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Erin K. Hayner

Litigation Attorney at Saratoga Springs, NY

5.0   2 reviews

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About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Litigation
    Handled toxic tort/personal injury/products liability defense for over 9 years, defending large corporations in multi-milllion dollar lawsuits. Also handling family law, matrimonial actions, foreclosures, and probate.

    17 years, 200 cases

Attorney with over ten-years national litigation experience in civil litigation, now practicing in the Capitol District area and Saratoga County.  I bring knowledge gained from years of litigating high verdict value cases from initiation to trial back to the upstate New York area.  
Civil Litigation
·         Personal Injury
·         Product Manufacturer Liability
·         Toxic Tort/Environmental exposure
·         Real Estate
·         Estate/Article 81 Guardianship Petitions
Matrimonial and Family Law
·         Separation Agreements/Contracts
·         Settlement
·         Litigation
·         Enforcement and Modifications of Judgments of       Divorce
·         Orders of Protection
·         Child Support
·         Child Custody
·         Enforcement and Modification of Child Support         or Visitation/Custody Orders
·         Grandparent visitation/custody

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Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/28/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/22/2016
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/01/2022

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4th Judicial District (OCA)
65 South Broadway, Suite 101
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with difficult home closing
Erin did a fabulous job of helping secure our purchase of our new home after the seller wanted to back out just before our closing date. She took steps necessary to get us back on the closing track, and saw us through until keys were in our hands. We were, and are still very grateful for her work and effort in our difficult closing situation.
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Posted by Sue | June 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT Divorce attorney!
Once I hired Erin as my divorce attorney it took 9 months! (previous attorney could not close the case, took 31 months total). Erin is a passionate and detailed attorney. She analyzed and took time to research all the history in my case. She advised on a plan and was very informative on next steps. She was also upfront with costs. She entered my case 22 months in as if she was the attorney from the beginning. She didn't take any nonsense from the opposing attorney (whom was difficult, slow to respond, caused unnecessary friction). I have already recommended Erin to others.
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Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Moynihan Hayner
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Senior Associate
  • Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • MPA
  • 2002
  • Boston University
  • BA
  • 1999
  • Emma Willard School
  • 1994
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Legal Cases

  • Matter of Jamel H.H. -Appeal (Third-Department 524007)
  • Favorable appellate decision.
  • J.M.R. v. D. R.
  • Obtained Plaintiff verdict.
  • Mayorga v. Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth- Appeal (Third-Department 521533)
  • Favorable appellate decision.
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  • Schenectady County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Certificate: Trial Training
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Certificate: Deposition Training
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Certificate: Control in the Courtroom
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Certificate: The Articulate Advocate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • White-Rosbrook Prize Highest Standing in Corporations Law
  • Albany Law School
  • 2005
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  • Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal
  • Failure to Warn and the Federal Tort Claims Act: An Overview of the Potential Claims of the Residents of Lower Manhatten in the Wake of the World Trade Center Disaster
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Erin
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Hayner for ten years. She is extremely bright, kind, and dedicated to her clients. An absolute professional in all matters. Without a doubt, I would recommend her as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an excellent attorney. She zealously represents her clients and has sincere compassion for the issues they face. I would recommend her services without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is an excellent attorney, and I would recommend her to any client with civil litigation needs; she is supremely talented and sharp, efficient, honest and very hard working. We started our law careers at the same firm, and then were co-counsel on numerous cases over the years after we each left to practice in separate firms."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with Erin for several years in national litigation firms representing multi-national corporations in all forms of high-risk litigation. Erin is highly skilled and a zealous advocate in all phases of the most complex litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an extremely talented and well respected member of the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows how to advocate and ensure her clients are heard."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Erin for over five years. She is an intelligent and diligent lawyer. She can handle any case from initial filing through trial."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Hayner for nearly a decade - both at the same firm - and as counsel in different firms representing co-defendants in multi-party litigation. She is always well prepared, knows her case facts, as well as case law related to each particular case, is well prepared, is out in front of other counsel on developing a case through discovery and leading case issues, and makes cogent, intelligent arguments both in pleadings filed with the court and in oral argument before judges."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Hayner as defense counsel for over 5 years in the personal injury/products liability/torts arena. Ms. Hayner is an excellent and dedicated attorney who aggressively defends her client's interests. I have seen her go up against a roomful of attorneys who had an opposing opinion and not back down from her position. Persistent and intelligent, Ms. Hayner is the type of attorney you want representing you."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin was my colleague for several years at a mid-sized defense firm in Southern California. Though we were in different practice groups, I recognized from day one that Erin truly cared about her clients, for whom I could tell she always went the extra mile. In addition to her obvious client interest, Erin had other attributes which made her a strong litigator, including excellent preparation, insightful analysis, and a strong work ethic. I would recommend Erin to anyone who needs a strong and honest attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is a bright and hard-working attorney who always works for her clients' best interests. She works tirelessly to make sure her clients are represented as they should be. She is an idea-driven collaborator who brings innovative thoughts to the table."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to take several depositions with Erin Hayner in complex matters in which she served as lead defense counsel. She consistently demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the facts and applicable law, excellent direct and cross examination skills, and overall a high degree of professionalism. She is an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege of working with Erin on personal injury (product liability/toxic tort) litigation matters at a large firm in Southern California a few years ago. I also had the opportunity to observe her at several depositions and court hearings in the years after I left that particular firm, as we would often be retained to represent different parties on the same cases. Erin is very knowledgeable about the entire litigation process and is very skilled at taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, and representing clients in court proceedings. I have observed Erin display very strong negotiation skills on behalf of her clients and she always worked hard to act in the best interests of her clients. Erin is also an excellent persuasive writer and has very strong legal research and writing skills. I would highly recommend working with her on any litigation matter if given the opportunity."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Divorce and separation
Defective and dangerous products
Personal injury
Personal injury