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Peter E. Brill

Sex crime Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   22 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal defense is my business and my passion.

    24 years

  2. Federal crime
    25%
    I have negotiated extremely favorable pleas for my clients in Racketeering, Narcotics and Mail and Wire Fraud matters, and have won acquittals for our clients in cases in both the SDNY and EDNY.

    23 years

  3. Sex crime
    25%
    I have handled hundreds of Sexual Assault, Child Pornography, and Child Abuse cases.. The results for my clients have been impressive.

    24 years

  4. White collar crime
    15%

  5. Ethics and professional responsibility
    10%
    Representation of license professionals: lawyers, doctors, nurses and others with state licenses.

    18 years

ONLY NATIONALLY CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYER IN THE NYC AREA. SUPER LAWYERS/ TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYER

 

Peter E. Brill is a Criminal Defense Attorney for clients with serious, life-altering matters in Manhattan and on Long Island. We provide aggressive yet compassionate (and discreet) representation to our clients at perhaps the most difficult time in their lives at a level unparalleled in the field.

Peter 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, 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. 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.

He also routinely defends the professional licenses of health care professionals, government employees and law enforcement officers in union arbitrations and disciplinary proceedings before arbitrators, OPD, OPMC, OATH and the NYPD Trial Room, among other forums.

We engage in aggressive advocacy, negotiation, and mediation with outcomes favorable to our clients. We have tried over 100 cases to verdict with impressive results. Extensive and in-depth law enforcement and government contacts.

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

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Law

Education:Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D.

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


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

 

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Peter

Brill Legal Group, P.C.
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
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Peter received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Charles | April 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
There are not enough words to rate Mr. Brill. From the moment our family called him right up until the finality of the case for our daughter--Mr. Brill was not only on top of things--but he was also very caring and compassionate. This man is a true professional with a heart. It was obvious from the beginning that he knew what course of action to take and then executed that action in our favor. We will always be indebted to him for what he did for our family. If anyone ever needs an outstanding attorney, I would strongly recommend you call Attorney Peter Brill first.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Respectful, Patient - Perfect attorney!
I hired Peter to help resolve a very serious criminal charge. Peter explained all steps of the process, openly discussed pros and cons of the strategy options and provided tons of information on how to avoid pitfalls. Peter helped navigate a very complicated process and was able to achieve an absolute best possible outcome! Peter is well known and respected in greater NYC area and I am very glad I used his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Responded to my message quickly and gave honest, helpful information. Did this out of his own time and I really appreciate it. I would recommend for anyone.
Posted by Wayne | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb, Superb.
There are no words to describe how excellent this attorney is. As a fellow attorney, I can tell you how unequivocally qualified and excellent his guy is. He represented me with extraordinary skill
Posted by Raymond | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Brill got me justice from a False Arrest
I was arrested for taking pictures of bad police parking form a sidewalk. Peter got me some accountability for cops just doing what they want. I got a nice settlement. He was professional, courteous, and kept on top of the case. He answered all my emails throughout. Goos communication. Heads up to David also.
Posted by Victoria | July 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved our Son
Our son got engaged to the Fiance from hell. She called the cops on him because he was trying to get some rest. Relationships are tough but you should never call the cops on your partner for anything stupid. Long story short Peter Brill and his firm have been there for our son. Let’s not forget David in the firm. It truly is a firm that you can rely on in these type of situations where you know for certain your loved one is innocent. As a mother I’m thankful for Peter Brill. In the end it all worked out.
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Posted by Brian | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me from being Arrested
Backstory: Mrs and I got into an argument. Cops get called. I get arrested. Automatic Order of Protection, meaning, I can't go back to my own home because she stays in my home. Oh ya, and I still need to pay the rent for a home I'm not allowed to enter! Problem: I make my money by running my business from the house. So when vendors and employees come to the house. The Mrs calls the District Attorney to get me arrested. Worst Feeling Ever: I receive a phone call from a police officer asking me to surrender myself at the precinct. Officer doesn't care for my side of the story. They've already decided I should be arrested because employees came to my home to work and my Mrs claimed I was in violation of the Order. Solution: Peter Brill Peter spoke with the District Attorney and got the charge thrown out. And when my Mrs kept trying again and again to get me arrested, Peter was right there to block the charges. Life Lesson: I've never been arrested. I was one of those people who never thought I'd ever be arrested. I'm a middle class African/American. College educated. Everything about me is the opposite of the stereotypes of people that get arrested. Guess what, life happens and things go bad. I sat in jail thinking what the hell is going on. This never happens to people like me. Peter Brill is a guardian angel. I love this guy like a father. I could almost cry writing this review. When the world feels like it's closing in on you, Peter Brill will be there to change the odds in your favor. He's worth every penny. If you don't have the money in full, ask them to break it down, they are fair. Don't settle for less with your own life. Give yourself the BEST odds to win. Peter Brill, I love you man!
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Posted by Franco | September 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Peter is the best Attorney I’ve ever had. He is very down to earth, knowledgeable and non-judge mental. He was readily available anytime and if you needed advice, no matter how minor it was. He stayed two steps ahead of case and made sure communication was clear and up to date. He charged me a fair price and have gone above and beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend Brill who is in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer that you can trust
I’m so grateful that Peter handled my case. Peter was discreet, straightforward and honestly talked to me about how to deal with my serious case trouble; he kept me well informed with my rights in the whole court proceedings. I’m so thankful that Mr. Brill saved my life and without him I would be facing charges for something I not guilty of.
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Posted by S. Serena | September 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Atty. Brill worked wonders on my case. He walked me through the entire process and reached the desire outcome of the case. He made me feel calm, aware of what was happening and made me feel that I was in good hands that everything will be okay. I’m glad that he made it completely bearable and was impressive in resolving the issues.
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Posted by Glauca | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Work
You've been a great help to me and my friends since you did your best on my case. I had the best result, it was the best result that I had imagined and you achieved that so I will give you this 5 star.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Disciplinary Conduct Hearing.
I don't know how to describe in words of how grateful and lucky I am to have chosen him as my legal representative. Peter Brill has successfully obtained essential information by asking relevant questions without having to force them out and was able to make the legal process a lot smoother. Most importantly he made me felt safe and optimistic despite how odd and unique of my circumstances were. To be frank I don't know what he did that have resulted an awesome and satisfying outcome. Magicians never reveal their craft.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Great attorney at a stressful time in my life
Peter was a fantastic attorney during an incredible stressful period in my life where I thought I could possibly be indicted on some serious federal charges. He was always calm, explaining the situation to me very clearly. His cool demeanor actually helped me relax and let me continue on with my life even while things were up in the air. When I finally heard back and found out no charges would be pursued, I was so relieved. Peter's expertise resulted in the best outcome possible that I could imagine.
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Posted by Rafael | April 18, 2015
Trustworthy lawyer something hard to find
Peter brill is a very trustworthy lawyer who goes the extra mile to assist his clients in any way possible, he kept me informed in every aspect of my case. Peter I thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for me a my family. If your looking for a lawyer who has your best interest at heart Peter Brill is the right lawyer for you.
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Posted by Edwin | April 18, 2015
Courteous, Professional and Respectful
What I liked the most about Attorney Brill was that from the start he was determined to fight for my rights which gave me the confidence to stick with him and to listen to his advice on all matters regarding my case. He proved to me that he was knowledgeable in Federal and State litigation. Attorney Brill also kept me abreast of all the legal issues, different strategies (one of which saved my pension) and prepared me for the worst possible scenarios. He was available for me day or night. And, not only is he a good speaker, he is also a good listener. He works hard for his clients and their families. He's a good attorney with a GREAT heart.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Peter Brill is the best
It's been a true pleasure working with Peter during one of my most unfortunate times in my life. He was not only professional, available, and empathetic, but he was also non-judgmental and very understanding of my situation. He was also helpful not only regarding matters to the legal case, but also in regards to matters that surrounded the case unrelated to the law, which was a huge help in overcoming my situation. You won't find anyone more accessible, available, or trusting as Peter. And honestly at the end of the day, its priceless to find someone you can trust during a hard situation. He was a true friend when I needed guidance - before and after he worked on my case. Thank you for all your support and help.
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Posted by Johnson | July 1, 2014
Excellent work
I felt he worked hard for me and knew the importance for me winning my case. I felt that he was very supportive and understanding. He was not only able to return my phone s the same day but was able to answer my legal questions where I understood the answers. He even took me to court office to make sure I filled out the correct paperwork. I'm truly grateful for what he has done for me. I would recommend him. Thank you so much Mr Brill for helping me obtain my nursing license.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Peter is amazing
Peter Brill is an amazing attorney. He handled my adversary matter brilliantly and efficiently. When another matter arose, I conferred with him and he recommended two excellent attorneys. I have used many other attorney in an adversary matter and no other attorney compares to his high level of integrity and expertise. I trust Peter's sound and competent advice, know he is acting in my best interest and would give him my highest recommendation.  
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Posted by Tara | August 15, 2013
Peter Brill Review
Peter was always there for me...he would listen to me even if I was just having a bad day and needed some guidance. can say that he has helped me "off the ledge" many a times.
Posted by Cynthia M. | February 2, 2012
I highly recommend Attorney Brill
Atty. Brill is warm, compassionate, intelligent and genuine. I felt very safe speaking with him about the incredibly difficult and painful details of my marriage and he gave me excellent guidance and support. Details I could not even tell my own family. This is my first (thankfully, and hopefully my last) experience in Family Court and with Orders of Protection... I had reached out to ten different attorneys, and Peter was the only one who actually wrote me back after reading my situation in brief, and found time for me in his schedule, ensuring me that he was well-equipped for my situation. He is honest and upfront, and extremely empathetic.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Brill Legal Group, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2000

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Brown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • People v. Earl Williams
  • Not Guilty of all charges after trial

Associations

  • Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2015 - Present
  • Denis McInerney NYCLA American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • New York Metro Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers on Long Island
  • L.I. Pulse Magazine
  • 2009
  • Annual Dinner Honoree
  • Queens Detectives, NYPD
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Internet Pornography Cases
  • Self-Awareness: The Key to Successful Defense
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Speakers Bureau, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Various
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Peter
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know and have worked with Peter for many years. He is a zealous fighter for his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brill understands the needs of his clients and provides excellent representation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have twice had the pleasure of being up against Peter at trial. He is as tough and effective as they come."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brill is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter Brill is one of the finest lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a dedicated attorney, who aggressively advocates for his clients. He is detailed-oriented, and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in criminal law matters. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Brill is a highly skilled, professional, and seasoned attorney who successfully helps guide his clients in difficult times in their lives. I would strongly recommend him to anyone without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Peter Brill for more than a decade and have had the opportunity to work with him on several matters. He is a thoughtful and skilled attorney. Peter is also an excellent colleague and advocate for his clients at all stages of a case -- from investigation, to pre-trial litigation and negotiation, and through trial."
Federal crime Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to see Peter representing clients on a regular basis. He is caring and compassionate, and also an aggressive advocate for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a highly skilled and intelligent trial attorney. His knowledge of both federal and New York criminal law is comprehensive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter Brill is an extremely talented criminal defense lawyer, and deadly in the courtroom. He would be my first choice to recommend to clients in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge of complex legal issues is extensive, based on his AVVO answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Brill's education and extensive experience in criminal defense is outstanding. In addition, the results he achieves for his clients are stellar. If I were accused of a crime in New York, I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Brill to represent me. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, I am happy to endorse his work."
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