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Crystal R. Peck began her legal career in 2004, developing her practical legal skills first as a Law Clerk with Bailey Johnson, and then as an Attorney.  

Ms. Peck has extensive experience in personal injury, property damage, and land use cases, particularly in the area of municipal liability and employment law, including use-of-force claims, Article 78 proceedings, and zoning and land use matters. Ms. Peck serves as Special District Counsel to local municipalities and counsel for local Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals.  

Throughout her career, Ms. Peck has handled several matters under the New York State Civil Service Law, including public employee disciplinary proceedings. She is well-seasoned in preparing cases for trial in federal and state courts. Ms. Peck keeps current on the varying rules and specific requirements of the different courts and judges.

Ms. Peck also provides services to individuals in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration.  She guides her clients through the process of preparing Powers of Attorney and Wills, and is experienced in preparing Medicaid trusts.  Ms. Peck also provides advice and guidance necessary to assist her clients with probating the estates of their loved ones and represents the intrests of executors and distributees in Surrogate's Court.  

 

Admitted to Practice

  • All New York State Courts (2007)
  • Federal Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Education

  • University at Albany, B.A. (2001)
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor (2006)

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member of the Local and State Government Law Section
    • Member of the Trust and Estates Section
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association - Northern District of New York

Notable Cases

  • Adams v. Smith, 2015 WL 4139686 (N.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Adams v. Village of Keeseville, 2008 WL 3413867 (N.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Bombard v. Pruiksma, Index No. 14930 (Washington Co. Sup. Ct., Aug. 8, 2012)
  • Boughton v. Town of Bethlehem, 2015 WL 5306077 (N.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Collins v. Saratoga County Support Collection Unit, 528 Fed.Appx. 15 (2013)
  • Collins v. Saratoga County Support Collection Unit, 2012 WL 2571288 (2012)
  • Corneli v. Adventure Racing Co., LLC, 2015 WL 3890373 (N.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Corneli v. Adventure Racing Co., LLC, 2015 WL 4716285 (N.D.N.Y.  2015)
  • Ed-george v. Burns, 2010 WL 4340258 (N.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Feltz v. State, 108 A.D.3d 950 (3d Dep’t 2013)
  • In re Cox v. Zoning Brd of Appeals, Index No. 2011-849 (Schoharie Co., Sup. Ct. May 11, 2012)
  • In re Cox v. Zoning Brd of Appeals, Index No. 242350 (Rensselaer Co. Sup. Ct., Aug. 20, 2013)
  • Karam v. County of Rensselaer, New York, 2016 WL 51252 (N.D.N.Y. 2016)
  • McColley v. County of Rensselaer, 2012 WL 1589022 (N.D.N.Y. 2012)
  • McKim v. County of Rensselaer, 2011 WL 2580327 (N.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Nemeth v. Village of Hancock, 495 Fed.Appx. 164 (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Nemeth v. Village of Hancock, 2011 WL 56063 (N.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Pilatich v. Town of New Baltimore, 133 A.D.3d 1143 (3d Dep't 2015)
  • Rivendell Winery LLC v. Town of New Paltz, 725 F.Supp2d 311 (N.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Rosseter v. Annetts, 2012 WL 4482858 (N.D.N.Y. 2012)
  • Saratoga Property Development v. Bonacio Construction, LLC, Index No. 2007-1592 (Saratoga Co., Sup. Ct. Dec. 19, 2007)
  • Szymaszek v. Mahar, 2008 WL 4518613 (N.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Winters v. Advance Auto Parts, 119 A.D.3d 1041 (3d Dep’t 2014)