David E. Woodin, LLC

Attorney at Law

Special Projects

285 Main Street
PO Box 433
Catskill, NY 12414

(518) 821-6194



Admitted to New York State Bar 1982. Admitted to United States Supreme Court 2013.


Member New York State Bar Association, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Greene County Bar Association.


David E. Woodin, LLC, Catskill, NY, June 2011 to present. Appeals; Motions; Special projects.

Associate Court Attorney, Greene County Court, 1982-2010. Confidential law clerk to Hon. Daniel K. Lalor, 1991-2010, in supreme court, county court, surrogate's court and family court matters. Former confidential law clerk to Greene County Judges Hon. George J. Pulver, Jr., Hon. John J. Fromer, Hon. James J. Battisti, Jr.

Sole proprietor Due Process Software, Catskill, New York. Developer of New York Sentencing, substantive advisory system in New York State criminal law (NYSentencing.com). Development of knowledge-based substantive legal software.


J.D., Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 1981.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1977. Permanent NYS secondary school teaching certificate in Science and Mathematics.

B.A., cum laude, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1976, double major in Physics and Music.

Activities and Committees

Board of Trustees, Emory Chase Supreme Court Library.

Member, Subcommittee on Simplification, New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform, October 2007.

New York State Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Legal Staff, 1992-1996.

Past President, Greene County Bar Association, 1996-1997. Chairman, Greene County Bar Association Technology Section. Member Greene County Bar Association Pro Bono, Assigned Counsel Committees

County Co-coordinator, Greene-Columbia County Mock Trial Tournament, New York State Bar Association Law, Youth & Citizenship Program, 2010. Attorney-coach, Hawthorne Valley School Mock Trial Team, 2009-2010.

Faculty member, 1993 Town and Village Justice Continuing Judicial Education Program, NYS Office of Court Administration.

Publications and Awards

New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform, The Future of Sentencing in New York State: A Preliminary Proposal for Reform, October 15, 2007: Contributor of several sentencing anomalies noted in Appendix to Report.

Sentencing with GungaWeb: Speculations on the Value of Rule-based Systems in a World of Badly Drafted Statutes, Information & Communications Technology Law, Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group, Volume 11, Number 1 / May 01, 2002, pp 49-61.

Design and implementation of GungaWeb: an Application of Classical Expert System Technology to the Production of Web-based Commercial Systems. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, ICAIL 2001, May 21-25, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. ACM, 2001, ISBN 1-58113-368-5 pp 104-108. Second presentation at at 2001 Judicial Decision Support Systems Conference, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Weekly column, Law in Focus, Catskill Daily Mail, Catskill, New York, 1995-1997.

First Prize, Third National Court Technology Conference "Call for Papers" Competition sponsored by National Center for State Courts. ASSIGN: A Program to Assist in the Assignment of Counsel, at CTC III in Dallas, Texas, March, 1992. Designed logic-based computer program to implement bar association assigned counsel plan.

Design and Implementation of Substantive Applications in Criminal Law: Beyond A Court Management Perspective, A. Min Tjoa, Roland Wagner (Eds.): Database and Expert Systems Applications, Proceedings of the International Conference in Vienna, Austria, August 29-31, 1990. Springer 1990, ISBN 3-211-82234-8, 388-393. Paper presented at DEXA 1990 conference, Vienna, Austria.

NYS Office of Court Administration Outstanding Service Award, Third Judicial District, 1987. Letter of Commendation from OCA Third Judicial District Administrative Office, 1989.