Carl S. Wolfson

  • Of Councel
  • Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.
  • 130 North Front Street, Suite 100
    Kingston, NY 12401

Before becoming of Counsel to the Law Firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C., Carl was with the Law Firm of Wolfson, Egitto & Ragucci, P.C. and with predecessor law firms in Dutchess County since 1970. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1959. After graduation he served on active duty with the United States Navy from 1959 until June 1965, he retired as a Lieutenant Commander and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1965.

Carl is admitted to Practice Law in The State of New York, Federal District Courts for Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, Federal Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has been the Town Justice for the Town of Wappinger since 1983 and an Acting Village Justice in the Village of Fishkill since 2000. Carl has also been an Acting City Judge for the City of Poughkeepsie in conflict cases and has served as an Instructor for Judicial Training since 1983. Carl is a former Assistant District Attorney for Kingston and Dutchess Counties in New York and a former Instructor of Criminal Law and Procedure at Dutchess Community College. He was a Member of District Attorney William Grady's Committee for the Implementation of Interlock Devices for Convicted Drunk Drivers and the Author of the First Published Decision in New York State Upholding the use of Road Blocks for Apprehension of Drunk Drivers. Carl is a member of the Board of Directors of Pathway Community Support Services, Inc. a not for profit community support corporation and a Director Emeritus of Riverside Bank.

He has been practicing law in Poughkeepsie, New York since 1970 and specializes in the fields of Estate Planning, Probate and Administration, Trusts, Real Estate, Business Development and Criminal Law.

Carl S. Wolfson resides in Wappingers Falls, New York with his wife, Ronnie. He has two sons, Ira and Aaron and four grandchildren, Phillipa, Georginia, Drew and Charlotte. With the exception of his schooling and military service, he has lived in New York State his entire life


Areas of Practice


Commercial Real Estate
Residential Real Estate
Estate Planning, Probate & Administration
Trusts
Criminal Law
Business Organization and Development, Litigation and Commercial Transactions
Corporations & LLC's


Litigation Percentage


25%


Bar Admission


New York 1966
Federal District Courts for Southern, Eastern and North Districts of New York
Federal Court of Appeal for the 2nd Circuit
United States Supreme Court


Education


Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

LLB Degree 1965

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

B.A. 1959


Military Service


LCDR U.S. Naval Reserve Retired


Published Works


Author of First Published Decision in New York State Upholding the Use of

Road Blocks for Apprehension of Drunk Drivers


Professional Associations and Memberships


Dutchess County Bar Association 1970 to present time
New York State Magistrates Association 1983 to present time
Dutchess County Magistrates Association 1983 to present time
New York State Bar Association 1970 to present time
Member of District Attorney William Grady's Committee for the Implementation of Interlock Devices for Convicted Drunk Drivers (Implementation of Leandra's Law)
Director of Pathway Community Support Services, Inc.
Director Emeritus - Riverside Bank


Past Employment Positions


Assistant District Attorney Kings County 1968-1970 - Appeals Bureau
Assistant District Attorney Dutchess County 1970-1972
Town Justice, Town of Wappinger 1983 to date
Acting Village Judge, Town of Fishkill 2000 to date
Appointed by Administrative Judge Ninth Judicial District as Acting Judge in Conflict Cases for City of Poughkeepsie, Town of Poughkeepsie and Town of Fishkill
Hearing Officer for City of Poughkeepsie and City of Beacon 2000 to date
Instructor for the New York State Training Program for Town and Village Justices for over 12 years
Former Instructor of Criminal Law and Procedure, Dutchess Community College
Practice of Law with various Law Firms in Dutchess County, New York - to date

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