Posted by Scott T.
Peter is, without doubt, the best attorney in this area of law in the North East and maybe the country. More importantly, he truly cares about his clients ( hard to believe in an attorney). The first and foremost concern he had, was that I get help for my drinking problem. If I wasn't willing to do that, than he would not take my case. I consider him part of my asset team that I use to stay sober and to get my life back together. I also consider him to be a friend. Everyone knows him and everyone respects him, including most importantly the judge. Without a doubt, he provided me with the best possible legal advice and service and it was at a reasonable price. Because I was willing to do exactly what he asked, we were able to get an unprecedented sentence. I can recommend him, without any reservation, to anyone willing to be honest about their legal problems and take responsibility for creating them.
When I first spoke with him, he said he "hoped one day I would look back on my arrest as the best day of my life". I can honestly say that today, I feel that this is true. He has helped to give me my life back and for this, I will always owe a debt of gratitude.
He is simply, the Best!
Posted by Stephen
I contacted Peter after being accused of a second DWI offense, which in New York State, is a felony and a certain career-ender, as I am an attorney.
I remembered his name from a seminar I attended years ago that he was teaching for attorneys regarding DWI defense.
Peter was immediately responsive and advised me of the severity of the situation and my possible options. Moreover, he knew the district attorney and was familiar with all local courts and judges. Essentially, I was looking at possible jail time and likely disbarment.
After extensive negotiations, I was afforded the opportunity to plead to a misdemeanor upon certain conditions. Among them was enrollment in the NYC Bar Association's Attorney Assistance Program, which aids lawyers with substance abuse or other problems. In addition, I agreed to wear an alcohol-sensing anklet for a year and attend AA meetings on a daily basis. I completed this program and was able to enter the reduced plea.
I mention the above as I believe it was the first time ever that an offender in my situation was able to avoid a felony conviction without jail time, if at all. This I attribute to Peter's knowledge and creativity in suggesting and fashioning such an approach.
Peter saved my career.
I can fully recommend Peter and his firm (his son Joseph and associate Jim Davis were also of great help).
As a final footnote, through Peter's sharp insistence and the Attorney Assistance Program, I was able to put alcohol behind me for good, and am grateful for the freedom that has bestowed upon me.
Posted by mark hayden
I Googled "best dui lawyer in albany" Peter Gerstenzang came up, so I called and scheduled a meeting, when I got there I was told I would be seeing Jim Davis, I was a little concerned I wasn't seeing Peter but After meeting with Jim Davis I felt confident I was in the right place. Long story short, I had planned on fighting the charges but Jim worked his magic and my charges were dropped to Reckless driving. Thanks Google I feel like I got the best DUI attorney in Albany!
Posted by Matt
I called Peter's office on a Saturday afternoon. He met with me the next day, Sunday, and sat with me for at least an hour discussing my situation.
I had been arrested for DWI and he completely explained my options and chances. Once we determined a course of action, he instructed me of several steps to take pre-trial, that resulted in smooth proceedings.
When the court sent two errant tickets related to the incident several months later, I called Peter, who was out of town, and someone else from his practice took care of it immediately.
Honest and effective lawyer.
Posted by a client
From the first time i talked with Peter I had a good feeling about him. He was genuine and honest. It was only after talking to a family lawyer about my situation that i was sure that Peter was the lawyer i wanted. I asked the family lawyer about Peter and i said" i heard he is the best dwi lawyer in the state". The family lawyer got up from his chair and went over and got a book about 3 inches thick and said" he is not the best in the state, he is the best in the country". He put the book down in front of me and said he wrote the this book, the book on dwi defense. So at that point I knew the lawyer i wanted. Peter exceeded my expectations in my case. He did an outstanding job and he was also honest with me and cared what direction my life was going. He felt more like family to me than a lawyer representing me. I cant say enough about him and how he not only helped me in my case but in life too. Without question Peter would be my 1st recommendation for a lawyer.
Posted by Jared
I won't get into details but the severity of the crime would have ruined my life. I was falsely accused and Mr. Gerstenzang not only saw that but sought to it that justice prevailed in the end and I would not be found guilty. He did everything he possibly could, he would work tirelessly to make sure every detail of everything was covered/said/written down. There wasn't a stone un-turned and it was a massive relief having him on my side. I quite honestly wouldn't be in the spot I am now without him, he is a passionate, caring and loyal attorney who knows the law like the back of his hand and will do everything in his power to make sure his clients receive the best outcome possible.
Posted by a client
In my experiences in working with Peter Gerstenzang, he has been a consummate professional and demonstrates himself to be THE EXPERT when it comes to DWI laws in the state of NY. Some people go in to a career for a job and some people take it on as a true calling. Mr. Gerstenzang is the latter. Peter not only has a passion for the law but he also demonstrates a genuine concern for his client's well being. He is straightforward with the facts but always willing to think creatively in a way that the desired outcome is within the boundaries of justice while at the same time protective of his clients so that the law does not just destroy their lives. I highly recommend Peter should you be in need of representation by the best and most well respected lawyer in the business!!!! He will not let you down!!!
Posted by Lisa
Peter Gerstenzang is a kind, patient and caring person. He has helped my son from the minute I made that phone call to him in the middle of the night when my son got a DWI and landed in jail. He called me back first thing the next morning and advised me. He also recommended a fantastic rehabilitation facility for my sons addictions. Every time I have reached out to Peter with a question he gets right back to me with an answer. No waiting forever for a call back like so many lawyers do. He talks to me at a level I comprehend. My experience with him helping my son legally and personally with his issues has been really great. I would recommend him.
Posted by a client
Mr Gerstenzang is beyond knowledgable and proficient. He cares not just about his clients case but also about the whole person. He has been a Godsend to me and my family!!! An amazing lawyer and an amazing man!!!!
Posted by H. Daryl Jones
Mr. Gerstenzang and his associates Jim Davis and Jon Cohn are the epitome of professionalism, diligence and legal acumen. My case was handled without flaw or blemish and they eradicated what could have been a career threatening issue. When I arrived in the office for the initial consultation and browsed the textbook Mr. G. authored; I immediately felt a sense of relief.
From start to dismissal, my case was handled with confidence and dexterity.
I recommend this team led by Mr. Gerstenzang unequivocally and unanimously.
H. Daryl Jones