Sherry Levin Wallach - Secretary

Sherry Levin Wallach
Sherry Levin Wallach

Sherry 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.

A 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. 

Levin 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. 

Levin 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.

She is a former assistant district attorney of Bronx County and was principal at her law firm Wallach & Rendo, LLP for approximately 14 years. 

Levin 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.