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Employment Law

If you were recently laid off during maternity leave or you’re having trouble at work and think discrimination is to blame, you have the right to fight back against your employer’s poor behavior. D’Orazio Peterson handles employment law cases involving FMLA violations and incidents of discrimination based on age, gender, race or disability.

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Medical and Hospital Negligence

When you put your health—and sometimes your life—in a doctor’s hands or the hands of a hospital, you trust that you will be taken care of to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals and facilities sometimes make poor decisions that can negatively affect a patient’s life forever. If this has happened to you, you may have a medical or hospital negligence case on your hands.

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About us

D’Orazio Peterson LLP, an Employment and Serious Injury Law firm, was founded on the basic principle that lawyers should treat clients the way that they would want to be treated if the roles were reversed. We believe that the attorney-client relationship, which is built on trust, should be open at all times. We are always open and honest with our clients, particularly when the circumstances require us to tell them things that they do not want to hear.

What our clients say

“You were such a great help and took such heavy stress off my shoulders. You made sure everything was done perfectly which resulted in spotless results. thank you for your service I highly recommend your service to everyone I know.”

“I highly recommend your service to everyone I know.” E.K, Glens Falls, N.Y.

“This was the first time I ever needed an attorney and could not have asked for any better! Scott was on top of everything, only had my best interest and was very professional. He kept me well informed and updated throughout the entire case! My settlement was beyond anything I could of imagined and I would never consider using any other law firm!”

“I would never consider using any other law firm!!” K.F, Troy, NY

“I would like to thank you, for all that you have done.  I am so pleased with the outcome.  I know it wasn’t easy.”

“I know it wasn’t easy” J.A. Schenectady, NY

“I was very happy with the service provided by you and your wife. You answered all my questions satisfactorily and, if you weren’t available when I called, you got back to me very expeditiously.
I couldn’t have asked for better representation and wouldn’t hesitate to hire you again, if the need arises.”

“I couldn’t have asked for better representation.” C.J., Saratoga Springs

“I was very satisfied with my experience with your firm. I felt supported and well-represented at every step in the process. I’m glad I chose D’Orazio Peterson.”

“I’m glad I chose D’Orazio Peterson” H.D., Albany, NY
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I made a complaint about wages and was fired. Now what?

With increased frequency we are receiving calls from individuals who for one reason or another believed that they were not being paid a fair wage.  This could be a lower wage because of gender, or in come cases not receiving proper wages for having worked overtime.  They went in and complained to HR or another […]

The effect of the new healthcare model on the patient

There have been many reports over recent months discussing changes in the administration of health care.  The Albany Times Union recently highlighted an effort by the insurer CDPHP to establish a new patient care model that will, essentially, reward physicians when patients are healthier. This effort should be applauded on some level for its attempt at […]

What a bullying settlement could mean for victims

The New York Times recently reported the approval of a $4.48 million dollar settlement in a lawsuit brought against a school district in Pine Bush, New York, by several victims of anti-semitic bullying.  The lawsuit accused the district of “deliberate indifference” towards protecting the students from a severe and persistent pattern of behavior by other […]

Yes, expecting sex in exchange for employment is illegal…

You would think that in the age of the internet people would act with more discretion.  You would also think that someone tasked with running a franchise restaurant would know better than to proposition potential employees during the application process.  Unfortunately, according to a recent article in the Albany Times Union, neither is true. The […]

Why the Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Decision is only the beginning…

Unless you live under a rock, you are most certainly aware of the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court which held that rules prohibiting same sex marriage violate the Constitution.  This decision opened the doors to same sex marriage throughout the US. What the decision did not do, however, is extend other protections […]

What the horse track tells us about dog ownership

We live and have an office in Saratoga Springs, where today is opening day of the Saratoga Race Course, one of the oldest horse racing venues in the United States.  It’s a day that is long anticipated locally, as it brings quite a bit of business to the City.  Plus, my kids love our Sunday […]

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We started by working for larger firms.

1 May 2005

Giovanna and Scott each spent the first several years of their careers working in larger law firm for big companies. These included Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, insurance companies, municipal governments and others. The upside to this is that we learned, from the inside, what decision making looks like inside large companies – something that we have used time and again in approaching cases against large corporate employers and wrongdoers.

We move away from the large firm model

1 May 2011

In thinking about the next 5, 10, 20 years, we asked ourselves how we could best serve clients. Would it be working in a large firm with little connection to our corporate and insurance clients?

Or would it be working in an intentionally small firm, where we get to stand up against those big companies with deep pockets, for individuals who don’t have the resources?

The decision was easy, and D’Orazio Peterson was born.

As the years go by, we continue to stand up for those without a voice

1 Jan 2015

We are fortunate. In a difficult profession we are able to work, day in and day out, to stand up for the rights of those who simply do not have the resources to take on large companies, municipalities, hospitals, etc. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and we will continue to do all that we can to stand up for our clients.

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