About Oscar

Oscar Michelen attended New York Law School and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985. He graduated magna cum laude and served as an editor on the New York Law School Law Review.OM web headshot

As a Senior Trial Specialist for the Corporation Counsel’s Office, he was responsible for defending the City of New York in the highest exposure, multimillion dollar lawsuits brought in all five boroughs of NYC and the surrounding counties. He held that position until he went into private practice over 25 years ago. In 2010, he moved his practice to join Cuomo, LLC, a prominent Manhattan litigation boutique, as partner and managing attorney of the firm’s Long Island Office.

At the firm, Oscar enjoys a varied litigation practice representing many businesses and municipalities as well as artists, entertainers and designers in civil, commercial and intellectual property litigation. He is also often retained on serious, newsworthy criminal defense cases. For 8 years, he served as an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School teaching Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy.

Having been involved in small firm practice for over 25 years, Oscar has seen a vast change in the way law is practiced and marketed. He has had to change the way he attains and services clients in order to meet new expectations and the realities of today’s current legal marketplace.

Mr. Michelen is fluent in Spanish, having been born in the Dominican Republic. He lives with his wife and three sons on Long Island, New York.