New York Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, & Professional Discipline Lawyers/Attorneys

Whether you have been injured in a serious accident or charged with a crime, we take the time to get to know you and your case, explain your available options, and work with you to achieve the best outcome.

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LaMarche Safranko Law is an award-winning, nationally recognized law firm dedicated to helping clients throughout New York who have been injured in a serious accident or who are facing criminal charges. Our personal injury and criminal defense attorneys provide experienced legal counsel in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Professional Misconduct.

In 2012, I joined George to found LaMarche Safranko Law. We did so after having worked together on several cases.

We, together, have a consistent theme of how we represent clients. And it all starts with communication, personal attention, and trust.

We represent people that are going through a very tough time in their life. Either they’ve been injured, accused or charged with a crime, or under investigation with respect to their license and livelihood.

What makes us qualified for the cases that we take on are the more than 20 years of experience we have in representing thousands of clients who have gone through very difficult times in their lives, either a personal injury case, a criminal case, or a professional discipline case.

Our goals for the client is to provide the best possible outcome and that can be many different things. In a personal injury case that can be obtaining a settlement. In a criminal case it can be involving a plea bargain. But I think our clients need to know when they come in the door that we are there for the fight, we are there to the end, and we take on every case expecting that it’s gonna go to a trial. If it resolves before and that’s at the best interest of the client, then that’s great, but our clients need to know that we have the experience, we have the dedication, and we have the determination to take a case from the beginning to the end.

We are blessed to have a pretty amazing team, which includes wonderful paralegals, a nurse attorney, a former prosecutor, and two partners who have known each other for over 20 years, who have worked together for over 10 years, and have worked with thousands of clients.

Our roles are varying. Sometimes it’s counselor, sometimes it’s friend, sometimes it’s advocate, sometimes it’s cheerleader. A lot of what we do is dealing with people going through very difficult situations, and we work together with other professionals to make sure someone is getting the potential help they need and working with them to get the best potential outcome.

LaMarche Safranko Law is a good choice for anyone who is facing a criminal charge, has suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, or is facing an allegation of professional discipline for many reasons…we communicate with our clients, we listen to our clients, we understand the story we need to tell to passionately advocate for our clients. And we’re driven to make sure that the outcome in the case is a successful one.


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Our Personal Injury Lawyers offer legal counsel and representation in all areas of Personal Injury Law, including Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Site Accidents, Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injuries, Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Negligence & More.


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As Criminal Defense attorneys in both State and Federal Court, we provide legal counsel for all felony and misdemeanor charges, including DWI, Assault, Larceny, Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes & More.


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We provide legal representation for doctors, nurses, teachers and lawyers who have been accused of professional misconduct, or who are involved in disciplinary matters.

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When faced with a painful and potentially life-altering legal situation, you want the best people on your team. Someone you can trust. An advocate that listens and becomes your voice. A dedicated, seasoned professional who genuinely cares and can provide guidance in a time of uncertainty.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense or you or someone close to you has been injured, contact LaMarche Safranko Law for a no-obligation consultation, info@LSLawNY.com or call 518-982-0770. We have law offices in Latham, Albany, Lake George and Plattsburgh NY, and we are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

    Recent Verdicts & Settlements

    Worksite Injury
    Plaintiff was an ironworker who was injured when he fell from a ladder, suffering fractures to both elbows resulting in permanent loss of strength and loss of range of motion in both arms. His impairment limited the number and types of employment opportunities and limited his future earning potential.


    Bicycle Accident
    Plaintiff suffered two dislocated shoulders and a dislocated elbow after he was struck by a vehicle, which negligently swerved onto the shoulder and into the bike lane.


    Nursing Home Negligence
    An 87-year-old man was discharged from a local hospital on the afternoon of his death and returned to his assisted living facility. His health began to deteriorate throughout that evening; a nurse was told to check on him but never did. Facility staff found him unconscious on the floor in his room later that evening; paramedics were unable to revive him. It was claimed that the facility failed to obtain appropriate medical advice, assistance and treatment.


    Wrongful Death
    Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, was discharged from the hospital with critically low levels of potassium, which precipitated a fatal arrhythmia at home and subsequently caused his death. His family brought a claim against the hospital for medical negligence and wrongful death.


    Federal Employers Liability Act/FELA
    Plaintiff suffered a significant back injury while working for CSX.


    Negligent Assault
    Plaintiff was assaulted outside of a bar in Saratoga and as a result suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fractured skull, brain swelling and brain bleeding, facial contusions and bleeding, as well as lacerations and bruises on his body.  He also suffered from short and long term memory deficits and other cognitive deficits.


    Worksite Injury
    Plaintiff, a roofing contractor, suffered a fractured skull, cervical spine fracture and fractured ribs after falling from a roof. The injuries left him with chronic pain and fatigue, limited tolerance for walking, lifting, or carrying and limitations in his hearing and vision.


    Worksite Injury
    Plaintiff was injured when a fork from a forklift truck fell on top of his left leg, severely fracturing the tibia and fibula, requiring numerous surgeries and resulting in a permanent, partial loss of use of his leg.


    Medical Negligence
    Plaintiff suffered injuries as a result of negligent monitoring of prescription medication.


    Automobile Accident
    Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle which went off the road and rolled over, causing him to suffer significant permanent injuries, including skull fracture; fractured mandible requiring surgical placement of plates and screws; facial fractures and lacerations; sternal fracture; spinal fractures; lacerations to spleen, liver and lung; multiple rib and toe fractures; tinnitus and hearing loss; post-traumatic stress disorder; facial scarring and numbness.


    Farm/Tractor Accident
    The infant plaintiff fell from a tractor being operated by a farm employee and was run over by the tractor. The 10-year-old boy suffered a femur fracture requiring surgery, multiple facial fractures requiring surgery, foot and toe fractures and loss of consciousness.


    * Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes.

    LaMarche Safranko Law Testimonials


    Vicki Testimonial Transcript
    Well, I met George in 2014. My son was arrested for a criminal offense, and George—he has this ability, it’s just who he is. He’s genuinely empathetic and he’s very compassionate and he has the ability to just make you feel safe. You know? I just always felt I was in great hands and my son was in good hands and that we would have a good outcome of our situation and we always have. And he’s brilliant. He’s a brilliant lawyer. He’s very skilled and very creative. He has excellent rapport with all the judges and DAs and officials, and he’s always found a rehabilitative outcome for my son which I genuinely appreciate.

    Laurie Testimonial Transcript
    George was referred to me by my estate attorney. They go way back and it was a great referral, I don’t think I could have done any better, it was a very good match for me. Something that was really really instrumental in the whole thing was George keeping us up-to-date on what was going on and very much included. I was invited to be at all the depositions if I wanted to be and he gave me all the written depositions to read through, so I was always up-to-date on what was going on and I felt like a part of the process. I would definitely recommend George to other people. In fact, about 2 weeks ago I did. A friend of mine was in a pedestrian car accident, she was the pedestrian and is in pretty rough shape, and he was the first person I thought of so I actually asked him if it would be in his purview and he said yes. And I know that she’s very happy with him so far.

    Jules Testimonial Transcript
    What brought me to the firm was a personal incident where Andrew was recommended to me very highly by a family friend who’s also an attorney, and Andrew represented me to great satisfaction in that case. What impressed me the most about Andrew was his direct straightforward approach, and he has this incredible way of setting you at ease and yet telling you the good and the bad of a situation. I felt that he was very much a straight shooter and lived up to the reputation that preceded him. I would recommend them and Andrew Safranko to anybody in the world. They’re just that class of a group of people.

    Chuck Testimonial Transcript
    Well, I came to LaMarche Safranko Law because I knew Andy was here and he’s helped me in the past and I just feel so comfortable coming to him because you know you’re going to get the best outcome that you can get in a criminal law field. He’s done such a fabulous job for me and I’ve seen what he does for me, so I’m sure he’ll do the same—put out the same effort and energy and zeal it takes to win their case like he has mine. I would feel very comfortable recommending him.

    “I can honestly say that the best decision I’ve ever made was retaining George LaMarche as my attorney. I was in a situation where everything wasat risk; my career, livelihood, and the ability to provide for my family. In desperation, I contacted over a dozen attorneys. The majority of the lawyers I spoke with promised results without seeing paperwork or knowing valuable facts….

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “I cannot thank George E. LaMarche lll and his team for the excellent legal work they provided for my son, and in extension, our entire family. His experience, knowledge of the law, networking ability and communication is second to none. In our case, our son was wrongly accused by a small town police officer and charged with 5 tickets…

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    A client from Altamont, NY

    “Dear Andrew and George,

    I cannot thank you enough for your hard work, diligence, and selfless manner that you put towards my legal difficulties in Colonie. From the first moment I met you, you helped reassure me that things were going to turn out in a more favorable manner than I originally thought. Clearly, the final result of my court case displays the quality of time and work that you put into this….

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    A client from Colonie, NY

    “Dear Mr. Safranko,

    Thank You so much for answering my question, and so expediently!

    The dedication, respect, and consideration with which you treat your clients, current and past, is remarkable. It is why I reached out to you when searching in my time of need, and why I would highly recommend…

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “Dear Andy,

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son over the last three years.  This has been a very challenging time for our family and the knowledge that our son has an attorney as capable and amazing as you are has given us peace of mind!

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    Parents of a client from Cropseyville, NY

    “Throughout the attorney client relationship regarding my personal injury lawsuit, George and his staff continually exhibited tremendous amounts of legal knowledge, skill, and a vast amount of expert resources that ultimately resulted in a final judgment in my favor.  George was there every step of the way to explain where we stood and what to expect next and there was never a need to question his professional judgment…

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    A client from Troy, NY

    “Dear George, Andy and Staff,

    Thank you all for your kindness and all your help in getting back to my wellbeing and life.  I could not have done it without you all.  Everything is going so well again.  I recommend you highly. Thanks Again!”

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    A client from Troy, NY

    “I wanted to express my deepest appreciation to Mr. Andrew Safranko for the exceptional job he did in regards to my legal representation. Mr. Safranko displayed the utmost in professionalism and discretion during the entire court process, and took the time to explain each and every step….

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    A client from Schenectady, NY

    “I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent representation on my recent matter. I have worked with lawyers, and in law firms much of my professional life, but I have never encountered the rare mix of skill, integrity and humanity in one individual—you….

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    A client from Rensselaer, NY

    “No one likes to be in a bad situation, but if you need a lawyer George is your man. Not only does he point you in the right direction he offers good advice for your future. As much as we bring him business he does not encourage that next time anticipation….

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “The arrest of my husband in 2008 was an extremely difficult and emotional time for our family. The arrest turned our lives upside down. It was sudden and unexpected and had tragic emotional as well as financial consequences. I had no idea what to do under the circumstances….

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    A client from Upstate New York

    “The staff at LaMarche Safranko Law took care of  whatever I needed, it was just fabulous. It was top shelf, if I called, I got George. If he was in a meeting, they left him a message. He called me right back after the meeting. Everybody was very courteous and very nice there. If I left a voicemail, everybody got back to me quickly. The level of service  was very, very good and I would Highly recommend them.”

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    A personal injury client from Cohoes, NY

    “I am an attorney who found himself in the middle of a serious, personal legal matter that compromised not only my personal life but my professional life as well. I immediately contacted Andrew (Andy) Safranko, Esq. Andy worked tirelessly and extremely hard to bring my legal situation to a very favorable resolution. In so doing, Andy not only saved certain aspects of my personal and professional life

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    Anonymous Attorney from Albany, NY

    “My family and I cannot thank George and his staff enough for all of the support and guidance they have given us over the past six months. Anyone who has ever suffered a personal injury knows how difficult they are to overcome, but I’m glad we had such an intelligent and hardworking attorney on our side so I could focus on my recovery rather than on the details of the case….

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    A personal injury client from Waterford, NY
    LaMarche Safranko LawExcellentLaMarche Safranko Law4.7 Based on 210 reviews fromSee all reviewsMeeraj AkbarMeeraj Akbar ★★★★★ They are the best!Mike GreggMike Gregg ★★★★★ George and the team delivered for sure, with punctual regards to my concerns about the case, to transparently explaining each step of the process, I couldn’t have felt more comfortable nor valued as a customer. 5/5 stars, no exceptions.Gregory ApkarianGregory Apkarian ★★★★★ Andrew SanFranco went above and beyond , to help me terminate my probation issue They went the extra mile to help me realize a better life for me. I would recommend La Marche Sanfranko Law PLLC to any one of my friends and family to settle any issuesMargo Mullein NelsonMargo Mullein Nelson ★★★★★ Hire George LaMarch! You will be in good hands. I interviewed three Lawyers before hiring Attorney LaMarch. Best decision from start to finish. He advised with truth and compassion delivering sound advice every step of the way, ultimately securing the best outcome!Clark RumseyClark Rumsey ★★★★★ Top-notch, polished, compassionate, prepared, what else can I say? He’s the best you can get. He’s not going to try to nickel and dime you or try to get as much money as he can from you. He’s fair, honest, and sharp.Going through a divorce; my ex accused me of things that I wasn’t.George got everything cleared for me. He’s incredible. You want someone like this that also has great relationships with those in the local legal system. He’s highly regarded by everyone in the area. Don’t get anyone else to represent you.(Rarely do you find this many five-star reviews with zero 4,3,2, and 1- star reviews. Incredible)David JohnsonDavid Johnson ★★★★★ Can’t recommend these guys enough. They have represented me personally and with my business on a multitude of situations. Always happy and satisfied with everything they do. Great individual people too.Cheryl CoûtureCheryl Coûture ★★★★★ I highly recommend George LaMarche and his firm to anyone who needs a professional, ethical and highly effective attorney.My rental dispute was resolved with just one hearing, due to George's resolute, but reasonable handling of the situation. Likewise, his staff is helpful and wonderful to communicate with.You will absolutely be in trustworthy hands with LaMarche-Safranko Law Firm. My family and I could not be more grateful and pleased with our outcome! Thank you, George!Matt WhitcombMatt Whitcomb ★★★★★ My experience with LaMarche & Safranko Law PLLC was very professional & efficient. Andy was punctual, polite & straight forward which was exactly what I needed. This wasn't my first experience with the firm & should I need an attorney again, they're undoubtedly my first choice.david williamsdavid williams ★★★★★ I would highly recommend Andrew Safranko. Throughout my tough situation, he always took the time to listen and I felt like he understood the predicament I was in. The outcome of my case was better than I could have hoped for due to his experience and professionalism. He is a brilliant lawyer and I'm glad he was on my side!Jessica RuddyJessica Ruddy ★★★★★ Our family will forever be grateful for our experience with Andy Safranko and his team. He and his entire staff was professional, efficient, and experienced. We also felt that they really cared and were invested in the well-being of our family - this isn’t just a job for this team. They love what they do and truly want the best outcome for all of their clients. I would HIGHLY recommend them.Michael MillingtonMichael Millington ★★★★★ Very professional and took on my case with no issue and was more then willing and did go the extra mile to get the results of my case that he felt was right.Patrick O'connorPatrick O'connor ★★★★★ Hands down, a top law firm that truly spends time with their clients and understands their needs, in a timely and efficient manner. George and his partner Andrew will fight for their client in order to come to the best possible resolution on their clients' behalf. Please consider LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC in your legal matters, you will not be disappointed!Natalya PaykinaNatalya Paykina ★★★★★ Amazing. Casey reviewed details in great detail.Sue BrennanSue Brennan ★★★★★ Andy Safranko is an amazing criminal lawyer. My daughter was facing felony charges and Andy worked with the DA to have all criminal charges dropped! Clever and compassionate! This law firm is simply the BEST!!Alexandra Joa-GilbertAlexandra Joa-Gilbert ★★★★★ We will forever be grateful to George E. LaMarche, III, Esq., for his invaluable counsel and guidance throughout our navigation through the court system.

    He is not only an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney but more importantly he cares, listens and is available which means so very much when one is going through such an emotional ordeal and life altering experience.

    We highly recommend George and his firm.

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