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Criminal Defense

If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, it’s vital that you consult with a criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Personal Injury

With due attention to safety, many personal injuries can be easily avoided.


Michael Dreishpoon has been practicing law in the New York metropolitan area for over 30 years.

Queens Personal Injury Attorney

Queens, NY Personal Injury Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether it’s receiving the maximum amount for your personal injury or protecting your freedom, choosing the right personal injury lawyer or criminal defense attorney is critical. If you have a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or have been arrested, you need a fearless and experienced personal injury attorney who is tough, determined and successful. 

Michael Dreishpoon is a Queens personal injury lawyer who is never intimidated by his opponent’s size or position. Whether the adversary is a powerful insurance company or the District Attorney’s office, Mr. Dreishpoon won’t back down on a personal injury or criminal defense case. Michael Dreishpoon stands out from other Queens personal injury attorneys with his 30-plus year track record of success in personal injury and criminal cases. 

If you need a Queens personal injury lawyer, contact the law office of Michael Dreishpoon for a free consultation today. 

Criminal Law

In criminal cases, Michael Dreishpoon routinely obtains dismissals and acquittals for clients charged with domestic violencedrugsweaponsDWI, assault, robbery, larceny, etc. From interrogation, arrest and/ or arraignment to case conclusion, Michael is a fearless personal injury and criminal defense lawyer who protects your freedom and your rights.

After carefully investigating and analyzing the facts and circumstances of your matter, Michael will utilize his knowledge as an attorney to develop a defense strategy to beat the case. Your case will receive the attention it deserves and all of your calls will be answered 24 hours a day. Also, all consultations on this attorney are free of charge, the retainer fees are reasonable and payment plans are available.

Personal Injury Law

Michael Dreishpoon is an experienced Queens, NY personal injury lawyer who has negotiated thousands of large settlements and won many high verdicts at trial for his personal injury clients. Recently, Michael convinced a Queens County jury to award his client $214,375 on a motor vehicle accident case where Allstate had offered $50,000 pre-trial!

Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accidentconstruction/work site accident or slip/trip and fall incident, Michael will make sure that you receive the highest award possible.

In addition, he will get you reimbursed for lost wages and any out-of-pocket expenses (transportation, medication, co-pays, etc.). Michael gets paid only when he wins money for you, so he has incentive to fight on your behalf on your personal injury case.


The Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon has over 20 years experience in Queens personal injury law and a track record of success. We handle all types of Queens cases such as:

  • motor vehicle accidents & injury
  • pedestrian knockdown incidents & injury
  • slip/trip-and-fall incidents & injury
  • construction site accidents & injury
  • school/playground accidents & injury
  • dog bite incidents & injury
  • wrongful death matters
  • unsafe building/lack of security matters & injury
  • sidewalk defect matters & injury
  • sexual assault/rape incidents
  • stairway/ladder/scaffold accidents & injury
  • landlord negligence matters & injury
  • elevator/escalator accidents & injury


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Loans To Personal Injury Clients

Loans To Personal Injury Clients Most personal injury cases take somewhere between two to four years to get to the trial stage. During the pendency of the case, some clients become desperate and ask, “Can you advance me some money?” As much as I’d like to help, the New York Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits attorneys from making

Dropping Domestic Violence Charges in New York

Dropping Domestic Violence Charges in New York My Wife Wants To Drop the Charges On approximately 75% of the domestic violence cases that I handle (e. g., Assault, Aggravated Harassment, Contempt, etc.), my clients inform me that their wives/girlfriends/baby’s moms want to “drop the charges.” Unfortunately, the District Attorney’s Office will not play along.

Driving While Intoxicated – What Is Considered Legally Intoxicated?

Driving While Intoxicated – What Is Considered Legally Intoxicated? Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192 states that a driver is “legally intoxicated” if his blood-alcohol level is .08 or above. This statute does not say anything about being drunk, tipsy or wasted. The bottom line is that two glasses of wine or beer during

Reimbursement for Lost Wages

Reimbursement for Lost Wages If you sustain injuries in a motor vehicle accident in New York, and those injuries prevent you from working, then you can make a lost wages claim through the insurance company that insured your vehicle (known as the no-fault carrier). The no-fault insurance guidelines state that the carriers will pay

Do I Have To Call The Police If I Have A Car Accident In New York?

Do I Have To Call The Police If I Have A Car Accident In New York? The simple answer is, “Yes.” The Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York does not require a person involved in a motor vehicle accident to call the police, however, it’s the smart thing to do

New York Airports and Guns Don’t Mix

New York Airports and Guns Don’t Mix Since the two major New York City airports are in Queens County, all of the “airport gun cases” come through the Queens County Criminal Court on Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens. Every single day, gun owners that live in other states get arrested at JFK or LaGuardia

If Arrested, Should I Give A Statement?

If Arrested, Should I Give A Statement? The short and sweet answer is NO!!! Approximately ninety percent of the time, giving a statement only makes things worse. Simply say that you want to speak to an attorney and keep your mouth shut. They will not beat you or starve you (most of the time).

Smoking Marijuana on the Streets of New York

Smoking Marijuana on the Streets of New York By now everyone has heard that Colorado and Washington have “legalized” marijuana. These states are being studied carefully by the other 48 to determine whether they will follow suit. At the present time, it’s still illegal to possess marijuana in the State of New York. However,

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Brian Sexton
“Michael went above and beyond the call of duty”
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I almost died in a car accident [ . . . ]. 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 [ . . . ] 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.[ . . . ] 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.
Lester Jackson
“From Day 1 I felt as if Michael Dreishpoon cared about my case”
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[ . . . ] 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 [...] 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.
Sandra Davis
“Michael did a wonderful job”
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I was arrested [ . . . ] 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.[ . . . ] 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.
Rabendra Sukhai
“A personal injury lawyer you would want to hire.”
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[...] I was seriously injured in accident while riding my bike on the road. The seriousness of my injuries made me realized that I needed a very good personal injury lawyer. My uncle, who won a favorable settlement from an automobile accident a few years before referred me to attorney Michael Dreishpoon. I made an appointment to see him at his office. He sat with me patiently and ascertained all the facts about the accident before giving me an answer about what the possible outcome of my case would be and long it would take. Mr. Dreishpoon spoke to me in a professional manner and made sure I understood precisely what he was saying. He kept me abreast of what was happening during the time he was negotiating with the insurance company by personally calling me. My case was settled within the framework of time he predicted and the financial settlement I received was much more than I expected. Mr. Dreisphoon did a fantastic job in handling my case as did with my uncle's and I would surely recommend him for any personal injury case. This is a lawyer who you can talk to without feeling pressured.
Anthony B.
"Excellend representation and skilled attorney"
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Michael Dreishpoon is very diligent, responsive and knowledgeable in his profession. He's very practical in his approach and is very result oriented. I realized I could trust Michael Dreishpoon when I asked him if i should sue someone who presented false allegations against me and if he would represent me. Rather then treat it as a business, Michael gave me good sound advice and advised me to not pursue it. I would trust his advice and representation in any legal area his practice focuses on.
Marlon Valles
"nothing he didn't know hot to handle"
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I was in a car accident [...] and was referred to Michael for representation on the case. The best decision we made. Since the first day until the last, Michael was on top of the case and provided us with feedback and direction as soon as he had any information to share. There was nothing that Michael wasn't aware of and nothing he didn't know how to handle. I have recommended some friends to Michael since and will continue to do so as I believe you wont get better service. If I ever need representation for anything else in the future, I need not to look elsewhere.
Barry G.
“Mr. Dreishpoon is the best attorney ever!!”
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Mr. Dreishpoon is the best attorney ever!! I recommend him for all your legal needs involving car accidents or drinking and driving cases. I was involved in a situation [...] and Mr. Dreishpoon got it fixed and put behind me in a prompt manner.
Nikki Makwana
“Very professional and always on top of the case.”
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Outstanding lawyer with high credentials who knows the books inside out. I had no concerns working with Mr. Dreishpoon, he does his hardest to get the job done and win. Very professional and always on top of the case. You can expect to hear from him every month at least once. He is always available if any questions arise from the client and if he is out of the office he never fails to return your call. If you are not reaching out to him with any questions or concerns he will make it his duty to call you. He will repeatedly make sure you are aware of everything going about in the case, do not hesitate if confused, he is there to help. Great lawyers do not wait, they are insistent and diligent, Mr. Dreishpoon is just that. Excellent lawyer by far.
Nikki Makwana
"Michael Dreishpoon is a true professional in every sense of the word"
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It is without hesitation that I recommend Michael Dreishpoon, an experienced attorney whom I had the good fortune of representing me in a recent court case. Mr. Dreishpoon spent tireless hours gathering information which I hadn’t even considered to bolster my case. He painstakingly took the time to meet with me on many occasions to go over all the elements of the case to make sure I understood everything. I must admit I thought I didn’t have a chance of having my charges dismissed, particularly because of so many other things that were bothering me at the time, but I could not have been more wrong. I was indeed very fortunate to be represented by someone who really knows how to navigate the legal system to get the best possible outcome. My charges were dismissed. Michael Dreishpoon is a true professional in every sense of the word.
Janet Choi
“Simply put, he made it easy and stress-free for me.”
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I would trust Michael Dreishpoon to represent me in future cases. I’ve consulted with a few lawyers, but I chose him because he was direct, thorough, and confident. He has a wide range of experience with the law, and he was able to handle my case (car accident) against the United States Postal Service. It was a long and frustrating process, but he communicated with me every step of the way. He reached out to me first if there were any updated information. Mr. Dreishpoon always made the time to answer my questions. Simply put, he made it easy and stress-free for me.Furthermore, I needed a lawyer with a traffic related case for my husband and he was the first person to respond to my message, and again, he got the job done. I appreciate everything he’s done and I highly recommend him.

Need An Queens Personal Injury Attorney​ Who Can Get You Fair Compensation?

Obtaining fair compensation for your injuries often calls for a legal battle because the insurance
companies don’t like to pay. Thus, you need an experienced Queens County
personal injury lawyer that knows your rights, understands the law and fights aggressively to get you the money you deserve.

The Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon will help you through the whole process including legal issues concerning:

  • physical disability
  • lost wages
  • medical expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • change in quality of living
  • transportation expenses

As experienced Queens personal injury lawyers, we understand the many hardships an injury can cause you and your family. If you are suffering from an injury, the Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon will be there for you every step of the way, fighting to protect your rights. You can rest assured knowing that you will be treated fairly and will receive just compensation for your injuries.

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