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Glenn W. Magnell

Attorney at Law


162 Main Street, Goshen  NY  10924   & 151 Continental Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518

Phone: 845-294-0585   Email:

Orange County NY, Putnam County NY, Dutchess County NY, Ulster County NY, Rockland County NY, Sullivan County, NY, Westchester County NY

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Glenn W. Magnell

Unlike most attorneys I came to the practice of law as a second career.  Prior to becoming an attorney I spent 20 years as a business executive, eventually running a large subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company.   While those years in private business were challenging and rewarding, there came time that I wanted to do something different and more directly related to assisting other people.  So, I left the business world, went to law school, passed the New York State bar exam and became a practicing attorney. 

Thanks to the experience and maturity that coming to the law later in life has brought me, I am able to bring a different perspective to my work with clients.  First and foremost, I understand the importance of everyone having access to high quality, dedicated and responsive legal assistance.  I also understand how important it is to treat each client as an individual, listening to their problems or issues and focusing on what I can do to assist them.  Lastly, I understand that high quality legal counsel is something that should be affordable to nearly everyone and not something that should be limited to only those that have great means.

Thus, in my practice of law I have dedicated myself to provided that highest possible quality of legal counsel and providing that counsel at a reasonable fee.  In addition, I have restricted my practice to areas of the law that I believe are underserved by the legal community and where finding a good lawyer at an affordable fee is a challenge for ordinary folks.

In addition to my law practice I also teach law. on a part time basis,  in the School of Management at Marist College in Poughkeepsie,  N.Y.   Like my law practice, I find teaching students both rewarding and challenging.  Teaching gives me an opportunity to impart to both undergraduate and graduate business students my respect for the rule of law and the importance of everyone understanding how our legal system works, as well as, what its strengths and weaknesses are.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                     - Glenn W. Magnell, Esq.

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Current Employment:

        Private legal practice serving Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess and Putnam Counties in New York State

        Adjunct Faculty, Marist College (teaching Legal Foundations of Business and Business Law)

Bar Admissions:

New York State, United States District Court (Southern District of N.Y.)

Practice Areas:

        Criminal Defense (DWI & DWAI, Speeding & Traffic Tickets, Misdemeanors, Felonies, Parole, Criminal Appeals

          Elder Law (Estate Planning, Wills, Living Wills, Medicaid Planning)

          Social Security (Retirement, Disability, Survivorship, SSI)


 New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

  • Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, General Practice Section(s)

American Bar Association ((ABA)

  • Criminal Defense Section

Orange County Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYACDL)

NYS Defenders Association (NYSDA)


Juris Doctor, Rutgers School of Law

M.A., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., New York University  

Hudson Valley Communities Served


Orange County

Arden, Balmville, Bellvale, Town of Blooming Grove, Bullville, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Town of Chester, Village of Chester, Circleville, Town of Cornwall, Cornwall on Hudson, Town of Crawford, Cuddebackville, Village of Florida, Fort Montgomery, Godeffroy, Town of Goshen, Village of Goshen, Town of Greenville, Greenwood Lake, Town of Hamptonburgh, Village of Harriman, Town of Highlands, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Howells, Huguenot, Johnson, Village of Maybrook, Mid Hudson, Middle Hope, City of Middletown, Town of Minisink, Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe, Town of Montgomery, Village of Montgomery,  Mountainville, New Hampton, New Milford, Town of New Windsor, City of Newburgh, Town of Newburgh, Otisville, Pine Bush, Pine Island, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Salisbury Mills, Silver Lake, Slate Hill, Southfields, Sparrow Bush, Sparrowbush, Sterling Forest, Sugar Loaf, Thompson Ridge, Town of Tuxedo, Village of Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, U S C C, Unionville, United States Military Academy, Vails Gate, Walden, Town of Wallkill, Town of Warwick, Village of Warwick,  Washingtonville, Town of Wawayanda, West Point, Westtown, Town of Woodbury.

Ulster County

Accord, Bearsville, Big Indian, Bloomington, Boiceville, Cherrytown, Chichester, Clintondale, Connelly, Cottekill, Cragsmoor, Eddyville, Ellenville, Esopus, Gardiner, Glasco, Glenford, Grahamsville, Greenfield Park, High Falls, Highland, Highmount, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Kingston, Krumville, Lake Hill, Lake Katrine, Leibhardt, Lyonsville, Malden, Malden Hudson, Malden on Hudson, Marlboro, Marlborough, Mettacahonts, Milton, Mldn on Hdsn, Modena, Mount Marion, Mount Merion Park, Mount Tremper, Napanoch, New Paltz, Olive, Olivebridge, Oliverea, Phoenicia, Pine Hill, Plattekill, Port Ewen, Rifton, Rosendale, Ruby, Saint Remy, Samsonville, Saugerties, Shady, Shandaken, Shokan, Spring Glen, Stone Ridge, Sundown, The Vly, Tillson, Ulster Park, Walker Valley, Wallkill, Wawarsing, West Camp, West Hurley, West Park, West Saugerties, West Shokan, Whitfield, Willow, Woodstock, Town of Denning, Village of Ellenville, Town of Esopus, Town of Gardiner, Town of Hardenburgh, Town of Hurley, Town of Kingston, Town of Lloyd, Town of Marbletown, Town of Marlborough, Town of New Paltz, Town of Olive, Town of Plattekill, Town of Rochester, Town of Rosendale, Town of Saugerties, Town of Shandaken, Town of Shawangunk, Town of Ulster, Town of Warwarsing, Town of Woodstock

Sullivan County

Barryville, Bethel, Bloomingburg, Burlingham, Callicoon, Callicoon Center, Claryville, Cochecton, Cochecton Center, Eldred, Fallsburg, Ferndale, Forestburg, Forestburgh, Fremont, Fremont Center, Glen Spey, Glen Wild, Grahamsville, Hankins, Harris, Highland Lake, Hortonville, Hurleyville, Jeffersonville, Kauneonga Lake, Kenoza Lake, Kiamesha Lake, Lake Huntington, Lew Beach, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Loch Sheldrake, Long Eddy, Mongaup Valley, Monticello, Mountain Dale, Mountaindale, Narrowsburg, Neversink, North Branch, Obernburg, Parksville, Phillipsport, Pond Eddy, Port Jervis, Rock Hill, Roscoe, Smallwood, South Fallsburg, Summitville, Swan Lake, Thompsonville, Westbrookville, White Lake, White Sulphur Springs, Woodbourne, Woodridge, Wurtsboro, Youngsville, Yulan, Town of Bethel, Town of Callicoon, Town of Cochecton, Town of Delaware, Town of Fallsburgh, Town of Freemont, Town of Highland, Town of Liberty, Town of Lumberland, Town of Mamakating, Town of Rockland, Town of Neversink, Town of Thompson, Town of Tusten.

Putnam County

Adams Corners, Brewster, Carmel, Cold Spring, Crofts Corners, Garrison, Kent Cliffs, Lake Carmel, Lake Lincolndale, Lake Mahopac, Lake Peekskill, Lake Secor, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Manitou, Nelsonville, North Highland, Oscawana Lake, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Sears Corners, Southeast, Tompkins Corners, Town of Kent Lakes, Town of Southeast, Town of Patterson, Town of Philipstown, Town of Carmel, Town of Putnam Lakes.

Dutchess County

Amenia, Arlington, Beacon, City of Beacon, Beekman, Brinckerhoff, Clinton, Crown Heights, Dover Plains, Dover, East Fishkill, Fairview, Fishkill, Fishkill, Haviland, Hillside Lake, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, La Grange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, Myers Corner, North East, Pawling, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Red Hook, Red Oaks Mill, Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, Spackenkill, Staatsburg, Stanford, Tivoli, Union Vale, Wappinger, Wappingers Falls, Washington, Town of Amenia, Town of Beekman, Town of Clinton, Town of Dover, Town of East Fishkill, Town of Fishkill, Village of Fishkill, Town of Hyde Park, Town of LaGrange, Town of Milan, Town of Millbrook,  Town of North East, Town of Pawling, Village of Pawling, Town of Pine PLains, Town of Pleasant Valley, Town of Poughkeepsie, City of Poughkeepsie, Town of Red Hook, Village Red Hook, Town of RhineBeck, Village of Rhinebeck, Town of Stanford, Village of Tivoli, Village of Union Vale, Town of Wappinger, Willage of Wappingers Falls, Town of Washington.

Rockland County

Town of Clarkstown, Town of Haverstraw, Town of Orangetown, Town of Ramapo, Town of Stony Point, Upper Nyack, Nyack, Pomona, Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, Grand View, Piermont, South Nyack, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Kaser, New Hempstead, New Square, Montibello, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Wesley Hills.

Highways With High Intensity State Police Activity

               NYS Thruway, I-87, I-84, Route 17, Taconic Parkway, Palisades Parkway, Route 209, Route 28, Route 6.


Contact Information

If you would like a consultation or wish to arrange for representation on any Social Security matter, criminal matter, drawing up a living will, testamentary will, trust and estate planning or health care proxy, you can contact Glenn W. Magnell at either his Goshen or Cornwall offices. 

       Goshen Office: 162 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. 10924    Phone: 845-294-0585    Fax: 845-926-4091

Cornwall Office: 151 Continental Road, Cornwall, N.Y. 12518   Phone: 845-725-3975  Fax: 845-926-4091


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