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Michael Ricciardello

Criminal defense Attorney at Shelby Township, MI

5.0   16 reviews

About Michael

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I have a passion for assisting clients through the most difficult of times. I take a proactive approach in handling all criminal cases and I truly cares about the outcome of each case.

I have been interested in Criminal Law since Law School. I did two separate internships at Prosecutor's Offices. Upon graduating from Law School I almost immediately began working in the field of Criminal Defense. I have been in criminal courts all over the State of Michigan. My career has placed me in Court, advocating for his clients nearly 300 times per year on a variety of criminal defense matters. These experiences have allowed me develop strategies and skills that work to serve all of my clients on the matters that have abruptly interjected in their lives. 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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DeMatteis & Ricciardello, PLLC
48639 Hayes Rd.
Suite A
Shelby Township, MI, 48315

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Called back immediately
Brief consultation offered some sound advice. His partner Anthony was very kind and helpful. Will definitely contact if I do need representation.
Posted by Al | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job, Mike
Got what we were looking for. Even got the charge reduced. Hopefully I never have to do this again but if I ever have to Mike will be the one representing me. Thanks, Mike.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Brilliant & Kind Attorney!
I was involved in a horrible accident this past winter, and I totaled my vehicle. Thankfully no one was hurt, but still I was ay fault. I do not have the greatest driving track record and I thought for sure that this accident would cause me to become a pedestrian for life. I cannot afford to have any points against me because I am a nursing student and only work part time. Michael, a sweet and kind hearted attorney, which is very rare to find, put my mind at ease, and fought for me in court during a pandemic, and we have never met in person. He is down to earth, honest, and responds quickly to my surprise (I’m used to having lawyers never answer me back in time, or making me wait in fear for weeks on end, but not Michael) and he keeps his clients updated in timely fashion. Michael has integrity, which is something many lawyers lack. He explains the legal terms to those of us who didn’t attend law school and helped me understand what my best case/ worst case scenario would be. Michael stayed true to his word, and fought for me in court. He was able to get my ticket of 5 points dropped down to zero points with a small fine. He is definitely worth every penny and I would recommend him to every friend or family member I have. Michael is a brilliant, and intelligent attorney but what truly sets him apart from the rest is that he truly cares about his clients. He saved my license from being suspended. Thank you Michael for helping me out during a difficult time in my life. I am very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Mike | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I could not have had a better experience working with Michael to take care of my traffic citation. He was incredibly professional and knowledgeable, and he made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. I was very comfortable knowing Michael was representing me in court, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation. If I ever need an attorney again, Michael will be my first call!
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely satisfied client
From the moment I stepped into his office, Mike has been a constant positive force. Throughout the entire process, everything played out as he had explained to me. To have that peace of mind during the most difficult time of my life was exactly what I needed. I feel that his proactive approach set the tone for the best possible outcome. In addition to his expertise, Mike understood what I was going through and did a great job of helping me mentally. Any time I needed reassurance; he was there for me. That kind of compassion was invaluable throughout the most uncertain months of my life. He was immediately responsive to my questions at any time of the day and I always left a phone call or email from him feeling better about myself and my situation. I cannot sing Mike’s praises enough for helping me get through such a trying time.
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Posted by Brian C | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mike handled my matter very seriously. They understood my point of view and was very sincere and honest about possible outcomes. He believed in my side of the story and fought for me. We had a great outcome and he was never hard to reach when I had questions and was always fast at responding. I am very satisfied with Mike Ricciardello.
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Posted by Mark | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client !
The best thing I did was hiring Michael to be my lawyer hands down . His experience and friendly demeanour made me feel less depressed and confused about my case .He made me feel comfortable and made me understand everything I needed to know . The best thing is , he’s alwayes there for you no matter what , where or when to answer any questions you might have . After my court case was done, I couldn’t be more happy with the results. I hope I don’t have to hire a lawyer again for anything but if I did have to , Michael would be my first choice! Thank you !
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Attorney
I had a question regarding getting DL in Michigan. Michael was very responsive and kind - he answered my question. I appreciate his professionalism and ethics. He is unlike other attorneys who want to charge for simple question.
Posted by Tyler | March 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I got caught up in some trouble a couple years ago so I called Ricciardello because I didn’t want my clean record tarnished too bad. He did everything possible to help me out and got me of with no probation and just a couple small fines. Highly recommended.
Posted by Venetia | March 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So kind and helpful
I had wrote a question on avvo and Michael Ricciardello responded I was able to immediately call and speak directly to him for help. Gave me advice and fully answered my questions. A very kind soul everyone else I had spoken with brushed me off and made me feel I wasn’t worth their time. So so kind!!!
Posted by James | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
After retaining cheaper AND more expensive lawyers, I'm very thankful that my friend recommended Michael Ricciardello. His legal knowledge and overall preparedness and communication set me at ease and I'm very happy with his results.
Posted by Justin | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't hesitate to retain Mike!
Mike was an excellent attorney. He made sure I understand every step of the process and made me confident in putting my trust in his abilities and expertise. He was always easy to get ahold of and answered all of my questions as fast as I sent them. Initially, I was contemplating not retaining an attorney, but I'm extremely happy I changed my mind and had Mike on my side. He got me the best results possible and always had my best interest in mind.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rave reviews!
Michael is an exceptional attorney. He addressed all of my concerns and handled my case diligently. I could not be more pleased with the wonderful results. I would recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Chandler | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have found more favorable results.
I hired Mr. Ricadello in 2015 and 2017, and could NOT have asked for a better hand to guide me through the legal system. He was very thorough throughout the whole ordeal and never let me leave with questions on my mind, even questions I hadn’t formulated yet. The best case scenario turned out better than I had imagined and I know for a fact Mike is the reason I am where I am today. I am forever thankful. If you have any questions about the right person to handle your legal case, look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful
I obtained the services of Michael at Criminal Legal Services and my experience was extraordinary and to my complete satisfaction. I was treated respectfully, regardless of of my circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I cannot thank Michael Ricciardello enough for all his help. Criminal Legal Services is lucky to have him on their team. Michael saved me from my DUI. Very little money out of my pocket & no probation. So blessed to have met you. Thank you!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • DeMatteis & Ricciardello, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • DUI/OWI/Drunk Driving
  • No jail time, 6 months probation
  • Drunk Driving
  • Fines and costs no probation.

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Book Award for highest grade in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2011

Publications

  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve known Mike for many years and I have seen him in court advocating for his clients. I have always been impressed by how hard he works for his clients, and his unique ability to tell their story in court. There are few attorneys that I would say were born for this job, Mike Ricciardello is at the top of that list! I highly endorse and recommend this attorney. Michael B. Kelly Kelly & Kelly, P.C. 422 E Main St Northville, MI 48167 248-348-0496"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an amazing lawyer who fights very hard to help people during their most difficult times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ricciardello is a knowledgeable, aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney that will truly fight for his client's freedom and liberty. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer that will stand with you, then look no further and call Attorney Ricciardello."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Michael Ricciardello, without hesitation, particularly in the area of criminal defense. I have witnessed the behind the scenes work he does on his cases, and this is an attorney who puts it all in for his clients. I have also seen some of the results he has obtained for his clients and I was amazed."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is in a class of his own. His knowledge of the law, coupled with his personable nature and ability to get the job done are just a few of the many reasons why I refer my criminal cases to him. A rising star in the legal community, Michael is the go-to attorney for all types of criminal defense work. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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