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Michael Spano - Syracuse, NY

220 South Warren StreetMerchants Commons Building - Tenth Floor Syracuse, NY 13202

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Updated: 10/13/2023

Syracuse Assault, Manslaughter & Homicide Lawyer

Overview

Michael Spano graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a B.S. in Economics in 1989. He graduated from Syracuse University's College of Law in 1992 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993. Working as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cayuga County until 1998, he defended people accused of a variety of crimes including Murder, Drug Offenses, and Driving While Intoxicated...

Michael Spano graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a B.S. in Economics in 1989. He graduated from Syracuse University's College of Law in 1992 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993. Working as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cayuga County until 1998, he defended people accused of a variety of crimes including Murder, Drug Offenses, and Driving While Intoxicated.

Michael joined the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office in 1998 as an Assistant District Attorney and spent the next ten years prosecuting violent felony offenses. He was ultimately promoted to Chief Assistant District Attorney and put in charge of the Homicide Bureau, where his responsibilities included overseeing the prosecution of all homicides in Onondaga County. Michael has been successful in numerous jury trials throughout his career. His trials include Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Sex Crimes, Weapons Possession, Drug Offenses, Driving While Intoxicated, as well as petty offenses.

While at the District Attorney's Office, Michael was involved with several high profile cases, including the prosecution of Onondaga County's first Hate Crime in 2003. The individual responsible for setting fire to Temple Beth El in Syracuse was convicted by a jury of a violent felony offense and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. In 2004, he successfully prosecuted a murder for hire case, and the man and woman responsible are now serving life sentences.

Michael has conducted trainings with officers from the Syracuse Police Department and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department. He has also led several Continuing Legal Education seminars for other Assistant District Attorneys and is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association. He will now be focusing his practice on criminal defense. Michael's years of experience and success as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney will be an asset to those he will now be representing.

About Michael Spano

Practice Areas

  • Assault, Manslaughter & Homicide
  • Breathalyzer Refusal Hearings
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Charges
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • Felony DWI
  • Internet - Cyberspace
  • Internet Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Assault, Manslaughter & Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Youthful Offender Cases

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Onondaga County Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1992
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, 1989
    B.S.
    Major: Economics

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

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Address

220 South Warren StreetMerchants Commons Building - Tenth Floor Syracuse, NY 13202

Fax

  • 315-200-1929

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

24/7

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