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Michael R. Cardinale

Personal injury Attorney at Cicero, NY

5.0   56 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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New York Attorney with offices in Cicero, Cortland, and Endicott.  Primarily focusing on helping individuals with difficult legal situations.  Such matters include criminal defense, consumer bankruptcy, and personal injury. 

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Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/17/2022

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Cardinale & DelVecchio Law Firm, PLLC
8432 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY, 13039-9438

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Posted by Nicole | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When I found myself lost and overwhelmed...
With one phone call & a matter of 24 hours my phone life was ripped away from me and I was left with the mess to clean up... As things unfolded and I realized I wouldn't be able to keep my head above water by myself I asked for recommendations for a lawyer from close friends and family. Mr. Cardinale was highly recommended and with every ounce of strength I could come up with I called to make an appointment. I spoke to him on the phone, learned what I would need to come up with in cash to start, and scheduled an appointment. I went in with the cash to retain him in my back pocket and tears in my eyes to the consultation. Mr. Cardinale right away was encouraging and understanding of my embarrassment over the situation at hand. I actually did not retain him that day, not because I didn't want to or didn't think he was the right guy for the job, but because he thought it was in my best interest to wait and not make a decision in the midst of the shock I was going through. That confirmed to me all the more that he was exactly the kind of lawyer I wanted to work with. The entire time Mr. Cardinale and his staff were incredibly helpful, understanding, and gracious to me and my mile long lists of questions. They were consistently helping me to understand each step, preparing me for what was ahead, and never made me feel alone in the process. For me personally this was the best I could have asked for in a lawyer and their team. I was embarrassed, overwhelmed, and lost yet I felt completely confident that I could trust what they were doing. I would highly recommend giving Mr. Cardinale's office a call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
** My lawyer is a great Guy!**
He is a great guy! He helped with a traffic ticket, and had it reduced to a non-moving violation. His staff is kind, and friendly and let me know about my case through the whole steps. I would defiantly, recommend him to anyone who needs help with traffic tickets.
Posted by Allen | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawfirm
I will and have recomended the firm to anyone that ask if I know a lawyer. Mike was great to deal with. Always responds quickly. Very professional. Recently I contacted him for some info on a case he had handled for me many years ago,, and again very quick to respond and help me out.
Posted by Shawna | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most AMAZING lawyer hands down!!!!!!!
I can’t even begin to put into words what an AMAZING lawyer this man is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He saved me from pretty serious charges that I knew I was innocent of!!!!! He fought long and he fought hard!!!! And my case was overturned!!!!!!! I don’t know what I would have done without him. Not only is he an amazing lawyer but he is an amazing man!!!!!! I can’t thank him enough for all the hard work, time and effort he put into my case!!!!! And I HIGHLY recommend him as a lawyer !!!!!! Hands down the BEST of the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good law firm (Cardinale & Delvecchio Law Firm)
They have tooken care of my speeding tickets and made it into a 0 point violation. The secretary is very sharp and knows her stuff. They are very responsive and the price is fair.
Posted by john | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
First let me say the whole office was tremendously nice and friendly.Mr. Cardinale did an excellent job in handling my case. He got a moving violation dropped to a non moving violation with no point..I greatly appreciate your service.From now on any legal advice I will turn to Mr. Cardiale.A job well done.
Posted by matthew bull | July 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
glad i found him
mike is awesome !!he does an excellent job process goes quickly and very accurate no extra or hidden fees and he will walk you through all the steps,youll be glad you hired him.
Posted by Mike zabinski | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfection
I was amazed at professional and swift handling of my case!! You guys rocked!! thank you so much for help in this matter!!
Posted by Darlene | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
needed help
Mr. Cardinale made a difficult situation bearable to me. Don't let the above picture scare you, he's a great attorney and his staff is awesome. Thank you for being so caring. Darlene
Response from Michael Cardinale June 27, 2020
LOL. Okay. I will post a pic that does not make me look like I am in the mob.
Posted by Amy | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Is so knowledgeable and takes the time and patience with someone like me who is not so technologically savvy. Love their service.
Posted by Renee’ 6/2020 | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow!!
I could not be more thrilled with how my bankruptcy went. I was nervous from the start , but Michael and the fabulous staff immediately made me feel comfortable! NO question was wrong and everything easily explained. He walked me through every step , and was easily reached if I had a thought or concern. Any time of day- any day! I would certainly hire Michael again for ANY need I had. Thanks for everything Michael!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, Knowledgeable, Highly Recommend
Michael Cardinale was able to have my traffic ticket dismissed completely. I am very impressed with the timely service and took a lot of the pressure off the whole situation. I definitely recommend this attorney. Many thanks!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike Cardinale Will Fight for You
Mike (and his entire team) are ABOVE & BEYOND. My case was a challenging alcohol related incident. I was beside myself in thinking my situation would have permeant damage on my future in my professional career and life. I was given an offer, in which Mike knew wasn’t good enough, so he fought harder and got the best outcome possible. He was able to get a full reduction for my case! The competence, honest communication, and persistence was more than I could have ever asked for in representation. If you want the best attorney representing you, specifically relating to an alcohol ordeal, hire Mike Cardinale. He will fight for you and for what he knows is right. 10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I have him to thank for my preserved future! Thank you, Mike, John, and Jenna.
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Posted by Reshma | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attentive Professional Services
Mr Cardinale and his office staff all of them are brilliant. On time, precise and thorough. They know their job very well. Prompt professional service. Mr Cardinal Personally attended the situation and helped me accurately. Highly recommend their advices and services. Very happy to have worked with them.
Posted by Chris | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cardinale & Delvecchio Law
When I first contacted Mike Cardinale I knew I made the right choice. At a time when life was at its most stressful, Mike Immediately showed compassion and was very patient in making sure that I understood every thing pertaining to my case. It was then that I found the entire firm was compassionate and caring! Thanks to Mike, Jenna and John.
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Posted by Reginald | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Firm
This firm was referred to me by a friend and I could see why upon meeting these guys. Mr. Cardinale was up front and honest with me about what he could do and what he wasn't sure about. He let me make the final decisions about what was best for me and I didn't feel pressured at all. I didn't feel like I was in a business that just wanted my money for very little services. The retainer was very fair and I was happy with the end result. I would most definitely refer this firm to everyone and in the future I would use them again.
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Posted by Bill | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mike and his team made a tough situation very painless. They made the whole process go very smooth and took care of everything.
Posted by Kathy | April 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bankruptcy
Mr. Cardinale is a very kind and thorough lawyer. All of my questions were always answered. I knew exactly what was happening from the beginning to the end of the bankruptcy. He always called or e-mailed me if I needed assistance. I would hire him again!
Posted by Andrew | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer
Michael Cardinale helped me a ton with my DWI charge I recieved in October of 2018. He made things easy to understand and helped get me to the best possible result I could ask for. Very professional, experienced, and easy to work with and talk to, I highly recommend Michael Cardinale to anyone in need of legal help. I know he will be the only lawyer I will be hiring in the future if I ever need to hire a lawyer again.
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Posted by James G | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic matter
My lawyer Mr. Cardinale was very successful in reducing my ticket and was very helpful in explaining the process, this being my first ticket ever. I am beyond great full for all the help that I had received from Mr. Cardinale and his team for helping me understand everything and walking me through each step in completing the process of getting the ticket resolved.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Cardinale & DelVecchio Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Cortland County Public Defender
  • 2000 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • People vs. Quinchiz
  • acquittal
  • People vs. Osholski
  • Dismissed on Directed Verdict Motion after closings.
  • People vs. Ross
  • Acquittal

Associations

  • Cortland County Assigned Counsel Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oneida County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cortland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 20 Years Serving Community
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • The DUI College
  • The National College of DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • 15 Years Serving Community
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Local Magistrates of Cortland County
  • CAFA- Counsel At First Arraignment & New ACP Application
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning
  • Springing POA
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mike for over 2 years and have watched him numerous times in Court. He is passionate, always well prepared, and zealously advocates for clients. I would have no issue recommending Mike to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is always professional and easy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Michael to the fullest. When I was a prosecutor Mr. Cardinale was the standard by which most of us compared other defense lawyers to. Michael was always prepared, knowledgeable, and professional. His ability to advocate for his clients is the standard for the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I respect that he works hard on behalf of his clients. He is a true advocate- knowledgeable on the law, exceedingly ethical, and a skillful attorney. He will defend you, or else you better brush up and be ready if you find yourself on the other side."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Michael on several matters. Very trustworthy, very up front and extremely hard working. I have had client referrals that I sent to Michael report back on several different occasions how exceptional his service was."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is wonderful. Works very hard on your case and always professional. I send every bankruptcy case to Michael Cardinale."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an exceptional trial lawyer, and one of the most ethical individuals I know. It has been a pleasure working with him over the years on a variety of matters. I am always impressed by his intelligence and compassion."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send all of my bankrupcy inquiries to Mike. He is very competent and the clients seem to like him. I strongly endorse Mike for bankruptcies"
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Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
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Wrongful death
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Cicero Personal injury Lawyer Michael R. Cardinale
Michael R. Cardinale
Personal injury Attorney
Cicero, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation