Sherry Levin Wallach
Levin Wallach was re-elected to a third one-year term as secretary of the New
York State Bar Association. She is the deputy executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County.
former chair of the Criminal Justice Section, Levin Wallach has served as vice
president from the Ninth Judicial District to the Executive Committee, chaired
the Membership Committee and co-chaired the Task Force on Incarceration Release
Planning and Programs. Currently in her third four-year term on the House of
Delegates, Levin Wallach serves on the Committee on Professional Discipline,
the Committee on Mandated Representation, the Task Force on Parole Reform and
chairs the Resolutions Committee.
Wallach is co-founder of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy, an
annual program offering five days of intensive trial training, where she is a
team leader and lecturer. The very popular Trial Academy just celebrated its
10th year, and typically operates at capacity. Levin Wallach organizes and lectures
at continuing legal education programs for NYSBA and the Westchester County Bar
Association on the topics of criminal and civil trial practice, ethics and DWI.
She has written a chapter on DWI defense, “Best Practices for Defense Attorneys in Today’s DWI
Cases,” in Inside the Minds: Strategies for
Defending DWI Cases in New York, and articles on criminal
justice issues and trial practice.
Wallach concentrates her practice on criminal defense, estate planning, probate
and estate administration, real estate, and general civil litigation in the state
and federal courts. She is admitted to practice in New York, the U.S. District
Courts for New York’s Southern and Eastern Districts and the U.S. Supreme
Court. She serves on Westchester and Putnam counties’ 18B panels under their
assigned counsel plans, which provide criminal defense for indigent people.
a former assistant district attorney of Bronx County and was principal at her
law firm Wallach & Rendo, LLP for approximately 14 years.
Wallach earned her law
degree from Hofstra University School of Law, now the Maurice A. Deane School
of Law at Hofstra University and her undergraduate degree from George Washington University.