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Andrew Robert Safranko

Personal injury Attorney at Cohoes, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    •car or motorcycle accidents •construction site accidents •slip and falls •foodborne illnesses •excessive police force •substandard care provided by a Doctor or hospital

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    •Drug Offenses •Assault and Related Matters •Fraud •Larceny •Sex Crimes •Burglary •Criminal Trespass •Weapons charges •Bribery •White Collar Crime •Harassment Offenses •Official Misconduct •Conspiracy •Forgery and Related Offenses •Falsifying Business Records •Criminal Mischief •Criminal Contempt •Arson •Auto Stripping •Public Corruption •Tax Crimes •Computer Crimes •RICO •Domestic Violence •Probation/Parole Violations

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

Andrew Safranko is a graduate of Albany Academy; Emory University; and Albany Law School, where he was listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students, served as Competitions and Finance Chair, and actively participated in the Albany Law School Moot Court Program.

After graduating law school in 1998, Andrew practiced with his father, Stephen A. Safranko, Esq. before becoming an associate in 2001 at O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C, a 30-person law firm in Albany, New York. After five years, under the guidance of Stephen R. Coffey, Esq., Andrew became one of the youngest lawyers to attain partnership in the firm. During his 11-year tenure, Andrew concentrated his practice in the areas of criminal defense, health care fraud and abuse, professional discipline, plaintiff’s personal injury and civil litigation.

Andrew has numerous accomplishments in all aspects of criminal litigation, including participating and trying many high-profile criminal cases and arguing appellate matters, in both State and Federal Courts. He has represented thousands of criminal clients on issues ranging from major felonies and complex white-collar crimes, to misdemeanors and violations.

In addition, Andrew has been instrumental in recovering millions of dollars for clients in personal injury matters, in both New York State and Federal Courts.

He is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Vermont, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

He has lectured around New York state on topics such as the rights, practices and procedures that nursing homes are entitled to during criminal investigations, criminal defense for new attorneys and has been a legal analyst on the Paul Vandenburgh Show, 1300 AM in Albany, New York.

Andrew actively serves as an Officer on the Board of Trustees for Congregation Beth Emeth. He is also on the Board of Trustees for B’nai B’rith Parkview Apartments.

Andrew is a member of the Emory University Alumni Association and Albany Academy Class Secretary.

Andrew has been honored by his peers to be included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America for nine consecutive years (2010-2019).  He also has been selected to the 2013-2018 New York Super Lawyers list.

Location

LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC
987 New Loudon Road
Cohoes, NY, 12047
LaMarche Safranko Law
210 Washington Ave Ext
Suite 102
Albany, NY, 12203
LaMarche Safranko Law
46 Court Street
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901
LaMarche Safranko Law
1539 Crescent Road
Clifton Park, NY, 12065
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and eloquent
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Andy twice. Although the circumstances were pretty devastating, when we give it to Andy, we breathe a sigh of relief. He is competent, caring and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend him.
Posted by John | March 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Physician
Mr. Safranko was very informative and honest during our time together. He always responded promptly and communicated at a very high level. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Posted by Colin | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent and effective
An attorney in another field whose judgement I respect referred me to Andy to resolve a DUI, and Andy more than fulfilled my hopes. He's very good at his work, and just as good at communicating what to expect from the process. I trusted him from the moment we met and that trust was well-placed. Andy resolved my case in the best way it could've been. He would be the first person I called if someone I cared about needed counsel.
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Posted by Thomas | June 3, 2018
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Expert attorney
After my first meeting with Andy I knew I needed him in my corner. He explained in-depth exactly what to expect and didn't sugar coat anything. I hired Andy to represent me and it was the best choice I ever made. He is well known and respected by his peers and knows his way around the courthouse. Andy defended me to the best of his ability and I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome in my case. I was very satisfied with Mr. Safranko's representation. I recommend Andy to anyone in need of a good attorney, because when it comes to the criminal justice system you can't afford to make the wrong choice.
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Posted by Samar | March 2, 2017
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Legal representation with a personal touch.
In my opinion Andy was very thorough with explaining everything regarding my case, he paid great attention to detail and laid out all the facts and possible outcomes. What I really appreciated was his honesty and that he was very realistic with the situation in my case. He did not make any promises and he counseled me to the best of his ability. In the end I was happy with the results in my case and I know now that I have gained a counselor and friend for life. Thank you Andy for your time, attention, and care regarding my case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2013
Satisfied Client
Andy was great at laying out all my options in my particular case. He was supportive but realistic in his approach. Whenever I had a question, he was excellent at getting right back to me and providing me with a thorough response. I am confident that Andy did everything he could to get me the best possible outcome.
Posted by Richard | May 20, 2013
Legal Knowledge You Can Count On
I was referred to Andy by another prominent local attorney and I quickly learned why. You cannot help but be impressed by his professionalism and detailed knowledge of the law. Andy clearly and accurately laid out the legal issues we were confronting and ultimately constructed a course of action which resulted in the best possible legal outcome. On several occasions in court, I could not help but notice the judge asking Andy's opinion on procedural matters. This definitely gave me confidence in my legal representation and, in my mind, confidence in your representation is paramount in legal proceedings. I would certainly hire Andy again and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a strong and knowledgeable legal advocate. Thanks again Andy.
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Posted by Jeffrey | May 17, 2013
Outstanding representative for his clients
Mt. Safranko is professional, accessible, committed and knowledgable. He has represented me and family and friends several times, for different situations and each time I felt I had the absolute best lawyer. He kept me updated as to latest developments, presented options and through his expertise and mastery of his craft, we had very acectable resolutions.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • O'Connell and Aronowitz
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Assistant Attorney
  • O'Connell and Aronowitz
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • Albany Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Emory University
  • N/A
  • Albany Academy
  • N/A

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • N/A
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100
  • 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • The Albany Academies
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2020 Best Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • President’s Award
  • Troy Police Benevolent Association
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Liftetime Achievement
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Albany Law School
  • Criminal Defense for the Newly Admitted Attorney
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • How to handle the RAMBO Litigator?
  • 2011
  • Queensbury High School
  • Criminal Aspects pertaining to the Internet
  • 2010
  • CLE
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Safranko is an extremely competent criminal defense attorney. It is clear he values his clients business and provides quality representation at every point in a case. I highly recommend him."
White collar crime Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy is knowledgeable, reliable, professional and prompt. Absolutely recommended to collaborate in complex white collar cases in the Capital Region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Andy first hand in and out of the Courtroom and he is a tremendous advocate for his clients. You will not be disappointed with his level of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Safranko for nearly a decade. Because of the quality of his work and his passion for helping people, I don't hesitate to refer people to him. On a yearly basis I usually refer over dozen people to him. Every client of mine that has utilized his services has been pleased."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a strong advocate for his clients. His knowledge of the law and level of professionalism is truly remarkable. Without hesitation or reservation, I highly recommend Andrew and would encourage a person facing criminal prosecution to contact him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew is an excellent advocate for his clients. The breadth and depth of his knowledge in criminal law and criminal procedure allows him to achieve the best outcomes for his clients! I would highly recommend him!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a highly professional and competent attorney who strives to zealously represent his client. I have referred several matters to him over the years and the clients have been extremely pleased with the outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent criminal defense lawyer who I would recommend without hesitation."
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Cohoes Personal injury Lawyer Andrew Robert Safranko
Andrew Robert Safranko
Personal injury Attorney
Cohoes, NY
Licensed for 25 years