Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski PC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce ...
  • New York
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Michael Stachowski Is a skilled trial Lawyer ,having tried criminal matters from simple DWI and various misdemeanors , to serious felonies, Burglary Robbery ,Rape Murder, Assault and white collar crime ib state court . In federal court he has tried many from Immigration fraud , Drug and Gun conspiracies, RICO,Sex Trafficking and white Collar crime. He has been successful as a Defense Attorney. He has a A very successful track record as an Appellate Lawyer In both State and federal courts. He got a person out of jail after 18 years for Lack "Of Effective assistance of his trial lawyer. He has handled and tried Divorce Custody Relocation Support Finances in the area of Divorce and family law. He has tried Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,, business dissolution and estate and Probate cases. Michael was a Confidential Clerk to the Supreme Court ,Justice Kasler. He was town prosecutor and Town Attorney in Cheektowaga for 20 years. He tried Tax certiorari and Zoning cases while there. He also did appeals for the Town.
He was educated at Canisius College Buffalo Law School. He has a Distinguished Peer rating from Martindale . He is also an Eagle Scout and the Advancement chair for the GNF Council of the Boy Scouts. Michael is the kind of experienced lawyer who is relentless in his advocacy of his clients legal rights. His motto is the" Defense never rests" His results and experience make him a top choice for your legal needs.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    White Collar Crime
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1764653
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2nd Circuit
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Professional Experience
Michael J Stachowski PC
- Current
Town Attorney
town of Cheektowaga
Litigation Deputy/Town Prosecutor
Town of Cheetowaga
Counsel to Dennis T Gorski
New York Assembly
Confidential Clerk
New York Court System
Confidential clerk to Justice Kasler Handled Criminal Trial from Attica Prison Riot
Sportservice Corpoation (now Delaware North)
In house counsel to largest concessionaire in country
Hague Institute of International Law
Certificate Multi National Corporations
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State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. (1973)
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Canisius College
B.A. (1970) | e
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Criminal Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Peer recommended
Professional Associations
Lawyers of Distinction
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 1764653
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Car Searches 4th Ammendment, Buffalo Library
Assigned Counsel
Administrative Search Warrants, Association of Towns, NYC
Association of Towns
Tax Certiorari
Erie County Bar
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered
Q. Can i carry a 4" blade pocket knife in public if i have a felony in New York State?
A: Section 265.01 prohibits gravity knives and switchblades or any knife intended to be used against another. It does not fro hi it Foldable knives or pocket knives. There is no specific prohibition of a felon in possession. That is limited to guns of any type possessed by a felon which is prohibited by Federal Law
Q. what can i do if my ex is denying me my requested vacation time with my children according to our custody agreement?
A: He cannot deny you if its in the agreement. however Christmas schedules spelled out in the agreement may trump the vacation access. A lawyer would have to read the exact language of the custody access agreement to give an absolute answer. That being said if you have primary custody and there is no conflict you can go irrespective of his denial. Moreover the failure to agree could be grounds to modify a joint custodial arrangement . Your best bet is to consult a family lawyer
Q. How long after I file for divorce using a lawyer, will my spouse get served ?
A: From the time of filing to the time of service can be days. Process servers are very good and find the defendants quickly
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Michael J Stachowski PC
2025 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
Telephone: (716) 824-5353
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