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677 Broadway Suite 707
Albany, New York 12207
Call us today at: (518) 465-6420
Email us at: [email protected]

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High quality legal counsel for New York State

Since 1953, DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian has been providing Albany and Upstate New York clients with dependable, friendly, and results-driven counsel as a general practice firm. We effectively and efficiently handle criminal and civil legal matters in the following areas before state and federal courts:

Criminal law

If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with any of the following, we can help mount a compelling defense. Working with our team of investigators and backed by our years of experience before the courts, we leave no stone unturned.

  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital offenses
  • Criminal appeals
  • Drivers license suspension
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Drug crimes
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extradition
  • Felonies
  • Hit and run
  • Homicide
  • Mail fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Parole and probation
  • Search and seizure
  • Sex crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Weapons charges
  • Wiretapping

Click here to see the firm's publications about criminal defense and here to read about our notable cases.

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White collar crime

White collar crimes violate federal law and are usually charged in federal court. If you face charges for any of the following, call us at 518-465-6420 or contact us online to tell us about your situation.

  • Antitrust violations
  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Bribery
  • Computer/Internet fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Economic espionage
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Insurance fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion and fraud

Click here to read about our notable white collar crime case.

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Election law

At DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian, we work hard to uphold New York State voters' rights and ensure adherence to local and state election administration process. When rights and process are violated, we staunchly defend them. Our firm also works with clients to challenge redistricting initiatives, campaign financing, and other elements of election law.

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Personal injury

New York law entitles you to compensation if you have been injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian represents clients who have been injured in the following situations:

  • Auto accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall
  • Wrongful death

We handle your legal matter so you can focus on your healing. We work with insurance companies, witnesses, and experts to secure for you compensation that covers past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

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Medical malpractice

When you seek medical help from a health care professional, you expect that person to adhere to a certain set of standards. But sometimes, procedures go awry. If this has happened to you or a loved one, we apply our skilled team of investigators to determine negligence of the medical professional. You are entitled by law to compensation and we work zealously to recover damages for you.

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Products liability

You can hold manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and product designers responsible for defective products when they cause harm to you. Safety or warning labels may not have appropriately provided caution or the product may have operated incorrectly due to a manufacturing or design defect. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a product defect, contact DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian. We conduct a thorough investigation of the product to determine the root cause of its failure to perform safely. We bring your claim to justice and fight for fair compensation for your damages.

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Estates and estate litigation


DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian helps families in Albany and throughout New York State in formulating and administering estate plans. We assist with preparing legally valid estate planning documents, including but not limited to the following:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Living will
  • Trusts

By planning for your family's financial future, you also reduce the risk of making poor decisions when you are ill or incapacitated.

Following a loved one's death, we help you probate the will through your county's surrogate's court so you can focus on dealing with the emotional aftermath.


Estate litigation


Contesting a will in New York State may require litigation in probate court. Challenging a will's validity may be based on any of the following grounds:

  • The loved one was not of sound mind when signing the will
  • A beneficiary unduly influenced the will
  • The loved one did not sign the will
  • The will was not legally witnessed

We have longstanding experience as trial attorneys in New York and federal courts as well as in handling estate matters. To handle your estate litigation, we interview beneficiaries, relatives, and close friends to discern the deceased's true intent for estate administration. If we need to prove the loved one's mental state at the time of signing the will, we bring forward medical experts.

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Civil litigation

As experienced New York State trial attorneys, we often handle cases of civil litigation including but not limited to the following:

  • Class action suits
  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate/property disputes
  • Equity issues
  • Constitutional or statutory issues


Click here to read about our most notable civil rights case.

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The protection you need. The personal service you deserve.

When you need a high quality lawyer who values client relationships, contact the Albany law firm of DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian. We are dedicated to handling your case with the personal attention it deserves from inception to closure. Call us at 518-465-6420 or contact us online for legal counsel throughout New York State.