Peter E. Brill

Top rated criminal defense attorney in New York, New York

Brill Legal Group, PC
Peter E. Brill
Brill Legal Group, PC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1998

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
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Brill Legal Group, PC

306 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 Visit website


As the founder of Brill Legal Group, PC, Peter E. Brill assists clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area in a wide range of criminal defense matters. His experience in both federal and state courts has led to him being one of only two attorneys in the state to be certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In addition to defending individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies such as domestic violence, embezzlement and fraud, Mr. Brill has advocated on behalf of health care workers and other professionals before state and local administrative agencies.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Brown University in 1994, Mr. Brill went on to attend Georgetown University Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. After graduation, he spent three years as an assistant district attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney's Office before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Brill is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also active in the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court and the New York County Lawyers Association American Inn of Court. Since 2000, Mr. Brill has assisted the American Civil Liberties Union as a cooperating attorney on a pro bono basis, and he has served as an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology.

His successes in the courtroom, as well as his high degree of ethics, have led Mr. Brill to receive high praise from his fellow professionals. He has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 each year since 2014, and he has received a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Constitutional law, Professional liability: defense

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence, White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, DUI/DWI, Ethics & professional responsibility

  • 30% Criminal defense
  • 30% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 20% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Constitutional law
  • 10% Professional liability: defense

First Admitted: 1998, New York

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certification in Criminal Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Certification Based on the Following Requirements: (A) Good Standing and Period of Practice (B) Substantial Involvement (C) Educational Experience (D) Peer Review (E) Examination (F) Legal Writing Document (G) Disclosure of Conduct
  • One of the Top Criminal Defense practitioners in the New York metropolitan area, Super Lawyers
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2012 – Present
  • Selected as a Legal Eagle, Editors of Long Island Pulse magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present
  • Special Recognition Award by members of the NYPD's Detective Borough Queens
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, the New York Institute of Technology
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, 2000 – Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Educational Background:
  • Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in Ethics & Political Philosophy, cum laude, with Honors, 1994
Industry Groups:
  • Life Member
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Life Member
  • New York State Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Office location for Peter E. Brill

306 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-233-4141


10 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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