Providing people-first legal expertise for over 40 years.

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We are a general law practice firm located in Ithaca, NY with a focus on personal injury trial work and a fierce dedication to civil rights and social justice.

Meet the team
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What makes our firm different?
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We take great pride in always delivering a personalized, people-first experience to our clients.
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Our attorneys and professional support team are accessible, and take the extra time and effort to better understand clients.
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We hold ourselves to one standard: do the job in a timely manner, with compassion and good spirit, and do it well.

Our Team


People-first legal expertise from a highly rated and accessible team.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury & Malpractice
We represent individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury or death because another individual -- or some entity -- made a mistake.
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Civil Rights
We have a keen interest in protecting the fundamental liberties of all citizens. Accordingly, we represent the victims of sexual harassment...
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Criminal Defense
The U.S. Constitution protects the right of every American in criminal proceedings to trial before an impartial jury and representation by counsel.
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Education Law
We specialize in the representation of parents of students with disabilities through advocacy and through special education litigation.
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Business & Corporate Law
We have a proud history of helping local businesses in this community. In representing your business, we cover the spectrum, including, incorporation or LLC...
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Our active appellate practice in New York's federal and state courts includes preparation of the record, briefing, and oral arguments.
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Municipal Law
Municipal law includes an understanding of zoning, land use planning, historic preservation, environmental review, and the operation of government.
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Estate Administration
Often when a person dies, unfinished business and property issues must be resolved by surviving loved ones. Collectively, such property and...
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Wills & Estates
Without a signed will, the state applies default rules that often do not meet the needs of our clients and their survivors.
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Employment & Academic
Though we counsel both employers and employees concerning all aspects of employment law, we generally represent employees in...
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Real Estate
Buying or selling a house is a major life event. Our job is to make it straightforward, transparent, and as stress free as possible for our clients.
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Domestic Partners
Fortunately, legal marriage is now available to same-sex domestic parties in New York State. However, other couples may establish...
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Divorce, Custody & Support
The termination of a marriage, domestic partnership, or similar alternative arrangement can be one of the most difficult and life-altering...
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Each of our clients embarking on an adoption seeks peace of mind and confidence in the permanence and security of the whole family.
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Firm News

Elmira School District sued over alleged rape of student with developmental disabilities
Parking lot of Elmira School
The Elmira City School District faces a lawsuit after family members claim a student with developmental disabilities was raped on multiple occasions by another student on the Elmira High School campus, and eventually became pregnant.
Lawsuit claims disabled Elmira High School student raped, impregnated on school grounds
Pix11 News TV reports lawsuit claims disabled Elmira High School student raped
The grandparents of an Elmira High School student have claimed their developmentally disabled granddaughter was raped and impregnated on school property in a lawsuit filed last year, according to court records obtained by 18 News on Thursday.
Former Horseheads Red Lobster GM speaks out amid race, sex discrimination lawsuit
Binghamton Red Lobster Signage
Miquelle Fountain says she was subjected to years of “discriminatory conduct through racist and sexist harassment” while employed at Red Lobster. Now, she’s speaking out exclusively with 18 News about the conduct she endured working for the restaurant chain, including at their Horseheads location.
Gov. Cuomo could still face criminal, and/or civil charges
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"As it stands now with what we know, he is being investigated by the Albany County district Attorney's office, along with other district attorney's offices across the state from what we are aware of," says Aubrey Hetznecker, Associate Attorney at Ithaca-based law firm Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP.


Motor vehicle accident, including wrongful death cases:
$100,000 to $10.5 million
Medical malpractice cases:
$540,000 to $2 million
Other personal injury, including products liability cases:
$160,000 to $3 million
Civil rights, including sexual harassment cases:
$150,000 to $1 million
Prior results cannot and do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter, including yours, in which a lawyer or law firm may be retained.