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Michael Charles Cimasi

Michael Charles Cimasi

Cimasi Law Office
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • New York
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Summary

My practice pattern at the Cimasi Law Office is focused on DWI, criminal defense, and traffic matters (e.g. speeding, mechanical violations, unlicensed operation, etc.) in courts across Western New York. I also represent clients on parole violations and landlord-tenant matters. I am a highly meticulous and diligent practitioner who seeks to provide dedicated service to each client, regardless how big or small the matter. I am always available by phone, and there is no fee for initial consultations.

I also teach courses in sociology and legal studies to undergraduates at the University at Buffalo ("UB") and Buffalo State College. After years of direct involvement as the Director of the UB legal aid office, I still routinely assist and counsel both domestic and international on legal issues.

My recent service work has included pro-bono legal services through the Volunteers Lawyers Project, tutoring elementary school students through the Lawyers-for-Learning Program, serving on the Zoning Board or Appeals for the Town of Amherst, New York, serving on the Alumni Board of Governors for Canisius High School, and serving as School Board Secretary for, St. Benedict School.

Education
State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. (2013)
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Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Cimasi Law Office
- Current
Focusing his private practice on DWI and criminal defense, Mr. Cimasi is admitted to practice law in New York State and the Federal District Court for the Western District of New York. He is a conscientious practitioner focused on obtaining the best outcome for each individual client, thus building and maintaining client relationships. He is personally available for contact at any time, and always will provide free consultations to prospective or returning clients. Past his practice of law, Mr. Cimasi is also an adjunct instructor at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College, a member of the St. Benedict School Board and the Canisius High School Alumni Board of Governors, as well as as well as a recent member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Amherst. He also performs routine pro bono service in the areas of criminal and landlord-tenant law.
Member
Zoning Board of Appeals - Town of Amherst, New York
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Director
SBI Legal Assistance - SUNY at Buffalo
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Non-profit, legal aid office for SUNY Buffalo students on campus.
Judicial Clerk-Intern
U.S. Immigration Court - Buffalo, New York
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Rumors of the Death of Private Practice are Greatly Exaggerated
WNY Physician Magazine
Know Your Rights - Employment Contracts
SBI Legal Assistance & UB Career Services Office
Speaking Engagements
Stark Law & Anti-Kickback Primer, UB Medical School Management & Legal Education Programming, UB Medical School
Cynergy Consulting Services, Inc.
Medical Practice Integration - Who Gets to Decide?, Upstate New York Physician Conference, Rochester, New York
Cynergy Consulting Services, Inc.
Presented on opportunities and legal issues in multi-practice merger integrations.
Certifications
Notary Public - New York State (Qualified in Erie County)
New York State - Department of State
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation.
Pro Bono Award
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Award for Pro Bono service in Buffalo City Housing Court.
Professional Associations
St. Thomas More Guild
Member
- Current
Activities: Western New York Catholic Lawyer's Association
New York State Defender's Association
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Attorney of the Morning Volunteer
- Current
Activities: Pro bono tenant representation in Buffalo City Court.
New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultations can be telephonic or in-person, and normally last thirty (30) to (60) minutes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major cards accepted.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cimasi Law Office
Contact & Map
Cimasi Law Office
66 Park Circle
Amherst, NY 14226
USA
Telephone: (716) 560-1171
Fax: (716) 833-6208