October 14, 2009
Marks the 26th Consecutive Year on the list of Best Lawyers
TROY – E. Stewart Jones Jr., has once again been honored as the Best Lawyers “Lawyers of the Year”, being hailed for his work in personal injury. Best Lawyer has named Jones the area’s Best Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.
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Since 1983, E. Stewart Jones, Jr. has appeared on the annual list. “It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers and for that I am grateful,” said Jones. “I am especially pleased to have been selected the area’s top personal injury litigator, because while I am often more publicly seen as a criminal defense attorney, the majority of the clients I represent are in civil matters and instead of facing possible prison time they are facing serious financial hardship as a result of another’s negligence.”
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The E. Stewart Jones Law Firm, PLLC, of Troy has been recognized for its success in personal injury law and criminal law, and for its exceptional results on behalf of its clients, since 1898. In addition, it has a long history of caring about the community and supporting the Capital Region’s quality of life. The firm has four attorneys: E. Stewart Jones, Jr., W. Farley Jones, George E. LaMarche III, Meghan R. Keenholts, and Sarah A. Spain. It also employs a support staff of 12.
October 12, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A federal jury says a former New York state judge is guilty of attempted extortion and attempted soliciting of a bribe.
Federal prosecutors said Thomas Spargo solicited the money from an Ulster County lawyer with cases pending before him when he was a state Supreme Court justice in 2003. They accused Spargo of pressuring the lawyer to contribute to his legal defense fund.
October 5, 2009
TROY — Emotions ran high at Rensselaer County Court Friday as a city woman was sentenced for stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death after an argument last May.
Kimberly Mayo, 39, was sentenced by Judge Robert Jacon to 10 years in state prison and five years post-release supervision after she pleaded guilty on Sept. 1 to charges of first-degree manslaughter and criminal weapon possession surrounding the May 21, 2008 stabbing death of Keith Levin.
October 1, 2009
An Ulster County attorney testified Monday that he felt a chill six years ago when former state Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Spargo allegedly tried to extort $10,000 from him to offset the judge’s growing legal fees in a judicial disciplinary case.Bruce Blatchly, who has been practicing law in New Paltz for 32 years, was the second witness to take the stand on the opening day of Spargo’s criminal trial in U.S. District Court in Albany.