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Andrew R. Safranko, Esq. is a partner at LaMarche Safranko Law, where he concentrates his practice in criminal defense, health care fraud and abuse, professional discipline and Plaintiff’s civil litigation. Mr. Safranko is active in all aspects of criminal litigation, including motion practice, trial, post-trial proceedings, appellate matters, subpoenas, and investigations in both State and Federal Courts. He has represented thousands of criminal clients on issues ranging from major felonies and complex white-collar crimes, to misdemeanors and violations. Mr. Safranko has represented individuals and entities in matters including mail and wire fraud, public corruption, health care fraud, tax crimes, computer crimes, mortgage fraud, RICO, pornography, drug crimes, assaults, burglary, DWI, domestic violence, theft, sex offenses, and probation/parole violations. He has participated in and tried many high profile criminal defense matters. Mr. Safranko has also been instrumental in recovering millions of dollars for clients in personal injury matters, in both New York State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Safranko has lectured around New York State, on topics such as the rights, practices and procedures that nursing homes are entitled to during criminal investigations, and is a legal analyst on the Paul Vandenburgh Show, 1300 AM in Albany, New York. Mr. Safranko has been selected by his peers to be included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. He also has been selected to the 2013-2019 New York Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Safranko is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and the District of Vermont. Mr. Safranko is a graduate of Albany Law School, Emory University, and the Albany Academy. Mr. Safranko is a member of the New York State and Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York Defenders Association, and the New York State and Albany County Bar Associations.

Contact & Links


  • 210 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 102
    Albany, NY 12203
  • 1539 Crescent Road
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • 46 Court Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901


  • English


  • Emory University, graduated 1995
  • Albany Law School of Union University, graduated 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar Association


  • Entrepreneurs Organization, Albany Chapter - Member
  • Capital District and New York State Trial Lawyers Associations - Member
  • National and New York State Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • Albany County Bar Association - Member
  • Saratoga County Bar Associations - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - DUI / DWI Defense

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • DUI / DWI Defense, Albany (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • DUI / DWI Defense


  • 2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

"In my opinion, Andy had thorough explanations for everything regarding my case. He paid great attention to detail and laid out all the facts and possible outcomes for me. I appreciated his honesty and that he was realistic regarding the situation in my case. He did not make any promises, but I felt that he counseled me to the best of his ability. In the end, I was happy with the results in my case, and I know now that I have gained a counselor and friend for life. Thank you, Andy, for your time, attention, and care regarding my case."

- Samar Amin

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