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Choosing an attorney for a Suffolk County criminal defenseDWI or personal injury matter is a decision that could impact the rest of your life. It is imperative that you do your research and consider an attorney’s credentials, prior results and recognition among the Bar. For years, Suffolk County clients have been choosing our attorneys to represent them for just those reasons.

Our attorneys are former prosecutors, each with more than 20 years of experience handling criminal law, DWI and personal injury cases. In those years, we have amassed an extensive profile of successful results for our clients through trials and settlements. Please visit our Case Results page to see some recent examples of our work.

Our lead attorney, Michael Elbert, has been recognized as one of Suffolk County’s Top Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury attorneys by organizations such as The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Avvo.com and the New York Times Super Lawyers List.

We understand that a legal problem can be a frightening and confusing experience for the typical person which is why we are always available to our clients and make it a priority to keep them informed. Most importantly, we will listen to your side of the incident, your circumstances and any other issues relevant to the case. We believe an attorney’s role should be to provide options, render advice and allow the client to make an informed decision rather than telling them how to proceed.

Please take advantage of a free consultation where we will assess your case and individual circumstances, discuss your options and provide you with a strategy to achieve the best results possible through trial, plea bargain or settlement.

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Michael Elbert, Esq.

Lead Attorney

Michael D. Elbert, Esq. is the lead attorney at The Elbert Law Firm. His primary practice areas are Criminal Defense, DWI/DWAI and Personal Injury Litigation in Suffolk County.

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 District Attorney’s office where he investigated and prosecuted thousands 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 attorney. He has won acquittals for clients on a wide array of charges including 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.

In 2014 and 2015, Michael was recognized as one of the best criminal lawyers in the metro area when he was listed in the New York Times Super Lawyers publication. Additionally, he has been rated as a “SUPERB” attorney for Criminal Defense, DWI and Personal Injury law by Avvo.com. Michael has also been Nationally Ranked among the Top 100 DWI Attorneys for 2014 by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense and among the Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys in New York by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Michael has lectured for the New York State Bar Association and Iona College and recently authored, “A Consideration of the Repugnant Verdict” (Nassau Lawyer, 2012).  Additionally, Michael is an adjunct professor at Hofstra Law School where he teaches in the Foundational Lawyering Skills program.

Michael has been a guest lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and Iona college. Recently, he 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. He is also the Immediate Past President and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.


Of Counsel

MICHAELANGELO MATERA, ESQ., is Of Counsel to The Elbert Law Firm assisting in criminal defense and personal injury cases. Mr. Matera is a former NYC prosecutor and has been handling criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation for over 15 years.



BONNIE FRUCCI is a paralegal for The Elbert Law Firm. She brings years of experience in various areas of the law including, personal injury, criminal defense, DWI, real estate, estate planning and probate matters and commercial and civil litigation.
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