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              Attorney Jonathan Schopf received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2004 and his Bachelor's Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of the Rensselaer County Bar Association as Secretary. He is actively involved in the community as a team coach for the New York State Bar Association’s high school mock trial tournament and routinely volunteers at the Montgomery County SPCA animal shelter.

              His primary practice areas include personal injury, commercial and civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, labor law, employment law, criminal defense, DWI/DUI defense, Article 81 guardianships, constitutional law, estates and probate, real estate law and animal law.

               Mr. Schopf is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and The Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member in good standing in many local associations, including: the New York State Bar Association, the Rensselaer County Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the Saratoga County Bar Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    12 years
  2. Business: 20%
  3. General Practice: 20%
    12 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    9 years
  5. Animal Law: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($100-225/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (1%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Schopf Law, PLLC

632 Plank Road
Suite 210
Clifton Park, NY, 12065


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Empire State CounselNew York State Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Vincelette Law Firm, PC2011 - Present
Associtate AttorneyPattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PC2007 - 2011
AssociateTocci, Parker & Tocci, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateLaw Offices of Joseph Sacco, Jr.2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
ACBA Committee on Animals and the LawCo-Chair2010 - Present
Animal Legal Defense FundAttorney contributor2009 - Present
Rensselaer County Bar AssociationNYSBA Statewide High School Mock Trial Team Coach2007 - Present
Albany-Colonie Chamber of CommerceN/A2007 - Present
Rensselaer County Chamber of CommerceN/A2007 - Present
Rensselaer County Bar AssociationVice-President2007 - Present
Capital District Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Saratoga County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2007
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tollison v. City of Troy and Capital District Transportation AuthorityNo liability for City of Troy (client)
Undisclosed Plaintiff v. Undisclosed DefendantVerdict of no liability for defendant.
Undisclosed v. UndisclosedSettlement of claimed constructive trust
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Publication nameTitleDate
Albany County Bar Association newsletterAnimal Law Update2010
Albany County Bar AssociationAnimal Law Update2010
Albany County Bar AssociationAnimal Law Update2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityJuris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2004
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education LectureLegal issues concerning animals for municipalities and civil litigators2010
Albany Law School - Perspectives on the NYS Bar ExamNYS Bar Exam - Panel discussion2007