Attorney Louis A. Ecker provides legal representation to criminal defendants in Yonkers and throughout the surrounding area of New York.
With his extensive experience practicing law, Mr. Ecker is among the most seasoned trial attorneys in Westchester County.
Throughout his career, Mr. Ecker has focused his practice exclusively on criminal defense, handling a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor charges and appearing in nearly every state court in the area. He has maintained a practice in which each client is given personal attention throughout every stage of criminal proceedings. Mr. Ecker has a keen eye for constitutional violations and is a powerful advocate for the protection of defendants' rights. Mr. Ecker is well-respected in his local community and highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike; in recognition of his expertise and reputation, Mr. Ecker has received an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale Hubbell, reflecting the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the legal community.
1250 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers NY 10704
Louis A. Ecker has been providing criminal defense services to clients throughout Westchester County and the surrounding New York area ever since being a prosecutor and legal aid society counsel.
Mr. Ecker will take on any state case, felony or misdemeanor, including:
-Minor traffic offenses
Criminal charges should never be taken lightly, and without an experienced trial attorney, a defendant lessens his or her chances of dismissal, acquittal, and reduced penalties. The New York Penal Law grants trial judges wide discretion in determining sentences. While crimes typically carry both minimum and maximum sentencing requirements, an experienced and well-respected representative can help a defendant obtain the most favorable result possible. Mr. Ecker is a seasoned trial attorney whose legal knowledge extends to every aspect of the New York criminal justice system. His experience as a former prosecutor allows Mr. Ecker to anticipate and recognize prosecutors' tactics and strategize against them. With a distinguished reputation in the New York legal community and a personalized approach to every case he takes on, Mr. Ecker offers clients an effective defense against any criminal charge.
In many private practices, the most experienced attorney is a managing partner who only handles high-profile cases and refers most client communication to a younger associate or legal assistant. Despite his extensive experience, Mr. Ecker remains a solo practitioner, and never delegates his client duties to another lawyer. His clients are not only appreciative of his accessible and communicative approach, but also his level of expertise and in-depth understanding of criminal procedure and the criminal courts.
A defendant's constitutional rights can be violated at any stage of criminal proceedings -- for example, police officers may violate a suspect's Fourth or Fifth Amendment rights during a detention, arrest, or post-arrest interrogation, while a prosecutor may violate the defendant's Fifth or Sixth Amendment rights before or during trial. As an advocate for the protection of these essential rights, Mr. Ecker is an active member of the New York State Defenders Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
With a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Louis A. Ecker is one of the most well- respected criminal defense attorneys in Westchester County and the surrounding areas. His seasoned and personable approach to every case he takes on extends to all types of state criminal charges, ranging from violent felonies to misdemeanor traffic offenses.
Early in his career, Mr. Ecker served as a City of Yonkers prosecutor, gaining an in-depth understanding of prosecutorial strategy and tactics. Since then, he has appeared in almost every court in the area, and has taken an active leadership role in the legal community, serving as a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the Yonkers Lawyers Association, the Westchester County Assigned Counsel Panel, and the former chief assistant of the Westchester County Legal Aid Society. In recognition of his work, Mr. Ecker has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell, signifying impeccable professional and ethical standards.
Mr. Ecker received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University and his Bachelor of Laws degree from New York University. He has been admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York.
-New York University, LL.B., 1963
-Alfred University, B.A., 1960
-State Bar of New York, 1963
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1968
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1969
-Westchester County Bar Association
-Westchester County Assigned Counsel Panel
-Yonkers Lawyers Association
-New York State Bar Association
-New York State Defenders Association
-New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-American Bar Association
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York University