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Vesselin Venelinov Mitev

Criminal defense Attorney at Stony Brook, NY

5.0   90 reviews

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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.

 

 

Licensed for 13 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Vesselin

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

Reviews

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Posted by Sandra | January 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
"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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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Posted by Tracey | September 19, 2022
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Highly Recommend!
Mr. Mitev has been representing me through a long and challenging divorce. He is a superb strategist and provides excellent guidance both legally and personally - you want him on your side. He is an expert negotiator who has a keen attention to detail but appropriately balances that with the big picture. He guided me through the entire process in a manner that I can easily understand which was very helpful as this process can be very confusing. He operates with compassion and provides a realistic picture of where you stand. He had me and my kid’s best interests at heart and truly helped me navigate through a challenging situation. He and his team were always very responsive and quick to answer questions/calls and turn things around. He did a great job of setting my expectations throughout and delivering a good outcome that I was very happy with. If you are looking for a divorce attorney, you need not look any further!
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Posted by Jen | August 25, 2022
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Divorce
Mr. Mitev did a great job with my divorce. He made certain to explain everything so that I truly understood what I could or couldn’t win in my case. I felt like he went after what I was owed and didn’t waste my money on things that I couldn’t win because of how the law is written. He is definitely very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
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Posted by Daren | August 18, 2022
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Amazingly professional
Mr. Mitev is an outstanding divorce attorney. He helped me with my case and handled the matter with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and expedience. I have used other lawyers in the past and none handled my case with the care, sincerity and professionalism as Mr. Mitev. Him and his staff are highly knowledgeable and very responsive. I highly recommend him. He does not waste a client's time and more importantly money.
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Posted by Janice | August 3, 2022
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How to deal with the death of a spouse
My husband recently passed away from a long battle with cancer. Mr. Mitev was there for me with prompt and professional advice as I am trying to navigate end of life responsiblites after 31 years of marriage. I am very thankful for his kindness and much needed help during this difficult time.
Posted by Jerry | July 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We recently retained the Mitev Law Firm to execute an ejectment proceeding. From the onset Vess and his legal team efficiently engaged themselves to pursue our goal. They were cooperative, responsive and consistently available for questions, suggestions. We felt comfortable and confident. Very pleased with successful outcome and would not hesitate to retain the firm in the future.
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Posted by Marsharique | July 2, 2022
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Compassionate, Accountable, Respectable, Engaging,& Sensible
Let me first start with a great THANK YOU to Mr.Mitev. For the past year I have used him for my legal matters. He is compassionate, understanding, flexible and cared whole heartedly about my situation.For me, he went above and beyond to resolve my case and see it through til the end. Mr. Mitev represented me in my real estate lawsuit and I couldn't be happier with my decision. His firm's professionalism is unmatched. And let me add, I won my case with ease. His fight for positive results mattered. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
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Eviction
Mr.Mitev helped us with an eviction of a problematic tenant and the sale of the house. He was professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by William | June 29, 2022
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Excellent Litigation Lawyer
Mr. Mitev worked on behalf of my wife and myself in a civil litigation on the defense side. Mr. Mitev is a strait forward attorney who will tell you exactly how it is. His approach works well and is very knowledgeable about civil law. He also worked with us on estate planning and eviction cases; all of which went very well. I would greatly recommend Mr. Mitev if you are looking for the best.
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Posted by Ribert | June 29, 2022
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SGM US Army (ret)
I have respected the professional, honest, and knowledgeable representation from Mr Mitev. He has represented me and my family before, currently and in future legal matters . I place Mr Mitev and his Legal team first on my list
Posted by RR | May 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hardliner with a heart.
I, we, owe the PRESERVATION of our civil liberty's to a lawyer like him. Not only is he an advocate but a HARD litigant to face. I was in a serious amount of trouble with false allegations. I swear he pealed the facts like an onion and was VICTORIOUS. There must a manual switch on him for it or something. But not to make jokes. THIS IS THE GUY YOU WANT!
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Posted by Bobby | May 4, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Mitev was very helpful and informative. He provided a personal experience in which all my questions were answered promptly. He was able to win my case and win a cash settlement.
Posted by Cecelia | March 30, 2022
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Tenacity Prevails
Mr. Mitev is a trustworthy and responsible attorney who has been honest with his word throughout my situation. He gives you the facts in layman’s terms and he really cares. The people who work for his firm are always very friendly, accommodating and I found them to be empathetic of my situation. I highly recommend Mitev Law Firm as a reputable and stand up establishment that I will refer my family and friends to.
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Posted by Sherry | March 20, 2022
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An Adroit Attorney
Mr. Mitev is a purposeful professional. He has assisted me with personal and work related matters with aplomb. My only suggestion would be to have him reqauest the best time of day call-in order to connect more rapidly. Finally, with you as his client, you are his priority.
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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
  • Associate
  • Ray, Mitev & Associates
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Chief Associate
  • John Ray & Associates
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 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

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 13 years
Free Consultation