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Michael S. Pollok

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense


Michael Pollok attended the George Washington University and St. John's University. He graduated law school in 1993 and was hired as an associate at Barrett Gravante Carpinello & Stern LLP which later merged with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP. During this period of time Mr. Pollok handled complex civil litigation matters and white collar criminal defense cases.

In 1995, Michael  Pollok began to exclusively practice criminal law in the State and Federal Courts. In 1996 he became counsel to the law firm of Hoffman, Pollok & Pickholz, LLP while maintaining his own solo practice.

Interned for two New York State Supreme Court Justices; the Kings County District Attorney's Appeals Bureau; the New York County District Attorney's Appeals Bureau and the Dime Savings Bank.

Michael Pollok is a member of the New York State Court of Appeals Pro Bono and Assigned Counsel Panels, the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Assigned Counsel Panel for the Appellate Division First Department, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Criminal Law Commitee, The New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, The Dutchess County Bar Association, and The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


  • St. Johns University Law School
    • Juris Doctor - 1993
  • George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: The George Washington Award
    • Honors: The Baer Award for Student Excellence
    • Major: Political Science
  • Bard College
    • M.A.

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • New York County District Attorney, Internship
  • Kings County District Attorney Appeals Bureau, Internship
  • Supreme Court Justice Atlas, Internship
  • Supreme Court Justice Clabby, Internship
  • Duker & Barrett (now merged with Boise Schiller & Flexner), Associate Attorney
  • Hoffman & Pollok, LLP, Counsel
  • Barrett Gravante Carpinello & Stern, LLP, Associate
  • Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP, Associate
  • Kantor, Davidoff, Mandelker, Twomey, Gallanty & Kokhba, P.C., Of Counsel
  • Allegaert Berger & Vogel, LLP, Of Counsel
  • Marvin and Marvin, PLLC, Of Counsel

Professional Associations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Criminal Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • Duchess County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • New York Court of Appeals, Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals, Criminal Justice Act Panel, Member
  • Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appelllate Division First Department, Member

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New York City Council in Appreciation for Pro Bono Services to the Community, 05/2005 to 05/2005


  • Honored by the New York city Council by Proclamation for pro bono work for indigent defendants, 5/31/05