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Peter J. Scagnelli

Family Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Peter was born in Bronx, New York. He graduated from Salesian High School with a Regent's Diploma, and from the State University in New York at Albany with a degree in Political Science. Peter earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and then obtained a JD Degree (law degree) from Western New England University, (then known as Western New England College School of Law). Peter has been an attorney admitted to practice since January 1989. In addition to admission to the New York State Bar, Peter is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts located in New York and Massachusetts. Peter has appeared In a variety of courts ranging from municipal/Town Courts up to the New York State of Appeals, New York's highest court.

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48 Columbia St
Albany, NY, 12207-2746


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Posted by Tracy R. | March 17, 2021
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The best of the best!
I was in a car accident and after contacting Mr. Scagnelli, I was told to receive medical care. Peter J. Scagnelli was able to get my vehicle repaired, my medical bills paid, my loss wages compensated and was able to settle my personal injury claim for more than I ever expected. Peter J. Scagnelli is the "Go to Guy"
Posted by Cindy | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and courtesy
Peter came highly recommended. He represented me in family court over the last 3 years after numerous petitions filed against me. I feel unlike the large law firms where you are paying for overhead costs, copies, ever small question etc that he was fair, understanding and flexible to match my needs. Peter will give you straight forward answers and be realistic about your situation. There is a sort of peace in at least understanding the procedures as one goes through these difficult times.
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Posted by Pat | March 6, 2018
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Knowledgeable, honest, and caring.
He has handled several legal transactions for me: Estate planning, Sale and purchase of a home, Divorce, Litigation with the Town Every matter was handled professionally, efficiently and pleasantly. Mr. Scagnelli is the best.
Posted by Brian W | January 26, 2018
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Mr. Scagnelli offered great legal advice, gave support through this difficult situation and explained every step of the procedure so we knew what to expect. He is an excellent attorney. We highly recommend him.


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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge
  • Town of Niskayuna
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Scagnelli Law Firm, PC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Town Attorney
  • Town of Niskayuna
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Deputy Town Attorney
  • Town of Niskayuna
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Sage Colleges
  • 1983 - 2005
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  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • MA - Master of Arts, Criminal Justice
  • 1982
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & History
  • 1981


  • Italian-American Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Italian-American Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Service Award
  • Albany Homeless Action Comittee
  • 2007

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
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"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Scagnelli for decades. He is professional, knowledgeable, and prepared. He is a superb litigator, and he also has the skill set necessary to settle cases. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Albany Family Lawyer Peter J. Scagnelli
Peter J. Scagnelli
Family Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 34 years