Michael Salnick does everything possible to assure a successful defense. Besides thorough investigation and scrupulous attention to every detail, Michael makes sure each client understands what a trial involves and often will require a client to sit through a major trial of his to fully understand the process.
Michael won acquittals on most charges in the United States District Court in Newark, New Jersey after a month and a half long trial for the owner of a Private jet company whose corporate jet, after dropping off Jay Z and Beyoncé the night before, crashed upon take off from Teterboro airport in New Jersey. The government alleged the pilots were unfit and FAA regulations were not followed. With the help of a former FAA expert Michael convinced the jury that the plane malfunctioned and had nothing to do with what the government alleged.
Michael recently won an acquittal for a police officer charged with aggravated child abuse to his girlfriend’s then five year old son.
His careful attention to detail pointed out to the jury that the child had been coached by his father and a teacher.
Michael helped to secure a new trial for a woman charged with hiring a hit man to kill her newlywed husband. At trial Michael urged the court to permit individual jury selection which the Judge refused. As a result the entire jury panel was tainted. Michael preserved the record in a way that it was impossible for the appellate court to not grant a new trial. Prior to the reversal she had received a 20 year sentence. (Michael did not represent her in her new trial).
Michael most recently won an acquittal for an accountant charged with attempted second degree murder and child abuse. The jury found Michael’s client not guilty by reason of insanity on all counts. Following the trial all parties agreed that the defendant had a psychotic episode not likely to recur and is back in his home state working and living a normal life.
Michael has successfully represented individuals charged with sexual assault and child pornography. He won an acquittal for a police officer accused of sexually assaulting a witness in a case being investigated. Although based in West Palm Beach, Florida Michael has been in State and federal courts from Honolulu to Vermont and in between representing individuals accused of a variety of crimes.
Michael has taught prosecutors and assistant public defenders at the University of Florida. He also lectures at various police agencies on trial procedure and courtroom conduct.
He has represented celebrities, professional athletes, and politicians when called upon. For example, Michael served as lead counsel in the Southern District of New York for one of the sports agents involved in the Major League Baseball investigation regarding payments for autographs. His successful representation resulted in his client not getting indicted. He is well respected in both state and federal court and is a "go-to" attorney for homicides and other high profile cases.
Michael is available 24/7 and has a support staff who will assist at any time. You never get an answering service.