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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2020 Best Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2019|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||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|
|Managing Partner||LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Partner||O'Connell and Aronowitz||2004 - 2012|
|Assistant Attorney||O'Connell and Aronowitz||2001 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Defenders Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association||N/A||N/A|
|Albany County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Saratoga County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Albany Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|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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