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Phelan, John J. III

John J. Phelan

  • Senior Partner
  • Founding Partner




(518) 640-6955



Areas Of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1982
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A. - 1978

Honors And Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Who’s Who In American Law
  • Top 1% of Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys in New York State
  • The Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Order of the Centurions (Over 100 Jury Verdicts), Member
  • International Academy of Construction Lawyers, Fellow

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Products Liability Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member
  • Panel Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Academy of Malpractice Lawyers, Charter Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Capital District Pop Warner, Team Coach
  • Capital District Pop Warner, Former Board Member
  • Guilderland High School Varsity Football team, Team Photographer

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