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Mr. Taffany is an Albany personal injury lawyer and a founding member of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC.


Since his graduation from law school, Mr. Taffany has zealously represented clients who have suffered personal injury. He specializes in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including complex medical malpractice, products liability and labor law. Over the years, he has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.


Mr. Taffany is also involved in the defense of individuals charged with criminal offenses. He has obtained numerous acquittals representing clients who have been charged with felonies or misdemeanors. He handles cases in federal and county courts as well as local criminal courts.


He has for several years been a Mediator in Federal Court for its Alternative Dispute Resolution program.


As an experienced Albany personal injury and criminal defense trial lawyer, Mr. Taffany lectures frequently to lawyers and law students in the areas of personal injury, criminal law and trial practice. He has argued appeals at the state and federal levels.


Mr. Taffany has for many years received the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory for Attorneys. He has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2010.

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Licensed

  1. Wrongful Death: 19%
    31 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 19%
    31 years
  3. Defective Products: 19%
    31 years
  4. Personal Injury: 19%
    31 years
  5. Other: 24%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ariel Elaine Solomon

    I endorse this lawyer. David is an exceptional litigator with a strong command of the Court room. Always a consummate professional, he has a distinguished reputation in the legal community as the counsel of choice for personal injury claims that matter. A quality heralded only by the most experienced of practitioners. I strongly recommend his services.

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    Ariel Solomon Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Maria C. Tebano

    I endorse this lawyer. David is tenacious and aggressive in the representation of his clients. I have been impressed by his ingenuity and hard work. He is definitely the attorney to have on your side.

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    Maria Tebano Family Attorney
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Contact info

Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC

26 Century Hill Drive Suite 206
Latham, NY, 12110-2128

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AVMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAnderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC2002 - Present
MediatorUnited States District Court For The Northern District Of New York2010 - 2013
PartnerE. Stewart Jones, PLLC1985 - 2013
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Northern District of New YorkAlternative Dispute Arbitrator/ MediatorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. RiosAppeal Affirmed
One Event - Two StoriesAcquittal
Bus Accident $1.0MPlaintiff's Verdict
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
New York State Bar AssociationConstruction Site Accidents2012
New York State AssociationMedical Malpractice - 20122012
National Business Institute SeminarBuilding Civil Trial Skills2007
National Business Institute SeminarEvidence & Expert Testimony - Best Practice2007
New York State Bar AssociationPractical Skills - Basic Civil Practice2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
State University of New York, AlbanyN/AN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association, Automobile LitigationAccident Reconstruction2011
National Business InstituteEvidence & Expert Testimony - Best Practice2007
National Business InstituteBuilding Civil Trial Skills2007