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Mark Lawrence Schuh

Litigation Attorney at Goshen, NY

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    General litigation including commercial and personal injury litigation10

    22 years

  2. Civil rights
    Defense of police officers in civil rights litigation. As a supervisory police officer myself, I understand the unique challenges to law enforcement officers and have been in many of the situations from which officers find themselves defending their actions.

    22 years

  3. Debt collection
    Judgment enforcement including locating assets and involuntary debt collection.

    22 years

  4. Aviation

    15 years

Mark L. Schuh has been practicing since 2001. His practice is concentrated in litigation with a special focus on collections, including locating assets and enforcing judgments. In this area, Mr. Schuh has developed a particular expertise utilizing lawful resources to locate and seize assets.

Mr. Schuh also has an interest in civil rights litigation, specifically, the defense of civil rights actions brought against municipalities in general and police officers specifically. He has assisted in complex civil rights litigation including the drafting of successful dispositive motions which avoided the need for costly litigation.

Mr. Schuh also practices aviation law and has attended a seminar sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in the defense of airmen in enforcement actions. He has also litigated aviation matters including the extinguishment of an ancient lien from an aircraft, a common but often difficult problem.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Schuh has been a police officer with the City of Middletown, New York Police Department since 1992. He presently holds the rank of Patrol Lieutenant and also serves on the department's Critical Incident (Hostage) Negotiations Team. He is a certified police instructor and has been teaching at the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy since 1998 and the Orange County Police Chiefs Association Police Academy since its inception. He teaches police officers, supervisors, and in-service personnel various areas of law. Additionally, he has undergone training by the Division of Criminal Justice Services as a Counter-Terrorism Instructor. 

Mr. Schuh graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 1999. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Northern District of New York and Western District of Oklahoma. He is also a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Legal Services Plan.

Areas of Practice
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Aviation Law
  • Collections
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Certified Instructor, DSJC Office of Public Safety
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2008
  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. cum laude
  • State University of Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Rockland County Police and Public Safety
  • Orange County Police Chief's Police Academy
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Legal Services, Panel Attorney
Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Mark L. Schuh, PLLC
301 Main Street,Suite A
PO Box 359
Goshen, NY, 10924


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Posted by Deb | December 10, 2013
Outstanding collection's attorney
Mr. Schuh has been our collection attorney for a couple of years on my complex. As the President of the Board of a 170 unit condominium complex, I am in constant communications with various legal issues with Mr. Schuh. Mr. Schuh always follows up on issues and return phone calls which is so vital in today's world .His follow up skill are outstanding.. Mr. schuh is so well versed in collections, the first year Mr. Schuh collected for our complex $40,00.00 in arrears . Since Mr. Schuh has been our attorney our collections have increased so much. If I had to rate Mr. Schuh from 1 to 10 being the highest...I wouild rate Mr. Schuh an 11... I thank Mr. Schuh for doing such an outstanding job for my complex...
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Citry of Middletown, NY
  • 1992 - Present


  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Ferro v. 43 Bronx River Road
  • Summary Judgment affirmed
  • Edwards v. Pretsch
  • Summary judgment dismissing all 4th amendment claims


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Police Basic School
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2013
  • Police Supervisor School
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2013
  • Police Supervisor School
  • Police Liability
  • 2013
  • Police Basic School
  • Laws of Arrest
  • 2013
  • Police Basic School
  • Courtroom Testimony & Demeanor
  • 2013
  • Police Basic School
  • Penal Law (NY)
  • 2013
  • Police Basic School
  • Legal Aspects of Interview & Interrogation
  • 2012
  • Police Basic School
  • Stop, Question & Frisk
  • N/A
  • Police Basic School
  • Search & Seizure
  • N/A
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Civil rights Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an extremely gifted attorney, creative thinker, and zealous advocate. As a police officer who served for 21 years, he excels at civil rights defense matters. Mark also is highly successful in prosecuting and defending PI cases with skill and ease. I endorse Mark without reservation."
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Mark Lawrence Schuh
Litigation Attorney
Goshen, NY
Licensed for 22 years