ABOUT
CHERNIN LAW

CHERNIN LAW, PLLC, IS A FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM WHOSE PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS INCLUDE CRIMINAL DEFENSE, FAMILY LAW, PERSONAL INJURY, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, AND CIVIL LITIGATION, AMONG OTHERS.

Our range of knowledge enables us to effectively represent a diverse group of clients in virtually all aspects of the law. The firm’s founder, Hilary K. Chernin, applies an old-fashion approach to each case she handles: preparation and hard work achieve wining results. She is detail oriented and result driven. As a former Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, Hilary K. Chernin draws upon her decade worth of courtroom and litigation experience to zealously represent clients throughout the Five Boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties.

Chernin law, PLLC, is dedicated to achieving results even in the most high-profile criminal cases, from matters of white-collar crime, to drug charges, and violent crimes.

With experience handling many high profile cases and powerful individuals, Hilary K. Chernin’s success is truly evidence that hard work pays off. In addition to our successes at trial, we have secured and  negotiated multi-million dollar out-of-court settlements and transactions on behalf of our clients in litigation, personal injury, and real estate matters.

Our firm makes a practice out of delivering excellent service that permeates every facet of our legal process from the first visit to the law firm to the eventual outcome of the case. You can expect Chernin Law, PLLC, to handle each aspect of your case with care and consideration, and you will feel the experience that our staff has from its combined years of handling legal endeavors. With three office locations in Westchester, Manhattan, and the Bronx, Chernin Law, PLLC, is poised to quickly and conveniently and assist clients throughout
New York State.

Hilary K. Chernin

Hilary K. Chernin is an accomplished litigation attorney with extensive experience at all stages of criminal proceedings, from arraignment to trial. 

Prior to forming Chernin Law, PLLC, Ms. Chernin was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where she held the title of Assistant District Attorney in the Felony Trial Bureau. In that capacity, she handled the prosecution of serious felony cases, including homicides, shootings, stabbings, robberies, burglaries, assaults, and drug and gun possession. In addition, Ms. Chernin handled several high profile media cases which appeared in local print and broadcast media. She has also successfully argued before the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court,
Second Department. 

Ms. Chernin was also one of the two Assistant District Attorneys at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office that was assigned to identify, review, and investigate “violent crime cold cases” which had the potential to be solved using DNA analysis and to locate and analyze the biological evidence associated with these cases. She has extensive experience in the litigation of medical and scientific issues related to criminal law, particularly with respect to all current forensic DNA technologies. 

Since leaving the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office,  Hilary K. Chernin has zealously used the knowledge, trial experience, and professional relationships she built during her time at the DA’s office to represented and defended the rights of her clients accused of a wide variety of criminal charges, including but not limit to, Homicide, Robbery, Drug Possession, Drug Sales, Assault, Driving While Intoxicated, Grand Larceny, and Domestic Violence. 

Ms. Chernin also serves on both the Westchester County 18B Assigned Counsel Panel and the Bronx County 18B Assigned Counsel Panel, providing criminal defense to indigent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout Westchester and the Bronx.  Hilary K. Chernin also acts Of Counsel to the Long Island based Civil Litigation Firm,  Harfenist Kraut & Perlstein, LLP, which provide legal services and counsel to individuals and corporations in a wide range of industries throughout the tri-state area.

Ms. Chernin has a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. She is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester County Women’s Bar Association, and the Columbian Lawyer’s Association. Hilary K. Chernin is licensed to practice law in New York State and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Chernin is also a commissioned Notary Public for the State of New York.