• 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

September 22, 2016 - Albany, New York

Yesterday a Federal Court Jury in Albany, NY dismissed claims against the City of Troy and a number of its' police officers and code enforcement officers. Lead Trial Counsel, Michael E. Ginsberg, Esq. of Pattison Sampson Ginsberg & Griffin, Troy NY, said "The Jury fully understood this complex case and came to the correct conclusion."

The plaintiff alleged violations of both his 4th Amendment and 14th Amendment Constitutional rights stemming from an August 2010 raid of the old Paradise Pub in Troy following reports of a gunshot victim.
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