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I can’t begin to say enough about Michaelangelo. Right after I filled him in on my problem he took action. Phone calls went out right away. Contacts were made and the paper work followed right behind. I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I had no idea what to do or where to start. My family and I couldn’t be more happier with Michaels legal services. He’ll always be my family’s attorney.

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1.4 Million For A Laborer

$1.4 million verdict for a laborer who fell when a scaffold collapsed while he was attaching siding to a home resulting in an injury to his back.

Driving With A Suspended License Charges Dismissed

Client charged with felony driving with a suspended license. After proving the police lied and were harassing the client, all charges were dismissed by the District Attorney during a jury trial.

Experienced Lawyers Serving Long Island

The Matera Law Firm  handles criminal defense and personal injury cases for the people of Long island.

We’re proud of our record – we’ve obtained million dollar verdicts for injured clients, and we’ve gotten acquittals for clients accused of serious crimes.  Some of our high-profile cases have been covered by the New York Times.

Experienced Long Island Criminal Defense Attorneys

Many people – especially fans of shows like Law and Order – are surprised to learn that only about 5% of criminal cases actually go to trial.

Even though most criminal cases don’t end up in front of a jury, an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a major difference in the outcome of your case.

Your criminal defense attorney may be able to uncover evidence that your rights were violated in the course of your arrest, and get the case thrown out at an early stage.  An attorney experienced with plea bargains can advise you whether to accept a plea, hold out for a better deal, or go to trial. We have helped hundreds of residents of Nassau County as well as Suffolk County keep their liberty.

Personal Injury Attorneys Long Island

As with criminal cases, most personal injury cases don’t go to trial.  Generally, resolving a personal injury case involves negotiating a settlement with an insurance company.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you identify all the different parties that might share in responsibility for your injury.  An attorney can also advise you whether an insurance company’s settlement offer is reasonable or “low ball” and whether you should accept it or proceed to trial.

DWI Defense In Long Island

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious charge.  A conviction can have life-changing consequences.  However, just because you’ve been charged with DWI it doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted.  There are many available defenses, and your attorney may be able to get the charges dismissed or reduced.

Our Success Stories

Any law firm should be judged based on the results it obtains for its clients.

To read about the successful outcomes we’ve achieved for our clients, in both criminal and personal injury matters for clients throughout Long Island , please click here.

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience helping the people of Long Island.  To learn more about them, please click here.