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Michael Cuches

Mar 20, 2014 03:39PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Image titleMichael Cuches is a highly respected criminal and civil trial attorney recognized for his skill in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, and tireless work ethic.  His experience as a judicial law clerk, prosecutor, panel attorney for the public defender’s office, and now as a private attorney, gives him the unique ability to analyze legal issues from all sides to most effectively represent his clients.

Mr. Cuches began his Maryland legal career here on the Eastern Shore when he was appointed as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Ross in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County.  Following his clerkship, Mr. Cuches served as an Assistant State’s Attorney under then-State’s Attorney, and now Queen Anne’s County District Court Judge, the Honorable Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. During his tenure in that office he worked closely alongside current State’s Attorney Lance Richardson. 

Throughout his years as an Eastern Shore prosecutor Mr. Cuches handled thousands of cases, including DUIs, criminal misdemeanors and some of the most serious felonies in Juvenile, District, and Circuit Courts before both Judges and Juries. He also attended and successfully completed the prestigious “Top Gun – Undercover Drug Law Enforcement Training” for Narcotics Investigators and Prosecutors. He was recognized by the Maryland State Police, Centreville Barrack Commander for “his steadfast dedication to the pursuit of justice for the citizens of Queen Anne’s County.”

Mr. Cuches now applies the knowledge and experience gained from his years in the State’s Attorney’s office to aggressively defending individuals charged with crimes and traffic offenses throughout the Eastern Shore and the State of Maryland. His practice has also expanded to handling multimillion dollar complex civil litigation cases throughout the State.

Mr. Cuches’ successful criminal defense and civil litigation practice has earned him the respect of his peers as demonstrated by his receiving the honors of being named a “Leading Lawyer in Criminal Defense” by What’s Up Magazine in 2012, and a 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine and published in Baltimore Magazine.

Michael Cuches is an active member of the community and belongs to the Queen Anne’s County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inns of Court, and serves on the Board of Directors for The Friends Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to raising money for the less fortunate. Mr. Cuches also volunteers annually for the Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services and the families and children it supports.

Mr. Cuches is a partner in the law firm of Buck, Migdal, & Myers, Chartered which has been in existence for over forty years with the same core membership in place since the 1970’s.  Buck, Migdal & Myers is a general practice law firm that handles criminal defense, personal injury, real estate, business/corporate, maritime law, estate planning, tax matters, and civil litigation.

Buck, Migdal & Myers
23 West Street, Second Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-8855 |

Q. What happens to my license if I’ve been charged with a DUI?

A. Being charged with, or convicted of, a DUI can result in potentially serious sanctions taken by the MVA. Your license could be restricted, suspended, or even revoked, as well as increased points assessed (which can raise your insurance rates). It is important to know that you can request a hearing to show why these actions should not be taken. Having an experienced lawyer evaluate your case, fighting for you, and making the right arguments at this hearing can be invaluable to maintaining your ability to drive.

Michael Cuches, Buck, Migdal & Myers