Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

500 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15072, Albany, NY 12212

Established: 2009

Practice Areas

  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Estate Litigation
  • Garage Liability
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Defense
  • Governmental Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Public Officials Defense
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Slip and Fall
  • Tribal Law
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Policy Liability Defense

About Us

Headquartered in Albany, New York, the attorneys and professional staff of The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (TLF) comprise a general practice law firm advising clients and trying cases in a broad range of legal fields. From matters as small as a traffic ticket to the most complex business disputes, you may rely on our experience and availability. Our six offices are in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts, but the scope of our legal practice ranges transactional to litigation services. Our team approach ensures our clients are provided with comprehensive service and personalized attention.

Firm Highlights

TLF attorneys have a broad range of experience providing insurance defense representation to numerous insurance carriers, business owners, and self-insured clients.

During the past few years alone, the firm argued numerous matters before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on various labor and civil rights related cases. Firm members continue their extensive practice in both state, federal, trial and appellate courts on behalf of employers and municipalities and their insurance carriers.

How We Offer Value

  • The Towne Law Firm, P.C. is approved defense counsel for several insurance carriers, providing insurance defense litigation services.
  • Our six offices are in New York,Vermont, and Massachusetts, but the scope of our legal practice ranges from transactional to litigation.

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Personnel Information

Principal Partner

James T. Towne, Jr.

Albany, NY

  • New York, 1976
  • Vermont, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Designated Arbitrator and Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator, Dispute Resolution Program, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York

  • American (Section of Trial Counsel, Corporate, Banking and Business Law), New York State and Vermont Bar Associations
  • Albany County, Saratoga County, Warren County and Rensselaer County Bar Associations
  • Federal Bar Council and Foundation
  • American Arbitration Association (1981-2000; Panel of Arbitrators, Commercial and Construction Panels)
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1971
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1975


  • Shalini Natesan
  • Christine E. Taylor

Associate Attorneys

  • Ryan L. Abel
  • Megan L. Bassler
  • Eugene P. Devine

Of Counsel

  • Robert H. Cohen
  • Robert H. Coughlin
  • Michael J. Hannah
  • Michael Rhodes-Devey

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Service Areas

All New York State Courts; Vermont; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; and the Akwesasne Court, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Bar

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