Schenectady, NY

Located in the heart of the Capital Region and on the southern bank of the Mohawk River, Schenectady is a city steeped in history and accomplishment. The area that now makes up Schenectady was originally the land of the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Nation. When the Dutch settled the area in 1661, the Mohawk called the settlement at Fort Orange “Schau-naugh-ta-da”, meaning “beyond the pines.” and from which the name Schenectady is derived. Schenectady was once known as “The City that Lights and Hauls the World” which was a tribute to two prominent businesses located in the city; General Electric, known originally as the Edison Electric Company, and the American Locomotive Company.

There are a variety of landmarks and attractions to visit in Schenectady such as the newly developed Rivers Casino and Resort, the renowned Proctor’s Theater, Union College, the celebrated Central Park Rose Garden, and the historic Stockade neighborhood. With our own deep roots in the area, O’Connell and Aronowitz is proud to have served the community of Schenectady, NY since 1925.

O’Connell & Aronowitz handles cases in a wide range of practice areas, serving the legal needs of both individuals and businesses. Our attorneys are well-respected in their practice areas and have earned recognition as leaders by their peers. Our firm is diverse, with a variety of clients that include public entities, corporations, and private businesses of all sizes.

Attorneys For Your Personal and Business Needs

O’Connell & Aronowitz assists individuals, families, and businesses in Schenectady, NY with their legal needs. Each of our attorneys specialize in specific practice areas, allowing them to develop knowledge in their area of the law. However, as a full-service law firm, our attorneys look to the knowledge and experience of their colleagues for any given case. Clients benefit from our firm’s integrated approach and personalized service.

Below is a list of practice areas.


  • Accidents & Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce / Family / Matrimonial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Student Defense
  • Will, Trust & Estates Planning


  • Business Law & Transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Health Law
  • Labor & Employment

Our lawyers stand up for the Schenectady, NY community. They tirelessly strive to do more than just meet expectations; they want to exceed them. Therefore, we set these high standards from day one so that our service will never fall short of what you need us to do.

For our firm, it’s always been about people, not the bottom line. We continue to focus on being involved in the community and providing quality legal services. That’s what our clients value, and that’s why people choose us.

Nearly 100 years ago a tradition of honesty, integrity, hard work, and commitment was established by Edward O’Connell and Samuel Aronowitz. It is why we’re still here today and if we follow their lead, we will be here for generations to come.

We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified attorneys.

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