David L. Posner

David L. Posner

Poughkeepsie, New York

Civil Rights/Police Liability:
Defending public officials, police officers and municipalities who are being sued in State or Federal Court on claims that they violated the plaintiff’s constitutional rights.

Employment Discrimination:
Defending municipal and private employers in matters before the State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State or Federal Court on claims of discriminations in hiring, firing, promotions and other terms of employment.

Litigation/Insurance Defense:
Representing businesses and individuals who are being sued for personal injury or property damage resulting from auto, premise liability or other types of accidents.

Personal Injury-Plaintiff:
Representing clients who have sustained serious injuries due to auto, premise liability or other types of accidents. Conducting all phases of the personal injury case including trial.


New York State Trial Lawyers Association
American Board of Trial Attorneys
Dutchess County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
DRI—Defense Research Institute
Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rated Attorney

Member of the Board of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

David and his wife Joan, Dutchess County Family Court Judge, reside in the Town of Poughkeepsie. He is an avid biker, tennis player and skier — when not at his desk or in court.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights/Police Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Litigation/Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury-Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1975
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 1971
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007 to 2017
  • Champion of Justice Award from Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, 2017