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  • Estate Planning
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Poughkeepsie Attorneys

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Have you or a loved one been arrested or injured in an accident in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County? Do you need legal representation while going through a business or civil dispute? Are you interested in filing for divorce or creating a will or trust? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, look no further than McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC to provide effective and personalized legal solutions to resolve your case and help you obtain the most favorable outcome.

With more than 200 years of collective experience, our legal team provides a wide range of services for residents in Poughkeepsie and beyond. Although we are committed to helping our clients get the best results without going to court, we are fully prepared to represent them in trial. Each client has direct access to our attorneys, who will personally handle their case. After thoroughly reviewing your case and determining all legal options, we will build a strong strategy on your behalf.

Our firm offers legal counsel in English and Spanish. Let us protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process.

For more information about our experienced firm, contact us today at (845) 209-1355 to let us discuss your case.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Put More Than 200 Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner
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    Daniel J. McCabe


    Daniel J. McCabe is a founder of the Collaborative Divorce movement in the Hudson Valley. He is a divorce mediator and collaborative law attorney and he has extensive experience in representing high net worth clients in reasoned collaborative matrimonial solutions.
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    Christopher S. Coleman


    Christopher S. Coleman has dedicated his professional career to helping his clients achieve the best possible results – whatever the situation and whatever the circumstances.
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    John J. Ventosa


    John J. Ventosa is a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and is in charge of the criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation departments. Prior to joining the firm as a partner, John served his community as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Dutchess County Public Defender’s office.
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    Steven K. Patterson


    Steven K. Patterson has over 20 years of experience handling all levels of criminal defense matters throughout Dutchess County, Columbia County, Putnam County, and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Steven also has 12 years of experience working with Legal Aid.
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    David L. Steinberg

    Of Counsel

    David L. Steinberg (Of Counsel) is a former Hyde Park Town Justice and Acting Poughkeepsie City Court Judge. He has been honored as a judge and lawyer with numerous awards for his excellence in a legal career spinning over 40 years.
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    Dean McGee


    Dean McGeeis a partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and head of the civil litigation department.
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    Jennifer J. Clark

    Senior Associate Attorney

    Jennifer J. Clark is a senior associate at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC with over ten years of experience in litigation and municipal law. She came to the firm after several years as an Assistant County Attorney in Ulster County, where she represented the County in a diverse range of civil suits—including land disputes, election law cases, various torts, and appeals—in local, state, and federal courts. Due to her extensive knowledge of the law and her attention to detail, she left that office with an undefeated record in court.
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    N. Gershon Abramoff

    Of Counsel

    N. Gershon Abramoff is Of Counsel to the law offices of McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC, where he manages the personal injury and medical malpractice departments. Prior to joining the firm in May 2021, Mr. Abramoff was an associate trial attorney at the law offices of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP and Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP in New York City.
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    Donna Nebel

    Of Counsel

    Donna M. Nebel has been in private practice for more than 30 years in the Hudson Valley. As a solo practitioner, Ms. Nebel’s primary focus is on obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients in all areas whether real estate, estate planning, estate administration, or small business matters.
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    Catherine Stefanik

    Senior Associate Attorney

    Catherine Stefanik, Esq . is a senior associate at McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC and a lifelong resident of the ...
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We've Helped More Than 5000 Families & Small Businesses
  • I could not be more thankful and happy to have chose this firm!

    “I could not be more thankful and happy to have chose this firm! The service from the entire staff was outstanding. I had the pleasure of working with John Ventosa, and I would highly recommend giving ...”

    - Jay M.
  • They are my new "go-to" team for any legal help or advice I might need! Mr. John Ventosa is absolutely tops!

    “A team of true professionals. They're first concern is YOU, the client. Efficient, friendly, but no-nonsense. When they take your case they move forward right away. They are honest, straightforward ...”

    - John K.
  • We whole heartedly recommend Mr. Ventosa and Mr. Patterson to anyone seeking legal counsel in or near Poughkeepsie.

    “We were in need of a good attorney to help our son with a misdemeanor charge. During the initial free consultation John Ventosa gave us an accurate and thorough analysis of the case and the most ...”

    - Former Client
  • They took care of everything for me; it was definitely the right choice having them as representation.

    “I had a great experience being represented by this firm! I contacted John Ventosa for an issue with a Cell Phone Ticket, and they were able to negotiate the ticket down to a Parking Ticket with no ...”

    - Breanna L.
  • I’m thankful I chose McCabe, Coleman, and Ventosa law to help me through my legal matters.

    “Would 10/10 recommend. John was very helpful throughout the whole process. He explained every detail in depth and was always responsive and supportive. I’m thankful I chose McCabe, Coleman, and ...”

    - Nicole M.

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