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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor 2015 Criminal Defense||AVVO.com||2015|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1975|
|Attorney||Town of Edmeston New York||2014 - Present|
|Village Attorney||Village of Cherry Valley New York||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Cherry Valley New York Joint Fire District Commissioners||2013 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Tracy's Law Office||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Otsego County Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Weaver's Sanation vs Village of Cherry Valley||Affirmed the lower court decision upholding the decision of the Village of Cherry Valley Board|
|Town of Delhi vs Telian||N/A|
|Matter of Christian NN. (Luis OO.)||Lower Court decision affirmed|
|See all legal cases|
|The Daily Star||Area couple charged with stealing volunteer fire funds||2011|
|Western New England||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|State University of New York, Binghamton||Computer Science||MS - Master of Science||1987|
|University of Missouri, Rolla||Computer Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|A Legal Training for Advocates Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking||Domestic Violence and Child Support||2015|
Posted by John
Dennis brings a superb set of skills and a thorough knowledge of the law to his work. He shows a genuine interest in his clients and provides compassionate and expert counsel. He was of enormous help to me in a very difficult time and I had every confidence in his ability to represent me
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Laughlin to assist me with an eviction where I am the landlord. He handled all the proper paperwork with the tenants and the court. He was able to very calmly negotiate a fair agreement with an irrational and irritate individual. He frequently checked in with me to make sure I was satisfied with the negotiations and court proceedings. It was obvious to me he is a very dedicated and compassionate attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Dennis due to issues that were occurring between my son's mother and I before my son was even born. I've hired him for a multitude of cases. I first hired him to bring my son's mother to court when she refused to acknowledge that I was my son's father. I then hired him for a custody agreement in 2010 that was an agreed upon situation at the time and it went very smoothly. In 2013 my son's mother and I separated and next began the onslaught of issues. I hired Dennis in 2014 the pursue full custody and not just every other week as it was with the first agreement. By 2015 I have custody of my son and he is no longer stuck in the subpar, and frequently dangerous, conditions at his mothers house. Dennis also represented me through two different cases of child support where the county brought me on behalf of my son's mother due to her public assistance. Dennis did a great job minimizing the damage the county attempted to do. The last case I hired Dennis for was to bring my son's mother to court for child support, which also ended very well and in my favor. Also, although I had not hired him, Dennis had also provided quality advice regarding and order of protection for my son as well.
Qualities Abour Dennis
The man works hard. Not "9-5" hard. Not "I'll give you the most bang for your buck" hard. Dennis works "I'll respond to all of your emails even if it's 3 a.m. and I spent all day in courts while traveling across three counties and my secretary quit so I'm by myself, but still going above and beyond anyway and I also have to be in court tomorrow at 7:30 a.m." hard.
In terms of being able to get in contact with Dennis. He very diligently responds back to phone calls, has an answering service for when he can't pick up, responds to emails relentlessly, is willing to meet in person whenever possible, and never tries to screw you because you contacted him. I called Dennins once to ask a few questions without having him on retainer, asked him what I owed him, and if I recall correctly, stated "That's not necessary sir. If you really feel inclined to give away your money, pay for someone's tank of gas."
Dennis also doesn't beat around the bush. If you are the type of person who can give him the facts, not exaggerations or embellishments, can understand what to reasonably expect in the situation you are in, and can accept what is reasonable and/or necessary in certain situations, Dennis will not let you down. He is honest and up front and keeps expectations realistic. If he doesn't have an answer for a question, he won't make something up to give you an answer. He'll tell you if he doesn't know and get back to you with an answer. If you are looking for an opinion to make yourself feel better, he will do the right thing and be honest and not mislead to get more money out of you.
Speaking of money. Dennis was very good to me to allow me to make monthly payments and worked with me to set what that payment would be so that it would be reasonable for both parties. In terms of cost, Dennis is better priced than almost any attorney in the area. In terms of value, you get more from Dennis than paying someone else twice as much.
I am almost at the maximum character limit so I will end with this. Dennis Laughling is not just an attorney, but a man of integrity who understands people's lives and families and seems to be a rare, almost extinct, breed of attorney is who that is doing this work for what is right and just and not to take advantage of people's misfortunes. Hire this man if you want someone who will fight for you at every turn, work unendingly for you, and actually care about you and your family.
Thank you for everything you have done for my family and I Dennis.