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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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    Bernadette M. Davidson

    Senior Associate Attorney

    Bernadette M. Davidson has joined McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC with solid experience working for matrimonial and general litigation firms in NYC where she represented clients with a variety of matrimonial and family law issues.
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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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  • Avvo 10.0 Top Lawyer
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  • Avvo 10.0 - David Steinberg

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

We've Helped More Than 5000 Families & Small Businesses
  • Rare to find attorneys who will go the extra mile, are kind, and willing to emotionally support you.

    “This firm was tremendously helpful and caring. They were excellent, understanding, and thorough. I have recommended this firm to friends and will continue to do so.”

    - Catherine Q.
  • Chris is not only a brilliant attorney he's also a common sense, down-to-earth, business person.

    “He simply had my best interest as his guide. Superb lawyer, great guy!”

    - Former Client
  • Professional, Kind, Efficient, Responsive, Easy to Work With

    “He is calm and kind as well...and someone who will advocate for you. For me, I just felt a high level of trust in working with him. He has a high standard of integrity which I find is hard to come by these days.”

    - Former Client
  • Dan is friendly, patient, and personable, not traits I've come to expect in my experience with lawyers.

    “Dan and his whole staff have been very helpful in guiding me through the sale of my current house and purchase of my new home. They are always quick to respond to my inquiries and clarify anything I have concerns about.”

    - Former Client
  • Trustworthy, honest, family-based, and relaxed.

    “Mr. Coleman and I had the unfortunate luck of needing to work together. Once we met, I never worried about my case again. Mr. Coleman assured me he would do all he could, to bring a positive outcome ...”

    - Former Client

You Deserve the Best

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  • Known as One of the Largest, Finest Firms in the Area
  • More Than 200 Years of Combined Experience & Extensive Trial Knowledge
  • You Have Direct Access to Our Attorneys & They Personally Handle Each Case
  • Start Your Case in the Comfort of Your Home Using Our Online Video Conference Options
  • Spanish Speaking Services Available
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