Michael Pollok

Law Offices of Michael Pollok, PLLC
44 Main St. Ste 8
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 758-3676
www.crimdef.com


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.

Education
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

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