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Michael Domenick DiCindio

Criminal defense Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   61 reviews

also known as Michael D. DiCindio, Mike DiCindio

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Mike DiCindio is the founder of DiCindio Law, LLC. The firm is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Mr. DiCindio works as a Chester County criminal defense attorney representing clients charged with all crimes, including domestic violence, homicide, assault, DUI, theft crimes, sex crimes, and other offenses.


Mr. DiCindio also represents accident victims in personal injury cases against the people and businesses who injured them.

Mr. DiCindio is a seasoned litigator with over 11 years of courtroom experience. Mr. DiCindio is a former Chester County prosecutor. His experience as a prosecutor gives him insight into how prosecutors view criminal prosecutions. This experience helps him tailor a defense for each client that focuses on the unique details of their case.

Mr. DiCindio also worked for a firm in Center City as a criminal defense and personal injury attorney. During his time there, he helped accident victims recover compensation for injuries resulting from the negligent or intentional actions of others.

Mr. DiCindio earned an undergraduate degree with honors in business management from Moravian College. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law. After graduation, Mr. DiCindio was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in all Pennsylvania courts.

Mr. DiCindio founded DiCindio Law, LLC in 2014. Since then, he has fought for the rights of hundreds of clients. His legal skills and client relationships have earned him a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo and a client review score of 5 out of 5. He was listed as one of Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars in 2019 and 2020. Mr. DiCindio will be listed as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers in 2022.

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DiCindio Law, LLC's office building located in the heart of downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Location

DiCindio Law, LLC
29 S. Walnut Street
West Chester, PA, 19382

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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | January 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely 5 star performance and outcome
Mike is a great listener and even better communicator. He truly makes you feel like you are his most important client and always gets right back to you when questions or concerns arise. I had a lot of anxiety hanging over my head but he always made me feel better after consulting with him. He got me what i believe to be the best possible outcome in my situation and continues to help me with circumstances after the case has been finished which shows that he truly is on your team the whole way. I can't say enough good things about Mike other than that i was completely satisfied with his thorough and meticulous handling of my case . You don't need to look anywhere else...he is the right choice.
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Posted by Rich | September 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Representation
If you're ever going to be wrongfully and falsely charged of any criminal suit whether it's serious or not, and do not want to settle for anything else other than the truth then, call this lawyer ASAP! Before hiring him, we had interviewed two other top notch lawyers. The difference was that the first one was not as courteous and as patient of a listener as Mike is. The second one was asking half the fee of what we paid Mike but wanted payment upfront without giving us a complete written contract.  Whenever there is a question or concern, Mike is always available to answer and give advice even after the court hearing is over. Attorney DiCindio will not only explain what could happen on "both sides of the coin"  but provides you with the possibilities of  maximum and minimum sentencing to not over promise. In our case, he certainly did not over promise and under delivered but gave us the best possible outcome!!
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Posted by Jess | August 5, 2022
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Talk to Mike Now and Not "in a bit"
There are an endless number of words I could select when it comes to describing Mike, but one word simply does not do him justice. In what turned out to be a "high profile" in the media sense of a case for us both, Mike never wavered in the fight for me. Mike recognized the demise in something going on with me further greater than me committing a crime. Respectfully involving my family to ensure I received the necessary care is something we will never be able to repay him for. He advocated for me even though the odds, mostly due to my own acting out during the process could have caused a much different outcome than the one he fought for. Mike will never tell you what you want to hear during any of the processes because that is not what anyone facing criminal charges needs to hear. He will tell you several potential outcomes based on his personal experience in both prosecuting and defense. It is obvious he takes his time to read and research the facts and develops different action plans to develop an appropriate strategy. While not only intelligent he is humble and will never admit he is the one who saved my life and shaped the trajectory of my future for not only myself but my children. The place I am three years later is spearheaded by Mike's stoic fight for appropriate accountability and his belief in humankind. He is fantastic with his communication both in email and phone calls. Should he not be able to answer you he will in fact get back to you in a bit. Mike, all the love from the C's to Esquire, Mike D.
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Posted by Colleen | May 12, 2022
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Tremendously talented attorney and a really good person as well!
Hello. If you need the best of the best, Mike is your guy. Extremely knowledgeable re the letter of the law and also has a great knowledge base re the Judges and DA's in Chester County. He represented me with a complex 2nd DUI - where I could have faced 90 days in prison. Mike's statement to the sentencing judge on my behalf - swayed the court and I got a much, much reduced sentence. Always available by phone, gets right back to you and actually CARES about you, your case and your freedom as much as you do. This is a rare quality in my opinion. Just as good as it gets - period. You only need to make one Call. Call Mike.
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Posted by Abree | August 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
This man worked magic and I mean magic. My family member was looking at an out of state felony charge along with prison time and somehow he got it down to a misdemeanor and probation. Wow. He was there for us in one of our family’s darkest times. He answered the phone every time and if he didn’t he called back immediately. He never rushed you off the phone, always had an answer for your question and was confident when he spoke. He knew his sh*t. He’s a young, intelligent lawyer. He tells you your reality, he’s real with you and does not sugar coat but he also has great bed side manner, doesn’t judge you and let’s you know what you need to do to help him get you the best results. So incredibly glad and thankful we had him as our lawyer, we got to keep our family member and that’s worth every penny.
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Posted by Tina | July 31, 2021
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A True Blessing
So very pleased that Mike D came into our lives at the time we desperately needed help (him), we reached out to him and he very quickly returned our call and he was genuinely interested in helping us. Mike is honest, loyal, hard working and will go above & beyond for you. If you need a lawyer that truly cares and will give you your life back then I highly recommend Mike Dicindio!! A thankful mom from Georgia
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Choose Mike - He will Protect You
Mike truly treated me like a member of his family. He did everything possible to protect my rights, and make sure the system was fair. He worked tirelessly to ensure no steps were missed, and went an extra mile to challenge and change current policies that he felt were unfair. It was clear from day one that he cares for the people he represents. He showed dedication and persistence through the entire process. He is trustworthy, committed, and will do anything it takes to help his clients. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney. You will not find a better lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best Lawyer to get!! I highly recommended!!
With everything going on in the world today, legal issues only make it so much worse. Michael DiCindio didn’t let any of those issues affect his ability to represent me. Open, caring, and honest he explains everything in detail that you actually get to “overstand” the situation if that makes sense. He absolutely worked my case as if I was the only one that he had to represent. Dealing with lawyers in the past, there was always the notion that you were just a number. It wasn’t like that at all with Michael DiCindio, he stated that I can call him at anytime with any concerns or questions and actually really mean anytime. The amount of detail and structure he put into my case was amazing and even with my fears of outcomes he went over them in complete detail and explored different avenues. While doing all of that he explains the best possible things for you to do for the case and things that may help you personally. Long story short he was able to get the best possible outcome for me which was an option that wasn’t even on the table. I honestly will tell you hands down that Michael DiCindio is the Lawyer that you want representing you.
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Posted by Jermaine | June 19, 2021
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Experienced Lawyer
Michael unfortunately for me has represented me on more than one occasion. This is because I trust him as a friend and lawyer. He goes above and beyond just representing you. He's always just a phone call away. Very experienced and I highly recommend.
Posted by Ed | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success Starts with Michael
If you find yourself in need of legal representation in Pennsylvania, the absolute best thing you can do to ensure the best outcome possible, is to have Michael DiCindio by your side. I hired Mr. DiCindio through the recommendation of another attorney, for a DUI case involving my son. Patient, respectful and always available, Mike treated my son with the same urgency, care, and personal attention that he would afford a member of his own family. Mike is compassionate, non-judgmental and 100% honest. He always ensured my son fully understood the status of the case and the recommended path forward, which in this case was a successful entry into the ARD program. There was never a time over the six-month course of the case where a concern or question he had was not answered same day. He was treated as if he was his most important client. Mike partnered with us every step of the way to ensure our case was concluded with the absolute best outcome available. Three simple words Mike said to us toward the beginning of the process confirmed we were in good hands: “I’m always here”.
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Posted by Joshua | June 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, Understanding, and Compassionate - The right man for the job
I contacted Mr. DiCindio in February of 2021 after getting into some trouble for the first time in my adult life. I was worried and didn't know where to turn. I had reached out to a number of attorneys without yielding a response. I located Mr. DiCindio via google and submitted an inquiry online. Requested a call at 4 pm on a Sunday. At exactly 4 pm on Sunday, Mr. DiCindio reached out to discuss my case. From the moment I began speaking with Mr. DiCindio, I knew I was in good hands. He thoroughly explained my charges and went the extra mile to make sure I understood everything pertaining to my case. After my initial call with Mr. DiCindio, I felt very confident and retained his services. From that point forward we were in regular communication forming a plan to tackle my case. Mr. DiCindio was very transparent throughout the entire case process and worked with me to remedy all parties involved with my case - all the while providing me with much-needed peace of mind. I was able to take care of everything required prior to my court date. Mr, DiCindio successfully got my charges withdrawn without cost and I was able to move on with my life. In conclusion, I was extremely satisfied with Mr. DiCindio's representation and would highly recommend him to anyone that requires legal representation or advice.
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Posted by Kyle | May 30, 2021
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Breakfast for me Brunch for you???
Mike DiCindio is an absolutely brilliant attorney. At this time i can't find the right words to express my appreciation for his knowledge, dedication and attention to details. My case was slightly complicated and I was very concerned because I am an out if state resident. Mike DiCindio was able to “Eat my case for breakfast”. I am extremely pleased and I’m so happy that the positive reviews were dead on accurate which led me to choosing him!
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Posted by Christine | May 11, 2021
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100% recommended
Already I was feeling fearful about the outcome of my case, but with Mike, the sound of confidence in his voice is what made me know I was in good hands. He does not "sugar coat" the possibilities of the outcome. He is very honest and open and lays out the facts. He was on top of all the evidence that was needed for collection and kept me updated along the way when new information would surface about my case. Choose Mike for your attorney! You wont regret it!
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Posted by Steven | April 21, 2021
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Best lawyer you can ever have
Best lawyer to have on your team 100%. He has great judgment, perseverance, amazing knowledge of the law, and a great compassion for his clients. He did an Excellent job in my case and he will definitely put his all in yours
Posted by Shannon | March 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Expertise & Caring - BEST ATTNY!!! DUI / DRUG CHARGES
My son had a 2nd DUI charge at barely 21 (1st one ARD) Mike encouraged all the actions my son would need to do to help benefit his case but also help benefit his life; when future drug charges happened Mike kept fighting for my son with honest feedback but caring and experienced steps and resolved these matters favorably - ALWAYS accessible, calling back, and answering questions! He cares about his clients and the results.
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Posted by John | February 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trust Mike and he will do his best too help you!
Mike is a great guy. He's 100% upfront with you and I recommend him to the fullest. Not only did he have my charges dropped, but he was truthful to me all through the process. Do yourself a favor and talk with Mike first and he will let you know where you may stand and you will be glad you did. I am a verified client, and Mike is the one too trust. He will answer his phone 24/7 which helps tremendously. I can't say enough on his thoroughness. He really does care about your case. Thanks Mike!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2020
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The best lawyer hands down
I was recommend to Mike by a family member. With this being my first time in trouble and needing a lawyer, I was very nervous bout what was to come. Mike made me well very comfortable from the very first meeting and he assured me that he would fight for me as if I was his own child and he did just that. Through out the whole process, Mike was very professional and was always available 24/7. I was charged with a felony, a misdemeanor and two citations totaling 4 counts. Mike came up with a strategic strategy of how he wanted to attack the charged and I had all the confidence in the world that he was the right man for the job. Going to battle with a man like Mike who know the DA's and judges is an ultimate advantage. I provided Mike will all the tools needed to fight my case and he did the rest. After conversations with the DA, the felony, the misdemeanor and one of the citations were dropped. I pleaded guilty to one citation with came with a fine but no jail time, no probation and nothing permanent on my record. I can't thank Mike enough for what he has done, not only for me but also my family. If you need a aggressive lawyer who will fight for you and be available when you need him, Mike is your guy and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Lawyer and Person!
If you have found Mike in your search for a lawyer then you can already breathe a sigh of relief. Mike goes above and beyond In every step of the process. I can not express enough how fortunate I am that I was referred to Mike. His knowledge, his work ethic and his overall personality are just a few reasons that make him stand out. He is thorough, honest and professional. I highly recommend him!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and helpful
Answered all questions and was always available to talk if I needed guidance. Made sure I had all the paperwork, payments, and service hours needed ahead of time and made the whole process go by smoothly. Made it clear what he was doing and what I had to do to make the process as painless as possible.
Posted by Rebecca | July 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome criminal Defense attorney in chester county PA
Mike DiCindio is a great attorney. He was very patient and incredibly understanding. I have a learning disability and he took the time to explain everything in terms that I could understand. Mike walked me through every step of the courtroom procedure which put me more at ease. He treats his clients like family and was always available when I needed him. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I would highly recommend him.
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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

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Widener University School Of Law Legal Education Institute
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2010
  • Moravian College
  • BA with Honors
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Dismissed after preliminary hearing ***Past results do not guarantee similar results in future cases***
  • Burglary and Aggravated Assault against an Officer
  • Aggravated assault dismissed after the preliminary hearing. Soon thereafter a favorable misdemeanor probationary plea agreement was reached. ***Past results do not guarantee similar results in future cases***

Associations

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Committee member Young Lawyers Divison
  • 2015 - Present
  • John E. Stively American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Board Member
  • Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
  • 2010
  • Best Cross Examination
  • Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chester County Citizen's Police Academy
  • Chester County Citizen's Police Academy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (24)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very hard working, bright, energetic, works very well with others and talented in the courtroom"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for several years. Mike is a tireless advocate and a smart, savvy trial-attorney. Mike has an incredible work ethic and always maintains the highest of ethical standards. I highly recommend Mike for personal injury and criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is extremely proficient. He has an eye for the minute details that make the difference between the defendant leaving the courtroom in chains and walking out a free man. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable and ethical. I highly recommend Michael."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is an experienced trial lawyer and has tried many cases to verdict. I highly recommend him if you need a civil or criminal attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. DiCindio is an honest, intelligent and highly competent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a respectable, professional opponent with excellent trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is well prepared, well versed in the law and is always professional. I find him to be an excellent attorney."
Government Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working and bright. He puts the people he represents first and has a strong knowledge of the law."
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West Chester Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Domenick DiCindio
Michael Domenick DiCindio
Criminal defense Attorney
West Chester, PA
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