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Michael Timothy Dwan

Criminal defense Attorney at Depew, NY

4.7   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Michael T. Dwan is the principal at the Law Office of Michael T. Dwan.  Mr. Dwan oversees Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation and Criminal Defense departments for the law firm.  Mr. Dwan is one of the top trial lawyers in Erie County.

Mr. Dwan is the son of longtime Judge and trial attorney Timothy J. Dwan.

Mr. Dwan received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University, and received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. He has also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Erie Community College and is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo.

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Location

The Law Office of Michael T. Dwan, Esq.
5136 Transit Road
Suite 100
Depew, NY, 14043

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
SUPER HELPFUL -- MUST CALL BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS
Michael walked me through all of my options, via the phone. He was clear and spot on. I will definitely keep his number in a safe place for future reference.
Posted by Joseph | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Mike was awesome took care of my dwi saved loads of money. Thanks again I so appreciate your help!
Posted by Ferd and Kate | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michigan travelers
We were traveling for Thanksgiving from Michigan to Syracuse by way of Niagara Falls. On a side road outside of Buffalo, with a ridiculously low speed limit, we were issued a speeding ticket. The only way to defend ourselves was to appear in person, in January. Not happening. Fortunately we found Mike online. He replied to us directly and quickly, and was very personable and professional. We hired him and he made the infraction go away. We'd rather have defended ourselves, but given the logistics we can't imagine a better resolution. We highly recommend and sincerely appreciate this gent.
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Posted by Hatem | December 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Think long-term
Micheal Dwan was extremely quick and efficient in explaining how my speeding ticket was going to be handled. He's done exactly what he said he'd do and took the headache away from me having to deal with this myself! I genuinely cannot recommend this guy enough.
Posted by Tony | November 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight shooter and extremely communicative
Never planned on ever having to use an attorney for the case i needed one for, but i am so glad that Mike was waiting for me at the arraignment. I am pretty sure my case woudn't have ended so well without Mike at the helm; thanks for all your hard work Mike. Highly recommended and 5 Star.
Posted by Venkata Prasad | October 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent! I highly recommend
I wasn't thrilled at the idea of hiring an attorney to help me with my traffic incident, but I am happy I found this one. Very responsive, polite, helpful.... Very competitive with his fees. I never had to go to Niagara court, he did it all for me and kept me in the loop the whole time by emailing or calling me. I truly felt like he cared and I wasn't just a paycheck to him that he was trying to get off the phone. If I ever get in that situation again, I will definitely give him a call. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Morgan | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket to parking ticket
My boyfriend and I were on the way to Niagara falls for a fun vacation before school started. I received my first speeding ticket by a cop who hid himself very well. Didn't even see him till it was too late. 84 in a 65. I'm from Cincinnati Ohio and work as a Corrections Officer and am a full time student. I didn't have time to drive 8+ hours away and haggle with court stuff, and I wasn't accepting a 4 point heavy fine ticket at 19 years old. I found Mike, decided to give him a call. He answered the phone, was super friendly. I texted him a picture of the ticket, he called me right back and walked me through everything. I felt much better after speaking with him. His paralegal kept in frequent contact with me and they handled everything. All I did was send and sign paperwork and check my email. I went from a 4 point heavy fine ticket to a no point $150 parking ticket. Super thankful to Mollie and Mike! Definitely give them a call they will take great care of you!
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Posted by Vikram | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and prompt service
I received a speeding ticket upstate NY and live in NYC. Mike and his office coordinated with me quickly on every item. I was able to handle everything remotely and Mike + team took care of the rest. The court made a clerical error in my case and Mike continued to follow up with them to ensure resolution. Extremely happy and satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Matt | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't let the bowtie fool you. I didn't.
I had received a speeding ticket on 198-West. The state trooper had me going 54mph in a 30mph zone. As I'm from out of state (Michigan), I was unfamiliar with the area and its (incredibly) low speed limit. I was looking at a SIX-point ticket. Mike was able to have it plead down to Jaywalking with ZERO points. Sure, I paid a fine but that was always to be expected. He and his paralegal (Mollie) were great throughout the entire process. HIGHLY recommended. No complaints.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, efficient, no hassle, and best priced
Mike and Mollie were great at handling my speeding ticket. We did everything via email and texts. The process was simple. They kept me updated every step of the way.
Posted by Michaela | September 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great traffic attorney!
I hired Mr. Dwan to address a speeding ticket in Orchard Park. He was professional, courteous, and incredibly good at what he does. With Mr. Dwan’s assistance, I was able to have a traffic ticket that would have resulted in heavy fines and 6 points on my license reduced to a parking ticket. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Dwan
Posted by Ryan | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to contact and took care of everything for me
I had a speeding ticket in Cheektowaga. Michael was able to take car of everything for me through text message! I was able to take a picture of the ticket and he took it from there. No need to scan and email it which made my life easier. I would recommend Mike to anyone. He saved me a lot of time and headaches by taking care of this
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Posted by Kerri | June 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Me. Dwan The Best Lawyer.
Mr Dwan, My son needed a lawyer. Mr. Dwan was referred to my son for criminal matters. My son myself and my father had a consultation with Michael pertaining to my sons situation. Michael explain every aspect of the outcome that could possibly arrive. He was very curious, efficient and truthful. I would recommend his law firm to everyone I know. I also want to thank Amy for her help and sincerity with my sons case. This law firm puts the truth in the most high respect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️. Sincerely Kerri Patti.
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Posted by Mary Ann | May 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael T. Dwan
Mr, Dwan and his paralegal, Mollie are professional, curious, and efficient. All of my legal needs were taken care of swiftly, and without hassle. They answered all communications immediately. I would highly recommend their services.
Posted by Elizabeth | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and great man
Always explained every single process to me. Always listened to me, even when I was so angry and frustrated. Very intelligent and aware of process, so there was no surprises. I vouch for him 100%
Posted by Dave Beach | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michael Dwan handled my legal issues fast, efficiently , and with much professionalism, he explained everything clearly and even worked with me on his retainer fee--he is one of the best in his field as far as I am concerned and I am going to use his services again in the very near future for some personal matters....You can not go wrong with him, he is above excellent at what he does .....
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Posted by Zaimah | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd time using him, still my 1st choice
I used Mike Dwan years ago for a traffic violation (speeding) and decided to use him again. It was a no brainer considering how excellent Mike was the last time. I don't plan to ever use another lawyer for traffic court, besides Mike Dwan.
Posted by Mollie Harding | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Giant Thumbs Up
Are you feeling helpless with a criminal case? Is your case not getting enough attention through public defenders that it deserves? Did you get talked or persuaded into a plea agreement that was not fit? If you're reading this and you are in the same shoe I was, I encourage you to take a look at Amy and Mike for excellent representation. Mike and Amy are not only professional individuals, but extremely personable as well.They are timely people who are accommodating and dedicated to your needs. Personally, i felt as if i could tell them my whole life story, along with my case, without any judgement at all. When Mike and Amy appear at court with a criminal case they make sure the client is heard, and focus on the positives of the individual.This was something i never experienced with my court assigned public defender before I retained Mike and Amy. Court dates can be very nerve racking, and from my experience, Mike and Amy made me feel like an actual person, not just another case number. They make sure all the positives of my life were said in court, not just my accusations. They also made me feel like my case was just a stepping stone into my new life, and gave me valid, relevant advice. They reassured my faith and hope with my life and have done excellent work for me. To come to an end, Mike and Amy are firstly outstanding attorneys, but never fall short of being genuine professionals.
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Posted by Mike | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
He represented me years ago for a somewhat severe charge, and in one town court appearance, I left with the charge dismissed and no record. I am very thankful Mike represented me and helped me avoid a criminal record, which enabled me to build my career/life.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I am close to NYC and our way to Niagara Falls received an unfair traffic ticket and my nephew was the driver.I found Lawyer Dwan Counter and decided to contact him and he was able to get my ticket reduced from a speeding ticket to $50.00 parking ticket. Michael and all his staff are really friendly and reliable.He treated me with respect. I am an Anglican Priest and I highly recommend this law office if you need help with traffic tickets or any other advise.Whenever I needed clarifications Dwan was ready to answer all my questions. Thank you Lawyer Dwan , please continue the good works for the loyal citizens of our country .Respectfully,
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Village of Lancaster
  • 2015 - Present
  • Village Prosecutor
  • Village of Lancaster
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michael T. Dwan, Esq.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Erie Community College
  • 2004 - 2011
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Niagara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (26)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is knowledgeable and driven. His accomplishments speak for themselves. Also, he is accessible and compassionate with clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I see in Michael an attorney with an incredible amount of passion in advocating for his clients, as well as someone with great attention to detail. I give the strongest possible endorsement to Michael Dwan."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Dwan for over ten years. He is an outstanding attorney and even better person. He fights hard for his clients to get them the best result. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Dwan is an outstanding attorney. He always fights to protect his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Dwan is a motivated and conscientious defense attorney that exerts a lot of effort to make sure his clients' cases are analyzed and developed to their full potential before they are resolved. He is knowledgable about the law, and has excellent people skills - a must for any defense attorney. I was very appreciative of the time he took to explain the nuances of New York law to me. He is easy to talk to, and clearly cared about giving me accurate advice. I will certainly recommend his services to my brother in New York State should the need arise. Thanks again Michael."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Mr. Dwan practices at the top of his field. He is highly knowledgeable and very aggressive in getting the best results for his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"10 years of practicing law is experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Buffalo and schedule a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dwan's advice is professional and well reasoned. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dwan works hard to get the best outcome for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a dedicated and skilled lawyer. I fully endorse him."
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