Michael A. Gentile

Michael A. Gentile

Experienced New York Attorney Serving Legal Community for More Than 40 Years

Firm Overview

Turn to Michael A. Gentile for quality legal representation
With more than 40 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, Michael A. Gentile has helped New York residents and fellow lawyers effectively resolve their criminal defense, ethics and admission matters. Since entering private practice in 1995, Mr. Gentile has personally handled every aspect of the many cases that he has undertaken.

Background Experience and the respect of his peers has lead to successful outcomes for his clientele
Mr. Gentile was the chief prosecutor in the landmark case involving the successful prosecution of Roy M. Cohn. He is highly respected by his peers in his areas of criminal defense, lawyer ethics and disciplinary matters. He is regularly invited by law schools and bar associations to lecture or conduct continuing legal education (CLE) courses in criminal defense and attorney ethics. He has written articles and columns for various legal publications and has been a commentator on Court TV.

Mr. Gentile, the former Chief Disciplinary Counsel in New York City and the former First Deputy District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, has been involved in hundreds of lawyer disciplinary proceedings and criminal defense cases throughout New York State and in the tri-state region.

The firm's clientele include:
-Individual practitioners with disciplinary or ethics issues
-Law firms of varying sizes seeking expert ethics guidance or advice for corporate clients
-White-collar lawyer and non-lawyer criminal defendants
-State and Federal criminal defendants
-Suspended or disbarred attorneys seeking re-admission to a bar
-Law school students or graduates with actual or potential admissions problems

Attorney Michael A. Gentile can help you with:
-Attorney discipline
-Attorney grievances
-Criminal law state and federal
-Conflicts of interest
-Legal ethics

Main Office

Main Office
405 Lexington Avenue, 26th Floor
The Chrysler Building
New York, NY 10174



Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense Attorney

An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in New York, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 40 years, attorney Michael A. Gentile has been fighting to defend the rights of his clients. He has built his reputation on getting results. He is intimately familiar with all facets of the New York criminal justice system, and has the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

For more than 40 years, criminal defense attorney Michael A. Gentile has represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Homicide murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
-And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, he can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that he strives diligently to help you overcome it, and works tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
Michael A. Gentile goes the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. He has taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that he is dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, his efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. He personally speaks with witnesses, rifles through police records and examines the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. He also brings in experts who challenge the prosecution and help him prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Michael A. Gentile today.

Michael Gentile

Michael A. Gentile

Practice areas
-Attorney discipline
-Attorney grievances
-Conflicts of interest
-Legal ethics
-Criminal law

-New York, 1972
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York, 1974
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

-Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1971
-Brooklyn College of the City of New York, B.A., 1967

Associations & memberships
-American Bar Association (Member, Faculty on Professional Responsibility)
-Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
-National Organization of Bar Counsel
-New York District Attorneys Association

Biographical details & professional experience
-Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, 1980-1989
-Attorney, Private Practice, 1989-1990
-Office of the District Attorney, Kings County, New York: Assistant District Attorney, 1971-1975
-Assistant District Attorney, Chief of Investigations, 1975-1980; Deputy District Attorney for Operations, 1990-1992
-First Deputy District Attorney, 1992-1995
-Guest Commentator: Court TV
-Featured Speaker, "The Alcoholic Lawyer"; "How to Try a Lawyer Disciplinary Case,"
-Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-Participant, New York State Bar Association Symposium on Professional Discipline
-Adjunct Professor of Law, Ethics, Fordham Law School, 1984

-"Automatic Disbarment: A Convicted Felon's Just Deserts, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly", Volume 13, Number 3, Spring 1986
-"The Rat-Fink Rule: Why Lawyers and the Bar Should Police the Profession," ABA Bar Leader, May-June 1986 "Permissible Limits of Lawyers TV Ads," New York Law Journal, February 25, 1985
-"Reporting Misconduct by other Lawyers", New York Law Journal, October 23, 1984
-"Lawyers Seem to Know Little About Disciplinary Process," New York Law Journal, January 31, 1983
-"Unraveling the Complexity of Automatic Discipline," New York Law Journal, March 14, 1982

Guest lecturer
-Fordham Law School
-Albany Law School
-Touro Law School
-Cardozo Law School
-St. John's Law School
-Women's Bar Association
-Committee on Professional Discipline
-The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-New York State Bar Association: Ethical Issues in Matrimonial Cases: What's The Good Lawyer To Do, 2006
-Basics of Criminal Law Practice, 2007
-Member, Board of Governors, Daytop Village
-President, Saint Andrew's Golf Club


Brooklyn Law School