Henry Putzell, III, Esq.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Law Office of Henry Putzel, III
565 Fifth Avenue
9th Floor
New York,  New York  10017
Email: hputzel@earthlink.net
Telephone: 212.661.0066
Fax: 212.661.0415

Henry Putzel, III is a single practitioner who specializes in defending white collar cases and attorney disciplinary matters. He has been teaching at Fordham University School of Law since 1974.

Mr. Putzel graduated from Yale College (B.A., cum laude, 1964) and the Yale Law School (J.D., 1968). From 1968-1970 he was associated with Davis Polk and Wardwell. From 1970-1974 he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. While serving in the Criminal Division of that office, he received the Assistant United States Attorney’s Award “for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.”

From 1974-1979 he served as Associate Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law, where he taught courses in Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Trial Advocacy and Constitutional Problems in Criminal Law. He continues to teach at Fordham Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law and as co-ordinator of Fordham’s Trial Advocacy program. In 1997 he was honored by Fordham’s Student Bar Association as a co-recipient of the Eugene J. Keefe Memorial Award “for outstanding contributions and service to the Fordham Community.”

Mr. Putzel entered private practice in 1979. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and the Federal Bar Council. Mr. Putzel is a Past President of the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Federal Bar Foundation.

From 1995 through the present, Mr. Putzel has served as a member of the Magistrate-Judge Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and, from 1998 through 2000, served as Chair of the panel.

On September 14, 2005 Mr. Putzel received the 2005 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award in the Second Circuit, which is presented each year to “a senior lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.”


Yale College, B.A. cum laude, 1964
Yale Law School, J.D. 1968