Michael G. DeFino, Esq.

Michael G. DeFino, Esq.

5 Star Reviews

5 Star

“Mr. DeFino handled a character and fitness matter for me this past year. It was clear from the beginning that he was very experienced in the matter and would dedicate his full attention to getting my issue resolved. I met Mr. DeFino multiple times at his office where we prepped for my case well past his normal business hours. I’d highly recommend his services, knowing he will do what it takes to best assist his clients.”

A Satisfied Client


“Michael G. DeFino Esq. has been my parents’ lawyer for over ten years. When I needed to open an LLC, they recommended him to me. From the very first email and call, he was prompt and courteous. He gave generously of his time and knowledge and patiently answered my numerous questions about starting a business in a clear and concise way. The paperwork was processed immediately and when I met with Mr. DeFino, he took his time explaining everything that I needed to do. As I continue to move forward with my business, I have found his help to be invaluable. I have complete confidence in him as a lawyer.”

Jennifer


“Mr. DeFino exemplified what true and thorough representation is while handling my case. I am extremely grateful and recommend his consultation to anyone in need of representation.”

Raymond

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5 Star Reviews

"Michael G. DeFino represented me in my Character & Fitness Hearing and I honestly can't articulate what an amazing job he did. If I was ever asked to recommend an attorney to represent an aspiring attorney required to go through a Character & Fitness Hearing, there's only one choice in Pennsylvania -- Michael G. DeFino."

Nadum, Criminal Defense Attorney


"A superb, meticulous attorney, Michael G. DeFino is as fine a lawyer as there is in Pennsylvania."

Michael D., Personal injury Attorney

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What Makes Attorney Michael G. DeFino Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

Mr. DeFino has over 40 years of experience as a trial practitioner focusing primarily in Estate Planning & Administration, Elder Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. He has handled hundreds of cases in District, County, State, and Federal courts before judges and juries.

Mr. DeFino received his J.D. from the Delaware Law School in 1975. He was honored with the law school’s outstanding alumni Achievement Award in 1983.

He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, the National and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. DeFino has the coveted legal ability rating of “A” (from very high to preeminent) and the highest general recommendation rating of “V” (very high) in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been named to: Best Lawyers Readers’ Choice 2015-2017, Delaware County Times; Top Lawyers 2016 by the Legal Community, Philadelphia Inquirer; Ten Best Attorneys 2017 for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys; Best Lawyers, Main Line Today; and has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Mr. DeFino is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His practice serves clients in Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester, and various other surrounding counties. Mr. DeFino is a member of the Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Delaware County Elder Law Committee.

Education:
  • Widener University School of Law – JD – Juris Doctor (1975)
Work Experience:
  • Owner – DeFino Law Associates (1990 – Present)
  • Partner – DeFino & DeFino (1975 – 1990)
License:
  • PA (1976 – 04/27/2019)
Awards:
  • Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell (2018)
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 – Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell (2015, 2017)
  • Top Attorney – Philadelphia Magazine (2016)
  • Super Lawyer (2014)
Associations:
  • Delaware County Bar Association – Board of Directors (2007 – Present)
  • Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member (1990 – Present)
  • Philippine Bar Association – Board Member (1985 – 1988)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Arbitration Committee – Chairman (1985 – 1988)
Speaking Engagements:
  • Philadelphia Bar Association – Bar Review Course (1995)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association – Bar Review Course (1994)

“Mr. DeFino handled a character and fitness matter for me this past year. It was clear from the beginning that he was very experienced in the matter and would dedicate his full attention to getting my issue resolved. I met Mr. DeFino multiple times at his office where we prepped for my case well past his normal business hours. I’d highly recommend his services, knowing he will do what it takes to best assist his clients.”

A Satisfied Client


“Michael G. DeFino Esq. has been my parents’ lawyer for over ten years. When I needed to open an LLC, they recommended him to me. From the very first email and call, he was prompt and courteous. He gave generously of his time and knowledge and patiently answered my numerous questions about starting a business in a clear and concise way. The paperwork was processed immediately and when I met with Mr. DeFino, he took his time explaining everything that I needed to do. As I continue to move forward with my business, I have found his help to be invaluable. I have complete confidence in him as a lawyer.”

Jennifer


“Mr. DeFino exemplified what true and thorough representation is while handling my case. I am extremely grateful and recommend his consultation to anyone in need of representation.”

Raymond

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5 Star

5 Star Reviews

"Michael G. DeFino represented me in my Character & Fitness Hearing and I honestly can't articulate what an amazing job he did. If I was ever asked to recommend an attorney to represent an aspiring attorney required to go through a Character & Fitness Hearing, there's only one choice in Pennsylvania -- Michael G. DeFino."

Nadum, Criminal Defense Attorney


"A superb, meticulous attorney, Michael G. DeFino is as fine a lawyer as there is in Pennsylvania."

Michael D., Personal injury Attorney

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5 Star

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