Luis Andrew Penichet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Penichet & Alberga LLP
 | 140 Grand Street, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-997-7600
Fax: 914-997-8155
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Luis Andrew Penichet is a founding member of the Penichet & Alberga LLP law firm located in White Plains, New York. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 39 years of legal experience, Mr. Penichet represents a diverse range of clients throughout Westchester County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving family law, divorce and separation, and criminal defense.

A veteran of thousands of matrimonial actions and criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout his region, Mr. Penichet has earned a reputation for doing whatever is necessary to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and success, he has received many awards and honors throughout his career, including selection by Westchester Magazine as one of the county's top attorneys.

In addition, Mr. Penichet holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and The Best Lawyers in America named him as among the best attorneys in the country each year from 2005 to 2009. New York Magazine voted him one of "New York Area's Best Lawyers" during that same time, and he has received numerous positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1976 graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Penichet returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1979. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among his appointments, Mr. Penichet served on the Ninth Judicial District's Grievance Committee from 1998 to 2006, and he also serves as Attorney for the Child in family law proceedings. He is an active member of the family law sections of the New York State Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association, as well as the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Defenders Association.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%)

Criminal Defense (40%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Luis Penichet

Admitted: 1980, New York


  • Selected as one of Westchester County’s Top 21 Lawyers by Westchester Magazine
  • AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2000-2012
  • United States Law Week Award BNA, 1979
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2005-2009, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2005-2009
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
  • One of the New York area's best lawyers , New York Magazine
  • Number one criminal lawyer in Westchester County, Westchester Magazine
  • One of the top attorneys in the New York metro area, The New York Times , 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Attorney for the Child
  • Member, Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, State of New York, 1998-2006
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • United States District Court, Southern District, 1980
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1984
  • United States District Court, Northern District, 2000
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, 1980
  • New York, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct professor, Pace Law School

Educational Background:

  • Fordham University, B.A., English & Political Science, 1976
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Office Location for Luis Andrew Penichet

140 Grand Street
Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-997-7600

Fax: 914-997-8155

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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