New York Leading Lawyers
Green & Willstatter
White-Collar, Criminal Defense, Appeals
Established three decades ago, the criminal defense firm Green & Willstatter has earned a reputation as a relentless advocate for its clients, thanks to its long history of successful results for people arrested or charged with a state or federal crime.
“We fight hard to push back against the government when we need to,” says Richard Willstatter, a former president of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a current vice chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Amicus Curiae Committee. “To protect our clients from unjust conviction, we’re always prepared to challenge charges with exhaustive research and innovative approaches.”
Willstatter and partner Theodore Green established their firm in 1989 in White Plains, aft er eight years at the Legal Aid Society’s criminal trials and appeals divisions. Their law office is within walking distance of the Westchester County Courthouse, the White Plains City Court, and the United States Courthouse. From there, they have tried many felony jury trials and appealed many convictions in state and federal court. Indeed, they’ve handled all aspects of criminal defense law, with a particular emphasis on white-collar crimes.
“The fact that we’re a team makes us so much stronger because we improve each other’s work,” notes Willstatter, who is also AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. “Our shared dedication to defending the rights of the accused has seen us through years of practice, and remains the guiding principle of our firm.”