Criminal Defense Attorneys

The O’Connell and Aronowitz Criminal Defense team is led by Stephen Coffey and Michael McDermott, former chief felony prosecutors in the Albany and Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Offices. Committed to assisting our clients in every step of the criminal defense process, the O’Connell and Aronowitz Criminal Defense team aggressively protects the rights of our clients as well as their reputations. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team has the reputation and relationships with prosecutors, law enforcement and judiciary to best serve our clients unique legal needs.  We represent individuals for all levels of offenses from misdemeanors to felonies to white collar crime.

Our representation begins at the time of law enforcement investigation or arrest, our attorneys are available 24 hours a day to respond to questions or assist clients at the time of arrest. We appear for our clients at any time, day or night.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Albany, NY

We are experienced advocates, negotiators and litigators at all levels of the criminal justice process.

DWI / DUI | Larceny | Criminal Investigation | Felony | Drug Possession | Pornography | Assault | Misdemeanor | Domestic Violence | Weapons Charge | Arrest Warrant | Legal Defense for College Students |

We provide assistance with the defense and resolution of criminal matters involving investigations and prosecutions in town, village, and city courts and we are experienced in major and minor crimes. Our attorneys have handled matters in every jurisdiction in the region, and we have established excellent working relationships at all levels of the criminal justice system.

The Criminal Defense practice is active in our Albany, NY and Saratoga,NY offices representing clients across New York State. We also provide criminal defense representation on a pro bono basis.

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Please contact Stephen Coffey or Michael McDermott in our Albany office for more information on Criminal Defense.


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670


624 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

tel: 518.213.8050
fax: 518.213.8048

New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670


206 West Bay Plaza
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

tel: 518.562.0600
fax: 518.562.0657

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441