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Michael J. Alber, Esq.

Managing Partner


Michael Alber is the managing partner of the Alber Sklavos, P.C. a boutique litigation firm concentrating in Matrimonial and Family Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. He has tried cases in the civil and criminal courts and is often retained as trial counsel for firms throughout New York. Michael has tried cases widely publicized in the media and many of his cases have been reported on by newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Post and Newsday.

Mr. Alber has developed a reputation for litigating high pressure cases which involve life changing consequences. He has litigated complex business cases as well as divorce cases with hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. He has cross examined psychological experts, to DNA experts, all the way to forensic accountants, and everyone in between.

His representation has ranged from representing individuals to corporations. He has represented doctors, lawyers, CEO’s, CFO’s, police officers, teachers, superintendents and nurses, some of whom faced losing their livelihood, their children, or assets. His trial record in the courtroom is exemplary. His previous experience as a prosecutor for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office allows him to bring a unique perspective to civil litigation matters. His practical approach to resolution or when in Court his penetrating cross-examination of witnesses produces results. Michael has litigated high conflict custody cases as well as equitable distribution cases involving millions of dollars in assets. He has represented clients who many thought had no hope and prevailed against all odds.

In the area of criminal law, Mr. Alber continues to take cases that seem unwinnable and get acquittals. His thoroughness and attention to detail has been praised in open court from members of the bench. From complicated DWI cases with scientific evidence to penal law crimes with forensics and eye witness testimony, Mr. Alber has displayed an ability to breakdown cases and highlight procedural errors and expose what might appear at first glance to be a strong government case, when in reality the cases are rifled with doubt. Mr. Alber has successfully made motions to preclude DNA evidence in cases involving life imprisonment, has achieved suppression of physical evidence after litigating procedural issues involving a violation of constitutional rights, has won numerous preclusion motions, and has had criminal cases outright dismissed. He is devoted to attacking procedural issues in cases, analyzing and exposing gaps in investigations, and making factual and legal arguments, which spin on the most detailed view of the law. Mr. Alber has been retained to represent clients in federal court and out of the state of New York.

In civil litigation cases, he has been retained as trial counsel in both state and federal courts. When confronted with the prospect of a trial he is diligent, fearless, and relentless in the pursuit of justice. Michael invites all of his prospective clients to watch him at an upcoming hearing or trial. At the start of a hearing or a trial or during the cross-examination of a crucial witness it soon becomes apparent what makes him special.

What distinguishes Mr. Alber most is his ability to relate to and counsel multi-million-dollar companies and their employees, and regular every-day people with limited assets. He has assembled a top-level litigation team and law firm that is committed to excellence in many different areas of law. The firm has specific practice groups and teams devoted to litigation.





  • 10/10 AVVO RATING
  • 2018 – 2023 Super Lawyer List
  • Honored by the MaryJayne Casillo Foundation as the 2019 Honoree
  • 2015 and 2016 National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Criminal Defense)
  • Accepted into the National College of DUI Defense, an elite organization comprised of attorneys from across the country
  • Accepted into America’s Premier DUI Attorney’s comprising some of the best DUI lawyers in the country
  • 2015 American Society of Legal Advocates recognized Michael as a top 40 under 40 Lawyer in the area of criminal defense for New York State.
  • 2016 Michael was named to the America’s Top 100 Lawyer List, which comprises some of the best attorneys in the country and he was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his accomplishments in the area of criminal defense work
  • In 2016 Michael was honored as a Top American Lawyer by Top American Lawyers, recognizing less than (1%) of the nation’s lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers honored him with a Top 40 under 40 award
  • 2017 American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of New York
  • 2017 Lawyer of Distinction for Divorce and Family Law, recognizing the top 10% of Divorce and Family Lawyers in the United States
  • 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Best Divorce Lawyer Nominee for best of Long Island
  • 2019 LLS Man of the Year
  • 2022 and 2023 Ronald McDonald House Charities Sponsor





  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Alber Sklavos, P.C. is a team of Attorneys experienced in the areas of Criminal/Federal Defense, Matrimonial/Family Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Guardianship, Immigration and Personal Injury.

Sometimes you may find yourself in difficult situations and not be able to defuse the situation without going to court. Our lawyers will also represent you in various civil litigation cases and provide you the help you need in the best way possible.

Company Leader

Michael J. Alber has made it the firm’s mission to work endlessly for results.


Strong Capabilities

The firm looks forward to the prospect of a trial and is proud of it’s reputation amongst the bar and the bench.

Conscious Approach

We are a cost conscious firm with an eye on achieving desirable results for our clients.