Principal attorney with Ostrer & Associates, P.C. the successor firm to Ostrer & Hoovler, P.C. located in Chester, New York. The practice handles criminal defense, complex litigation and personal injury matters. Ben is the 2016 recipient of the New York State Bar Assn. Charles Crimi Memorial Award as the outstanding private criminal defense attorney in New York. He was honored by NYSBA for his pro bono work in 2018. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in serious felony cases and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel as well as a top 25 in the Hudson Valley rating by Superlawyers. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in a variety of criminal matters including homicide, violent felonies, white collar crimes and sex offenses. He has tried numerous civil cases to verdict including personal injury and complex civil matters. Ben has successfully argued appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals as well as the Appellate Divisions of New York State Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs in New York. Ben is a past or esident of the New York State Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers [NYSACDL] the largest criminal defense bar association in New York State. He is a Director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, N.Y. His former partner David Hoovler was sworn in as the District Attorney of Orange County on January 1, 2014.