Edwin J. Wintle
Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
A life-long New Yorker, Ed earned a B.A. in English Literature from Binghamton University and graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he co-founded Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest, served on Law Review, and litigated Title VII cases in the Federal Litigation Clinic. During law school Ed worked in the ACLU’s AIDS project and, upon graduating, joined the litigation division of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Ultimately eschewing corporate practice, Ed struck out on his own to represent authors and screenwriters and subsequently joined the Film Dept. of Curtis Brown, Ltd., where he spent the next nine years negotiating film, television, theater, and merchandising contracts for the agency’s stellar list of authors and writers.
A personal experience drew Ed back into public interest work, and in 2007 he joined Bronx Defenders’ Family Defense Project, where he represented parents facing abuse and neglect charges in Family Court. His personal experience is chronicled in Ed’s book, “Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle’s Memoir” (Miramax/Hyperion, 2005), which was published to acclaim in the U.S, the U.K., South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and translated into five foreign languages. Ed joined the Family Defense Practice in 2009 and in 2013 began representing clients in Integrated Domestic Violence Court and Kings County Criminal Court.