Michael DiCindio is an aggressive and experienced former prosecutor who now dedicates his practice to representing individuals accused of crimes in the West Chester, Chester County and surrounding areas. He is a competitive litigator and student of the law.
His dedication and work ethic has garnered praise and recognition by his colleagues and fellow trial attorneys.
After interning at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Michael was hired as a full-time Assistant District Attorney. He quickly became involved in all aspects of the criminal justice process.
In his time at the office, he has successfully handled felony and misdemeanor jury and bench trials, preliminary hearings, appeals, grand jury proceedings and post conviction relief hearings.
Beyond his duties at the office, he was also an interscholastic trial team advisor at his alma mater, Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at the Widener Law Legal Education Institute.
As a prosecutor, Michael was involved in the prosecution of cases including the following: homicide, criminal attempt homicide, homicide by vehicle while DUI, burglary, robbery, rape, drug-trafficking, aggravated and simple assaults, DUI, theft, and smaller drug-related offenses. He has also handled criminal appeals and PCRA hearings.
At the beginning of 2014, Michael left the District Attorney’s Office to join a blossoming law firm located in Center City, Philadelphia, handling plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and criminal defense. During this time, Michael represented injured individuals and people charged with crimes.
He handled most of the firm’s criminal cases along with a large number of civil cases. In his time at the firm, Michael oversaw a range of cases – cases where the individual was facing charges on traffic tickets to rape in the Courts of Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Chester County.
Michael graduated cum laude from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. in 2007 with a degree in Business Management. Upon completion of his undergraduate program, Michael attended Widener University School of Law where he excelled in all facets of the art of advocacy.
Mr. DiCindio was named President of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and awarded Outstanding Board Member.
In addition, he won the best cross-examination award at the Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition in 2009 and was recognized with the James J. Manderino Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s Award for Trial Advocacy.
Michael was also a member of Widener Law Review, in which he was elected onto the Executive Board and named Research Editor. He graduated cum laude in 2010.
Mr. DiCindio is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Chester County Bar Association.
In the fall of 2014, Michael opened DiCindio Law, LLC and now focuses on criminal defense matters in West Chester, Chester County, Montgomery County, and the greater Philadelphia area.