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Marco Caviglia

Marco Caviglia

43 years of experience; you'll deal with me one-on one always.
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • New York
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Marco Caviglia most recently was a Felony Bureau Chief with the Ulster County District Attorney. Mr. Caviglia has been a successful and effective trial attorney for over 40 years both in private and public practice in multiple criminal and civil fields of law. A complete resume is available at the website:

He limits the number of cases he handles, as he always deals "one-on-one" with clients, so doesn't accept all cases, but in which case will refer you to a reliable attorney if possible.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Municipal Law
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
    Non-personal injury consultations are $150, and if hired, credited to retainer making it free. Fee payable at time of consultation. Always free for personal injury cases, even if not retained.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Italian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Chief Counsel
Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
- Current
Chief of Felony Trials
Ulster County District Attorney's Office
Chief Counsel
Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
Special Counsel
Town of Wappinger
Part time
Deputy Town Attorney
Town of Poughkeepsie
part time
Caviglia & Kolb
Senior Associate
Steinberg & Kolb
Chief Assistant Public Defender
Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
Meiselman, Farber, Stella & Eberz
Assistant District Attorney
Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
County Legislator
Dutchess County Legislator
Albany Law School
J.D. (1981)
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Colgate University
B.A. | Political Science/Economics
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Legal Answers
92 Questions Answered
Q. My sister left mutual fund money to my mother but my mother’s death preceded the death of my sister. My sister’s husband
A: The term "left" is ambiguous. If the mutual fund had someone as the beneficiary and that beneficiary predeceased, the fund reverts to the decedent's estate. If the mutual fund was bequeathed in a will, then the will must be reviewed to determine if someone else specifically gets the fund or it reverts to the residuary clause. If there is no will, the estate is addressed through the laws of intestacy. You should consult an attorney to get specific answers.
Q. Counter claims left open despite motion to dismiss because they are evidence to the case
A: Understanding your intended question is challenging, but I'll take a stab. There is a breach of contract claim and the defendant filed several counterclaims. Plaintiff seeks dismissal of the counterclaims before trial which will be unlikely unless there are no material facts to be determined and summary dismissal is granted or the law makes such counterclaim inapplicable. Typically, the court at trial does the fact finding and then applies the law to both the claim and any counterclaim. You should consult a lawyer if you are representing yourself and this case involves serious money, although it sounds like a small claims court matter, in which case you might still wish to at least consult an attorney with these and any other questions. ... Read More
Q. Is a real estate deed still valid if it was never recorded?
A: An unrecorded deed is still valid and should be recorded asap, as NYS is a "race" state meaning of two valid deeds, the first filed has priority even if the other was more recent. Upon the death of one joint tenant, the survivor automatically obtains full ownership. Also, although there is no mention of the house in a will, if the unrecorded deed were to be successfully challenged, the old deed which was filed and valid and solely in the name of the deceased should control, and the residuary clause in the will should determine the recipient(s) of that asset or share of the asset. Of course, all this is without knowing all the facts, and for that reason you should consult with a local attorney for detailed review. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
P.O. Box 71
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Toll-Free: (845) 453-2245
Notice: Mail only accepted at P.O. Box, not the office!
Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
301 Manchester Rd #201,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Telephone: (845) 453-2245
Monday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 9 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening calls usually answered, appointments possible during non-business hours, home visits available. NO WALKINS!
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