Back in June of 2001, I was an electrician’s helper and was injured when I received an electric shock and fell off of a 6-foot ladder. I hired an attorney to help me out, but I did not feel comfortable with him, so I hired Michael Dreishpoon, Esq. to take over my case.
From Day 1 I felt as if Michael Dreishpoon cared about my case. He listened to what I had to say and thoroughly explained how he was going to get me compensated for all of my pain and suffering. After 3 years of litigation against 2 large Manhattan law firms, Michael negotiated a one million dollar settlement on the brink of trial.
Since that day, I have recommended Michael Dreishpoon to several people who needed good legal representation. I found him to be honest, hard-working and available to answer all of my questions.
My friends got into a fight outside a nightclub and severely injured two guys. Two weeks later, I got arrested and charged with attempted murder because the victims claimed that I participated in the fight. I was facing 5 – 25
years in prison if convicted.
I hired Michael Dreishpoon to represent me. He did his best to convince the prosecutor that I had nothing to do with the fight, but she would not listen. The case dragged on for nearly two years while Mr. Dreishpoon did a lot of legal maneuvering to get me out of the case. Finally, on the brink of trial, Mr. Dreishpoon submitted a motion to dismiss, and the judge granted it. I thought this nightmare was over.
I was wrong. The Queens County District Attorney’s Office appealed the judge’s decision and won, so the case came back to life two years later. When we went back to court, the D.A. offered me a plea bargain deal: a felony conviction and 5 years in jail. I was scared to go to trial and risk getting convicted and spending the next 10 or more years in jail for something I didn’t do, but Mr. Dreishpoon told me that he thought that we could win. I trusted his judgment, rejected the deal and went to trial in March 2009. After a very long week of trial, I was acquitted of all charges!
I was very satisfied with the job that Mr. Dreishpoon did. He never gave in, fought tirelessly on my behalf and always thoroughly explained everything that was going on. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who gets arrested.
I almost died in a car accident in November of 2002. While I was in a medically induced coma, my parents hired a law firm to represent me. Michael Dreishpoon worked at this firm and was handling my case. I developed such a good rapport with Michael that I hired him to represent me in July of 2003 when he opened his own firm.
Michael went above and beyond the call of duty with regard to my case by helping me battle my health insurance carrier over coverage issues. Through his extra efforts, I saved hundreds of thousands of dollars that otherwise would have been deducted from my portion of the settlement proceeds. I actually developed a friendship with Michael and even invited him to my wedding. He always returned my phone calls in a timely fashion and even discussed my case with me at night and on weekends.
In September of 2007, Michael settled my case for 3.2 million dollars at a pre-trial mediation. I was very pleased with the settlement and the job that he did. I would recommend him to anyone that needs legal representation.
In July of 2009, my ex-girlfriend falsely accused me of stealing money from her checking account and threatening her via e-mails and text messages. I told the detectives that she was lying, but they didn’t care what I had to say and arrested me on Petit Larceny and Aggravated Harassment charges. I hired Michael Dreishpoon to represent me on both cases.
Michael worked hard and eventually convinced the district attorney to offer a plea bargain deal wherein the cases would be dismissed and sealed in 6 months if I stayed out of trouble. As part of the deal, my ex-girlfriend would have an order of protection against me for those 6 months. Rather than telling me to take the deal so that he could move on to the next case, Michael advised me to reject it and see if he could convince the judge to dismiss the cases by submitting a motion. I wasn’t thrilled about having to go back to court a bunch more times, but I didn’t like the sound of an order of protection hanging over my head for 6 months, so I agreed to take his advice and roll the dice. After a few more court dates, Michael got both cases dismissed!
I would recommend Michael to anyone that needs a lawyer. He’s bright, honest, courteous, always available via phone, text or e-mail and knows his way around the courthouse. I’ve dealt with other attorneys in the past on business transactions and some of them left a bad taste in my mouth. I’m happy to say that Michael does not fall into that category.
I was arrested on June 4, 2009 and charged with assaulting my husband. He actually attacked me, so I was shocked when the police put the handcuffs on me. A court-assigned attorney represented me for the next 8 months. When it became obvious that the prosecutor was never going to admit that the police arrested the wrong person, I searched around for an experienced trial attorney.
I hired Michael Dreishpoon because he told me that I was justified in using force to defend myself. He wasn’t afraid to go to trial and never tried to talk me into taking a plea bargain deal.
I had to wait until September 2010 to get my day in court. After 4 days of trial, I was acquitted on all charges! Michael did a wonderful job. I could tell that he knew his way around the courtroom and had done a lot of trial work during his 20 years as an attorney. I can never thank him enough for believing in me and being my mouthpiece in court.