• 200+ Years of Service

    200-Years The firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C. traces its roots to the early 1800’s. Located in Troy, New York, the firm’s practice is extensive throughout the Capital Region and elsewhere in New York State.

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  • Our Clients

    The firm’s attorneys possess a broad range of experience and provide legal services in the areas of banking, education, labor and employment law, estate planning and probate, trusts, litigation, property tax reductions, real estate, matrimonial and business law. Read More

    RPI - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
    One of the many construction projects handled by Pattison Sampson

    RPI - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
  • Our History

    The Firm traces its roots back to 1813 and the long association between the “Pattison” name and the practice of law in our community which spans five generations, predating Edward Clinton Pattison, son of Elias Pattison ... Read More

    Our History
  • Our Mission

    The Pattison Firm is committed to continuing its long established tradition of providing quality legal services to our institutional, corporate and individual clients.


Areas of Practice

The firm’s attorneys provide a broad base of legal services as described below.
Please explore this site to learn more about us and the many services that we provide

  • Appeals
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Contract Law
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Protection
  • Estate Litigation and Probate
  • Export Control Compliance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Human Resource Investigations
  • Technology Transfer
  • Technology Licensing
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • Training, and Investigation

About Us


The law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C. is a general practice law firm, located in the historic district of downtown Troy, New York.  The firm’s practice is extensive throughout the Capital District, and elsewhere in New York State.

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Our Clients

Our Clients

The above is a sample of some of the clients we represent.

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In the News

Pattison Sampson creates new precedent in Higher Education Law

Pattison Sampson wins in McInerny V. RPI!

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the highest Federal Court in NYS, just issued its Final Mandate upholding the trial Court's dismissal of a graduate student's claims of disability based discrimination.
he Decision creates an important precedent for colleges and universities. It identifies an approved method of providing reasonable testing accommodations in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and The Rehabilitation Act.

The decision also demonstrates the importance of maintaining appropriate policies for handling issues of insufficient academic performance by students, including those with disabilities.

The Court found that [The ADA] "and the Rehabilitation Act do not require a defendant to provide a plaintiff with his ideal or preferred accommodation. Rather, the statutes require that an individualwith a disability be provided a reasonable accommodation so that he or she may participate equally in the good, service, or benefit offered by the place of public accommodation. RPI was not required to accommodate plaintiff's every preference. It was not required to expand its faculty or make adjustments to its policies, particularly after it determined that plaintiff was not meeting its academic requirements. RPI provided plaintiff extended time in which to take exams, tailored his Oral Department Qualifying Exam in a manner which best accommodated his needs, and granted him breaks as requested during his Doctoral Qualifying Exam."
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