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  • Workers' Compensation'

    If you have been injured at work, you need effective representation

  • Family Law

    Making sure divorce clients are well-represented in custody, support & property settlements

  • Criminal Defense & DWI

    You are entitled to a strong defense when your liberty and livelihood are in jeopardy

  • Wills & Trusts

    Professional advice and assistance in planningfor the future


Attorney Michael A. Delakas, New York City’s most experienced and dedicated litigation Attorney

Since 1987 Attorney Michael A. Delakas has worked in connection with law enforcement and within the criminal justice system in New York City and through his experience has become one of the most trusted names in the New York City judicial system.

If you’ve been arrested for DWI or a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need advice and representation from a skilled attorney you can trust to listen to you, guide you in the right direction, and advocate to get you the best result possible. Attorney Michael A. Delakas is a former NYPD police officer, detective and investigator who thoroughly understands your rights under the law and how to defend you when you’ve been charged with a crime. Michael holds degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice along with the law degree he earned from Hofstra University while working as an armed bodyguard in private security. Clients know they can count on Michael A. Delakas to go the distance for them and handle their cases effectively.

An experienced litigator, Michael A. Delakas is also the lawyer you want in your corner if you are going through a divorce or child custody dispute or if you have suffered a workplace injury and need help getting compensation to deal with the harm you’ve been forced to endure. Finally, our office takes pride in helping individuals and families in New York create a comprehensive estate plan to secure their futures. For your NYC legal needs, call on Michael A. Delakas, Esq. in Astoria, Queens.

Providing Incisive and Effective Criminal Defense

A criminal charge affects your freedom, your livelihood, and your reputation in the community. Michael A. Delakas, Esq. provides strong, effective advocacy of DWI charges, violent crimes, white-collar crimes and other offenses using all available defenses to ensure that you have a fair trial and the full protection of the rights afforded to you by the constitution. If the police did not do their job and the prosecutors cannot prove their case, you are entitled to your freedom through a dismissal of charges, a verdict of not guilty or a judgment of acquittal.

Protecting Your Rights in Matrimonial and Family Law

Obtaining a divorce in New York is not as difficult as it was just a little more than a decade ago, but there are still many important issues to consider and pitfalls to look out for if you want to protect yourself and your children and make sure you are fairly represented in the divorce decree. We’ll address all the most important issues applicable to your divorce case, including child custody, child support, the division of marital property, and spousal maintenance (alimony). You need a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law and experienced in New York family law to help you get the outcome you need. Attorney Michael A. Delakas has been handling divorce and family law cases for years and is the lawyer you need when your case needs to be resolved in the courtroom. For help with New York divorce, domestic violence orders of protection, prenuptial agreements and other family law matters, count on Michael A. Delakas, Esq. to take care of your needs.

Drafting Wills & Trusts to Meet Your Needs

Are you an adult who owns property? Then you need to have an estate plan. An estate plan tells your representative and the courts what to do with your property if you pass away, or how to manage your healthcare, finances and legal affairs if you become even temporarily incapacitated. Everybody’s needs are different, so we take the time to sit down with you and discuss what is important to you and come up with a customized estate plan that works for you. We’ll draft the right set of wills, trusts and advance directives that ensure you and your loved ones are taken care of during your lifetime and after you are gone, the way you would want it to be.

Helping You Get Compensation for Workplace Injuries

If you get hurt on the job, your employer owes you workers’ compensation. Additionally, if another party, such as an outside contractor, is responsible for the injury, you have a negligence claim as well. Finally, construction workers in New York benefit from the Scaffold Law, which holds property owners and contractors absolutely liable for work injuries caused by falls, struck-by falling objects, or other elevation-related hazards when the right protections weren’t put in place. With all the different parties who may be liable and all the different ways to bring a claim, it’s essential to have a skilled and knowledgeable workplace accident attorney on your side who can guide you on the right path to compensation for a job injury.

Call Michael A. Delakas for Your Legal Needs in New York City

If you have been arrested for DWI or drug charges or any misdemeanor or felony offense in New York City, New York State, or federal court, attorney Michael A. Delakas is the lawyer to turn to for valuable advice and zealous representation. If you need an advocate on your side during a divorce or child custody battle or because you’ve been hurt at work, Michael A. Delakas is in your corner ready to fight for you. For help with civil litigation or criminal defense in New York City, or for professional advice and assistance planning for your future, call Michael A. Delakas, Esq. in Astoria, Queens for a free consultation at 212-321-0232.

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