Paul M. Freeman, a founding member of the firm, has been litigating extensively in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level, for the past thirty-three (33) years. Paul has litigated cases in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, automobile accident litigation, commercial transactions, mortgage foreclosure, estate litigation and construction contract litigation.

Paul is also actively involved in the areas of complex commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use planning, construction and contract law, business succession planning and estate planning.  

Associations and Admissions

Paul is admitted to practice in all of the Courts of the State of New York, including the Appellate Division, Third Department and the New York Court of Appeals, as well as the Northern, Southern and Eastern United States District Courts of New York, and the Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Columbia County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • 2016 - 2023 - Superlawyers (Plaintiff's Personal Injury)
  • 2018 - 2023 - Lawyers of Distinction


Paul is an Adjunct Professor at Albany Law School where he recently taught (2019-2022) a full year course in Civil Trial Practice.

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


  • B.S., Economics and Public Policy - Cornell University (1985).
  • J.D. - Albany Law School of Union University (1988).

Community Involvement

  • Instructor for American Institute of Banking
  • Past Chairman of the Executive Committee - Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director- Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director - Columbia County Council on the Arts 
  • Member, Columbia County Association of the City of New York

Paul and his wife, Tracey, live in the Town of Kinderhook .