Overview

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Headquartered in Albany, New York, the attorneys and professional staff of The Towne Law Firm, P.C. comprise a general practice law firm advising clients and trying cases in a broad range of legal fields. From matters as small as traffic tickets to the most complex business disputes, you may rely on our experience and availability. Our six offices are in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, but the scope of our legal practice ranges from transactional to litigation services. Our team approach ensures our clients are provided with comprehensive service and personalized attention. Our team approach ensures our clients are provided with comprehensive service and personalized attention.

Our relentless dedication to your legal needs and the legal profession means we are there for you when you need us over the long haul.

Since our founding in 2009, our attorneys have secured the payment of nearly $22 million dollars to the families of New York State Retirees, fought to assure victim’s rights were secured in litigation claims and defended individuals and entities subjected to unjust claims for compensation. We handle all phases of litigation including mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals and advise clients in all corporate and personal legal matters.

Our principal has been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list (top 5% of attorneys based upon peer reviews and other criteria) as one of the top attorneys in Upstate New York for nine consecutive years (2010-2019). James T. Towne, Jr. also appeared on the 2016 list of the Top 25 Hudson Valley Lawyers; this was Mr. Towne’s third appearance.

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. supports and encourages its attorneys and staff to make a difference in the world, especially in the communities where we live and practice. Firm members are regularly recognized for generous donations of time and support in our legal practice areas of Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Burnt Hills in upstate New York; the Bennington, Vermont area; Arlington, Massachusetts, as well as throughout the United States and abroad.

Rankings

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Albany
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

About Our Clients

Over the course of the last several decades, members of the Firm have worked with a variety of private and public agencies, including a number of towns, cities, villages, counties, school districts, community colleges, planning boards and community action groups in an advisory role. Not only have we worked closely with such organizations and their respective governing bodies, but also with their various internal departments to assist in dealing with a host of issues in and out of state and federal courts and the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). We have strategized to avoid grievances, litigation and PERB filings through negotiations and proper training and various types of preventative strategies.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Albany
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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
  • Arbitration
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made The Towne Law Firm, P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Management and Personnel

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