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Benjamin Ostrer

Benjamin Ostrer

Ostrer & Associates, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate...
  • New York
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Summary

Principal attorney with Ostrer & Associates, P.C. the successor firm to Ostrer & Hoovler, P.C. located in Chester, New York. The practice handles criminal defense, complex litigation and personal injury matters. Ben is the 2016 recipient of the New York State Bar Assn. Charles Crimi Memorial Award as the outstanding private criminal defense attorney in New York. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in serious felony cases and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel as well as a top 25 in the Hudson Valley rating by Superlawyers. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in a variety of criminal matters including homicide, violent felonies, white collar crimes and sex offenses. He has tried numerous civil cases to verdict including personal injury and complex civil matters. Ben has successfully argued appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals as well as the Appellate Divisions of New York State Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs in New York. Ben is the current President of the New York State Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers [NYSACDL] the largest criminal defense bar association in New York State. He is a Director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, N.Y. His former partner David Hoovler was sworn in as the District Attorney of Orange County on January 1, 2014.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Complex Civil Litgation
  • Violent Crimes & Sex Offenses
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    civil, criminal and appellate matters handled on negotiated fee or hourly basis; personal injury matters are accepted on a contingent fee;
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
U.S District Court So. Dist. N.Y.
U.S. District Court E.D. N.Y.
U.S. District Court N.D.N.Y.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Ostrer & Associates, P.C.
- Current
Partner
Ostrer & Hoovler, P.C.
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Partner
Ostrer Rosenwasser LLP
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Principal
Benjamin Ostrer & Associates
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Education
New York Law School
J.D.
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Alfred University
B.A.
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Honors: Phi Sigma Iota,
Awards
Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Outstanding Private Criminal Defense Attorney
Superlawyer New York Upstate
Superlawyers
Top 25 Hudson Valley 2013
Super Lawyers
Top 25 Hudson Valley Superlawyers 2012
Superlawyers
The only Orange County Attorney named to the Top 25 list.
Empire State Counsel
New York State Bar Association
Pro Bono Service during 2011; represented indigent Saratoga County defendant in (successful) application to vacate 12 year old homicide conviction.
Top 25 Hudson Valley Superlawyers 2011
Superlawyers
The only Orange County Attorney named to the Top 25 list.
New York - Upstate Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense
Superlawyers
New York - Upstate Super Lawyer -- Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers
Empire State Counsel
New York State Bar Association
State Bar Association recognition for Pro Bono service during 2008; represented indigent defendant accused of shaken baby homicide in Ulster County - obtained not guilty verdict on all counts
Professional Associations
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President
- Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President
- Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President Elect
- Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
First Vice President
- Current
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Board Member
- Current
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Director
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Crime Lab Science - A look behind the curtain
NYSACDL ATTICUS Vol 24 number 2
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I was charged with attempted burglary in the 2nd degree what could be my sentence
A: Assuming this is your first offense, burglary in the second degree is treated as a violent felony offense and is therefore an extremely serious charge. For a person with no criminal convictions the minimum is 3 1/2 years in state prison. The maximum is 15 years. State prison is mandatory for a violent felony. You should contact an experienced attorney in your area.
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Contact & Map
111 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Chester, NY 10918
USA
Telephone: (845) 469-7577