I’m Mike Schillinger, former prosecutor and experienced attorney serving New York clients in a range of complex and high-stakes criminal defense matters. I focus on providing personalized service and exceptional advocacy for clients facing some of the most difficult situations in their lives.
I’ve spent my entire career serving the public. I’ve worked as a criminal defense attorney, Assistant District Attorney, and also as a caseworker for a U.S. Congressman. Using that experience, I take a comprehensive approach on each of my clients’ cases and ensure that their cases are resolved as favorably and painlessly as possible.
While working full time for a U.S. Congressman, I obtained two degrees from St. John’s University, a Bachelor of Science in legal studies and a Juris Doctorate. Before graduating summa cum laude from St. John’s University’s undergraduate program, I captained the University’s trial competition team, helping our coaches successfully lead us through numerous trial competitions.
While attending St. John’s University School of Law, I served as the Executive Director on the board of the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute. During my time as a member of the institute, I competed in a number of national trial competitions, placing in most of them, including the John Marshall Law School/American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Competition, where my team ranked second.
After graduating from St. John’s University School of Law, I became a prosecutor in Queens County under the Honorable Richard A. Brown. During my tenure as a prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted numerous cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses. As a prosecutor, I often received these cases immediately after arraignment and handled them to their conclusion, granting me both the experience and knowledge of how the District Attorney’s Office will handle your case, and how to negotiate with the D.A. in order to minimize the penalties you may face.
Throughout my career, I have helped people through some of the worst tragedies of their lives. This experience allows me to understand the difficulties that my clients face and gives me the ability to handle each and every case with the compassion and dedication that I know my clients expect and deserve.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any legal problem, I am available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call my office at (631)650-6900 or schedule a time to speak to set up a free consultation so I can start fighting for you today.
I don’t usually leave reviews for anything but Michael Schillinger is not only an attorney but a god sent Angel, He has been on top of my case from day one of calling him, he was always available to speak to me and was fast in responding to any concerns I had throughout the course of my case. He has eased so much anxiety and stress that we had as first time offenders who had no clue how the court system worked and he never once made us feel like we were being neglected. Michael was with us every step of the way and worked extremely hard to get us a deal leaving us with no
criminal record or convictions. He is dedicated to his clients and truly does make sure you’re well taken care of. His office even sent us a Christmas card for the holiday and that just touched my heart because of how much his office cares to go out of their way and little touches like that mean so much to people. I highly recommend Michael Schillinger with no doubts in my heart. You will not regret it ! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for my family and me, I am forever grateful to you.
Mike is an excellent attorney. He sat down with me and gave me all the time I needed. We were able to handle my issues that day. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Mr. Michael Schillinger is a very passionate and dedicated lawyer. He personally commits himself to his clients. When I hired him, he used his professional expertise of strong technical skill and super-critical thinking ability with in-depth legal research to build my defense. Anyone who hires Mr. Schillinger has a higher chance of a good result…
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