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Vesselin Venelinov Mitev

Criminal defense Attorney at Stony Brook, NY

5.0   103 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Vesselin

Learn Vesselin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Ardently defend those accused of all crimes, ranging from major felonies, sex crimes, SORA hearings/classifications, DUI/DWI, assault, to misdemeanors and violations in state and Federal Courts.

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Aggressively litigate from inception to trial to appeal (if necessary) all aspects of matrimonial/family law disputes including child custody/visitation, equitable distribution, spousal/child support, relocation cases,separation agreements, pre/post-nuptial agreements and all ancillary issues.

  3. Litigation
    20%

      Mr. Mitev's litigation experience spans across the state trial courts, appellate divisions, and Federal courts. He has successfully tried cases and conducted hearings in District, County, Family and Supreme Court, argued appellate division causes, as well as successfully represented clients at hearings before various administrative agencies.

      His published cases include Malone v. County of Suffolk, a precedent-setting case holding that doctors who knowingly over-prescribe narcotics create a public nuisance and may be liable to the public at large; Schulz v. Schulz, holding that a parent who relocates without court permission may not thereafter rely on the self-created change in circumstances in a subsequent relocation petition; Boyle v. County of Suffolk, a Federal case dealing with forfeiture proceedings against drivers accused of drunk driving in Suffolk County, Grasso v. Grasso, an Appellate Division, Second Department case dealing with post – judgment matrimonial counsel fees, People v. McElroy, a case dealing with post-conviction supervision of sex offenders under the SORA law and the anomalous results imposed by sentencing guidelines in certain circumstances; People v. Syska, re-affirming the basic Constitutional principle that there is no duty to answer a police officer’s questions (other than basic ID information) and that asking police if they have a warrant is not sufficient for an obstruction of justice/resisting arrest charge.

     Mr. Mitev’s work has been cited in the Journal of Law & Policy; the New York Practice Series; the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review; Patent Law Fundamentals; Florida Coastal Law Review; eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel; Northwestern University Law Review; the Touro Law Review, among others. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and in the Federal Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

 

 

Location

Mitev Law Firm, PC
1214 North Country Road
Stony Brook, NY, 11790

Reviews

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Posted by Gina | February 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Mr. Mitev and his staff went above and beyond to help make my case as easy as possible for me, and to get the best result! They explained everything that would happen and what I needed to do, and were happy to answer any questions I had about the process as well. Don’t hesitate to hire Mr. Mitev! I cannot recommend them enough- you will be very happy with your decision!
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Posted by Nicholas | December 9, 2023
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Amazing and thorough
Mr Mitev and his whole staff were amazing during the entire time of my case. They were careful and thorough with every step of the proceedings. I am so pleased to have had them on my team!!!
Posted by Jen | December 8, 2023
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The David to your Goliath
In my line of work I have the privilege of meeting extremely high profile business people who certainly have access to all of the white shoe law firms in the country, but, nearly every one of them recommend me to Mr. Mitev. Upon speaking with him I soon learned why. Not only is Mr. Mitev whip smart bright, extremely witty and extraordinarily capable - his heart is also in the game. More than a few previous clients and several other lawyers said that "he does not take kindly to bullying of any kind" and that if I had an unpleasant business situation where people were lying, manipulating, stealing, threatening or all the above - there was simply no one better. Mr. Mitev is so high integrity that he nearly incinerates people who are lacking in it. A man of class, he holds his cards and only does what is absolutely necessary. He moves in silence as he gets HIGHLY prepared should it be necessary to move. This firm does not initiate, promote or instigate unnecessary litigation. They protect your peace at all costs. However, should another party test the waters, they soon find out Mr. Mitev's reputation is mild compared to the full force aggressive protection he offers his clients. This man is not kidding around when he tells his clients - we will handle this. HANDLE IT he does. I cannot think of a better person and firm to have on your side. The entire team, from Nick to Joseph to Ellen and more, are so darn effective, efficient, on it and caring, that you actually look forward to working with your lawyer! No matter how unpleasant the situation they make it into an absolute pleasure because you get to experience first hand what a lawyer who truly believes in justice will do for his clients. And the oil drips down from the top as his team is always available, fast and endlessly capable as well. You are never alone with Mr. Mitev on your side. Mr. Mitev is the kind of lawyer they make films about - the one you wish you had but weren't sure existed. No matter how vulnerable you may feel or how little you think you might be compared to a giant, this firm will see to it that you are treated fairly and the people on the other side of the situation will be very sorry they ever pushed the situation to the point where you needed to call Mr. Mitev. Working with his firm is an experience you never forget - for his clients - it's an extremely good one. For the opposing legal team - it's almost always most certainly - a lesson.
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Posted by Shelley | December 1, 2023
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Hands down - THE BEST!
Vesselin Mitev and his law firm came highly recommended as one of the best - and that recommendation could not have been more accurate. From start to finish, in legal proceedings with my township regarding one of my dogs, I felt as though I was a top priority to anyone in the firm who was handling my case - especially by Vess, himself. Vess is efficient, thorough, attentive, and he gets the job done. A straight shooter from the very beginning, he proved to be forthright with all aspects of my case and moved straight ahead with the next step in the proceedings with efficiency and ease, making everything a seamless process. All my correspondence to Vesselin or someone in his firm always received an expeditious and courteous response. The verdict of the case ended up in my favor and I will continue to recommend, without hesitation, the legal services of Vesselin Mitev and his law firm. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2023
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Mitev Law is Great
I hired Vess Mitev to handle the eviction of criminal drug-dealing squatters. As he explained to me, I had to give 90 days' notice from the date of the Process Serve, which was arranged promptly by the law firm. During that time, I dealt with one of the firm's associates re updates/information. This firm is prompt & professional. Unfortunately, I could not hold out financially (continuing to pay the ongoing expenses of the property). Thus, I sold the property at a tremendous loss to stop the bleeding. Despite putting in work on my behalf, Vess was kind enough to return my retainer. This shows real regard, concern, & compassion for his client. This goes way beyond profit for the firm. I am very grateful & if I need legal help in the future, I will call Vess.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
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Client
Vess Mitev attorney at law , was there when I needed him while going through a very tough divorce which jeopardized the welfare and well being of my children. Vess was very attentive and thorough through the process.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
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If I could give 10 stars I would!! 10/10!!
Mr. Mitev was highly recommended by a friend of mine. I hired him to help with a professional legal matter. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and an expert in his field. He is firm, respectful, and exceeded all my expectations! I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Mitev for ALL legal matters, both personal and professional and will be retaining him for my practice! If you are looking for an outstanding attorney, who will fight for you, and has your best interest- do not hesitate to call Mr. Mitev!
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Posted by CM | August 2, 2023
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Vess got it done
My family court case was floundering with my prior attorney - delays, adjournments, going nowhere for years while my bills racked up. I switched to Vess on the advice of a friend and I couldn't be more pleased. When we recently had our day in court, I didn't even have to enter the courtroom - Vess was in there 10 minutes and came out with a dismissal in my favor. I highly recommend Vess and his team.
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Posted by Maryjane | July 18, 2023
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Exceptional
I hired Mr Mitev to represent me in my divorce, based on the outstanding review of a close friend. I’m so glad that I did. He did not disappoint. Mr Mitev is as thorough and complete as they come. The proof is in the results. My divorce happened to be relatively contentious, but in the end I walked away with everything that I wanted. I attribute that to Mr Mitev’s unmatched expertise, his confidence, and his unwavering determination. If you’re looking for RESULTS, you hire Mr Mitev. Otherwise, you hire someone else. I highly recommend Mr Mitev and his firm for your legal needs. They provide EXCEPTIONAL service.
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Posted by Jack | April 14, 2023
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Great experience
Having had experience with lawyers in the past, it was a pleasure to work with a lawyer and a staff that understood my situation and provided clear advice and worked diligently to bring a positive result. Along with Vess, all in the firm provided clear and almost daily communication. Thank you all for your help
Posted by Pete | March 14, 2023
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What a relief
I would love to say that Vess Mitev a a life saver. He was professional, friendly , and took all the worry off my shoulders. I would like to thank him and his staff for helping me when I needed it most.
Posted by Scott | February 28, 2023
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Efficient, professional, and personable
I had to sell a home as a trustee, and it was my first time selling a home and acting as a trustee. Mr. Mitev was very patient with my ignorance of the process and handled the transaction seamlessly. His expertise was extremely reassuring. Mr. Mitev put me at ease every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2023
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District Administrator
Mr. Mitev took on my daughter's case in school without hesitation. He is an expert in this field and was able to positively impact the results of the case that implicated my daughter's in a case of self defense. Not only was my daughter's reputation preserved, but her record was also preserved. Mr. Mitev handled her case in a personal way. We were made to feel important and not just a number. His knowledge of school law and his ability to interact with the school lawyers made all the difference in the world. Thank you, Mr. Mitev. If we are ever in need of a reliable lawyer to represent us in any way, we can proudly call on you and your team.
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Posted by Sandra | January 31, 2023
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"Outstanding Individualized Customer Service".
We had a lot of choices of who would represent us in our law case and was blessed beyond measure that we chose Vesselin Mitev. My husband and I had an enormous house fire in which we lost are entire home, all its contents, three vehicles and invaluable sentimental treasures. We hired a restoration company who took all our funds intended for rebuilding the home and halted construction in the middle of the winter and demanded we sign a new contract allocating them more money than originally agreed upon. When we refused and the Company left and stole our construction material ordered to rebuild our home, inclusive of custom kitchen cabinets and bathroom accessories (toilet, sinks etc.). Prior to meeting Vess, we were advised by others to renegotiate a new deal with the contractor, that it wouldn't be worth the fight. We were warned that we could never when against the "big company", they would just keep us in years of litigation, and not only would we not regain our home, but the money we would spend in attorney fees would far surpass rebuilding our home. We met with Vess, not only did he tell us we did the best thing by not signing a new contract, but also assured us that we had a good case, and with his help he was more than confident that we would win. As reassuring as that was, he remarkably stated that he was also willing to work with us at a discounted rate. Needless to say, we won, not only were we immediately back in our home, but it was completed in record timing. Vess went over and beyond in protecting our family interest and triumphantly fighting for us. He goes hard for the underdog; he detests bullies and stands strong for what is right. Vess held our hand and advised us every step of the way. He was always available to speak with us, listen to us and guide us in every aspect of the process. Vess you have been our counsel, advocate, mentor and often times our sounding board. I will forever be grateful for you helping my family and I take back control of our lives and end what for me was a living nightmare. Gratefully, Sandra
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Posted by DM | January 27, 2023
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Excellent!
Vess is an amazing lawyer. He handled our case extremely well with professionalism through out the entire process and delivered outstanding results!
Posted by Charles | January 5, 2023
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Bilingual Geometry Teacher
The Mitev Law firm has displayed outstanding professionalism and extreme attention to detail during my very tumultuous case. Vess continues to represent me and has been the voice of reason regardless of the my emotional state. I would recommend his services to anyone that would require a well presented, diligent and hardworking attorney that is always available to help.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2022
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Vess Mitev Review
I retained Mr. Mitev upon a recommendation from NYSUT’s Legal Plan. He advised me about my situation and returned my phone calls in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Doug | November 2, 2022
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Divorce
Vess is easy to talk too, personable, extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. He explained all my options while having my best interest in ever move we made. His negotiations helped bring my divorce to an end in a very reasonable and favorable manor. I could not be more pleased.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2022
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Responsive, efficient and produced results
I retained Mr. Mitev after many frustrating attempts to resolve a matter with an organization that essentially ignored me and my requests to follow their own policies and procedures. Mr. Mitev and everyone I spoke to at his firm were responsive, easily accessible, and efficient. I have never had to retain a lawyer before, and was hesitant, as I knew that I could potentially lose money. In addition, I thought that it would be a stressful and long drawn out process. That was not the case. Mr. Mitev’s first communication with this organization produced an immediate response and results. Mr. Mitev communicated with me after every interaction with the organization and was able to secure a settlement that I was very pleased with, all within a very short period of time. Very happy that I decided to retain Mr. Mitev!!
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Posted by Michele | September 22, 2022
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Cares about his clients
I've used Vess personally and also referred many people to him and they hired him as well. Everyone including myself, have never dealt with someone who is "not in it for the money" but actually cares about his clients and there's not many attorneys that anyone can say that about. I would highly recommend that if you need an attorney, Vess is the one you'd want on your side.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ray, Mitev & Associates
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Chief Associate
  • John Ray & Associates
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Ray, Mitev & Associates
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Bureau Chief / Reporter
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Iowa
  • BBA
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stuve v. Baingan
  • Summary judgment denied on re-argument
  • T. v. T.
  • Lower Court Affirmed
  • S v. S.
  • Successfully defended relocation application by parent who had previously relocated
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New York Rising Stars 2019
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • New York Rising Stars 2018
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • New York Rising Stars 2017
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • New York Rising Stars 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • New York Rising Stars 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • New York Rising Stars 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Gold Level
  • Hofstra School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New York City City Council
  • Public Safety - Dangers of Prescription Drugs
  • 2012
  • Law You Should Know
  • Legal Media Coverage
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vesselin Mitev is a zealous advocate for his clients and is one of the most professional and effective attorneys I have encountered. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vess Mitev is an effective and zealous advocate. He is extremely knowledgeable about New York criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vess was an adversary on a recently difficult family court matter. His writing skills are exception, and his advocacy is surpassed only by his legal acumen. His client was well protected. I endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer whole heartedly and without any hesitation. I have none Vess for many years now. He is a gentleman and a scholar and a man of fortitude. He is always well versed on the law and a worthy adversary in any courtroom room. His presentation from his suits to legal arguments are one of the best in the business."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A true professional. Respected by his colleagues and by the Court. Any matter handled by Mr. Mitev will be handled with skill and care."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ves is very smart and thorough. I admire his work ethic and his results."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mitev provides clients with the utmost respect and always treats their cases with priority. He develops efficient and innovative strategies to achieve the desired goals for all of this clients. One of the hardest working attorneys that I know. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reputable attorney for all your legal needs. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"An ardent advocate who strives for and achieves excellent results for his cients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Friend
"Vess is not only a great guy, but an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Very well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Stony Brook Criminal defense Lawyer Vesselin Venelinov Mitev
Vesselin Venelinov Mitev
Criminal defense Attorney
Stony Brook, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation