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Peter E. Brill

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Peter E. Brill has extensive criminal trial experience in state and federal court, arbitration and administrative proceedings. He has won cases for his clients in practically every county in the New York metropolitan area. A former Assistant District Attorney, he now focuses on criminal defense of both civilians and law enforcement personnel, representing clients charged with a variety of misdemeanors and felonies. He graduated cum laude from Brown University and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology.


As of 2015, he is now one of only two attorneys in all of New York State--and the only attorney in the New York metropolitan area--to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Though certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law. 

Peter Brill's background and education in the law far exceed the average criminal defense attorney, and his experience in the courtroom, at both the State and Federal level, is significant. In addition to Mr. Brill, our firm also has several other highly experienced criminal defense attorneys. Together, these accomplished lawyers provide a wealth of criminal defense knowledge and experience that is second to none in the New York metropolitan area, and without peer on Long Island.

Among the many criminal charges for which we can provide smart, aggressive criminal defense include:

  • DWI, DUI, and DWAI

  • Domestic and family violence

  • Sex crimes

  • Murder, assault, and other serious felonies

  • White collar crimes

  • Internet crimes and cyber crime

  • Juvenile crimes


No matter what kind of trouble you are in, we are here to help. We don't judge our clients by the type of crime they are charged with. After all, everyone is entitled to a zealous legal defense. When you choose the Brill Legal Group, you can rest assured that your defense will be of the highest quality.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Your call will always be answered, no matter what time of day.  Toll-free 888.315.9841


Areas of Practice:
Criminal Law


Education:Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1994
Honors: With Honors
Major:  Ethics & Political Philosophy

Classes/Seminars Taught: Adjunct Professor, New York Institute of Technology, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:


National Board of Trial Advocacy Certification in Criminal Law


New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, 2000 - Present


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    15 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    16 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brill understands the needs of his clients and provides excellent representation.


    Angela Moore Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Caliendo

    I have twice had the pleasure of being up against Peter at trial. He is as tough and effective as they come.


    Robert Caliendo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Brill Legal Group, P.C.

15 Maiden Lane
Suite 1500
New York, NY, 10038

Brill Legal Group, P.C.

64 Hilton Avenue
Hempstead, NY, 11550-2122

Brill Legal Group, P.C.

150 Motor Parkway
Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY, 11788-5108

Brill Legal Group, P.C.

2454 Main Street, Unit F
P.O. Box 1071
Bridgehampton, NY, 11932



NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal DefenseSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers2015
New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal DefenseSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers2014
New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal DefenseSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers2013
New York Metro Rising Star - Criminal DefenseSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers on Long IslandL.I. Pulse Magazine2009
Annual Dinner HonoreeQueens Detectives, NYPD2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyBrill Legal Group, P.C.2005 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Theodore Roosevelt Inn of CourtBarrister2015 - Present
Denis McInerney NYCLA American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Earl WilliamsNot Guilty of all charges after trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Internet Pornography CasesSelf-Awareness: The Key to Successful Defense2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Speakers Bureau, Nassau County Bar AssociationVariousN/A