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Michael J Stachowski

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" The Defense Never Rests"
  • 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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    fees are set based on complexity of the case
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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Top 100 Criminal Law New York State
National Trial Lawyers
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
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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
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24 Questions Answered
Q. I was arrested for Petit Larceny, 155.25. This is first offense. Walmart said I stole 108.00 worth.
A: No you should not. You should plead not guilty and get a criminal lawyer. It is a crime In most first offense shoplifting cases an experienced criminal defense lawyer can obtain a non criminal resolution. Contact a lawyer now he can be at arraignment and walk you through the process. I have years of experience I can help Michael Stachowski 716-824-5353
Q. My divorce attorney who I fired because he never reached a settlement is now over a year later wants $8000.
A: File a grievance he has to bill every 60 days under the milonas rules Call the bar association and ask for arbitration. Read your retainer agreement it should say he will bill every 60 days if it does and he didn’t you have a defense. In your grievance mention he took you to collections without following the rules or offering the mandatory fee dispute
Q. Hi - If I have residency FL but own property with husband in MA and now live in NY as he abandoned me - where divorce?
A: This is both a conflict of laws and jurisdictional question. You must look at residency. Florida seems to be the obvious. For New York you must have residency for more than one year. It’s residency in a jurisdiction which give rise to jurisdiction over the marriage. In New York you have distribution over pensions. So choose your venue carefully consult a matrimonial lawyer in your case it’s extremely important because marital rights to support and distribution vary from state to state
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Michael J Stachowski PC
2025 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
Telephone: (716) 824-5353
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