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Successfully defending people in criminal cases for more than 30 yearsHandling these complex cases is our strong suitWe represent people in the New York and Federal Appellate courts.Richard Willstatter is proud to have been a criminal defense lawyer for his entire career.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Metro Edition-Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2016|
|Metro Edition-Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2015|
|Metro Edition - Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2014|
|Metro Edition -Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2013|
|Metro Edition Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2012|
|Metro Edition--Criminal Defense||New York Super Lawyers||2011|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2010|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2009|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2008|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2007|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2006|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2005|
|President's Commendation||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2004|
|Partner||Green & Willstatter||1989 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division||1981 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York Council of Defense Lawyers||member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Council||Member||2011 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae Committee||Vice Chair, Second Circuit||2002 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1992 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1990 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2012 - 2013|
|People v. Bernard Gumbs, 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6314||reversed|
|People v. Scott Weaver||judgment reversed|
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|Atticus (NYSACDL)||Supreme Court Updates||2013|
|Atticus (NYSACDL||What must you do if you are relieved as counsel?||2011|
|The Champion magazine||The Federal Criminal Mental Competency System||2006|
|NYSACDL Newsletter||Habeas Corpus Challenges to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' New Policy on CCC Placement||2004|
|NYSACDL Newsletter||Dealing with Fingerprint Evidence: Confronting the Prosecutor's Evidence and Creating Your Own||2003|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Dickinson College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Federal Criminal Practice CLE||Discovery and Use of Digital Evidence in Federal Court||2016|
|Federal Criminal Practice Seminar||Proffers, Reverse Proffers, Cooperation Agreements and Plea Agreements||2013|
|CLE Program March 28, 2012||Challenging Pre-Arraignment Interrogations under the Rules of Professional Conduct||2012|
|Nyack Trainer: Holiday Inn Suffern, NY 11.7.08||Recurring Evidentiary Issues||2008|
Posted by Thomas
Facing a criminal proceeding I interviewed four "top" Westchester attorneys for possible representation. All were less then positive, and were already presenting financial settlements which were not possible. Richard was the fifth attorney I consulted with. He listened and understood the case immediately. His questions and responses were clear and concise. His creativity in formulating a defense strategy was brilliant. This I believe was attributable to his ability to listen and digest the facts. The other potential attorneys resisted knowing the "whole" story and quickly pivoted to "plea" mode. Selecting Richard as council allowed me to begin rebuilding my life. His ability to respond accurately is a testament to his unique ability to listen, understand and strategize. I would recommend Richard Willstatter without hesitation to anyone needing a strong advocate on their behalf. You will find him brilliant, straight forward, responsive, creative and unflappable.
Posted by Melissa
Richard really took the time to get to know our family. Taking the time to really get to know our situation and is as people. I could tell that he was very passionate about our case and making sure we were heard. Richard really went above and beyond for my family. He kept in contact and I never felt like we were just another case. If I needed to call him at anytime he answered or got right back to me. Because of Richard, my fiancé got no jail time and now is able to be at home with his childen. I am so happy with the outcome after sentencing because the odds were really against us but because of Richard we ended up being ok. I would recommend Richard to anyone seeking a great driven attorney.
Posted by Bill
I am pleased to give Richard Willstatter my highest recommendation. He was extremely responsive by phone and email regarding all concerns of my case. He was well prepared in court and very professional which resulted in a very favorable out come.
Mark Rowe, Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Attorney Richard Willstatter is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Richard makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work.
Marc Fernich, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I've been lucky to work with -- and learn from -- Rich on a range of matters for over two decades. Equal parts brains and tenacity, he goes to war for his clients with a mix of zeal for criminal defense work and scrupulous professionalism. I endorse him wholeheartedly, without hesitation or qualification.