My grandfather and father were lawyers. I was raised in Spencertown, New York, south of Albany in rural Columbia County. I’m a graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta. I liked my years in Oneonta so well that after I graduated from Albany Law School I decided to come back here to start our family's third generation of country lawyer practice. I have been living in Oneonta since 1977.
I have been married to Marie Hegeman, a clinical social worker with her own psychotherapy practice, since 1989. We originally met through our work with the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Since that time, we have been involved with a number of volunteer organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. Marie is a past president and newsletter editor. I have recruited lawyers from the Otsego County Bar Association and their families to help build houses. I have also donated house closings for a number of Habitat for Humanity homeowners. I am a past president of the local Otsego County Bar Association, and served on the board of the Legal Aid Society for many years.
Attorney at Law
8-12 Dietz St., Suite 204, Oneonta, NY 13820