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Michael Joseph Vavonese

Criminal defense Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Vavonese Law Firm, PC
407 S Warren St.
Suite. 300
Syracuse, NY, 13202-2625

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Posted by Stephen | February 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mike is top notch and could not have asked for a better attorney during my days in the street. Really good guy and listens and tells you the facts without delivering false hope.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2011
Michael Vavonese is a Lifesaver. I got the best result possible. Saved me from $1000 fine and losing my license!
I was referred to Michael Vavonese from another attorney. I was in serious need of a good attorney. He reassured me that all hope was not lost and explained in detail what would happen. It is a huge relief that there are skilled attorneys like Mr. Vavonese that the public can rely on in difficult times. Cops and the courts must also know he is one of the best. I highly recommend hiring him if you have a tough legal problem especially if the New York State Police are involved. The NYSP usually are not completely honest or ethical in their dealings with the public. If you need a top notch attorney you need Mr. Vavonese. I am a tough person to please and I am completely satisfied. Thanks Again.
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Posted by Joseph | October 27, 2009
The best there is, period.
Micheal took a hopeless case and delivered more than hope. He got results. There is nothing better than him. Look no further.


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Work Experience

  • President
  • Vavonese Law Firm, PC
  • 1984 - Present


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980


  • Syracuse Area Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute or Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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  • USA Today
  • Syracuse PBA - Born on the Fourth of July
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Handling Motions in Criminal Court
  • 2005
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Handling Traffic Matters
  • 2000
  • Central New York Magistrates - Town & Village Justices
  • Criminal Law in Justice Courts
  • 1997
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Handling Criminal Cases In Local Courts
  • 1996
  • Syracuse University
  • Lecturer
  • 1992
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law - Lecturer
  • N/A
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Criminal Litigation and Search and Seizure Issues
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Criminal Litigation
  • N/A
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Syracuse Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Joseph Vavonese
Michael Joseph Vavonese
Criminal defense Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 40 years