Meet MICHAEL H. JOSEPH, ESQ. Top-Rated Lawyer & Passionate
Attorney for Personal Injury Victims, Small Businesses  And The Wrongfully Accused

Michael H. Joseph


New York City Office: 

18 West 33rd Street,Suite 400, New  York, N.Y. 10001

Phone: 212-858-0503

White Plains Office 

203 E Post Rd, Suite 100, White Plains, New York 10601

Phone: 914-574-8330

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New York City & Westchester Lawyer Dedicated to Serving Accident Victims

Michael H. Joseph is a personal injury attorney, commercial litigation attorney and criminal defense attorney, serving New York City, NY, and Westchester County, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains. He is also a Partner at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC. He has devoted his career to fighting for people who were victimized. With decades of experience in the New York Courts, Michael Joseph is known as the attorney who can do it all. Whether you were tragically injured in an accident or were cheated in a business or are an innocent person facing criminal charges, Michael Joseph is the attorney that you want on your side. Mr. Joseph is a zealous advocate, who is committed to getting justice for his clients, and often goes the extra mile for his client. At the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, we go above and beyond to make sure that our clients get the legal representation that you deserve.  Mr. Joseph has been recognized as top personal injury lawyer by AVVO, Justia and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Mr. Joseph's cases have regularly been featured in the New York media including the Daily News, the New York Post, News Day, the New York Law Journal, Eyewitness News, and Westchester 12.  Mr. Joseph has also been recognized as an expert and commentator by several newspapers and television news programs on bus and truck accidents, criminal defense, police misconduct, construction accident law and maritime personal injuries. 





As the descendent of railway workers who suffered tragic injuries working in the New York railroads, Mr. Joseph knows first hand, the pain and devastation that an injury can cause. From his personal experience, Mr. Joseph has a firm commitment to representing accident victims and making sure they get compensated for their injuries. Michael Joseph has decades of experience in representing  personal injury victims in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester.  Mr. Joseph has won countless verdicts that have been featured in the Jury Verdict reporter and New York Law Journal and has been active in the Appellate Courts in challenging bad decisions and making sure that the law continues to protect accident victims.

Michael Joseph's personal injury practice includes representing people who suffered personal injuries and the families of those who suffered wrongful death, construction site accidents, building fire and burn cases, in car accidents, bar assaults by bouncers, accidents at sea- Jones Act Cases, bus accidents, truck accidents, police line of duty cases, firefighter line of duty cases and because of medical malpractice. Mr. Joseph also handles industrial accident cases, dangerous product cases, police misconduct, sexual assault cases and wrongful death cases.  Mr. Joseph has handled virtually every type of accident case there at both the trial level and on appeal. Mr. Joseph's cases have been featured in the news and Mr. Joseph has been featured as an expert and commentator on legal issues by several media outlets. In areas such as Maritime Law, Construction Accident-Labor Law, Civil Rights Law, 42 USC 1983, Mr. Joseph has made significant contributions by successfully winning appeals that have changes the course of the law for the better.  

As a well-qualified New York personal injury attorney, Michael Joseph has a thorough knowledge of the applicable state and local laws designed to protect accident victims, as well as applicable industry standard.   

With more than two decades of experience representing clients, Mr. Joseph is an effective advocate in the courtroom, on appeal, at arbitrations, during mediations, and in administrative hearings. Since he understands how stressful and complicated life after an unexpected accident can be, Mr. Joseph vigorously advocates on behalf of injured individuals to seek a favorable outcome for each person in every case he handles. He is a capable negotiator who will work tirelessly to pursue the settlement you deserve based upon the severity of your harm. If a reasonable settlement is unattainable through negotiations, Mr. Joseph has the courtroom experience you need. He is a veteran advocate who appreciates what it takes to succeed at trial and throughout any appeal.


Not only is Mr. Joseph an accomplished New York accident lawyer, he also has extensive experience in representing people in business disputes. When someone has been taken advantage of in their business by another company or another company failed to honor its contractual obligations, commercial litigation attorney Michael Joseph, can make sure that these companies pay what is owed. Our commercial litigation attorneys know that a business is how small business owners provide for their families and when they are cheated, our commercial business dispute lawyer, Michael Joseph goes above and beyond, to get the justice that our clients deserve.  Mr. Joseph has represented small businesses in the telecommunications industry, garment importers, lenders of money, professionals whose clients failed to pay for professional services and contractors and subcontractors who weren't paid for the work they performed. 


As an attorney who has represented those who were falsely accused and wrongfully convicted, Mr. Joseph knows first hand that the criminal justice system is inherently unfair. That is why, Michael Joseph is a tenacious advocate for his clients who are facing criminal charges and goes above and beyond to uncover evidence that shows our clients are innocent. As a New York City and Westchester criminal defense attorney, Michael Joseph goes the extra mile to investigate the allegations and has a keen eye for details that can make all the difference. Mr. Joseph, is proactive in having investigators interview witnesses, secure video and other evidence and works with experts to find the details that undermine the prosecution's case.

Mr. Joseph has won not guilty verdicts and dismissals in assault cases, including charges of assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon, possession of gun charges, drug charges, larceny charges, insurance fraud, sex crimes and robbery. In other cases, where our clients are over charged but had some guilt, Mr. Joseph's hard work has resulted in a reduction in charges and he has helped countless clients avoided jail sentences.


Mr. Joseph is also a leading New York Civil Rights attorney, who has expanded the law in favor of those who were were wrongfully accused of crimes they did not commit. Whether you were falsely charged, maliciously prosecuted or are an exoneree, who was wrongfully convicted and had their conviction overturned, trust our New York police misconduct lawyers to fight for you. We are committed to fighting tirelessly to make the system pay for the harm it does, when innocent people are arrested, prosecuted, convicted and wrongfully incarcerated.                                                   

New York City and White Plains accident lawyer Michael H. Joseph is committed to putting his broad range of legal skills to work on behalf of his injured clients. You can contact him online or give him a call in his Manhattan office at (212) 858-0503 or in the White Plain office at (914) 574-8330.


J.D., Tulane Law School, S.U.N.Y. Oneonta
B.S. (Political Science), S.U.N.Y. Oneonta

  • With Honors

B.S. (Philosophy), S.U.N.Y. Oneonta

  • With Honors


I endorse this lawyer. When I need guidance on a complicated issue in a personal injury case against a municipality, my research led me to Mr. Joseph. He was both knowledgeable and generous. Peer Endorsement- As Posted on Justia


I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the most compassionate, hard working attorneys I have ever met. You need someone like Michael Joseph if you are ever injured in an accident. He is the guy that will go the extra mile for you. Peer Endorsement from Justia


Dozens of Five Star Reviews 


​I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the most compassionate, hard working attorneys I have ever met. You need someone like Michael Joseph if you are ever injured in an accident. He is the guy that will go the extra mile for you.
Michael is well known as one of the best and hardest working lawyers in New York. He fights hard for all of his clients in order to obtain the best possible outcome for their case. He also takes the time to ensure that all of his clients are kept up to date on their case status at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney. Peer Endorsement on Jusita

John Naclario

September 28, 2018

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Mr Joseph is a great Lawyer he represented me in my truck accident he always would call me to keep me up with info on my case and when I called his office he got back to me right away he got me a great settlement I highly recommend him and would hire him again

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Joseph Bua

December 18, 2018

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Terrific lawyer
Michael Joseph took my case, which involved very unusual circumstances, but after hard fought negotiations, he was able to achieve a favorable outcome for me. I was very satisfied with Michael and would highly recommend him.

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Michael Joseph is a native New Yorker having grown up in Coop City in the Bronx, and then moving to Long Island as a teenager.  After Law School, Mr. Joseph lived in Kew Gardens, in Queens while working for a prominent personal injury firm in Manhattan, until he started his own practice. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Joseph received degrees with honors in Political Science and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Oneonta. In 1999, he earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, Mr. Joseph participated in the criminal clinic, where he handled felony cases, for the poor of New  Orleans, who could not afford an attorney and saw the injustice that runs rampant for those who cannot afford an attorney. Mr. Joseph also saw the difference that hard work and a committed attorney can make. From these roots, Mr. Joseph developed a strong sense of social justice, and has fought for those who have been wronged, whether it is a false or undeserved criminal charge, an injury because a company cut corners or a business that was cheated out of what it was entitled to. No matter how you were wronged, Mr. Joseph is on your side and will use his knowledge of the law to get you the justice you deserve.

Mr. Joseph is admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts of both New York and New Jersey. He also belongs to the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York City Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Joseph has a respected career in litigation and has won numerous favorable appellate decisions that have expanded the law for the better. 

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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18 West 33rd Street
Suite 400
New York, NY 10001

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