Luis Andrew Penichet

Luis Andrew Penichet, Esq.

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 The Penichet Firm, P.C., 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 2009 and the New York Times “Super Lawyers” section for the years 2007 through 2011.

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar, 1980
United States District Court, Southern District, 1980
United States District Court, Eastern District, 1980
United States District Court, Northern District, 2000
Supreme Court of the United States, 1984

Education

Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor 1979
Fordham University, B.A. English & Political Science 1976

Judicial Appointments

Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, 1998 – 2006
Attorney for the Child

Honors and Awards

AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2012
New York Super Lawyers, 2011
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2011
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2010
New York Super Lawyers, 2010
Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2009
New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2009
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2009
New York Super Lawyers, 2009
Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2008
New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2008
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2008
New York Super Lawyers, 2008
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2007
New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2007
Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2007
New York Super Lawyers, 2007
New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2006
Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2006
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2006
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2005
Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, Inc., 2005
New York Areas Best Lawyers New York Magazine, 2005
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2004
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2003
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2002
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2001
AV Rated Martingale-Hubbell, 2000
United States Law Week Award BNA, 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Work experience

The Penichet Firm, P.C., 1999 – Present (Owner)
Miano & Penichet, Esqs., 1983 – 1999 (Partner)
Bronx District Attorney’s Office, 1979 – 1983 (Assistant District Attorney)