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Curriculum Vitae – Michael J. Tallon

CAREER PROFILE
Counsel with over forty years investigating, prosecuting and defending individuals and business primarily in federal criminal matters and collateral civil and administrative proceedings.  My civil litigation practice involves representing individuals and business entities in compliance and contract matters.   
 
AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 2003 recognizing both the highest legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

2010 Criminal Justice Act Award presented by federal judiciary of Western District of New York recognizing “distinguished criminal defense work…” and “for consistently providing stellar and zealous advocacy…” for over twenty years representing indigent criminal defendants.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Michael J. Tallon, P.C., Rochester, New York
06/95 – present

Maue & Tallon, Rochester, New York
10/89 – 06/95

Peters & Maue, P.C., Pittsford, New York (Litigation Associate)
11/86 – 10/89 

United States Department of Justice, Rochester, New York Organized Crime & Racketeering Section
Criminal Division, Trial Attorney, Appointed by Attorney General William French Smith
11/80 – 11/86

Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo, New York Assistant District Attorney to Edward C. Cosgrove
10/78 – 11/80

Law Clerk for Office of United States Attorney (WDNY) and USDOJ Buffalo Strike Force
10/76 – 5/78

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS
Appellate Division, Fourth Department (OCA Reg. No. 1752781)
09/18/79

United States District Court for the Western District of New York
09/15/86

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
04/01/86

United States Supreme Court
10/06/86

EDUCATION
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (1975- 1978)

Juris Doctor conferred on June 1, 1978

Syracuse University (1969-1975)
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) conferred on May 10, 1975

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors (1993-2000); Ethics Lecturer (1996-1999); 
Attorney Strike Force Committee (1994 – 2009)
New York State Bar Association 
Monroe County Bar Association 
Professional Performance Committee (1999 – 2009); Chairperson (2006 – 2009)

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