At the law office of Michael Paul we provide 35 years of experience working in the criminal justice system. Michael Paul’s first experience was as an undergraduate intern with the NYC Department of Corrections in 1980. He has now spent the last 25 years defending those accused of violating the law, from minor traffic infractions to the most serious crimes.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Paul has the ability to see all sides of a legal issue and therefore brings a balanced perspective to each case, fully understanding the procedures and mentality of the prosecutor’s office. He has an excellent reputation with the judiciary and has the ability to obtain favorable and creative resolutions. Michael has a passion for defending individuals charged with a felony, misdemeanor or violation.
When you retain Mr. Paul, you will always have his cell phone number so that you can contact him whenever you have questions or concerns. In addition to extensive trial experience, Mr. Paul brings formidable negotiation skills to bear in every case he handles.
Michael Paul, Attorney at Law
Forest Hills, Manhattan and Jackson Heights, New York
Expert defense of all accusations of criminal conduct, from traffic infractions to serious felonies in New York State courts and in the United States District Courts of the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York.
District Attorney, Bronx County
Offices of Mario Merola & Paul Gentile
August 1985-November 1989, Assistant District Attorney
Investigations Bureau. Prosecuted auto theft, theft of services, insurance fraud, arson, corruption, official misconduct, bribery cases.
April 1984-June 1985, Student Legal Assistant (Case Aide)
Kelley Drye & Warren
Sept 1981-April 1984, Law Clerk
Office of the Managing Clerk. Researched, served and filed legal documents in NYS and US District courts in the tri-State area
Magistrate Judge Kent Sinclair, Jr.
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Summer 1983, Summer Intern
New York City Department of Corrections
Summer 1980, Summer Intern
Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York (1981-1985) J.D.
State University of New York at Oneonta, (1977-1981) B.A. Political Science
Poly Prep, CDS, Brooklyn, New York (1973-1977)
Admitted New York State, 1986
Admitted United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987
Admitted United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1988
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Queens County Bar Association
Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)
Member, New York State Defenders Association