Attorney Profile

Charles Holster

Professional Experience:

Engaged in private practice since 1984, concentrating on civil and criminal appeals, and complex litigation.


New York State Courts, 1984; United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986; United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986; United States Court of International Trade, 1986; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2005; United States Supreme Court, 2006


Hofstra University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1982; Hofstra University School of Business, Master of Business Administration, Finance, 1982; State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1982


Appeals Panel, Second Department, Law Guardian Program, 1986-2007; Appeals Panel, Second Department, Assigned Counsel Defender Plan, 1986 – ; Arbitrator, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986-2009; Arbitrator, District Court of Nassau County, 1986-2009

Professional Affiliations:

Nassau County Bar Association – Appellate Practice Committee, 1984- ; Chairperson 2006-2008; Vice Chairperson, 2011-2013; Publications Committee, 1998- ; Task Force on Lawyer Advertising, 2007; Moot Court Program, 1990, 2002-2006; Federal Courts Committee, 2000-2001; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee, 2000-2001; Plaintiff’s Roundtable, 1996-1998; Defendant’s Roundtable, 1996-1998; Matrimonial Law Committee, 1991-1995, 2014- (Chairman, Child Custody Subcommittee, 1990-1992; Legislation Subcommittee, 1985-1990); Family Court Committee, 1991-1995 (Child Custody Subcommittee, 1990-1992); Criminal Law & Procedure Committee, 1984-1989, 2014- (Assigned Counsel Subcommittee, 1984 – 1989); Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, 1984-1990 (Legislation Subcommittee, 1985-1990); “Lawyer in the Classroom”, Speakers Program, 1984-1996; Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1984-1992; Nassau Academy of Law – presenter, “Evaluation of Professional Licenses and Practices,” 1991; presenter, “Family Court Appeals,” 2007; New York State Bar Association – Matrimonial Section, 1984-1992 (Legislation Committee, 1984-1992; Surrogate Parenthood Committee, 1986-1988); Criminal Justice Section, 2010-2011; Matrimonial Section, 2010-2011;  “Law Everyone Should Know,” Speakers Program, 1984-1992;

Suffolk County Bar Association – Appellate Practice Committee, 2018 – ; Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2018 –  ; Matrimonial Law Committee; author of numerous articles in the Suffolk Lawyer.

Fellowship of Christian Attorneys – Founder and President, 1997-2009;

Public Service:

Commissioner, Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Long Beach, 1990-1992

Service Area:

Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island), and all upstate Counties (Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton,  Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex,  Franklin, Fulton,  Genesee,  Greene,amilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe,  Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida,  Onondaga,  Ontario, Orange, Orleans,  Oswego,  Otsego,  Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady,  Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren,  Washington,  Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates).