Mike is a graduate of Lancaster High School, Niagara University and University at Buffalo Law School. He was admitted to practice in 2005.
Previous Experience & Practice Areas
For the first five years of his career, Mike concentrated his practice on criminal defense and in particular Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) defense. Under the tutelage of Glenn Edward Murray, Esq., Mike gained considerable experience handling misdemeanor and felony DWI cases. Mike has had uncommon success conducting DWI trials and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings.
During the past four years, Mike has expanded his practice to include:
- Personal injury
- Civil litigation
- Real estate transactions
- Estate planning
- Surrogate's Court proceedings
Experience as an Adjunct Professor
Mike was an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Erie Community College from 2005 to 2011 where he was well-known amongst the student body and faculty for challenging the assumptions upon which the criminal justice system is premised.
"When you grow up in a family like mine, with a father who is a lawyer and a judge; thinking like a lawyer and challenging the status quo is just what comes naturally. I've been arguing at the dinner table about civil liberties since I was six years old. I take the Constitution very seriously, and I enjoy helping people defend and assert their rights." Mike Dwan