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Michael M Garagozlo

Criminal defense Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   170 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 33 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Virginia - VA 32 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Location

G&G Legal
50 W. Montgomery Avenue
Suite 320
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  170 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2024
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Best choice of attorney
Michael help me to get the best outcome from the worst case. He was professional and always answered my questions. 100% recommend him to my friends and family.
Posted by DB | December 27, 2023
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Superb Attorney
Michael Garagozlo is an exceptional attorney and partner who provided me with excellent legal representation and guidance. He understood the complexity of my case and was able to simplify complex concepts for me. Michael's commitment to my case was notable, and he was a great courtroom advocate. He kept me updated and answered my questions quickly. I felt reassured and confident in his ability to represent my interests effectively. Michael's expertise, passion, and individualized approach achieved a favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend G & G Legal to anyone seeking top-tier legal representation. They are not just an attorney, but an affordable and true legal partner who will go above and beyond to fight for your rights and deliver exceptional results. If you need legal assistance, G & G Legal and Michael Garagozlo are the attorneys you want by your side.
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Posted by Rachel | December 20, 2023
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Great lawyer
I never had to deal with legal issues and Michael assisted me from the first day we met til the court date. He explained my charges clearly and was very knowledgeable. He also laid out his expectations from me, and you will need to work with him and be patient. I was really on edge during the whole process but Michael was able to ease my stress. I truly appreciated Michael’s willingness, confidence, and determination to get the best possible outcome for my case. I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by J | December 14, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Michael is a great lawyer. He is very communicative, knowledgable of the court system and players, and its obvious that he's well experienced. I had a bad case which gave him very little to work with, but he was able to pull through and use his knowledge of the courts to help ensure the best possible outcome. He brought my charge down significantly and made all the right moves which ended up getting my case dismissed.
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Posted by Nijiati | November 30, 2023
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THE BEST ATTORNEY
OMG! I was not expected that I could get these results from court. My attorney Mike definitely is THE BEST. he is really fought for me . I was charged second DUI,DWI, reckless driving etc. basically every charges you can think of related to traffic law violations. I was positive I am dead set to go to jail. but with all the efforts that Mike put in and the relentless work he did, I only got DWI and the rest of the charges were dismissed, and NO JAIL!! yes I was lucky, but the really lucky part is that I retained Mike as my Attorney who is the guy that is real professional and that actually care about his clients and deliver the results. Thank you Mike
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Posted by Miguel | November 1, 2023
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Getting in contact with a good attorney
Never in my life before had I even had any experience with a lawyer, but when I walked into Michael’s office. I knew he was going to take good care of me. First thing he did when I sat down with all my police report papers and charges was go over it, he throughly went over every single detail in the reports that I had gotten the night before when I was arrested. It was sticky situation. But nonetheless Michael took the challenges with my case head on, and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to have done it. I truly believe that Michael got the best outcome in my case. He knows very well how to navigate our local court system and he does it well. As much as I liked seeing and talking to Michael about my situation/case, I do hope to never have to have him represent me in this manner ever again… - I made a terrible mistake and I’m very disappointed in my actions that led me having to seek an attorney. But I’ll never regret getting in contact with G & G Legal, not only did they represent me in the best way, but they have also helped me get in contact with a lot of resources/courses and classes that help and nudge you to a better straighter path.
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Posted by Rotimi | October 27, 2023
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Your best Attorney in the DMV
I would highly recommend Michael Garazoglo. He is an exceptional lawyer based in the DMV area of the United States. His legal expertise and dedication to his clients are truly commendable. I had the privilege of receiving his outstanding service, and I can confidently say that he goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. If you're looking for a lawyer who is not only highly skilled but also genuinely cares about your case, Michael Garagozlo is the one to turn to. Your legal matters will be in excellent hands.
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Posted by Tanya | October 17, 2023
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Amazing Attorney
WOW!! Where do I begin? Mike is an AMAZING attorney. He confirmed what I had been thinking since I met with him. He's NOT about the money. He cares about his clients and is passionate about his work. He's easy to work with, and he's cool and calm; however, he goes into beast mode when he's in the court room. I wouldn't want to be another attorney who would try to challenge him. Yikes! His knowledge on law and strategic thought process is stupendous!! Needless to say, I won my case. I am grateful, beyond measure. I will keep Mike in my roladex, and refer him to friends, family, and others in case they ever need an attorney. Mike's approach is effortless. He's the man with the master plan. He kept me calm and enlightened me on how things work, what to expect, and even the history of certain aspects of the justice system. I can go on, but I'll stop here. Again, THANK YOU MIKE!!
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Posted by Kiran | September 19, 2023
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Best lawyer
Michael Garagozlo was a the best lawyer I could ask for. From the moment I met him to the day of court, he made me comfortable and confident in my case. Mr. Garagozlo is very experienced and quickly figures out the best course of action to take. He explained everything to me clearly and I never felt like I didn’t really know what was going on. I can’t recommend him enough! Thanks Michael!
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Posted by Eva | August 14, 2023
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AAA+ Prime Attorney
Attorney Michael Garagozlo is like prime real estate. He has been my attorney since mid-1990 and is now my adult children's attorney. We highly recommend him as we have experience beyond a shadow of a doubt he performs and give you the finest representation in court. He gives your case the utmost attention and details starting at ground zero. He stays abreast of all the ever-changing and current laws governing criminal defense, car accidents, and medical malpractice. With Attorney Garagozlo defending you, you can sleep well at night. He is confident in what he can deliver for his clients, and if it is not in his purview, he tells you that he can not help you. He is an honest attorney that you can depend on and trust.
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Posted by Dodji | August 1, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Michael was wonderful representative for my legal case. He has a great demeanor, compassionate and advocated on my behalf. I admire his composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
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Best choice!
Michael M. Garagozlo is a top notch lawyer. He demonstrated all of the qualities & more than we could have hoped for from an attorney. His empathy for the situation, soothing confident demeanor, concise communication and excellent ability to match his understanding of laws to the practices within the legal system were key in obtaining favorable outcomes. Any person seeking counsel will benefit from choosing Mr. Garagozlo. He is also reasonably priced which is an added bonus because his skills within the legal system are of high value.
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Posted by Robyn | April 3, 2023
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Someone who cares about you and is on your side
Mr. Garagozlo represented me for a case. I was terrified and facing jail time. He was amazing, I felt confident in his work, he guided me through the process, and really showed me that he cared about the outcome. I would recommend anyone to him if they need assistance. He is a hardworking, caring, friendly, and calming presence to be around and I am extremely happy that he worked with me, I couldn't have gotten a better outcome and I couldn't have had a better person to represent me! Thank you G&G
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Posted by Nilo | February 23, 2023
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Lucky to have G&G!
I cannot recommend G&G Legal enough! Their representation was truly amazing - they expertly used their knowledge to streamline the entire legal process, reducing the mental load that court can often bring. They were always responsive and asked numerous questions, ensuring I understood every step of the way. Thank you for making a difficult time much more manageable! Michael Garagozlo was my appointed attorney and on top of stellar representation, he was overall just a very easy guy to talk to.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2023
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Made a stressful moment in life into an easier one.
Had a DUI case happen at a very trying time; Michael was honest and straight-forward on what to expect and was able to get me a very great outcome. He was quick to guide tp things that would help secure a better outcome and on the day of the hearing was thinking of even more ways to sweeten the outcome. 10/10 never plan on never needing his services again lol but would recommend and hire again in a heartbeat. He honestly made the situation a lot easier to manage and helped me feel a lot more confident through the process. Can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2023
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Best Lawyer!
Best lawyer in town!! I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal assistance. He treats you like family. Thank you Michael!!
Posted by Deanna | January 18, 2023
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THE BEST!!
G&G Legal really helped me when I needed it! Mr. Garagozlo was on top of everything with my case and kept me informed the whole time. He also advised me of things to do to ensure the most favorable outcome - and that's what happened. I am extremely grateful!!
Posted by Paul | January 6, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Attorney Michael Garagozlo's professionalism, knowledge of the legal system and procedures, and counsel was top notch. We had full confidence in his competence and abilities to get the best possible outcome. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Michael | December 4, 2022
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Criminal Case
For those that only want to read a sentence or two... Michael G is a fantastic lawyer that I would recommend to anyone that may need his services. I was in a situation where I was being accused of a number of things that simply were not true. I sat down to discuss my case with Michael G in his office and knew within a few minutes that I was going to use him to represent me. I have a clean record and the charges against me caused a great deal of stress. After talking to Michael G for the first time I was able to relax a little bit and felt as if someone was on my side. I was told what the ideal outcome would be and what all the potential outcomes were with pros and cons for each. Michael G was able to get a not guilty verdict on all 3 charges. Thank you Michael for your expertise and guidance during this stressful time and I would recommend to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Colin | December 1, 2022
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DUI with excessive speeding case
Michael Garagolzo is an incredible lawyer. I was charged with a DUI, exceeding the speed limit, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, driving without a license… my docket was like a grocery list. I had a previous out of state DUI as well. I spoke with many lawyers in a short span of time, but once I had my meeting with Michael I stopped looking. He let me know how serious the charges were and that I was looking at jail time. He didn’t try to sell me snake oil, he told me exactly what I was looking at and exactly what I had to do to mitigate the punishment. I followed his instructions to a T. He was able to avoid license suspension with the MVA, I will say with a little luck, but also with his knowledge of those proceedings. The paperwork wasn’t in order and he called it out. In my criminal case, he was able to get me a plea deal resulting in only the negligent driving offense. Everything else was dropped. There was also a moment where we were discussing whether I would present my case and try to get my fines reduced or if I was going to accept the deal as is. The plan was that I would present my case. The case presented before mine was very similar, and the judge tore that guy apart. Michael saw that and immediately accepted the plea deal. That moment of intuition saved me from a judge who went on to say, “Do you understand the miracle that your lawyer performed for you today?”. Honest to God, the judge said that… Michael’s complete familiarity with not only the laws, but the legal process and the people enacting it were on full display throughout my time with him. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • "Every Five Minutes"
  • Maryland Drunk Driving laws
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a smart and committed advocate for his clients. We have had clients in common and I know he has gotten great results in tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked/observed Mike on many occasions. He is competent, caring, and I would not hesitate to trust him with my own legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike Garagozlo for years and have observed him represent numerous clients in court. I have always found him to be very knowledgeable about the law and prepared for each case. Mike is an excellent lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney with over twenty years of experience. Very knowledgeable about personal injuries and criminal cases at both state and federal level."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top notch! Hard working, savvy, professional. One of the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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