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Steve Coffey was honored by the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association as recipient of the prestigious Daniel Mahoney Memorial Award. The award, in memory of the founder of the CDTLA, is presented annually to an attorney demonstrating outstanding commitment and services to his clients, the bar and the profession.

At the gala event held on June 5th at Italian American Community Center, the evening also recognized Hon. Thomas E. Mercure who received The Honored Edward S. Conway Judicial Excellence Award.
Founding partner and chair of O’Connell and Aronowitz Personal Injury and Criminal Defense practices, under Steve’s leadership the firm has become one of the most active personal injury and criminal defense law firms in Upstate New York.
Steve is one of the few lawyers in upstate New York who has excelled in both the personal injury and criminal defense fields. With over thirty-five years of experience at the State and Federal levels, he is considered one of the most successful trial lawyers in these two diverse practice areas. He has been recognized by his peers for his record setting verdicts and settlements and his unique ability to master both personal injury and criminal defense trials.
Steve is consistently recognized by his peers being named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. He has also earned AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available and a testament that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence in terms of both legal ability and ethical standards.
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