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Brian Shiffrin

Brian Shiffrin

Practice areas:

Appeals, Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Appeals: 80%
    37 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Sex Crime: 10%
    37 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    37 years, 4 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Anthony Richard Tuorto

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Anthony Tuorto Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

16 W. Main Street
Suite 243
Rochester, NY, 14614



NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Raymond J. Pauley AwardMonroe County Bar Association2009
Nathaniel AwardDaily Record2008
Journey to Justice AwardJudicial Process Commission1996
Charles F. Crimi AwardMonroe County Bar Association1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
American Inns of Court chapterPast President - Rochester Chapter2001 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationTwice Chair of Criminal Justice Section1978 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
New York Criminal Practice, 3d EditionAppeals in Criminal Cases2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Cornell UniversityIndustrial and Labor RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal AppealsAppellate Strategies for Dealing with Unpreserved Error2012
CLEDevelopments in Criminal Law2012
Appeals TrainerCriminal Appeals2012
CLEGuilty Pleas and Wrongful Convictions2010
Cutting Edge Developments in Criminal LawDevelopments in Evidence2009
Criminal Law UpdateDevelopments in Evidence2008