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Michael Diederich Jr.

Michael Diederich Jr.

US Army Judge Advocate General ("JAG") Corps
  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Employment Law...
  • Massachusetts, New York
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My interest in law has always been in helping people and helping our system of justice work better. My law office focuses on helping victims of illegality and bias. My office handles wrongful termination and job discrimination cases and civil rights violation. Cases include wrongful discrimination based upon age, gender / sex, national origin, race, pregnancy or disability.
I also served as a "citizen soldier" (US Army reservist), with tours of duty in the combat zones of Iraq (2004-05) and Afghanistan (2012), as an Army lawyer. I retired in the rank of lieutenant colonel.
We handle cases from Long Island, through New York City and into the Hudson Valley up to Albany and Western Massachusetts.

Lewis & Clark Law School
University of Vermont
B.S. | Environmental Science
Pace Law School
LL.M. | Master of Laws
US Army Command and General Staff College
US Army Judge Advocate General's School
Army JAG School-- basic and advanced schools
Professional Experience
Lt. Colonel (retired)
US Army Judge Advocate General ("JAG") Corps
Principal Attorney
Diederich Law Office
- Current
Except during periods of active governmental service (e.g., 1 year duty as US Army Lawyer in Iraq), I have focused on representing individuals in employment, civil rights and environmental cases. I have also been active in public interest and taxpayer litigation, and influenced the US Supreme Court in environmental/constitutional law. My private practice focuses on employment discrimination and civil rights.
Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
NY State Bar Association
Civil Rights Committe -- appointed member
Rockland County Bar Association
Orange County (NY) Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
US Army Court of Military Appeals
  • Free Consultation
    Free telephone consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    I often handle an individual's case on a contingency fee basis, sometimes with a partial fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Prior results do not guarantee future success. Each case stands on its own merits. I enjoy representing victims of wrongdoing or bias.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Diederich Law Office
361 Route 210
Stony Point, NY 10980
Telephone: (845) 942-0795