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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 five consecutive years (2010-2014).  He also has been selected to the 2013 and 2014 New York Super Lawyers list.


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Contact info

LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC

1539 Crescent Road
PO Box 5437
Clifton Park, NY, 12065

50 State Street
4th Floor
Albany, NY, 12207

46 Court Street
Plattsburg, NY, 12901


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Seth Robert Leech

    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.


    Seth Leech Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sara Beth Fedele

    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.


    Sara Fedele Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in New York2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in New YorkBest Lawyers in New York2014
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2013
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingU.S. Department of Transportation2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in New YorkBest Lawyers in New York2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaMarche Safranko Law PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerO'Connell and Aronowitz2004 - 2012
Assistant AttorneyO'Connell and Aronowitz2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Capital District Trial Lawyer’s AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
New York State Defenders AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Trial Lawyer’s AssociationN/AN/A
Albany County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Saratoga County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Emory UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Albany AcademyN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Albany Law SchoolCriminal Defense for the Newly Admitted Attorney2012
CLEHow to handle the RAMBO Litigator?2011
Queensbury High SchoolCriminal Aspects pertaining to the Internet2010
CLECriminal Law Update2010