I SOLVE PROBLEMS
DOUGLAS WALTER DRAZEN, ESQ.
2 – 8 Hawley Street, Suite 111
Binghamton, New York 13901
607 723 9494 (p) 607 771 6115 (f)
University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida
Degrees: Associate of Arts, April 1984; Bachelor of Arts, May 1985
Honors: Phi Alpha Theta
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; New York, New York
Degree: Juris Doctor, June 1988
Honors: Stephen Siegal Research Scholar, 1987; Student Body President, 1987-88
Admitted to New York Bar, 1989
Admitted to US District Court, Northern District of New York, 1992
Areas of practice:
All phases of litigation in civil rights, criminal, commercial, family, tort, and election law matters, as well as appeals. Real estate, wills, corporate formation.
Some noteworthy cases:
Parker ,et al. v. Dugo, (NYS Sup. Ct., Broome County, 1994) City of Binghamton term limits initiative restored to the ballot.
People v. Parker (Binghamton City Court, 1998) Disorderly conduct charges dismissed against peaceful protester of City Council rule limiting public speakers.
Hurst v. Broome County Board of Elections (NYS App. Div. 3rd Dept., 1999) Independent candidate’s name restored to the ballot.
Williams v. City of Binghamton (NYS Sup. Ct., Broome County, 2004) Jury award to citizen wrongfully deprived of property.
Bundy v. Bundy (Broome County Family Court, 2008) Ranking school district official’s wife acquitted on his contempt charge against her.
In the Matter of the Guardianship of JONATHAN EE. (NYS App. Div., 3rd Dept., 2011) Order to raid disabled person’s trust for payment of legal fees reversed.
Application of Cirigliano ( NYS and Local Retirement System, 2011) Police chief’s pension rights restored.
Jones v. Van Savage (NYS Court of Appeals, 2014) State Senate candidate’s name restored to ballot.
Kirkview Associates v. Amrock (NYS App. Div. 3rd Dept., 2018) Wrongfully evicted tenant’s rights restored.
People v. Donovan (Chenango County Court, 2019) Domestic terrorism charge against parent of a child bullied at school dismissed.
Kicinski v. Village of Earlville (NYS Sup. Ct., Madison County, 2021)Verdict taken against municipality for civil rights violations.
Matter of Jonathan JJ. (NYS App. Div. 3rd Dept., 2022) Guardian’s medical decision making authority restored.