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David L. Steinberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

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DAVID STEINBERG (Of Counsel) has been honored as a judge and lawyer with numerous awards for his excellence in a legal career spanning over 40 years. He has argued many criminal and civil appeals in the state’s appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals.

A former Dutchess County Chief Assistant Public Defender and chief appeals attorney handling felony appeals, David was a founding member in the Poughkeepsie law firm of Steiman & Steinberg, and has most recently served as principal court attorney for Hon. Lawrence H. Ecker in Westchester and Orange County Supreme Courts where the entire spectrum of civil cases are adjudicated including personal injury and matrimonial cases.

David is married with two children and one granddaughter.

Licensed for 47 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1975
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
42 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
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7405 S. Broadway
Red Hook, NY, 12571
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73 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY, 10512
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Boston University
  • BA - Government
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • Appeared on 7 Appeals before the New York Court of Appeals
  • Handled several hundred Appeals before the Appellate Division, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Depts.
  • Appeared on 7 Appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Associations

  • Hyde Park Visual Environmental Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Magistrates Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dutchess County Magistrates Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Section Council
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Dutchess County Sex Offender Management Project
  • Adult Best Practices Team
  • 2004 - 2005
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 1998 - 2000
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1995
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1986 - 2003
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Justice Courts Committee
  • 1986 - 2003
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 2003
  • Mid-Hudson Legal Services, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Vassar Childcare Cooperative, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 1982 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dutchess County Magistrate of the Year
  • Dutchess County Magistrates Association
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • 2004
  • Commendation
  • Dutchess County Legislature
  • 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2001
  • Award for Outstanding Work in the Defense Services
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Commendation
  • Dutchess County Legislature
  • 1998
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Publications

  • New York State Official Reports
  • Court Decisions (2004-2015)
  • 2015
  • Thomson Reuters
  • "Handling a Criminal Case in New York"
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very knowledgeable, experienced and highly respected attorney and well-versed in his practice areas."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is very knowledgeable and respected in the fields of both criminal defense and appeals. He is able to strategize and use the law creatively to obtain the best results for his clients. I am privileged to be able to learn from him and look forward to many more opportunities to collaborate on cases. I give David my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is quite literally a living legend in the world of New York criminal defense. He is an exceptionally brilliant, experienced and skilled attorney whose advice is sought after by fellow practitioners and clients alike. He is both a personal mentor and colleague and it is an absolute honor and privilege to work along side of him. I give David my highest possible endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a lawyers’ lawyer. He is respected by the courts and the prosecutors as a keen legal thinker and strategizer. In the criminal defense world, you can not go wrong with David on your side."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David introduced me to the practice of law when he was Chief Assistant I learned much of what I know about how to be a lawyer from David. I was fortunate to have his mentoring when I was a new attorney. David has an extensive knowledge of the law, especially appellate practice, trial practice and ethical issues, which he shares with the greater legal community. I don't know of a more knowledgeable attorney when it comes to the law in all its complexity."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptionally talented and intelligent attorney, very experienced and highly regarded by his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Poughkeepsie Criminal defense Lawyer David L. Steinberg
David L. Steinberg
Criminal defense Attorney
Poughkeepsie, NY
Licensed for 47 years