as Real Estate. I have appeared on 48 hours Hard Evidence on CBS and American Greed on CNBC regarding my role as a Prosecutor of a Bank Robbing former stock broker. Including the practice of law, I am currently an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Nassau Community College, the third largest college in New York State.

Licensed for 23 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 07/18/2022

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The Law Offices of Dipaolo & Dipaolo, LLP

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Posted by Anthony | July 30, 2021
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Cool dude
I refer her all the time. She tells you what you need to hear and not necessarily what you want to hear.
Posted by Mike | July 30, 2021
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Best Lawyer Anyone Could Ask For
Michelle is tough as nails but also supportive like no one else. Her work ethic is amazing. She fights for you and keeps you calm throughout the toughest times that come up in your life. She has grace, empathy, intelligence l, and the will you give the best representation that you will receive.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
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Excellent!!! A lawyer's lawyer
My husband hired Michelle's firm to handle a family court matter with his ex-wife and college expenses for my stepson. Not being familiar with the family court system, Michelle guided us through the entire process and was there with us every step of the way. I cannot say enough about her courtesy, professionalism, reassurance,honesty, and responsiveness in answering our questions and explaining things so we would understand what was happening at every point in the case. She advocated for my husband beautifully and handled everything from start to finish. It made us both feel better knowing she was on our side and more importantly, that we could trust her with something as important as this. We both feel extremely fortunate that she was there to work with us and to represent his best interests. I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking for an attorney who will represent their best interests and to be honest about what she can and cannot do according to the law, and to be tough and fair at the same time. She is a true professional and a credit to her profession.
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Posted by Kati | March 9, 2020
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Not Just a Lawyer
Michelle and John were able to, and continue to advocate and be the voice for my daughter and I. My situation with my daughter's father has been very complex and emotional, to say the least. I was able to gain full custody of my daughter and ensure that she is safe during supervised visitations with her father. Michelle and John coached me through the whole process and offered emotional support at the same time. They had both my daughter and my best interest at hand and got the job done, and very well! I could not have fought for my daughter and fought for what I needed to ensure I could take care of her without this kick ass team! They are a bit of sugar and spice and incredibly knowledgable on numerous types of cases. I could not have picked a better team to get my job done! I will continue to highly recommend them with 5 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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Farella vs Farella
The office of Dipaaolo and Dipaolo was referred to me by a friend. I went to her office to file for a divorce. Michelle made me feel very comfortable. She was professional and understanding. She handled my case flawlessly. Her staff was terrific. I would recommend her to anyone seeking council.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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Divorce
Michelle Dipaolo helped me through a difficult time in my life. I hired Michelle to be my lawyer for my divorce. She provided me legal advice and guidance during this situation. Michelle is very experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. I always felt that my case was in good hands and she never steered me wrong. I would HIGHLY recommend Michele to anyone who is seeking legal representation that is FAIR and HONEST! She will always keep your best interest and needs at top priority!
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Posted by Cynthia | April 24, 2018
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Honest attorney
I had Mrs. Dipaolo file the paperwork for my LLC. Her office was very efficient and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. The process went smoothly. I just needed to submit all of my paperwork, and they took care of the rest. Because of my wonderful experience, I consulted her with another legal issue. She unfortunately could not handle it due to a conflict of interest. She gave good, honest feedback. She is my go to attorney, because I know she’s not out to make a quick buck. She gives honest and reliable feedback. It’s no surprise that she has a 5 star rating. She is my go to attorney with any legal issue I’m dealing with. You won’t regret using her!!!
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Posted by Nancy G. | July 26, 2016
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EXCELLENT LAWYER
When you first meet Michele your first impressions will be beautiful, sweet, SMART, very friendly yet TOUGH !!! I knew from that moment I had made the perfect choice. I knew she would fight so hard for a great outcome. She knew exactly how to handle the opposing attorney, that's where knowledge and experience come in. I have already recommended 2 other friends to her and are both working with her at this time. They are using her for their divorces too. Michele answers all calls and emails quickly and makes you aware of every twist and turn along the way reassuring you that everything will work out and it SURE DID ! I am forever grateful for everything she has done for me .... she's truly the BEST !!!!
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Posted by Stephanie | July 24, 2016
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Divorce/support
Michelle has not only helped me through very sticky support issues in which I was finally awarded my back child support, she has also helped many of my friends get through some extremely horrific situations. Michelle said to trust her and I did and was never happier. I was in the best hands ever
Posted by Stacey | July 22, 2016
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Michelle saved my daughter
Michelle won me sole custody of my daughter. My x husband was violent with my daughter. I had no lawyer at the time. Michelle came recommended from Facebook. Believe it or not. I trusted her immediately. She realized how serious the situation was and took measures to protect my daughter in the short term while we fought for custody for the long term. Michelle never rushes you, not in the office, not text or email. You are her only priority when you are talking. She's just amazing. I even hired her for child support now that custody is over. She's just the best.
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Posted by Melanie | July 22, 2016
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You want her on your side trust me :)
Michelle is a lawyer you want on your team, she has a heart of gold for her clients but if your on the opposing side - watch out! I can't imagine going through my divorce without her. Advocating for her clients rights she's the absolute best! My divorce has not been an easy one and her reassurance combined with her fight attitude have been nothing less then comforting .. She has guided me through the whole process every step of the way, you just know everything will work out with Michelle on your side! I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Anronella | August 30, 2015
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The Absolute Best!
I hired Michelle as my divorce attorney and she is the absolute best. These days, its difficult to find someone who's not only knowledgeable but someone with a good heart. She knew it was a very difficult time for me and she was sensitive and caring. With that said, she's a pit bull of an attorney!! She got me what belonged to me and I would never choose anyone other than her to handle anything I needed. I will continue to refer Michelle to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Kevin | August 30, 2015
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Michelle Dipaolo is a Fantastic Attorney
Michelle Dipaolo is a tremendously talented family law attorney with a knowledge base that is not limited to divorce or child custody issues but expands to include expertise in a variety of areas of legal matters. She was very responsive to me with any of my urgent matters, and responded just as quick to any other question I might have had. Michelle is the best, she meant business, but was very personable. She didn't back down to the other attorney who was trying have everything go his way. Michelle did not overcharge me and was very reasonable when invoicing for her time. I really appreciate that after my divorce was finalized she still calls or emails to follow up with me to check on how my boys and I are doing. I would definitely be interested in having Michelle represent me regarding any legal matters that I may encounter in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle and her team for anybody looking for a high quality legal firm that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, emotional situation.
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Posted by Carrie | May 27, 2015
Excellent and professional!!
Michelle was my divorce lawyer and I was COMPLETELY satisfied with her services. Upon meeting her, I was told that she is always available and she actually really was, she would talk to me while on a family vacation if I needed. She is one dedicated professional!!! She is tough and that's why I hired her. Michelle is honest and trustworthy and has a huge heart as well! I have heard divorce horror stories from friends and was apprehensive going in, but Michelle handled everything I needed and answered every one of my questions. I would and have recommended her services to anyone in need. She is articulate, well-read and knows the legal system. I am one extremely satisfied client!!! I cannot thank her enough for what she has done for me!
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Posted by Katie | March 15, 2014
Incredible Lawyer
Michelle handled my divorce recently. Michelle was the perfect mix of tough and compassionate. She always responded quickly to my questions and I never had any trouble getting in touch with her. Michelle was thorough and knowledgable about all aspects of family law and my case was settled professionally and quickly. I very highly recommend Michelle and I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to have her handle an incredibly important life decision.
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Posted by Martin | February 19, 2013
GREAT LAWYER !!!
This lawyer did a great job ... I am very happy with the rezults -n THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of DiPaolo and DiPaolo, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Lerner and Lerner, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Trial Techniques Faculty Team Member
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2010 - 2021
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Nassau Community College
  • 2005 - 2021
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2005
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • New York University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • People v. Leroy Simmonds
  • Plea bargain
  • People v. Stephen Trantel
  • Plea bargain

Associations

  • Women's Bar Association Nassau County
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Former Assistant District Attorney Association
  • Second Vice President
  • 2005 - Present
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle has demonstrated that she is a knowledgeable, thorough, attentive and professional attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an excellent attorney. She is a true advocate for her clients. She fights hard and does not stop until she has exhausted every avenue. She is most certainly the attorney you want by your side in your divorce. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She is well respected throughout the legal community and gained that respect due to the zealous manner in which she represents each and every one of her clients. I recommend and endorse Michelle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is one of the most zealous advocates I have ever encountered. We were colleagues in the district attorney's office. Based on those years I would confidently endorse her as an attorney. She works tirelessly for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having just concluded a sensitive divorce matter with Ms. DiPaolo, I would wholeheartedly endorse her. Her professionalism and attention to the matter were exemplary and helped bring a protentially acrimonious divorce to a smooth conclusion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a reasonable knowledgeable attorney who works hard for her clients, and an experienced trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is committed, knowledgeable and it shows in her performance/results both in and out of the courtroom."
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