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Edward L. Fiandach

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

As the first DWI attorney in the State of New York to receive the highest rating possible by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble rating service, as the first attorney approved as a Board Certified DWI specialist by the American Bar Association, as the first New York Attorney to be named a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense and the first New York attorney to ever be named Dean of the National College for DIU Defense, my credentials speak for themselves. More importantly, however, I'm a family man. As the father of a lovable nine year old boy and an adoreable new born daughter, I know what it means to accept the ultimate responsibility for another.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    37 years, 2 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • P. Adam Militello

    Mr. Fiandach is a leader in the field of DWI defense, and I have had the benefit of attending his talks and seminars on DWI. I am a DWI lawyer who competes for business with his firm, but I do not hesitate to endorse him.

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    P. Militello Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lance Christian Williams

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Lance Williams DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

100 Allens Creek Rd
Rochester, NY, 14618-3303

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 197903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Tier 1 Top Law FirmUS News and World Report2015
AV Rated (Highest - Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Lawyer of the Year for DWI DefenseUS News and World Report2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
AV Rated (Highest - Preeminent)Martindale Hubble2014
Lawyer of the Year DWI DefenseUS News and World Report2014
Tier 1 Top Law FirmUS News and World Report2014
Top DUI LawyerCar and Driver Magazine2013
Tier I RankingU.S. News and World Report2013
Lawyer of the Year 2013 for DWI DefenseAmerica's Best Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
America's Best LawyersNew York Magazine2009
New York Area's Top LawyersNew York Area Magazine2009
Named to Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Dean, National College for DUI DefenseN/A2006
AV PreeminentMartindale Hubble2004
President's CommendationN/A1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Editor-Fiandach's New York DWI BulletinMTC Publications, Inc.2009 - Present
Assistant Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Rochester2002 - Present
AttorneyFiandach & Fiandach1979 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater Rochester Association of Women AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Naional College for DUI DefenseFormer Dean2006 - 2007
National Association of Criminal DefenseLawyersMember1998 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1996 - Present
National Associaion of Criminal Defense lawyersN/A1995 - Present
New York State Bar AssociaionN/A1979 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pringle v. WolfeN/A
People v. UruburuFelony DWI dismissed
People v. BeckwithLongest NY DWI sentence overturned..

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Big Apple XVWhat Does it Take?2015
Big Apple XIVThe SuperTough Case2014
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section NewsletterHeiidgen and McPherson Affirmed2014
Nation College for DUI DefenseHandling Homicides and Assaults2014
New York Stat Bar Association Criminal Justice Section NewsletterIntoxication as a Defense to Depraved Indifference2013
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section JournalIntoxication as a Defense to Depraved Indifference2013
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section JournalWhat Does it Take?2013
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal"Stopping an Automobile. What is the Standard?"2012
Fiandach's new York DWI BulletinDWI Review2007
The ChampionCritical Review of Breath Testing Techniques2006
Fiandach's New York DWI BulletinDWI2006
New York Driving While Intoxicated 2dBook2005
The ChampionMiranda Revisited2005
Fiandach's DWI BulletinDWI2004
Fiandach's New York DWI BulletinVarious Articles2003
Handling Drunk Driving Cases 2dBook2002
The ChampionThe Great .08 Debate2000
New York Driving While IntoxicatedBook1999
Over 200 articles and 3 treatises on DUINumerousN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
St John Fisher CollegeHistory/English/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association - Big Apple XVAutomobile Stops2015
NACDL DWI Means Defending With IntegrityBotched Breath Tests2015
New York State Bar Association Big Apple XIVHandling a Homicide2014
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session - HarvardHandling Homicides and Assaults2014
Monroe County Magistrates AssocationDMV Licensing Regulations2014
Handling the DWI in New YorkAggravated Unlicensed Operation2014
New York State Bar Association Big Apple XIIDWI Accidents2013
Monroe County Bar AssociationThe New DMV Licensing Regulations2013
Leandra's LawLeandra’s Law & More2012
Handling the DWI in New YorkBreath Testing Defenses2012
New York State Bar Association Big Apple IXHandling DWI Fatalities In New York2011
New York State Bar Association Big Apple VIII"Ya Got Trouble"2010
National College of DUI Defense"Pennies From Heaven," [Cross-examination of a breath testing expert]2010
Handling the DWI in New York"Breath Testing Basics"2010
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Lecture, San Antonio, TexasA Case of the M's2009
New york State defender's Association"Ya Got Trouble"2009
National College of DUI DefenseDUI Legal Ethics2009
Vermont Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDWI Breath Testing Accuracy2008
New York Astate Bar Association Big Apple VIErroneous Breath Testing Assumptions2008
Instructor, Judicial Training Program, Corning New York, Corning Community CollegeNew York Judicial Training, DWI2008
Handling the DWI in New YorkBreath Testing Basics2008
DWIBreath Testing Accuracy2008
Summer SessionDUI2007
NYSBA Big AppleDUI2007
New York State Office of Court AdministrationDWI2007
Handling the DWI in New YorkDWI2006
Summer SessionDWI2005
Handling the DWI in New YorkDWI2005
Handling the DWI in New YorkDWI2004
Handling the DWI in New YorkDWI2003
Handling the DWI in New YorkDWI2002
National College For DUI Defense - Winter SessionDWI2001
Nation College For DUI Defense - Winter SessionAppeals2000
Various organizationsOver 200 prior speaking engagementsN/A