New York, New York


Michael Cibella’s law practice focuses in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation, serving clients from all walks of life, including NYC employees, union members, corporate executives, financial traders, TV and sports figures, business owners, international corporations, home owners, students and your average Joes.  Anyone can find themselves in trouble despite having done nothing wrong, and for more than 15 years, Michael Cibella has been there to help.

Mr. Cibella has successfully defended various criminal cases at trial, including those charged with murder, gang assault, attempted murder or gun possession. He regularly practices in New York State courts throughout the five boros of New York City and the surrounding counties, as well as in the United States Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Cibella has also defended hundreds of criminal cases that have resulted in a dismissal or no criminal findings, and even more that have resulted in non-jail dispositions.  When your liberty is on the line, whether for DWI, domestic violence, embezzlement or racketeering, Michael Cibella is there to protect you.

Mr. Cibella also handles a wide variety of civil matters ranging from real estate to personal injury to business disputes and employment litigation. In this arena, Mr. Cibella has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, working to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve the client’s goals in a practical and sensible manner. Whether you seek to minimize your legal costs or leave no stone unturned and pursue any and all civil options, Michael Cibella can help.


Prior to establishing the Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, Mr. Cibella served the people of Brooklyn, New York, as a Senior Prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted and successfully brought to trial numerous cases for all types of violent crimes, while also earning a reputation for being a tough, but fair, prosecutor.

After moving on from the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cibella continued to concentrate in litigation and worked at two top New York City civil practice litigation firms. During this time, he handled cases at both the trial and appellate levels, in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice and construction accident cases, as well as contractual disputes and other complex commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Cibella received his Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, a school renown for producing many of New York’s finest trial attorneys, where he was a member of the school’s Moot Court Honor Society and successfully captained the Regional Champion Trial Advocacy team, receiving honors for trial excellence at graduation and from the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D.
  • State University , Albany, New York
    • B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association, President
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Treasurer and Executive Board Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the City of New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, member
  • New York Defenders Association, Member
  • New York Criminal Bar Association, Member