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I have been practicing since 1978 and currently concentrate my practice in Family Court (no divorce or support matters) and criminal defense. I have tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases to jury verdicts, including homicide, rape, arson, and child molestation cases. These include several prosecution trials, as I have been assigned as a Special District Attorney over 50 times in 3 counties. I am also an active children's Attorney representing children in Family Court, and take assigned criminal and family cases from the courts. A significant number of my retained cases are referred to me by other attorneys. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 55%
    37 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    37 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Residential: 3%
    37 years, 500 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 2%
    37 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

8-12 Dietz St Ste 204
Oneonta, NY, 13820-1865


NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Asssistant Public DefenderOtsego County Public Defender1984 - 1991
Assistant Public DefenderOtsego County Public Defender1978 - 1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Hartwick CollegePolitical Science (minor in English)BA - Bachelor of Arts1974