Jared Altman


Jared Altman has been practicing law for over thirty-five years and is thoroughly experienced in several fields. He applies his wealth of practical, hands-on expertise to pursue the best possible outcome in every matter he handles.

From working in a District Attorney’s Office, a not-for-profit handling Social Security Disability appeals, as a Manhattan-based trial attorney for the world’s oldest and largest insurance company, co-founding the expanding litigation department of a Manhattan law firm and throughout private practice in New York City and the greater Hudson Valley, Mr. Altman has always fought aggressively for his clients whatever the odds.

He entered the litigation field after graduating with distinction from Hofstra University Law School in 1981. He handled cases involving automobiles, buses, subways, faulty premises, floors, stairways, sidewalks, escalators and elevators, false arrests, infant’s claims, explosions, burns, animal bites and much more.

Not long afterwards a law firm he litigated against recruited him to try cases for the world’s oldest and largest insurance company. He defended the company’s insureds against all kinds of claims, from falls and auto accidents to complex construction accidents and major water damage cases, including appellate work.

He also represented the company itself in both State and Federal courts in cases involving asbestos, subrogation, arbitration and declaratory actions. He ascended to Senior New York City Trial Attorney assigned primarily to the Manhattan Supreme Court.

A colleague then invited Mr. Altman to join the fledgling litigation department in one of New York’s preeminent real estate firms, whose practice swelled on the condominium and cooperative conversion craze of the eighties. He immediately stepped into complex real estate cases and co-founded the firm’s personal injury practice.

He dealt with accidents and personal injuries, medical malpractice, shareholder derivative claims, board election challenges, residential and commercial landlord and tenant proceedings, regulatory hearings, and much more. He ultimately came to lead the litigation department as the Senior Litigation Partner.

During this period, Mr. Altman acquired expertise in residential and commercial real estate closings and leasing. He was also thrust into international matters in Great Britain and Canada and also involving several U.S. states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

He assisted one of the partners, a renowned criminal attorney, to defend various criminal matters such as assault, conspiracy and grand larceny. He also handled some estate planning and administration.

Mr. Altman began shifting his practice closer to home in the mid-nineties to serve the Hudson Valley while remaining active downstate. He established a full-time office in Peekskill and re-located to Montrose not long after, both located in Westchester County. He established a second office in East Fishkill several years ago.

Jared Altman is now a well-seasoned attorney and handles mostly select and serious personal injury cases, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, residential and commercial real estate closings, real estate litigation, landlord and tenant proceedings, criminal law, especially DWI/DUI, and select civil and commercial litigation.

Mr. Altman offers free telephone consultations in any matter and there is no attorney fee until you recover in personal injury, accident, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.


What are people saying about Mr. Altman?

    Professional, diligent and competent

    Reasonable rates and accessible

    Personal Injury Cases

    Criminal Matters

    Real Estate Closings

    Landlord Tenant Proceedings 

Mr. Altman is very professional. Returns calls quickly and is on top of everything. I would recommend him very highly.


I was always able to get a hold of you. I had no idea what I was in for, and you explained everything clearly and slowly. I was nervous after court, and you offered to stay with me. You were VERY "on top of things". Even "ahead of things".


Mr. Altman was always courteous, attentive, and responsive to my questions and needs. He was diligent on the work to be done and thorough. I am grateful.


I thank God for Mr. Altman. He was there for me as a professional and also as a human being.


Professional, timely, and honest. He does what he says he'll do.

Mr. & Mrs. D.B.

We thank you so much for all your help and support, and most of all, for being so patient.


Professional, straight forward, knowledgeable, realistic, tactful.


Jared was such a great help! He was supportive and listened to ideas and thoughts about the case. He was definitely a lawyer that worked for me and with me. I was able to get the best possible outcome for my case with Jared. I don't think I would have gotten the result that I did without him.


No frills. No BS. Got the job done.


Jared Altman is professional, courteous, and promptly returns calls. I can highly recommend him for your legal needs.


We want to thank you for the service you rendered to us with precision and ability.

Rev. & Mrs. H.J.

I was very happy with Mr. Altman's services. He did his homework on everything.


I'm really glad I hired Mr. Altman as my lawyer. He is a very good, positive-minded gentleman. His personal qualities, combined with extreme professionalism and talent, make him an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend him to everyone.


For many years, my wife and I have passed Jared's office on Albany Post Road and finally met him. He represented our son and really impressed me with his calming way. My wife became very relaxed due to Jared's concern and the way he spoke to our son re his future. We would highly recommend him to friends and family and would not hesitate giving him a call if the need arises.


Talk is cheap. Action speaks volumes, and you are doing that, and I am grateful.


Highly recommend having Jared represent you. He was fantastic. He answered all my call or got back to me quickly. He did his best to get me in the best possible result and isn't all about the money like other lawyers. He doesn't nickle and dime you. Great guy on top of it.


I want to extend a huge Thank You to Mr. Altman. He demonstrated professionalism and was extremely knowledgeable. Anytime I had a question it was answered in language I understood. Mr. Altman offered affordable rates and always answered the phone whenever I needed him. I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome of my case !


Money well spent. Thank you, Mr. Altman.


As luck would have it I found Jared Altman on an internet search. His representation was excellent, and his price was fair. I would recommend Mr. Altman to anyone who is interested in a no-nonsense lawyer.


Professional, courteous and understanding. Mr. Altman kept me well informed and even covered for me when I had an important meeting that conflicted with a court date at no extra charge ... and his price was very reasonable.


I was lucky to have found this amazing lawyer. He immediately understood all aspects of the complicated case. He supported me through all stages of the litigation and straightened out the problems. The settlement was quite adequate, and we are totally satisfied. I highly recommend Jared Altman.


Jared is a great lawyer, never stops fighting for you. This best describes him. Would not settle until I got the best possible result available. Fully explained every possibility in the daunting world of the courtroom. He has a lifetime of experience in the area and is respected in the community. I would refer him to anyone in a heartbeat.


Mr. Altman offered measured guidance in an unfortunate set of circumstances. He helped navigate through to the best possible outcome.


Mr. Altman helped my husband and I with the closing of our first home. As it was our first experience with this situation, we had many concerns and questions. But, Mr. Altman guided us through every step, making everything easy for us to understand. We would definitely work with him again. ... You're the best.

Mr. & Mrs. R.R.

I have used this law office to handle my closings. I have been so pleased with the exceptional service I received. I am so appreciative of your honesty and commitment.


Mr. Altman is very professional but adds a personal touch. He kept my wife, and I fully informed during our house closing. There was no doubt in our mind that he was on our side.


Thank you very much for your patience in helping us with our closing. It was a pleasure. 

Mr. &Dr. M.S.