Proven Criminal Defense In Upstate New York

When facing criminal charges, you want only the most experienced counsel on your team. You’ve come to the right place.

Attorney Michael Spano

A Great Lawyer When You’re In A Bad Spot

A conviction for any crime puts your future in doubt. Around Syracuse, no one knows criminal defense better or fights harder than Michael Spano. That’s the kind of representation you need, from a highly experienced criminal trial lawyer serving upstate New York.

Attorney Michael Spano

Michael Spano

Why Hire Michael Spano?

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011-2023 for New York criminal defense
  • Avvo rating 10 out of 10 — client rating 5 Stars
  • Rated as AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating

“I’m a good listener. I want to hear your side. I’m committed to good communication. But when I stand up for you in court, no one is tougher.”

–Michael Spano

Rated By Super Lawyers | Michael Spano |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Michael Spano | 10 Years
The American College Of Board Certified Attorneys
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Avvo Clients' Choice | 5 stars

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“You have a truly sharp legal mind and your courtroom presence is among the best. I am forever grateful for your two years of hard work, dedication and service to my father’s case.” — R.C.

“I give Mr. Spano the highest possible recommendation. Mr. Spano helped me navigate a somewhat unorthodox legal matter, did so quickly, and always kept me informed.”

“Thanks for taking my case and getting me a not guilty verdict. You are a great lawyer. I could not asked for anything more. Please know you hold a special place in my family’s heart.” — G.B.

“Many thanks for the very professional and gentlemanly way that you conducted yourself at the trial of my son. I along with all of my family were thrilled beyond words with the outcome.” — B.B.

“Thank you for assuring me that just because a good honest person makes a mistake does not mean they have to be treated like a criminal!” — D.S.

Put A Criminal Trial Lawyer On Your Side.