Michael P. Hilferty, Esquire – Managing Partner

Michael Hilferty, Employment Attorney White, Hilferty & AlbaneseMichael P. Hilferty is the Managing Partner of White & Hilferty, guiding all cases and supervising the firm’s associates.

Michael has spent his entire career litigating cases.  After a law school clerkship transitioned to associate position upon passing the bar, Michael began defending misdemeanor and felony state and federal cases for a prominent criminal defense attorney in Garden City, New York.  He also prosecuted plaintiff employment and discrimination cases on behalf of his clients, as well as defended commercial, real estate, and professional liability disputes.

One of Michael’s mentors once advised him that, “The practice of law is a reading, writing, and speaking business.”  Michael’s appreciation for words is beyond measure.  Proper communication is the key to advancing any position and resolving any dispute.  Applying that strategy to litigation, Michael pores over all written submissions to ensure for maximum effectiveness.  Barring a tactical decision on the motions,  Michael has orally argued cases before judges in state and federal trial and appeals courts.

When not advocating for his clients’ rights, Michael can be found on the Long Island Sound aboard his boat, The Irish Goodbye.


Saint Joseph’s University (B.A.)
Hofstra University School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions 

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Michael Hilferty Attorney Videos

Watch Video:  Michael Hilferty Appearing on For the Record with Joseph Tully 

Watch Video:   Managing Partner, Michael Hilferty in Studio with Law & Crime Network

Video Bio:  Meet Michael Hilferty, Managing Partner of White & Hilferty.  

Contact Michael P. Hilferty
White & Hilferty
800 Third Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Tel: (917) 633-5760