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Orange County Criminal Defense Client Found Not Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter Charges

January, 2020

A recent verdict demonstrates the commitment and tenacity of criminal defense attorney Ben Ostrer. David Carlson was accused of murder, manslaughter and related charges as a result of the shooting in Deerpark, New York which occurred in October, 2013. Believing in his innocence, Mr. Ostrer stayed steadfast in his representation of the client, David Carlson, […]

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Ben Ostrer Named to the New York Commission on Forensic Science

May, 2018

Governor Cuomo has appointed Ben Ostrer to New York State’s Commission on Forensic Science. The 14-member commission, which develops minimum standards and accreditation programs for all of the state’s forensic laboratories, includes two members of the criminal defense bar – one private practice attorney and one public defender. Mr. Ostrer fills the private practice attorney […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award

January, 2018

Founder of Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Ben Ostrer, was recently honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his pro bono work. As Sharon Stern Gerstman, President of the NYSBA, recently stated, volunteer representation is at the very heart of the association. While the New York Rules of Professional Conduct encourage all lawyers […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

January, 2016

Ben Ostrer was honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his criminal defense work. The NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section presented Mr. Ostrer with the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award. The prestigious award recognizes the professional career of a private practice defense attorney that embodies the highest ideals of the Criminal Justice Section. “I […]

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Charges Against County Court Judge Dismissed

Adapted from Multiple News Sources, March 8, 2017

Delaware County Family Court Judge Gary Rosa dismissed a family offense petition filed last fall against his colleague, Sullivan County Court Judge Frank LaBuda, by LaBuda’s brother, Peter. The petition alleged a series of offenses against the judge, including harassment, assault, menacing and reckless endangerment. Rosa found that Peter Labuda, 71, did not cause the […]

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