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Carl A. Irace

DUI and DWI Attorney at East Hampton, NY

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Carl Andrew Irace, Carl Irace

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    20 years, 300 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    24 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Land use and zoning

    15 years, 300 cases

  4. Real estate

    15 years, 15 cases

  5. Admiralty and maritime

    13 years

Carl will work hard for you.  Defending yourself takes more than just skill.  It takes tenacity and perseverance.  Carl is a sponsored General Member of the pretigious National College for DUI Defense; a gradute of the DUI Summer Session program at Harvard Law School; and certified in the DWI Detection, including the adminstration of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)



Carl is a lifelong surfer, skier/snowboarder, and an enthusiast of fishing, boating, and waterfowling.

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Member, National College of DUI Defense


The Law Offices of Carl Andrew Irace & Associates, PLLC
12 Gay Road #5128
East Hampton, NY, 11937


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Renata | February 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Polite, Professional,Informative
Mr. Irace was very helpful in going over criminal charges towards another person in incident I was involved in. He was patient with me as i told my story, explanatory of the charges I had questions with , informed me of the next procedures, as well as helpful in giving both sides of the argument while not persuading to go a certain way. No Opinions just facts. I felt comfortable speaking with him and he really put my mind at ease.
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Posted by Emily | April 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice!
I used Mr. Irace's services and sought out advice about my situation. He was extremely knowledgeable and thoroughly explained every possible outcome and the likelihood it would happen, which really put my mind at ease. He made me feel comfortable during the whole session and was so professional, honest, and down to earth! I would highly recommend him if you need any advice or need to hire an attorney.
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Posted by Montauk Craftsman Inc | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Over all Professional
Carl Irace has acted as legal help for my business and my self for almost a decade. I'm continuously impressed with his knowledge of the law and the inner workings of the local government at large. His connections within the community, police force, D.A.'s office and Government make him an indispensable part of our success.
Posted by sean | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very professinal
i have known carl for several years and have asked him for assistance on 3 occasions, all three resulted in solving what needed to be resolved. its a nice change to have a professional ,that really listens to you and reacts in a way that helps you feel confident that you made the correct choice calling him. I have sent people his way and have only heard positive feedback about his work. needless to say, carl is my first call when help or info is needed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World Class DWI Defense Attorney
I have known Carl as a member of the legal community for a long time and when I unfortunately had a DWI case, Carl was my first and only call. Carl not only provided a world class legal defense, but also provided me the personalized service that helped me through this tough time. Obviously, no one wants to go through the difficult process, subsequent legal hassle, and personal embarrassment of a DWI case, but Carl’s experience and knowledge of the justice system proved invaluable to me and my family. Carl provided me with a well thought-out and executed legal defense and we were able to get the best possible legal result for my case. There were a number of different ways that may case could have gone, and it was a huge relief to get the best possible result. I am not sure another attorney would have gotten the same legal results. Having been an assistant district attorney, Carl was able to effectively manage my case, advise me on every step in the process, and avoid ineffective and costly legal motions and time delays. Carl is also extremely well connected in the legal community and has access throughout the local and national justice systems that allows him to provide the best possible counsel to his clients. I would give Carl my highest recommendation for anyone who has to go through this difficult process.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate & had my best interests at heart.
The reason I decided to hire Carl for my DWI defense, was specifically because of how compassionate and empathetic he was during this incredibly upsetting and awkward experience for me. I was completely out of my element, and paralyzed with fear about the possibility of having something on my record. Carl helped me through this, and did not treat me like a cog in the DWI machine that is Suffolk County. I would've preferred it to not have dragged on as long as it did, with multiple trips from Manhattan to Hampton Bays (without frequent Jitney or trains running), but I suppose that is the judicial system... Not known for being efficient. He was able to get it reduced to a DWAI, with community service-- which I do anyway (no sweat!).
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Posted by Steve | March 2, 2015
Excellent handling of complex matter
I have an ongoing and complex Zoning/Environmental issue involving Storm Sandy damage, restoration, and ultimate use of waterfront property in Southampton that I own with partners. Selecting an attorney was an even bigger problem. As a retired attorney myself, I knew that it was a field of law that I knew nothing about. Mr. Irace had the requisite knowledge and experience to do the job. We retained him and have been impressed with all aspects of his representation on a variety of issues that have come up with this land.
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Posted by Naomi | February 16, 2015
Handled property dispute with great aplomb
Neighbors threatened lawsuit over property line. Mr. Irace handled the dispute both thoughtfully & practically. Was pleased with result.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Appointed Arraignment Counsel
  • Town of Southampton, NY
  • 2016 - Present
  • Appointed Arraignment Counsel
  • Village of Southampton, NY
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founder
  • The Law Offices of Carl Andrew Irace & Associates
  • 2011 - Present
  • Non-equity Partner
  • BaintonLynch, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Deputy Town Attorney
  • Town of East Hampton, New York
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Office of the District Attorney, Suffolk County
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County
  • 2001 - 2010
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  • Harvard University School of Law
  • Summer Session
  • 2014
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Springs Fire District v. ZBA of Town of East Hampton
  • Defend H2O v. US Army Corps of Engineers
  • People v. XX
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • East Hampton Lions Club
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • NHTSA trained in DWI Detection and SFSTs
  • Intoxicated Driving Specialists, LLC
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Leadership in Law (Partner)
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Office of the District Attorney
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • numerous
  • Campaign for Town Justice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Carl
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My clients have appreciated Carl's personalized services. He has a specialized skill set that attorneys aspire to and clients seek for comfort. His unique touch and approach gets results every time."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable, diligent, & trustworthy"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked closely with Carl for several years at the Bronx District Attorney's office. As a prosecutor, Carl was held to the highest burden of proof in our legal system, and he flourished. Carl's practice and experience as a prosecutor place him in the top echelon of defense attorneys, both in terms of trying cases, and more perhaps more importantly to clients, to reaching the best possible disposition for a given case. Moreover, his appeal to jurors and ability to address exactly what they are thinking is invaluable during trial."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning