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Kenneth S. Rones

Criminal defense Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

3.5   4 reviews

also known as Ken Rones

  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1974
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defense of any and all types of crimes in any and all courts in New York including but not limited to: DWI All Traffic infractions or misdemeanors Assault, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct Criminal MIschief Arson Grand and Petit Larceny Possession of Stolen Property Insurance Fraud Bribery Perjury Criminal Contempt Burlary and Criminal Trespass Robbery Forgery Sale and/or Possession Drugs Sex Offenses Endangering the Welfare of Minors Weapon Possession

    50 years

  2. Family
    Divorce/Separation, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Maintenance, Equitable Distribution, Orders of Protection, Family Offense Proceedings, Criminal Contempt and any and all other matters between spouses or having to do with members of the family such a PINS Proceedings, Neglect and Abuse Proceedings. Appearances in all Courts (Family, Supreme, Town, Village, City) with regard to the above.

    44 years


ALL COURTS  Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester 


Kenneth S. Rones, Esq.
214 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
Kenneth S. Rones, Attorney at Law
155 Washington Street
Tappan, NY, 10983
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3.5 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2019
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Great lawyer
Professional in every sense of the word. Fees were fair and reasonable. Returns phone calls . I would retain again
Posted by Steve | August 5, 2019
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Executive Director
Kenneth Rones is an exceptional lawyer with great experience and an ability to get things done quickly and efficiently. I have relied on Mr. Rones on numerous occasions including a recent negotiation regarding a significant financial matter which he was able to close in my favor in a matter of days.
Posted by Maria | August 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A competent attorney.
Ken is an incredibly effective attorney. I was pleased with how responsive he was to me and my family’s needs. He even responded to my emails and calls on the weekend. Our family had a complex situation, that was really upsetting and required a very competent attorney. Ken made sure our needs were met.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2018
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Stay away!
I was placed with Ken for my custody, domestic violence and divorce. He is lazy, does nothing. He knew my husband lawyer, actually worked with her. There for I felt like I was pushed aside. Nothing was serious with him! I'm talking about my daughter and myself that needs to be safe from my crazy soon to be ex . My friend also had him for her divorce years ago. He never filed the permanent child support papers. She was owed over $8,000 She then had to get another lawyer and sued Ken. She got back $ 5,000. Please stay away!!!!! You will not be happy. My lawyers were switched thank god!
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Response from Kenneth Rones August 28, 2018
Sad to say but some people are so angry and unstable that they expect their attorneys to take steps that are clearly improper. I refused to file a Petition with information and allegations I knew to be legally insufficient to warrant a violation of an Order of Protection. Client claimed that because I worked for her, I should simply do everything that she wanted. She became unhinged when I told her that I would not be involved with the filing of a legally insufficient Petition. Incidentally, does anyone really believe that this client would have retained me if she really had a friend who had to sue me? The client has elected to remain anonymous - perhaps she should identify herself and identify the friend who allegedly sued me.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kenneth S. Rones, Esq.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Firm of William G. Sayegh, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Town Justice
  • Clarkstown Town Court
  • 1984 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Kenneth S. Rones, Esq.
  • 1982 - 2004
  • Principal Law Clerk and Confidential Law Secretary
  • Office of Court Administration
  • 1981 - 1981
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockland County District Attorney
  • 1975 - 1980
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1967


  • New York State Magistrate's Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Poughkeepsie Criminal defense Lawyer Kenneth S. Rones
Kenneth S. Rones
Criminal defense Attorney
Poughkeepsie, NY
Licensed for 50 years