“I am proud to be your Ossining Town Justice - serving our community through a fair, just, and compassionate courtroom since 2012.”
MEET JUDGE MIKE TAWIL
Judge Mike is committed to the fair and impartial administration of justice. His judicial philosophy calls for all litigants to be treated with respect and dignity and have a full and fair opportunity to be heard and have their case considered fully on the merits.
Currently, he serves as Ossining Town Justice, one of the busiest town courts in the State of New York. As Town Justice, Judge Mike Tawil has unlimited jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal cases, summary proceedings (landlord/tenant cases), limited jurisdiction over civil actions and felony criminal cases, occurring within the Town of Ossining. In this capacity, Judge Mike Tawil has presided over three thousand criminal and civil matters during his tenure.
Judge Mike also brings a lifetime of courtroom experience, giving added perspective, to his Town of Ossining Courtroom.
• 28 years of courtroom trial and civil litigation
experience in New York State Supreme, Appellate
and Federal Courts.
• Sole Practitioner with offices in Westchester County
• Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992
• Admitted to the US District Court - Southern District in 1992
• Admitted to the US District Court - Eastern District in 1992
Judge Mike lives in Ossining with his wife and two children
and his entire family are active members of the Ossining
Judge Mike knows us and our community
• Former Councilman Ossining Town Council
• Former Member Town of Ossining Zoning Board
• Member Ossining PTA
• Member Temple Israel Northern Westchester
Judge Mike Tawil is committed to effective and equal access to justice for Ossining, especially our vulnerable populations. He is also a firm believer in judicial independence and accountability.
COMMITTED TO PUBLIC SERVICE
As a former Ossining Town Councilman, Judge Mike Tawil has overseen public policy, daily functioning of all aspects of the Town of Ossining and its employees, drafting and passing of town budgets and town laws, including zoning, environmental and public safety ordinances.
Also a former member of the Town of Ossining Zoning Board of Appeals, he interpreted Town of Ossining zoning code and maps and oversaw requests for zoning variances and permits. Prior to that, he was a small claims arbitrator for the New York City civil courts.
CAREER BACKGROUND IN LITIGATION
His career includes 28 years as a courtroom trial
lawyer, in the New York State Supreme Court,
appellate and federal courts, and as a litigator on
complex personal injury, medical and nursing
malpractice cases through his private practice as
the founder of The Law Offices of Michael Tawil, P.C.,
based in White Plains.
DEDICATED FAMILY MAN
Judge Mike is married to Jennifer Fields-Tawil,
a district office manager to Assemblywoman Sandy
Galef. They live in Ossining with their two children
who attend the Ossining public schools.
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