Michael G. DeFino

Michael G. DeFino: Attorney with DeFino Law Associates AV stamp icon
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Mr. DeFino has over 40 years of experience as a trial practitioner focusing primarily in Estate Planning & Administration, Elder Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. He has handled hundreds of cases in District, County, State, and Federal courts before judges and juries.

Mr. DeFino received his J.D. from the Delaware Law School in 1975. He was honored with the law school’s outstanding alumni Achievement Award in 1983.

He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, the National and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. DeFino has the coveted legal ability rating of “A” (from very high to preeminent) and the highest general recommendation rating of “V” (very high) in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been named to: Best Lawyers Readers’ Choice 2015-2017, Delaware County Times; Top Lawyers 2016 by the Legal Community, Philadelphia Inquirer; Ten Best Attorneys 2017 for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys; Best Lawyers, Main Line Today; and has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Mr. DeFino is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His practice serves clients in Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester, and various other surrounding counties. Mr. DeFino is a member of the Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Delaware County Elder Law Committee.

Areas of Practice (34)

  • Wills and Estates
  • Preparation of Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Administration of Estates
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Financial Planning
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicaid
  • Health Care Directives
  • Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence
  • Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Driving Under the Influence (DWI)
  • License Suspension Hearings
  • Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Motor Vehicle Code Violations
  • Summary Violations and Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Death Cases
  • Defective Products
  • Fall Down Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Other Accidents
  • Real Estate
  • Transfer of Property
  • Review of Listing Agreements
  • Preparation & Review of Agreements of Sale
  • Representing Buyers and Sellers at Closing
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
484-489-0984  Phone
610 356-4343  Phone
610-453-1600  Cell Phone
University Attended:
LaSalle University, B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
Delaware Law School, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1976, Pennsylvania; 1976, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
Italian and English
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

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