Michael Treybich is an attorney and a life-long resident of Southern Brooklyn. He is also a proud father who wants the neighborhood, city and world to be a safe place where his own daughter and all our other children may grow up to succeed and find a bright future.
Michael’s parents, Anna and Ilya, escaped from the former Soviet Union so that their children could have the freedom of religion, economic opportunity, and political choice that was missing from their lives. Michael was born in Brooklyn and at age two his family moved to Coney Island. Michael attended PS 90 and IS 303 in Coney Island, then earned a Regents Diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School. He continued his education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies.
Michael spent several years after college gaining experience in government. He became assistant to the Legislative Director to the Speaker pro tempore of the New York State Assembly for one Albany legislative session. Afterward, he returned home to Brooklyn to work on the re-election of Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Next, he served as community liaison and community relations director for New York State Assemblywoman Adele Cohen.
An education in law was next. Michael was admitted to New York Law School where he earned a place on the Dean’s List with high honors for his academic performance, graduating Cum Laude. He was also an officer of the school’s Student Bar Association.
Now as a practicing attorney, Michael represents many small businesses, homeowners and tenants across the city. Working to help his clients with their legal problems, Michael has gained a unique understanding of the hurdles faced by the residents of New York City and their businesses.
In addition to his legal practice, Michael continues to share his expertise with others as an active member of the Brooklyn Bar Association where he is a member of the editorial board of the Brooklyn Barrister, writing a column on cases in the Kings County Supreme Court. He also teaches a continuing legal education course for other attorneys.
Michael and his wife Jessica live with their baby girl, Madison Elizabeth, in Trump Village in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Following the devastation of “Sandy”, after Michael’s family was evacuated to his wife’s family’s home upstate and his wife and daughter were safe, Michael returned home to Brooklyn and volunteered in local supply distribution centers. Michael also taught an Insurance Coverage law course to the attorneys of South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Brooklyn Bar Association, who are staffing a clinic which is providing free legal services to many victims of the storm.