Paul S. Linzer, Partner

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP
2015 Top 10 Legal Eagles

Paul S. Linzer served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office for approximately eight years before he joined the firm of Certilman Balin in 2000. Today, he is a partner in the labor relations and criminal law practice groups leveraging his trial experience, as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, to represent clients in all aspects of public sector labor law litigation.

That client roster includes the New York City firefighters’ union; many county, town and village-level police unions; and the supervisors’ union from the New York City Department of Corrections. He concentrates on these clients’ grievance arbitrations, improper labor practice proceedings, policy negotiations, collective bargaining of contracts, interest arbitrations and drafting of potential legislation. But he also handles cases from another perspective: internal affairs, disciplinary proceedings and other internal or external administrative investigations. Linzer is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Judicial Circuit.