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Stephen T. Rodriguez


Stephen T. Rodriguez

Education

  • J.D. May 1982
    Western New England College School of Law,
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • B.S. May 1979
    Clarkson College of Technology
    Potsdam, New York
    Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Legal Experience (Employment)

  • July 1997 - Present - Rodriguez & Doern, PLLC
    Saratoga Springs, Johnstown, Glens Falls and Amsterdam, New York

    Private practice concentrating in Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability.
    Experienced in trial work.

  • July 1993 - July 1997 - Law Office of Stephen T. Rodriguez
    Saratoga Springs, New York
    Private practice with emphasis on commercial matters, real estate, personal injury, and criminal cases.
  • October 1991 - July 1993 - King, Murphy, Adang & Arpey
    Saratoga Springs, New York
    Associate
    Handled majority of litigation matters of firm, including commercial, real estate and personal injury cases.
  • January 1989 - December 1989 - City of Saratoga Springs, New York
    City Attorney
    Responsible for all legal matters involving the City of Saratoga Springs and administrative matters of City Attorney's Office.
  • April 1987 - September 1991 - Law Office of Phil A. Rodriguez
    Schenectady, New York
    Associate
    Prepared and tried several civil and criminal jury trials. Handled all real estate transactions for firm, including presentations before local zoning and planning boards in several jurisdictions.
  • February 1986 - March 1987 - Schenectady County District Attorney
    Schenectady, New York
    Assistant District Attorney.
    Primarily responsible for County Court and appeals; Handled felony hearings and trials. Responsible for Asset Forfeiture program.
  • July 1982 - January 1986 - Hershkowitz, Rodriguez & Stillman, P.C.
    Schenectady, New York
    Associate
    Practiced in Local, State and Federal Courts; preparation of motion papers and appellate briefs.

Legal Experience (Other)

  • National Association of Securities Dealers, New York, New York Arbitrator
    For several years have served on panels arbitration typically involving claims between customers and their broker. Some arbitrations are heard by a sole arbitrator, but most are heard by a panel of three arbitrators. The arbitrations commonly last three days. Qualified to serve as Chairperson on the panels.

Professional Organizations

  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA)
    President current 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
    Former Delegate
    Former Member of Executive Council for NYS Conference of Bar Leaders
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
    Saratoga County Bar Association
    Former Member of Executive Committee
    Prior Chair of CLE Committee
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
    Board of Directors 1992- 2000

Community Organizations

  • Saratoga Springs City School District
    Board of Education Member; commenced second three-year term June 2006
  • Saratoga Care Foundation
    Board Member 1993 - 2002
  • Saratoga Springs Urban Heritage Area Program
    Advisory Board 1992 - 2002; Chairperson 2001 - 2002
  • Saratoga Springs City School District Planning Team
    Member 1995
  • Saratoga Springs City School District Facility and Space Planning and Development Team
    Member 1999 - 2000
  • Geyser Road Elementary School Shared Decision Making Team
    Member 1999 - 2000
  • Leadership Saratoga Graduate
    Class of 1989
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    1989 - 2002 Church Council: past president; past secretary
  • Hartland School for Learning Impaired
    Board Member 1988 - 1993
  • Schenectady County Boys Club; 1983 - 1990

What's Being Said...

  • I was treated always in a courteous and professional, respectful manner. Jim Doern helped me to the best of his ability and I was extremely satisfied.
    – Chapter 7 client, Patricia M.
  • We just wanted to thank you for your advice during our bankruptcy process. Your expertise during this trying time and the follow-up was appreciated. Thanks again.
    – Mike and Deb
  • Ms. Smith completed her client satisfaction questionnaire. She was very happy with your service and her interaction with your staff. I wanted to pass this along to remind you how much we, and the people you help, appreciate you and your office. Thank you.
    - A letter from the Legal Aid Society
  • I want to express our sincere thanks to you for being an outstanding attorney and for representing us for the duration of our 5 year chapter 13 payment plan. We very much appreciated having you stand by us for such a long period and being there for us in our times of need. We were blessed to have the privilege of being acquainted with your law firm.
    -Chapter 13 clients Philip & Connie
  • Please accept my note to say thank you for saving my property, I appreciate everything your office has done for me.
    – Chapter 13 client, John B.
  • Thank you for all of your words and understanding during my emotional tears throughout the roller coaster ride that wasn't letting me off. It was because of your hard work and dedication to my case that has finally stopped the roller coaster and has allowed me a fresh start. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
    – Mike and Deb
  • I am thankful and appreciate your professionalism and kindness through all our meetings. You took a horrible situation for me and made it a manageable one. I will always remember both you and your staff for all the help you extended to me.
    - Chapter 7 client, Sharon S.

In The News

  • The Business Review – January 15th 2010 “Bankruptcy lawyers forecast busy year on heels of 16% filing jump in ‘09

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  • The Times Union “EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY CALAMITY Bankruptcy filings increased in the first quarter, and not just by people living on the edge...

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  • The Business Review – September 22, 2008 “Despite 2005 reforms, bankruptcy is on the rise again

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  • The Business Review – January 18th 2009 online “Bankruptcy lawyers work overtime to keep pace with increased filings

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  • The Business Review – September 22, 2008 “Reforms shift bankruptcy filings towards chapter 13

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We are a debt relief agency proudly assisting persons file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code. We serve clients in Fulton County, Montgomery County, Saratoga County, Warren, Washington, Albany, Rensselaer, Essex and Hamilton Counties