Michael R. Valente, Esq.

Phone: (516) 746-1600
Fax: (516) 746-2611

Practice Focus

Commercial and General Civil Litigation

    • Michael’s practice involves commercial and general civil litigation in various courthouses in New York State, as well as, federal cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Michael’s practice specializes in Civil Forfeiture Litigation and Cell Tower Litigation as well as various other areas of law.  Michael’s practice is broad and he prides himself on working hard to achieve his clients’ goals.  Michael mostly handles Civil Forfeiture prosecution and defense, Cell Tower Litigation, Zoning Matters, and Partnership Disputes.  Michael also handles the occasional Criminal Defense matter.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and General Civil Litigation
  • Cell Tower Opposition Nationwide
  • Civil Forfeiture, Prosecution and Defense


  • St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2014)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Arts, major in History with a minor in Political Science (summa cum laude) (2011)

Bar Admission

  • New York State (2015)
  • United States District Court E.D.N.Y. (2016)

Honors & Recognition

Law School

  • St. Thomas More Academic Scholarship Recipient
  • St. John’s University School of Law Dean’s List (Spring 2013)
  • Journal of International & Comparative Law Staff Member
  • N.Y. International Law Review Staff Member


  • Dean’s List (All Semesters)
  • Presidential Scholarship Recipient
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society

Alex and Zach Traum Research Award (For Best History Honors Thesis)