Public Officers Law Section 17 Counsel

If you are a New York State employee, and are sued for something in connection with your job, Public Officer Law Section 17 provides that the State, typically the Attorney General’s office, will defend you. If the attorney general has a conflict of interest, however, you will receive a letter informing you that you may hire private council who will be compensated by the state.

If you receive a “Section 17” letter from the Office of the Attorney General, it is extremely important for you too contact and hire an experienced attorney to represent and defend you.

We defend New York State employees in all state and federal courts. If you receive a letter from the Attorney General that mentions Public Officers Law, Section 17, call Sam Breslin today. Our services in these matters come at no cost to you, and there is no fee for a consultation. No matter where you live, we will defend you.

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