is one of only four lawyers
in the entire State of New York
who have been Board Certified as
Specialists in DWI Defense Law by the
National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD").*
Peter served as Dean of the
National College for DUI Defense
the only organization in the
United States that is accredited by the
American Bar Association to certify
attorneys as specialists in DWI law.
Eric H. Sills is a criminal defense attorney in Albany, New York, whose practice focuses on DWI defense. He is a partner in the law firm of Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang and, together with Peter Gerstenzang, is the co-author of the book Handling the DWI Case in New York. He is also the co-author of two articles published in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' ("NACDL's") magazine The Champion, as well as the author of, among other things, a two-part article published in the New York State Defenders Association's Public Defense Backup Center Report, a two-part article published in Fiandach's New York DWI Bulletin, and various materials used by the New York State Office of Court Administration Judicial Training Program (i.e., "Judge's School").
Eric is one of only four lawyers in New York State who have been Board Certified as specialists in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD"). The NCDD is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys as specialists in DUI law.*
Eric is also the Best Lawyers' 2015 Albany DUI/DWI Defense "Lawyer of the Year," and is listed as a top DWI attorney in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in America®, The New York Area's Best Lawyers®, and New York Super Lawyers® Upstate Edition 2014. Eric is listed as one of the "Top 25 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers 2010" regardless of category.
Eric is a member of the NCDD faculty and the NACDL's DUI Committee.
Eric routinely lectures on DWI topics throughout New York State. He was a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial District from 2005 to 2015. Eric is a 1992 graduate of Boston College Law School, where he served as a Production Editor on the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review.
* The NCDD is not affiliated with any governmental authority. See Rules of Prof. Con., Rule 7.4(c)(1); Hayes v. New York Attorney Grievance Comm. of the 8th Jud. Dist., 672 F.3d 158 (2d Cir. 2012).
Author of Handling the DWI Case in New York
Considered a standard reference for the defense of Driving While Intoxicated cases. (Published by Thomson/West)
Peter Gerstenzang, Esq.
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
210 Great Oaks Boulevard
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: (518) 456-6456
Fax: (518) 456-6056
Cell: (518) 441-7011
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