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My practice focuses on criminal defense litigation -specifically, DUI/DWI defense, drug defense, and violent crime representation. I pride myself on being available for my clients 24/7.  Every one of my clients has the ability to contact me when they need me and I regularly meet with clients on the weekends. My number one goal in any criminal defense matter is to have the charges dismissed and the defendant's record cleared.  


Contact info

The Law Office of Michael F. Niznik

1500 Walnut Street
Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alexander John Campbell

    I've had the privilege to work with Attorney Niznik on numerous occasions. Attorney Niznik is set apart by other attorneys by his work ethic and dedication to his clients. His knowledge of the law is exceptional and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.


    Alexander Campbell Criminal defense Attorney
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    I have known Attorney Michael Niznik for a number of year both personally and professionally. Attorney Michael Niznik is a highly regarded attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is compassionate, honest and trustworthy in his practice. He is extremely knowledgeable in criminal and family law among other areas. He strives to maintain affordable representation while working tirelessly to get the best results for his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Michael Niznik.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recommended AttorneyNORML2016
Very Good RatingAvvo2015
Outstanding Oral Argument AwardDuquesne University2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorPhiladelphia Court Of Common Pleas2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael F. Niznik2014 - Present
AttorneyPublic Defender's Office2013 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Justin J. Ketchel2013 - 2014
Certified RepresentativeFederal Litigation Clinic2013 - 2013
Law ClerkDugan & Associates2012 - 2013
Judicial ExternJudge Joseph James - Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Philadelphia County Bar AssociationCriminal Law Division2014 - Present
First Judicial District - PhiladelphiaCertified Arbitrator2014 - Present
American Inn of CourtPhiladelphia Criminal Law Division2014 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. C.G.Not Guilty
Commonwealth v. A.D.Charges dismissed. Client not guilty.
Commonwealth v. A.T.Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)N/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtSentencing/Post-Trial Consequences2016
West Chester UniversityCriminal Defense, DUI & Expungement Law2015
Continuing Legal EducationSocial Media and the Law CLE2013