Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI

Michael J. Stachowski, an attorney, operates from the law offices of Michael J. Stachowski P.C., situated in Buffalo, New York. His extensive legal career, spanning over 47 years, has established him as a trusted source of legal guidance for clients in the New York metropolitan area. His primary areas of legal expertise encompass criminal law, family law, and appellate cases.

Mr. Stachowski completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature at Canisius College. He continued his academic journey at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1973. Notably, he received recognition for his symposium on International Legal Impact on Multi-National Corporations from The Hague Academy of International Law. Following his legal studies, he served as a confidential law clerk for a distinguished judge within the Court System State of New York and subsequently assumed the role of Town Attorney for the town of Cheektowaga.

Dedicated to his community, Mr. Stachowski has actively volunteered his time, holding memberships in various associations. He has served as a board member at the Buffalo Columbus Hospital, catering to the Hispanic community’s needs. Additionally, he acted as an executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council and holds the title of Member Emeritus on the Canisius College’s Board of Regents.

Mr. Stachowski’s commitment to his clients is unwavering. He passionately advocates for their rights and liberties at every phase of their legal journey. His approach involves crafting innovative strategies tailored to the unique aspects of each case, ensuring clients are well-informed to make sound decisions. He empathizes with the profound impact that family law matters and accusations of wrongdoing can have on individuals, making him a tireless champion for their cause.

Throughout his career, Mr. Stachowski has received numerous accolades and recognition for his exceptional contributions to the legal field. His legal acumen is underscored by his “Excellent” rating on Avvo and his membership in the Lawyers of Distinction. Furthermore, he has earned a Distinguished* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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