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Christopher N. Luhn

Christopher N. Luhn

33 years’ legal experience and community leadership
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Maryland, New York
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Summary

Christopher ("Chris") Luhn practices law primarily in New York's Capital Region, which is to say in the Upstate counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, and, oftentimes, in Warren and Washinton counties, as well. Chris moved to Saratoga Springs with his wife and two step-children Immediately after completing his law studies at the University of Baltimore School of Law in June 1985. After passing both the Maryland and the New York Bar exams, he began practicing exclusively in the field of personal injury trial law until August 2000 when he joined the New York State Attorney General's Civil Litigation Trial Bureau. After a time, though, Chris decided that he was more suited for private practice, leaving the AG's office to start his own "solo" practice in 2008, concentrating on civil litigation, Family Law, and vehicle and traffic cases. Now, Chris handles traffic ticket cases exclusively. Every phone call is taken or returned personally by Mr. Luhn providing all callers a 15-20 minute initial phone consultation at no charge. Mr. Luhn looks forward to hearing from you and providing you with personal and competent legal services at a fair price.

Practice Area
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial 15-20 minute telephone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Master Card, Discover, American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Traffic Tickets are charged on a Flat-Fee basis, usually $375, except for Trials and multiple court appearances which are subject to an hourly fee of $300. Fees are required for all matters, payable at the time of engagement. All clients are provided username and password-protected access to our secure, encrypted MyCase system. This allows the client to log in to view documents, invoices, send messages to your lawyer, and upload documents and photographs, thus giving each client immediate, secure access to the majority of his or her "file" 24/7.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President, Malta Sunrise Rotary
Rotary International
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Court-appointed Law Guardian (N/K/A Attorney for the Child)
Saratoga County Law Guardian Panel
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Board of Directors
Brain Injury Association of New York State
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President, vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer
Saratoga County Bar Association
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Treasurer (1995), Secretary (1996), vi-President (1997), President (1998-1999)
Board of Directors: Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (Founding Member)
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
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Founding board member of this specialized group of trial attorneys dedicated to furthering the rights of persons with acquired brain injuries (traumatically induced or environmentally caused brain injuries).
Board of Directors
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
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Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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Washington College
B.A. (1974) | Political Science; International Affairs; Psychology; Spanish
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
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Washington College
B.A. (1974) | Political Science; Psychology
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Honors: Graduated with Honors (3.95 average in Major)
Activities: Music; Chair of Washington College McGovern for America (1972)
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association (ABA)
Member and Member of the ABA Family Law Section
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Activities: General Member; Member of the ABA Family Law Section
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Saratoga County Bar Association
Past-president
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Activities: Former Treasurer, Secretary, vice-President, then President
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American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Founding Member Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (TBILG)
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Speaking Engagements
"Handling the "Mild" Traumatic Brain Injury Case" , Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group , Chicago, IL
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Principal presenter at the ATLA (AAJ) TBILG annual conventions in San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, New York, Boston, Montreal, and San Juan, Puerto Rico (1995 - 2001)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Christopher N. Luhn, P.C. Website
Blog
luhnlaw Facebook Page
Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

Q. How do I get a free lawyer for a family court date in wich my ex husband is in violation of paying medical expenses
A: This is a “good-news/bad-news” situation. The “bad news is that if you file a Violation Petition (Infer that you have a court order directing him to reimburse you), if he is unable to afford an attorney, he’ll get an appointed attorney at no charge to him. The good news is that if you hire an attorney, and the court finds that he has “willfully” violated a court order of support, the court “MUST” order him to pay YOUR attorney fees. If you cannot afford an attorney, I recommend that you contact Legal Aid or, perhaps your county bar association has a Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) panel and can help you find counsel that will take your case pro bono (at no charge). Finally, if you have not done so already, start making copies of everything you send to him (with the covering letter, email, etc.). Otherwise you might have a hard time proving that you sent him the receipts and invoices in a timely way. Good luck. Christopher N. Luhn, Esq.
Q. My husband filed for divorce on March 18, 2019 without my knowledge He serve me the papers April 16, 2019
A: A lot depends on facts. I’d be happy to spend some time on the phone with you to explore your options. (518) 884-0000.
Q. my 15 year old son was living with his dad, last week they got into a fight and he kicked him out. He is now living
A: Is there an existing Order (Family Court, or Supreme Court Judgment of Divorce) that gave dad primary custody? If so, you should bring a petition in Family Court to MODIFY an existing/previously issued Order (you'll need to attach a copy of the existing Order if you have it). If there is NO Order, you can bring a petition for Custody/Visitation. In either case, I'd bring it by Order to Show Cause and ask for a Temporary Order of primary custody and an Order directing dad to hand-over the clothes, etc. There are other factors (for instance: are you and dad in the same school district?) that will have to be addressed, including child support, but the initial concern is getting you custody. You need to consult an experienced Family Law attorney. Good luck.
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CHRISTOPHER N. LUHN, P.C.
11 Old State Road
Mechanicville, NY 12118-3007
Telephone: (518) 884-0000
Cell: (518) 480-9900
Fax: (518) 288-2925
Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments by arrangements in advance. NO DROP-INS, PLEASE.
Because of Mr. Luhn's court schedule, face-to-face consultations are by appointment only.
Malta, NY, USA
Telephone: (518) 884-0000
Fax: (518) 288-2925
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