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Peter E. Brill


“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
Wendell Phillips, (1811 1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator.

It may sound corny starting your bio with a quote like that, but those words embody the exact reason that I practice the type of law I do. I don’t work for corporate clients, or for some white shoe Wall Street law firm. Never have, never will.

Instead, I spend my days making sure that the Government lives up to its promises that police officers don’t lie, that prosecutors act with some semblance of honor, and that my clients get a fair shake, even if they have done something wrong.

Peter E. Brill is one of only two attorneys in all of New York State — and the only attorney in the New York metropolitan area — to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law, a certification with rigorous requirements for legal knowledge and criminal trial experience. In his nearly 20 years of practice, he has extensive trial experience in state and federal court, arbitration and administrative proceedings. He has established a solid reputation with state and federal prosecutors throughout New York and practiced before nearly every administrative agency there is. He has won far more cases that he has lost for his clients in practically every county in the New York metropolitan area. He is in the Long Island and New York City area courts every single day and meets nearly every client, either in court or in the office. He has represented and defended thousands of people charged with misdemeanors and felonies in New York.

A former Assistant District Attorney, he now focuses on criminal defense and representing health care and other professionals who are being investigated or fighting disciplinary charges. He graduated cum laude from Brown University and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology.

Every year since 2012, Peter has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top criminal defense practitioners in the New York metropolitan area, a rare distinction. He has also been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the New York area by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

In 2009, Mr. Brill was selected as a Legal Eagle, among the best lawyers on Long Island, by the editors of Long Island Pulse magazine.

In 2007, he was presented with the Special Recognition Award by members of the NYPD’s Detective Borough Queens for his work defending law enforcement officers and members of their families who have been criminally charged.

No matter what kind of trouble you are in, we are here to help. We don’t judge our clients by the type of crime they are charged with. After all, everyone is entitled to a zealous legal defense. When you choose the Brill Legal Group, you can rest assured that your defense will be of the highest quality.

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
B.A. – 1994

Honors: With Honors
Major: Ethics & Political Philosophy

New York Metro Super Lawyers , 2012 – Present
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member

Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, 2000 – Present

Our firm has developed a core competency in criminal defense through years of experience. It is our goal to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system when you need help.