Rochester New York's Ed Fiandach Named Top DUI Defender by Car and Driver Magazine

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Top New York DWI DUI Lawyer named "Best" by Car and Driver Magazine

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"I suspect my books, my Deanship and the fact that I have lectured nationwide on the topic over three hundred times played a major role."

Adding yet another accolade to his already thick deck, New York's top DUI DWI attorney Edward L. Fiandach was named as one of the nations top five DUI defense attorney's in the May 2013 issue of Car and Driver Magazine . "I am truly honored by this expression of confidence," noted Fiandach, when interviewed at his firm's Rochester, New York offices. Fiandach, who is one of only three Board Certified DUI lawyers in New York and the only New York attorney to serve as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, has been practicing DUI DWI law for over thirty years and is frequently cited as the author of three scholarly texts and a monthly New York journal on DWI. When asked if his infamous machine gun style of DWI cross-examination played a role in his selection, Mr. Fiandach laughed and said, "Beats me, I had no idea whatsoever that I was even under consideration!" "In all seriousness," he continued, "I suspect my books, my Deanship and the fact that I have lectured nationwide on the topic over three hundred times played a major role."

Perhaps they did. For over twenty years, Fiandach has lectured and taught various DWI topics such as blood testing, breath testing, trial tactics, defending fatal accidents and the ethics of a DUI DWI practitioner. His indictment of breath testing, "A Case of the M's" was given everywhere from Honolulu Hawaii to Rutland Vermont.

A nationally renown DUI DWI trial lawyer who vociferously fights for his client's and the first and perhaps the only New York attorney to return a verdict of "Not Guilty" in a case where his client was charged with Murder as a result of a DWI, Ed's success has not gone unnoticed. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle once observed that Mr. Fiandach has a success rate of 87% in cases he handles.

His appellate record is just as stellar. On two occasions, Fiandach overturned the longest sentences ever given to a DWI DUI defendant in New York, and on another occasion overturned New York State's breath testing program by uncovering fraud in the manufacturing of breath testing chemicals.

A prolific writer, he has been published in nationally distributed legal journals such as The Champion, the NCDD Journal, the Auto Liability Newsletter and The Journal of the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, on topics as varied as the efficacy of .08 legislation, breath testing, the Miranda decision, and the new standard for the stop of an automobile. He has also been cited as an authority in such prestigious journals as The Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, The Albany Law Review, and various court decisions.

When he is not in his office or court, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife Jillian and their seven year old son, Will.

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