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Lois Shapiro Canter

Criminal defense Attorney at Saratoga Springs, NY

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
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A 1985 graduate of Boston’s Northeastern Law School, I have over twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing trial attorney in the Albany, NY Capital DistrictI have represented hundreds of clients in the criminal, civil, and family courts of New York State. I have advised clients on the formation of both political and not-for-profit organizations and have served as principal lobbyist for statewide organizations, representing them before the New York State Legislature.

In 1976 I graduated cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY Albany) with a double-major Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communication.

I am the current CEO and President of the Saratoga Foundation for Women WorldWide, Inc., and have operated domestic and foreign programs since 2000.

From 1996-2000 I was President of the National Organization for Women – New York State and from 1989-1996 I was its principal lobbyist.

From 1984-l989 I worked in the Albany County District Attorney’s Office as the prosecutor in the Colonie, Bethlehem and Cohoes Justice Courts, this preceded by my work in the Albany County DA Office’s  Sex Crimes Unit.

From 1989-1991 I served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Cohoes. And from 1978-1982 I was Legislative Analyst for the Assembly Speaker’s Program and Committee staff.

I am a former adjunct Government Department Professor of Skidmore College and I have been a law guardian in Family Court since 1990. In addition I am admitted to practice in Federal Court.


Lois Shapiro Canter
480 Broadway Suite 316
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866-2230

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Posted by Bill Baird | February 10, 2016
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When You Need The Best
As the defendant in the US Supreme Court victory Baird v. Eisenstaedt, I know what a great lawyer is. Lois Shapiro Canter fights hard for her clients and has a sharp legal mind.
Posted by Lee | February 5, 2016
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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney
A seasoned and experienced attorney. Answered all questions regarding my case and gave me all possible outcomes and options available to me. Expert advice on the law, and a brilliant strategist. Promptly returned all phone calls. Moderate fees.


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Work Experience

  • President and CEO
  • Saratoga Foundation for Women WorldWide Inc
  • 1998 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Lois Shapiro Canter
  • 1987 - Present
  • Professor
  • Skidmore College
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Albany County District Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1989
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Albany State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976
  • Albany State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • National Organization for Women - New York State
  • President
  • 1996 - 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Liberty Bell
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Unsung Heroine Award
  • National Organization for Women in New York
  • 2001

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Saratoga Springs Criminal defense Lawyer Lois Shapiro Canter
Lois Shapiro Canter
Criminal defense Attorney
Saratoga Springs, NY
Licensed for 37 years