Diederich Law Office

Founded in 1994
We are passionate about defending workers who have been treated unfairly. We leverage experience in Corporate Law, Federal Courts, Supreme Courts, and Military Law to provide well-rounded legal service to clients across New York State and Massachusetts.

Founder and Practice Lead

Michael Diederich, Esq.

Michael “Mike” Diederich, Esq.
Specialized in Employment & Civil Rights Law

Mike graduated from University of Vermont in 1976. He then received his Law Degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 1980. Additionally, he holds advanced specializations in Environmental Law and Judge Army General Advocacy. Mike served 29 years with the US Army Reserves, with active duty as a JAG lawyer in Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Diederich Law, Mike’s private practice, was formed in 2012 and continues to grow.

Mike has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. He has represented individuals and small businesses as a litigator at the trial and appellate levels, and has won substantial cases and settlements (up to $3.75M) in civil rights and employment law.* Notably, Mike has argued many civil and employment cases before the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as influenced the U.S. Supreme Court through environmental advocacy work. In addition to protecting the legal rights of his clients, Mike is passionate about public interest work promoting the stability of American democracy.

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Diederich Law Worker Representation

Our Credentials

Bar Admissions:
New York State Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar Association
American Bar Association
United States Supreme Court Bar Association
United States Second Circuit
Federal District Court

Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
New York State Bar Association
Rockland County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Notable Cases:
Laroe v. Town of Chester
Anderson v. Osborne: In 2020, client was awarded highest civil rights verdict in the Northeastern United States*

The Glory of a Good Lawyer
Is to Win a Bad Trial.


Value 01.


Diederich Law is committed to honoring every client and attending to their best interests. We understand how stressful legal disagreements can be, and our team is committed to being extremely attentive in every client engagement. We keep our clients included at every step of the process and can be agile in our recommended approaches.

Value 02.


Diederich Law boasts decades of experience with employment and civil rights cases. We have a proven track record of success providing legal counsel, litigation, and negotiation services to workers across New York State. We have won numerous cases across a number of courts, and we leverage accumulated expertise to devise the best strategy for each client.

Value 03.


At Diedrich Law, we approach every case with openness and honesty. We vow to advocate for each client and treat everyone fairly. Furthermore, we will treat your time and money with integrity.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome