Attorney Jonathan Schopf received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2004 and his Bachelor's Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of the Rensselaer County Bar Association as Secretary. He is actively involved in the community as a team coach for the New York State Bar Association’s high school mock trial tournament and routinely volunteers at the Montgomery County SPCA animal shelter.
His primary practice areas include personal injury, commercial and civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, labor law, employment law, criminal defense, DWI/DUI defense, Article 81 guardianships, constitutional law, estates and probate, real estate law and animal law.
Mr. Schopf is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and The Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member in good standing in many local associations, including: the New York State Bar Association, the Rensselaer County Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the Saratoga County Bar Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Hourly ($100-225/hour), Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (1%)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Empire State Counsel||New York State Bar Association||2009|
|Attorney||The Vincelette Law Firm, PC||2011 - Present|
|Associtate Attorney||Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PC||2007 - 2011|
|Associate||Tocci, Parker & Tocci, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Associate||Law Offices of Joseph Sacco, Jr.||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|ACBA Committee on Animals and the Law||Co-Chair||2010 - Present|
|Animal Legal Defense Fund||Attorney contributor||2009 - Present|
|Rensselaer County Bar Association||NYSBA Statewide High School Mock Trial Team Coach||2007 - Present|
|Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Rensselaer County Bar Association||Vice-President||2007 - Present|
|Capital District Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2007|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2005 - 2007|
|Saratoga County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Undisclosed Plaintiff v. Undisclosed Defendant||Verdict of no liability for defendant.|
|Undisclosed plaintiff v. Undisclosed defendant||Verdict of no liability.|
|Undisclosed plaintiff v. Undisclosed defendant||Summary judgment granted for plaintiff.|
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|Albany Law School of Union University||Juris Doctor||Juris Doctor||2004|
|Edinboro University of Pennsylvania||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Continuing Legal Education Lecture||Legal issues concerning animals for municipalities and civil litigators||2010|
|Albany Law School - Perspectives on the NYS Bar Exam||NYS Bar Exam - Panel discussion||2007|