Michael D. Elbert

Michael D. Elbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Melville, NY

The Elbert Law Firm
 | 560 Broadhollow Road, Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 516-282-3630
Fax: 516-741-6797
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Michael D. Elbert, Esq. is the lead attorney at The Elbert Law Firm.  His primary practice areas are criminal defense, DWI and personal injury litigation.

After receiving his Bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo, Michael attended St. John's University School of Law on an academic scholarship.  He began his legal career at the Bronx County District Attorney's office where he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from minor crimes to homicide. 

Since entering private practice in 2001, Michael has distinguished himself throughout the area as a skilled trial lawyer, winning acquittals for clients on a wide array of charges such as, murder, robbery, burglary, weapons, narcotics, vehicular crimes, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, harassment and disorderly conduct. Michael's trial success and experience with area prosecutors and judges has given him the knowledge and credibility necessary to get the best possible results for his clients whether they choose to plea bargain or exercise their right to a trial.

In addition to being recognized by Super Lawyers, Michael has been ranked among the top ten criminal defense attorneys in New York by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Nationally ranked within the top 100 DWI attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.  In 2013, he received the Client's Choice Award and has been rated a "superb" attorney for criminal defense, DWI and personal injury law.

Michael has lectured for the New York State Bar Association, Iona College and recently co-authored"A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict for the Criminal Practitioner" (Nassau Lawyer, 2012).  Michael is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.


About Michael Elbert

Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.elbertlaw.com/legal-team.html


  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys in New York, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Top Ten Criminal Attorneys in New York State, National Academy of Criminal of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo.com, 2013
  • Law School Scholarship, St. John's University School of Law, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Common Legal Issues Confronting Administrators in the Educational System, Iona College, Graduate Education Leadership Program, 2012
  • Co-Author, A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict for the Criminal Defense Practitioner, Nassau Lawyer, 2012
  • Speaker, Dealing with Difficult Attorneys, Clients and Judges, New York State Bar Association, 2010


  • Client charged with code violations by the Town of Brookhaven.  After 18 moths of motion practice and negoiations, all charges were dismissed by the prosecutor., 2016
  • Client charged with two seperate counts of E felony unlicensed practice of a profession for giving an unlicensed massage.  Both charges resolved with an Adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, 2014
  • People v. Janie Collins.  Client was initially charged with assault in the second degree for allegedly stabbing her nieghbor in the leg and torso with a kitchen knife.  After eighteen months of battling with the District Attorney's office, the case was dismissed in the interests of justice., 2014
  • People v. Randle. Client initially charged with Assault, Burglary and Robbery.  After being served with the Defense motion to dismiss, the District Attorney chose to dismiss the charges rather than respond., 2013
  • People V Pippins. Client initially charged with Assault in the second degree, Resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.  Assault charge was dismissed after investigation of the incident.  Client was acquitted of remaining charges after a jury trial, 2013
  • People v. Hill.  Client was charged with Robbery in the second degree and was facing 15 years in prison.  Client was acquitted of all charges after a jury trial. , 2012
  • People v. Johnson.  Client was charged with committing an armed home invasion in Nassau County.  Despite being arrested and identified by multiple witnesses just a few blocks and withing minutes of the crime, the client was acquitted of all charges after a jury trial., 2012
  • People v. Speller.  Client charged with Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle as a felony.  During a jury trial, we proved that the police were fabricating the charges and as a result, the judge dismissed the case before closing arguments., 2012
  • People v. Elmendorf.  Client charged with violating and Order of Protection in favor of his ex-wife.  All charges were dismissed. , 2011
  • People v. McRae. Client initially charged with Grand larceny and Possession of Stolen Property.  All charges were dismissed as a result of the Defense motions., 2011
  • People v. Jacobs.  Client charged with felony Murder, weeapons possession and robbery for allegedly robbing and shooting a man in his apartment.  Client was acquitted of Murder and weapons charges after a jury trial., 2011
  • People v. Borman.  Client was charged with Possession of a controlled substance as a felony and a misdemeanor.  Client was acquitted of the felony charges after a jury trial., 2006

Industry Groups

  • Law
Office Location for Michael D. Elbert

560 Broadhollow Road
Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

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Last Updated: 2/2/2018

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