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Timothy J. Fennell

Personal injury Attorney at Oswego, NY

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

i am an active trial attorney in a general practice firm. most of my litigation experience is in personal injury matters but i also have handled civil rights, real estate, estate and matromonial trials.  i have appeared in cases in over 30 upstate counties in NY  i also have an active real estate, estate planning practice.

my outside interests include being a HS basketball official for over 30 years and i still play in an adult baseball league. 

i am active in local,state and national bar associations.  i currently am Chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the NYSBA.  i am immediate past chair of the NYSBA Veteran's Committee.

i have lectured to other lawyer frequently and have been on the faculty at the NYSBA Young Lawyers Trial Academy held at Cornell Law School for the last six years.

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Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell and Wallen, P.C.
26 East Oneida Street
Oswego, NY, 13126
Amdursky, Pelky Fennell & Wallen, P.C.
26 E Oneida St
Oswego, NY, 13126-2695
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Posted by Jesse | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal representation I know.
I have been using Tim for the better part of almost 20 yrs. He’s always given me the best legal advice to whatever issues that I had brought to his attention. Whether it was a divorce I was going through or child custody, he stood by me and made everything legally clear and concise. I recent used him on my house closing and he was on top of all the aspects of the closing and made me feel comfortable and explained everything. I will keep using Tim for all my legal needs. Thank you Tim.
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Posted by Jeffrey | May 31, 2017
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Fantastic Trial Results From a Skilled Attorney
Tim is a skilled, smart,and caring attorney. From the moment he took our case we knew we were in good hands. He was always very attentive to our case and concerns. He kept us up to date and explained every step of the process. Tim always answered our calls, or returned them promptly! With his legal knowledge and trial expertise he was able to win a difficult case, resulting in a large award of over $1,000,000, exactly the amount we were asking for!
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Posted by Gregg | November 25, 2015
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Best Litigator I have seen in the courtroom or on TV
I met Mr. Fennell when I was searching for an attorney for a bailment case that exceeded $250,000. I had just fired my attorney for not understanding the case. I interviewed 3 other attorneys and was impressed immensely by Mr. Fennell's intelligence and directness when discussing the case. Most importantly he included me in the case strategy and management and not once did he talk down to me or not include me in important decisions and factors about costs. After a 7-day jury trial, Mr. Fennell landed a jury verdict awarding in excess of $300,000. Defendant appealed and Mr. Fennell won again at appeal. I am happy to report that not only did his firm secure the victory in court, they also collected every dollar with interest for me. I have used Mr. Fennell's firm for Matrimony, Family Court, Estate Planning, and Commerical Litigation. I have been extremely happy with every matter I have handed him and have always found his billings to be reasonable and fair. The highest praise I can give Mr. Fennell is that he has complete integrity. He has it in his billings and in his approach with his clients. He has talked me out of more litigation then he has taken for me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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A Firm and Calming Hand
I met Mr. Fennell through my association as Artistic Director with the Oswego Opera Theater. The Opera had run afoul, through lack of understanding, of the NY State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, and specifically on the issue of whether the musical artists engaged by Oswego Opera were employees or independent contractors by NY Law. We had been audited and found lacking, but I felt we had grounds for appeal, and it is in this part that Mr. Fennell represented us. Because I would be testifying before a judge with a Department of Labor official opposing me and asking me questions and for justifications for my positions, Mr. Fennell spent a good deal of time coaching me and bringing me up to speed on previously decided cases, so that I could frame my arguments. Mr. Fennell obviously knew the legal issues, and was very calming in preparing me to be in a situation I'd never before experienced. In the proceedings he was totally clear and concise, non-argumentative, and established an atmosphere where one was able to feel relaxed and able to offer one's best impression and explanations. The fact that we obtained a very favorable result is of course a huge plus relating to Mr. Fennell's competence and knowledge, but I was most impressed by how he made feel during the whole process: relaxed, confident, and able to state my case in the best possible terms. I have no doubt that Mr. Fennell will be my first choice in the future for legal assistance. He is also just a very nice man!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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Timothy J. Fennell - Review and Recommendation
Mr. Fennell is a very competent and skilled attorney. He leaves “no stone unturned” and is very results oriented. He looks at every angle of a case, prepares accordingly and represents his clients well. He is very honest and forthright keeping his client in the loop throughout the process. He has an excellent track record of success with our cases and is highly recommended.
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Posted by Doug | September 2, 2015
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King of Litigation
I've known Mr. Fennell for twenty years. He has helped us out in litigation and always proven himself successful. He is a great guy, who is always willing to listen to your needs and concerns. If he were a professional bowler, he would be the "King Pin".
Posted by Kristan | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tim is more than JUST a lawyer...
Mr. Fennell has been excellent throughout my court proceedings. Tim has been there for me for so many court dates and has seen me through some vary difficult times. I am not sure where I (or my family) would be today if it were not for him and his proficiency in the court room.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell & Wallen
  • 1983 - Present


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • LeMoyne College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • estate of goldych
  • after four day hearing Court sanctioned fiduciaries and denied estate attorney fees.


  • NYS Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission
  • member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Oswego County
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • super lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • NYSBA YLS Trial Academy
  • Cross Examination in a Civil Case
  • 2016
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Discovery in the Civil Case
  • 2016
  • YLS Fall Meeting
  • Preparing the Witness for Deposition
  • 2010
  • Personal Injury cases
  • Calculating and Prooving Damages
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Tim on a contested estate litigation matter. His approach is professional, polite and highly-effective. He is a true credit to the legal professionalism. He was able to navigate a heated and emotional matter and advocate zealously without taking the litigation personally. Since this matter, I've had occasion to refer some cases to Tim and I hope to continue doing so in the future."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He always is there to provide guidance and support and is always willing to help other attorneys, both in his own office and in the community. He is a great speaker and provides entertaining and informative lectures on a variety of topics."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim Fennell since 2011. He was a faculty member at the NYSBA Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy when I was a student. Tim has always been gracious and affable with other people, and made me feel welcome at my first NYSBA event. Later, I had the opportunity to practice in Montgomery County Supreme Court, where the presiding judge somehow connected Tim to me and spoke very highly of Tim without question. I wholeheartedly recommend Tim to represent clients to solve their legal problems."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Fennell is a class act. Smart, practical and intellectually honest. A mature attorney for serious matters."