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Member, Board of Directors, Stringendo, Inc.--The Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley

Former President, MId-Hudson Camerata Chorale, Inc.



Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 90%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    35 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Office of Terry D. Horner

81 So. Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601-4411


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Terry D. Horner2009 - Present
PartnerFinkelstein & Partners, LLP1994 - 2009
AssociateGellert & Klein, PC1991 - 1994
Senior Assistant Public DefenderDutchess County Public Defender's Office1986 - 1990
AssociateMeiselman, Farber, Packman & Eberz, PC1984 - 1986
AssociateSiff & Newman, PC1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Assigned Counsel Panel, Second Judicial DepartmentN/A2010 - Present
Assigned Counsel Panel, Appellate Term, Second Judicial DepartmentN/A2010 - Present
Dutchess County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Assigned Counsel Panel, Third Judicial DepartmentN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Coons, 75 NY2d 796 (1990)Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, reversed conviction and sent case back for new trial. DA chose not to retry case.
Parker v. Navarra, 102 AD3d 935 (2d Dep't 2013)Judgment for former wife affirmed, rejecting former husband's claim that the terms of the settlement agreement had been orally modified.
People v. Posner, 100 AD3d 805 (2d Dep't 2012)Prison sentence vacated and case sent back to trial court for resentencing. DA agreed to 5 years' probation and to accept client's Social Security checks for 5 years in full satisfaction of $330,000 restitution. Client was not returned to prison.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
New York University School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978