Skip to main content

Eric K. Schillinger

Criminal defense Attorney at Albany, NY

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

With hundreds of cases handled, The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger is one of the best criminal defense firms in Albany. Our lawyer has protected the constitutional rights of people at the local level and has even tried multiple cases at the federal level. His integrity has earned the respect of both judges and prosecutors—a respect that gets life-changing results for our clients in the courtroom. When the people of Albany are looking to have their criminal charges reduced or even dropped, they turn The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger. We will be proud to have the opportunity to defend your rights in court, and we won’t give up until your voice is fairly heard.


The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY, 12207

Criminal Defense lawyers nearby


4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
Got great advice, direct and to the point. Helped explain things to me in plain terms so I could actually make an informed decision.
Posted by Robert | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job with my case!
They took my case and gathered the information quickly and kept me informed via email, phone call, or texts. They were successful in fixing my situation and reducing my costs. The best part is they made the county court appearances — I did not need to go to court even one time!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man helped keep my sanity
I can’t say anything but great things about this man. I hired him to represent my child and he was able to put an ease to all my uncertainties and fears. Also, he was extremely understanding with my financial situation and his price was quite reasonable. Hopefully I won’t need to contact him again but if I do, I won’t hesitate to call him.
Read less
Posted by Claire | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney.
Eric went went above and beyond to make sure I understood the process of my case. I could reach him any time, on nights and weekends even with questions, and he'd pick up the phone to talk. I'm very happy with how he resolved my case.
Posted by Jonathan | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Schillinger handled my case with care and compassion. I was embarrassed to be facing charges, but he explained the situation and possible outcomes and was able to negotiate a better deal than I imagined could happen. Five Stars!
Posted by Michael | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! Gets results!
I hired Eric to handle a dwi charge. I was very nervous about what would happen because I drive for work. He was able to get the case reduced and make sure I could still drive a my work truck with no problems! I would 100% recommend him.
Posted by Adam | October 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
separation/child custody
Mr. Schillinger represented me in my separation and child custody case in 2012. I was very satisfied with Mr. Schillinger's services. He always returned my calls in a reasonable time and answered any questions i had for him. His billing was always fair and what i expected. He was able to negotiate my separation and child custody case without going through a trial. As unpleasant as the separation experience was Mr. Schillinger made it as easy at it could be. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney that will treat you fairly and give your situation the attention it deserves.
Read less
Posted by Tammy | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'd give him a negative number of stars if possible
He dragged his feet getting anything done. When I fired him he acted like a child, threw a temper tantrum and charged me outrageously for NOTHING!! Firing him was the best move I made!!
View less reviews


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender (pro bono)
  • Rensselaer County Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Aide
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • State University of New York, College at Geneseo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Jones
  • Sentence reduced by 50%


  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Albany Law School
  • Founders Scholarship
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Eric
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a diligent and competent advocate for his clients. He is respectful, friendly, and very easy to work with, even in the often high-stress and high-conflict world of family and matrimonial matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Eric Schillinger. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and approaches matters in a non-judgmental, practical way. Eric has an uncanny ability to find nuances and issues in cases that may ultimately help his clients obtain better results. He is an experienced trial advocate, and unlike many attorneys, is not afraid to hold prosecutors to their burden of proving a case beyond a reasonable doubt."
Criminal defense