Carolyn B. George

OF COUNSEL
Albany, New York
Phone: 518-449-3900 | 888-352-3751
Fax: 518-432-3111
cgeorge@coopererving.com
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Overview

As an attorney with Cooper Erving, Carolyn B. George is a tireless advocate for persons who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others, by fighting for their rights in a court of law. Ms. George has spent over 40 years focused on Personal Injury Litigation and Insurance Litigation, and has tried countless cases to verdict. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in New York State courts. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and Editor of the Law School Newspaper.

Ms. George is one of the top-rated Personal Injury Lawyers in Albany, New York, holding the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating used to recognize lawyers for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards; the Super Lawyers Upstate New York roster for Trial Practice 10+ Years Running; one of only four women appointed for alternative dispute resolution with the Third Judicial Roster of Neutrals and the federal court mediation panel; recognized as “Trailblazer” by Albany Law School’s Pioneering Women Project, and many other awards and designations.

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Ms. George moved to the Albany area in 1978. In her free time, Ms. George has mentored dozens of aspiring lawyers as a Coach with Albany High School’s Mock Trial Team. She also serves as Chair of Albany County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service matching persons in need of legal services with panel members. She also volunteers for Lawyer-for-the-Day Program to provide free representation to tenants in eviction cases. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her 97-year-old father, and adult children and is an avid competitive runner.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Litigation

Education & Admissions

EDUCATION

  • University of Syracuse College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    Juris Doctor
  • LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1983

Representative Cases

  • Sprung v MTR Ravensburg , Inc., 99 NY3d 468 (2003)
  • Ingarra v General Accident, 273 AD2d 733 (3d Dept., 2000)
  • Cancellaro v Shults, 43 AD3d 1142 (3d Dept., 2009)
  • Dewey v Town of Colonie, 53 AD3d 1142 (3d Dept., 2008)
  • Life Covenant Church v Town of Colonie,2017 WL 4081907 (N.D.N.Y., 2017)
  • Firetree v Town of Colonie, 2012 WL 4793474 (N.D.N.Y., 2012)
  • Lyons v Cold Brook Plaza, 268 AD2d 659 (3d Dept., 2000)
  • Ramos v Baker, 96 AD3d 930 (2d Dept., 2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • 2019: Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Practice
  • 2018: A Glimpse Forward and a Glance Back
  • 2018: Insurance Coverage Update
  • 2017: “Law School” for Insurance Professionals
  • 2017: Updates and Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage
  • 2016: Labor Law Claims, Coverage and Litigation
  • 2016: Mock Trial
  • 2015: Premises Liability: What You Need to Know in New York
  • 2012: Advanced Insurance Coverage
  • 2012: Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action
  • 2012: Practical Skills – Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice
  • 2011: Insurance Coverage Update: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know
  • 2010: Insurance Coverage Update: Commercial General Liability Policy Emerging Issues for the Next Decade
  • 2010: Practical Skills – Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice
  • 2009: Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case
  • 2009: Additional Insured Coverage: Hot Topics & Critical Issues
  • 2008: Keeping Current with Automobile Litigation
  • 2008: Can the Commercial General Liability Policy Survive?
  • 2007: Insurance Coverage Update: Focus on First Party Coverage Issues
  • 2006: Commercial Lines: Coverage for the Construction Defect Claim
  • 2003: Practical Skills – Basic Tort & Insurance Law Practice
  • 2001: Residential & Commercial Insurance – Concerns & Advanced Issues

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach, Albany High School Mock Trial Team
  • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, Albany County Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Albany County Bar Association Lawyer-for-the-Day Program
  • Former Member, New York State Character and Fitness Committee, Third Judicial Department

Recognition

  • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2020
  • Highest Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell’s – AV Preeminent®: This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.
  • Super Lawyers Upstate New York Edition – Trial Practice (10+ Years Running)
  • One of four women appointed to the Third Judicial District Roster of Neutrals out of 41 members.
  • Albany Law School Gabrielli Moot Court/Mock Trial Award 2004 and 2009
  • Selected as a “Trailblazer” for the Albany Law School Pioneering Women Project