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Lawrence A. Newman

Lawrence A. Newman

also known as Larry, Larry Newman

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About Me

Originally, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. My father was a NYS corrections officer, and my mother a waitress. I have degrees in Human Biology, and Doctorates in Law and Chiropractic. I love practicing DWI defense and injury law. I am of counsel to Cyr and associates, an Ithaca based DWI defense firm.


To learn more about DWI, criminal defense, traffic violations, and injury law in New York, I encourage you to explore our website, books, blog, articles, and You Tube Channel.

I am a co-author of the 2011 and 2013 West-Thomson Publications, Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York If you have a DWI, criminal, or traffic related matter I urge you to pick up the phone and call us since we can likely answer your legal questions at 607-229-5184. We welcome your call.


Under the Department of Transportation I am certified as a breath test technician, under the guidelines of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) I am Certified in the FSTS (Field Sobriety Tests), and I am a member of the NCDD (National College of DUI Defense).

My favorite quote: "Question Authority"


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    17 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Michael C. Cyr

    Larry's approach is proven and reliable in every case. He is the most thorough DWI lawyer I have ever had the privilege to work with. I learn something new every day working with him.


    Michael Cyr DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jonathan Burton Blecher

    One of Larry's best qualities as an attorney is his honesty and candor with his clients. He's a straight shooter when it comes to his legal advice and properly managing the expectations of his clients. His wealth of experience as an attorney licensed in three jurisdictions is immense. I had the privilege of being consulted by Larry on an issue of how Florida laws would impact his NY client. Larry's spot on analysis and practical approach to his client's dilemma impressed me a great deal. He is now my "go to guy" in Upstate NY.


    Jonathan Blecher DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gateway Center
401 East State Street, Suite 400
Ithaca, NY, 14850


NYCurrently registered 200703/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199909/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Upstate New York Rising Stars listWest Thomson Super Lawyers2013
Doctor of the Year, 1990Markson Management Services1990
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner, Doctor, LawyerLaw Offices of Lawrence Newman, D.C., Esq.1998 - Present
Doctor, OwnerNewman Chiropractic Health Center1986 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of Criminal DefenseMember2011 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers Collegemember2009 - Present
New York Defenders AssociationMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Tompkins County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
West Group publicationStrategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York2011
Thomson ReutersInside the Minds: Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2013 ed.2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.Evidential Forensic TestingCertification in Alcotest Breath Testing2012
National Criminal Defense College, Macon, GACriminal Defense TrialGraduate Trial Practice Institute2011
Texas Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationMastering Forensic Science of Blood and Breath TestingCertificate of Completion2010
New York Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDWI Defense Update Session 2010Certificate of Completion2010
Trial Lawyers CollegeTelling the StoryCertificate of Competion2010
Trial Lawyers CollegeDirect ExaminationCertificate of Completion2010
Trial Lawyers CollegeClosing ArgumentCertificate of Completion2010
Trial Lawyers CollegePsychodrama for LawyersCertificate of Completion2010
Walden, Platt and AssociatesField Sobriety Testing CertificationCertificate of Completion2009
The National College of DUI DefenseSummer Session - Anatomy of DUI TrialsCertificate of Completion2009
New Hampshire Criminal Defense LawyersDUI for Advanced PracticeCertificate of Completion2009
New York Bar AssociationDWI Big Apple SessionCertifciate of Completion2009
Industrial Training & Design LtdBreath Testing CertificationCertificate of Completion2009
New York Bar AssociationDWI Update: Mastering the ScienceCertificate of Completion2008
Tompkins County Bar AssociationEthics and ProfessionalismCertificate of Completion2008
New York Bar AssociationDWI Update for The Big AppleCertificate of Completion2007
Tompkins County Bar AssociationZealous Representation and EthicsCertificate of Completion2007
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJuris Doctorate in Law1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Faxton St. Luke's HospitalTeflon Coating Your New York Professional License2013