Michael Gilbert is a partner if the firm of Zwaik, Gilbert & Associates, having joined soon after graduating law school in 2000. He has focused much of his attention to the complex area of immigration litigation. Representing clients in Removal proceedings presents unique and complex challenges that requires quick and decisive decision making. The consequences of making the right choice can mean the difference between separating a father or mother from their son or daughter or maintaining family unity. When a client is detained, it is often a race against the clock. Our firm investigates the immigration history of the foreign national to determine if they are statutorily eligible to remain in the U.S. If a detainee has a criminal record, we must evaluate their record of conviction to determine if there are any forms of relief available. If the client has a prior order of deportation, it must be re-opened, by motion or waiver before we can apply for any immigration benefits. Michael Gilbert’s training in immigration litigation has developed his ability to make informed decisions under highly pressured circumstances.
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Brockport, with a major in Philosophy. He received his Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, Supreme Court of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and he was the recipient of the Departmental Scholar Award in Philosophy at SUNY Brockport. Michael divides his time between the Ronkonkoma and Hampton Bays offices.