Penichet, Luis Andrew Esq.
Luis Andrew Penichet

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2000

Biography

Luis Andrew Penichet began his career at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor, specializing as a senior trial assistant district attorney in Rackets-Narcotics.  With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Penichet is a widely recognized criminal defense and matrimonial law attorney in White Plains, New York.  Throughout his career, Mr. Penichet has handled literally thousands of matrimonial actions, and is an experienced trial attorney in both the criminal and matrimonial forums.  As the founding member of Penichet & Alberga LLP, Mr. Penichet, along with his legal team, have over 100 years of collective experience and have consistently helped clients achieve the best possible results.  

Mr. Penichet is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section as well as the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section.  He was judicially appointed as a member of the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District in the State of New York for the years 1998 through 2006.  He was selected as one of Westchester County’s Top 21 Lawyers by Westchester Magazine and featured in The Best Lawyers of America 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 editions. Mr. Penichet has also appeared in New York Magazine’s “New York Area’s Best Lawyers” for the years 2005 through present and the New York Times “Super Lawyers” section for the years 2007 through present.

 

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Honors

  • AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2011
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2010
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2009
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2008
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2009
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2008
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2007
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2006
  • New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2005
  • United States Law Week Award BNA, 1979
  • Westchester County’s Top 21 Lawyers, Westchester Magazine
  • The Best Lawyers of America
  • New York Magazine’s “New York Area’s Best Lawyers”

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Defenders Association

Past Positions

  • Miano & Penichet, Esqs., Partner, 1983 to 1999
  • Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1979 to 1983
  • Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, 1998 – 2006
  • The Penichet Firm P.C., Partner, 2000 to 2018

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • Fordham University
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Political Science & English