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Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski PC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce ...
  • New York
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Biography

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.

Education
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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Professional Experience
Attorney
Michael J Stachowski PC
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Town Attorney
town of Cheektowaga
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Litigation Deputy/Town Prosecutor
Town of Cheetowaga
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Counsel to Dennis T Gorski
New York Assembly
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Confidential Clerk
New York Court System
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Confidential clerk to Justice Kasler Handled Criminal Trial from Attica Prison Riot
Attorney
Sportservice Corpoation (now Delaware North)
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In house counsel to largest concessionaire in country
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
Awards
Top 100 Criminal Law New York State
National Trial Lawyers
Criminal Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Peer recommended
Professional Associations
Lawyers of Distinction
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American Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 1764653
Member
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
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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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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    fees are set based on complexity of the case
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Divorce
    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
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Legal Answers
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
Q. What would the charge be for flicking a knife out during an argument with someone. There was no physical contact.
A: The likely charge would be felony level Menacing. Threatening a person with a deadly weapon. If it was used it would be assault first or second. In any event it is serious
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
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Michael J Stachowski PC
2025 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
Telephone: (716) 824-5353