Michael V. Cibella, LLC - Litigation Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney | Civil Litigation
Free Initial Consultation 212-818-1880 Available 24/7


  • Michael saved my life. There is no other way to put it . . . Thank you, Michael, for giving me a new day! Assault in the First Degree in Manhattan, August 2016
  • I have a clean record and I will always have Michael to thank for that. Aggravated DWI with an accident in Brooklyn, February 2016
  • Michael was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. After being arrested with a DWI and losing my job shortly after, I was at my wit's end. DWI with an Accident and Leaving the Scene, January 2016
  • Because of you, I'm driving my kids to school! Thank you!! DWI & DMV Refusal Hearing, August 2015
  • Mike Cibella did an excellent job! . . . When something wasn’t right the day the charge was to be dismissed, Mike hunted down the DA to make it right and end the case with a dismissal. We are grateful to have engaged him. Criminal Mischief, July 2015
  • Michael, I am grateful for your help with the DA and can't thank you enough for what you did for our son. You gave him a second chance . . . Grand Larceny, May 2015
  • Michael could not have done more for me in immediately being available and putting me at ease . . . had a bull-dog-like tenacity that never stopped fighting for my case and had a great court presentation. DWI, March 2015
  • I know a dodged a bullet and it's all thanks to Michael's judgment, experience and hard work! Insurance Fraud, September 2014
  • ... Again, I'm forever grateful. I wish there were better words. THANK YOU! Fraud Investigation, July 2014
  • Thank you for all your hard work and for making this crazy process a little easier to handle. I'm very fortunate to have had you on my side. DWI, February 2014
  • Thank you very much for all that you've done. You made this difficult process very easy for me and I'm doing much better thanks to your help. DWI, December 2013
  • Thank you for saving my career! Investment Bank Trader, Larceny case, July 2011.
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Practice Areas

Dram Shop Liability/Negligent Security

At the Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, we have experience representing defendants in Manhattan, Midtown and Brooklyn named in dram shop liability or negligent security claims. Michael V. Cibella has more than 15 years of experience handling litigation matters in New York.

As a former senior prosecutor, he understands how prosecutors and judges will view your case. This experience and knowledge helps us prepare a strong defense on your behalf.

Dram Shop Liability

Property owners such as bar or restaurant owners can be held liable for the actions of individuals who were visibly intoxicated, even after they leave your place of establishment. If a patron was drunk and causes an accident or injury after you served him or her alcohol, you can be held liable.

Dram shop liability cases are complicated and need a skilled defense attorney to protect your rights. If you do not have a liquor liability insurance policy, you can face serious consequences if someone you serve causes an accident or injures someone.

Negligent Security

Bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments can be named in a civil suit for negligent security or negligent supervision after someone is injured in an assault or abused or hurt by a caregiver. These cases are very complex. We understand the different ways you may be held liable and what options may be available when defending against these claims.

Finding A Resolution In Your Case

Our goal is to reach a resolution between both parties. We are not afraid to try your case in court — we have extensive litigation experience and are dedicated to fighting for your rights.

You can trust that we will put your best interests first, whether your case requires skilled negotiation or a zealous defense in court. We will be there to protect your name and your business.

Contact Us

Our lawyers will evaluate your specific situation and develop a strong defense to protect your future. Call us at 212-818-1880 or contact us online to discuss your specific case. We offer free initial consultations.