Sherry Levin Wallach Esq.

Sherry Levin Wallach Esq.

Associate
Location:
White Plains, New York
Phone:
914-290-4550 (Local)
888-892-9072 (Toll Free)
Fax:
914-946-5111
Email:

Sherry Levin Wallach practiced in Mount Kisco for the last 15 years as a partner in her law firm Wallach & Rendo, LLP. She is the Secretary of the New York State Bar Association and a Board of Director for the Westchester County Bar Association, and Co- Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. Levin Wallach concentrates her practice on criminal defense, personal injury and general civil litigation in state and federal courts. She serves on the Westchester and Putnam County 18B panels, which provide criminal defense for indigent people. Levin Wallach is a former Bronx County Assistant District Attorney and was an associate at the Law firm of McAloon & Friedman, P.C. She has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from George Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. Levin Wallach is the Immediate Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, the Immediate Past Vice President from the 9th Judicial District to the NYSBA Executive Committee, Immediate Past Chair of the NYSBA's Membership Committee. She is and is serving her third four-year term in its House of Delegates. Levin Wallach is co-founder of the Young Lawyers Section's Trial Academy where she continues to serve on its faculty as a team leader and lecturer on cross examination. She is a frequent lecturer and organizer for continuing legal education programs for the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations on criminal and civil trial practice, ethics, and DWI. Levin Wallach authored a chapter for Best Practices for Defense Attorneys in Today's DWI Cases" in Inside the Minds: Strategies For Defending DWI Cases in New York for Thompson Reuters/Aspatore in 2016. She has authored articles on criminal justice issues and trial practice which have been published in the New York Law Journal, The State Bar News, and The New York State Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section Newsletter. Levin Wallach is the membership chair of the NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section, and was a member of the NYSBA's Task Force on Gun Violence and the Committee to Ensure Equality in Mandated Representation. She is past chair of the Young Lawyers Section.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1995
  • George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1992

Published Works

  • “Best Practices for Defense Attorneys in Today’s DWI Cases” Inside the Minds: Strategies For Defending DWI Cases in New York, Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, 2016
  • “What Is the ‘Collateral Consequence’?” New York Law Journal, p. S3, Vol.257, No.14, January 23, 2017
  • “Working Toward Equal Justice for All” New York Law Journal, p.13, Vol. 255, No.15, January 25, 2016
  • “Message from the Chair”, NYSBA New York Criminal Law Newsletter, New York State Bar Association, p.4, 2015- 2017
  • Practicing Law, Practically -Tips for Picking the “Right” Jury in a Criminal Case,” NYSBA Women’s Community, New York State Bar Association, p. 4, Spring 2014
  • “Young Lawyers Host Sweeping Trial Technique Training,” State Bar News, New York State Bar Association, p.4, Volume 52, No.1, January/February 2010
  • “Solo/Small Firm Practice,” Committee On Women In The Law; Weathering Tough Times: Strategic Planning For Your Practice, New York State Bar Association, p.13, January 26, 2010
  • “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for’: How to Navigate the Courthouse and Its Many Parts,” Perspective, New York State Bar Association, p.19, Spring 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • New York State Bar Association, YLS Trial Academy “Protocol Rules for Cross- Exam”, Ithaca, New York, April, 2017
  • Westchester County Bar Association, “Identifying and Handling Human Trafficking in the Criminal and Family Courts”, Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York, May 24, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association Section Leaders Conference “Talk One: Pathway to the Profession: Get ‘em While They Are Young” New York, New York, May 12, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Trial Academy “Practical Rules for Cross-Examination, Ithaca, New York, April 1, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Bridge the Gap, “Plea Negotiations”, January 28, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy "Practical Rules for Cross-Examination", Ithaca, New York, March, 2015
  • New York State Bar Association Criminal Defense for Civil and Criminal Lawyers: Law, Procedure and Strategies, “The Art of Plea Bargaining”, September 9, 2014
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy "Practical Rules for Cross-Examination", Ithaca, New York, March 31, 2014
  • New York State Bar Association Basics of Trial Practice “Direct Examination”, Mt. Kisco, New York, November 19, 2013
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy "Practical Rules for Cross-Examination", Ithaca, New York, March 22, 2013
  • New York State Bar Association Criminal Defense for Civil and Criminal Lawyers: Law, Procedure and Strategies, “Plea Negotiations”, March 15, 2013
  • New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy "Practical Rules for Cross-Examination", Ithaca, New York, March 23, 2012
  • New York State Bar Association Bridge the Gap Program “Basic Ethics Lesson for Young Lawyers Part II”, New York, New York, January 29, 2010
  • New York State Bar Association Bridge the Gap Program “Handling Your First DWI Case”, New York, New York, January 28, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Student Lawyers Pro Bono Project Leadership Award - April, 1994
  • Law Student Legal Ethics Award for Hofstra University School of Law - July, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Secretary, 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 9th District Vice President, Executive Committee June 2015-June 2017 Member At-Large, Executive Committee June 2010-2014
  • New York State Bar Association, Delegate, House of Delegates 2005-2009, 2010-2014 & 2015-2017, Chair, Criminal Justice Section June 2015-June 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Chair-Elect, 2013 - 2015
  • New York State Bar Association, Secretary, Criminal Justice Section, 2011 - 2013
  • New York State Bar Association, Treasurer, Criminal Justice Section, 2009 - 2011
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Membership Committee 2013-2017, Co-Chair, Membership Committee 2011-2013
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Diversity Challenge, 2011 - 2013
  • New York State Bar Association, Founder and Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy, 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Team Leader, Faculty Member & Lecturer, Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy, 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2008 - 2009
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers Section, 2007 - 2008
  • New York State Bar Association, Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section, 2006 - 2007
  • New York State Bar Association, Secretary, Young Lawyers Section, 2005 - 2006
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Special Committee on Youth Courts, 2010 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Membership Committee Sub-Committee New Lawyers, 2005 - 2011
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee to Ensure Quality Mandated RePresentation, 2014 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Liaison, Committee to Ensure Quality Mandated RePresentation, 2011 - 2014
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Quality Mandated RePresentation, 2014-Present; Member, Task Force on Gun Violence, 2013-2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Animals in the Law, 2013 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Liaison, Committee on Law, Youth & Citizenship, 2010 - 2011
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Leadership Development, 2011 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Torts Insurance Compensation Law Section, 2010-2017; Member, Committee on Access to Justice, 2009-2014
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Diversity and Leadership, 2009 - 2011
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Criminal Justice Section, 2007 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Membership Committee, 2005 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Young Lawyers Section, 1998 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Trial Lawyers Section, 1998 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair of Membership Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Sustaining Member, NYS Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Woman in the Law Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Criminal Law Section, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Silverberg & Goodman, LLP - January, 2003 - 2008, Of Counsel
  • Barry H. Phillips, Esq - September, 2003 - 2005, Of Counsel
  • McAloon & Friedman, P.C. - August, 1999 - 2001, Associate - Trial Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney - September, 1995 - July, 1999, Assistant District Attorney
  • Hofstra University School Of Law - 1999, 2001, 2002, Staff Attorney – National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mentored for the Explorer’s Program; Boy Scouts of America , 1997 - 1999
  • Junior League of Northern Westchester , 2002 - 2004
  • Meadow Pond Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, 2006 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce, 2008 - 2016
  • Westchester County 18 B Panel, Appointed, 2003 - Present
  • Putnam County 18 B Panel, Appointed, 2007 - Present