Overview

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Small Firm Efficiency | Big Firm Capabilities

Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC was founded by four experienced litigators who left the bureaucracy and culture of corporate big law in order to open a firm focused on small firm values – aligned goals, rewarding client relationships, cost-effective representation, and forward-thinking mentality. We value the trust of our clients and deliver the best possible results. We will earn your confidence with one of the most seasoned and comprehensive teams in the Capital Region and our track record of success.

Small Firm Efficiencies

Clients may assume that their cases are handled more efficiently by a larger law firm, but that is not always the case. A small firm like Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC takes advantage of efficiencies that are often difficult to accomplish at big law. For example, we are virtually paperless and use cloud-based computing and voice services. This provides us with the ability to collaborate with each other and our clients from any location at any time. Meanwhile, many in bigger firms are still dependent on paper files, faxes, copy clerks, and runners. And, our Firm Administrator is certified in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management. That means we operate efficiently and consequently so do your cases.

Big Firm Experience

The small firm size at Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC does not mean our clients sacrifice quality representation or experience. On the contrary, our attorneys collectively have over 100 years of transactional and litigation experience and industry and trade knowledge. We hold an impeccable track record for success against not only local attorneys but those in some of the largest national Am Law 200 firms.

Authentic, Candid and Direct Communication

We are four lawyers and a team of talented associates and support staff who are dedicated to communicating candidly and directly with each of our clients. You can count on us to provide frank, honest, practical and objective legal advice. We will not squander your time or your money.

Smart Value

Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC offers big firm services at small firm prices. Because we are small, we are accountable for everything we do. We treat our clients alike considering your bottom line. And because we are not solely driven by the traditional billable hour, we are able to take the time to develop and implement the most effective strategy to solve your legal issues. Our firm is receptive to examining alternative fee arrangements with our clients including fixed and flat fees, contingent fees, and blended rates.

The Short and Sweet

High quality representation is not just for big law. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding client-focused legal services to individuals and businesses in a myriad of litigation, corporate, and risk management matters.

Rankings

Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC is metro ranked in 7 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Albany, NY
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Every attorney at Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr that I have worked with is reliable, hardworking, and is always looking out for our best interests. I know that I can call anytime with general litigation questions or claim specific litigation questions and always get a detailed and thorough answer.

Rankings

Metro Rankings

Albany, NY
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 3 for Labor Law - Union

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Cannabis Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 3
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 4
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 2
Associates
Female: 4
White / Caucasian: 4
Other Lawyers
Male: 1
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 2
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Paralegals
Female: 5
Black / African American: 1
White / Caucasian: 3
Multi-Racial: 1
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 1
Multi-Racial: 1

Office Locations

Management and Personnel

Firm Administrator
Stacy A. Smith
Owner/Partner
Mackenzie C. Monaco
Owner/Partner
Adam H. Cooper
Owner/Partner
Jacob F. Lamme
Owner/Partner
Brian D. Carr
Senior Associate Attorney
Michelle A. Storm
Senior Associate Attorney
Caitlin A. Goetz
Associate Attorney
Mackenzie E. Kesterke
Associate Attorney
Laura M. Gulfo

Contacts

Firm Administrator
Stacy A. Smith
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