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Criminal Law Attorney in Buffalo, NY

My name is Michael Bly Santa-Maria and for over 13 years now I’ve been a practicing trial criminal law attorney and full time musician.

From 1999-2006, I was a civil defense attorney at some of the largest law firms in New York City. While playing with my band there I was also signed to a mid-level record label in 2003, which allowed me to meet some amazing people and tour to perform in some incredible cities.
mike-blyUpon moving back home to Buffalo in 2006, I started my band and full-time private law practice specializing in criminal defense, DWI defense, divorce and family practice such as child custody and various other fields of litigation.


I’ve handled over 600 driving while intoxicated (DWI DEFENSE) charges and hundreds of cases in areas such as burglary, robbery, assault, harassment, all drug and narcotics and all other criminal charges. I have taken countless cases to trial and in the process of their criminal defense I have either won or avoided jail time for my clients almost every time. Through my band performing around 100 shows a year in the Buffalo area and my many years of involvement in politics, I’ve also come to know my clients and many of the judges that we face on a more personal level. As the saying goes; “a good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge.”