Profile

After being actively engaged as a trial lawyer for 30 years and serving as head of the Albany Office’s litigation practice, Art has recently been named the firm’s General Counsel.

Prior to serving as General Counsel, Art successfully represented Fortune 50 companies, school districts, private and public corporations and individuals in multi-million dollar product liability, environmental, commercial, premises liability, construction, health, business, tax and other general litigation. He also had an active appellate practice, having successfully argued in the New York Court of Appeals, the New York Appellate Divisions and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Art has also recovered significant sums for his individual and corporate clients. One of these included a $34.4 million medical malpractice jury verdict, the largest ever recorded in Otsego County, and listed in the National Law Journal's Largest Verdicts of 2003 (51st). Art has lectured in the areas of civil litigation and has authored a chapter on forum selection for a multi-volume treatise published by the New York State Bar Association entitled Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action in New York.

Art is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (listed for 5 years)
      • Best Lawyers' 2018 Albany Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year
      • Best Lawyers' 2016 Albany Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year
      • Best Lawyers' 2015 Albany Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • New York Super Lawyers 2021®, Business Litigation (listed for 10 years)
      • Top 25: 2017 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers List
  • Fellow, New York State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Albany County Bar Association, Court of Appeals Judicial Screening Committee
  • New York Law Journal, Lawyers Who Lead by Example, 2014 Pro Bono Honoree

  • President and Board Member, New York State CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Past Co-Chair, Board of Directors, The Fund for Equal Justice