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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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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 […]

You might be losing overtime pay!

Over the past several years we’ve noticed a move by many businesses towards attempting to classify workers as either “independent contractors” or what are known as “exempt” employees.  This may not seem like a big deal to the employee at the time, however the classification can make a very big difference. The FLSA protects your […]

EEOC says workplace rights should include gay rights

With the recent US Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, many would think that equal rights would be extended to gay men and women in most other areas of life.  This would be wrong.  As it stands the laws protecting gay men and women from being free from discrimination in the workplace and […]

When a diagnosis gets missed

Many people share a common fear about going to the doctor.  They are afraid that they will find out that something is wrong.  They don’t want to hear it, so they put off going.  Most of the time when they do finally go things turn out okay. What most people do not think about, until […]

Why the Wording of your Doctor’s Note is Important

Employees who go out on medical leave, including FMLA leave and pregnancy related leave, are often required to provide medical documentation to support their leave.  Under the FMLA this documentation takes the form of a medical certification, which requires the treating physician to certify that the person seeking the leave is actually undergoing treatment for […]

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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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