Justin O'Connell Corcoran

Justin O'Connell Corcoran

Albany, New York
AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016 - Justin O'Connell Corcoran

Justin Corcoran is a 1990 graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was named the most outstanding student of American Politics and Public Policy. In 1994, Justin received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was an associate editor of the Albany Law Review. Justin is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and is an officer of the firm.  Justin is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a NY SuperLawyer since 2008.

Justin is a New York trial and appellate lawyer who focuses upon representing physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and defending against other tort cases such as premises liability, automobile negligence, construction accidents, defamation and municipal liability. He also represents physicians, nurses and other licensed professionals in compliance and disciplinary proceedings before state agencies. In addition to representing clients at trial in state and federal courts, Justin regularly appears before appellate courts and has successfully argued appeals in several precedent-setting cases, particularly in the areas of medical malpractice and municipal and election law.

Justin's public service has included an appointment as a special prosecutor and services as the chairman of the Albany County Ethics Commission. He currently serves as a member of the Albany County legislature where he serves as chairman of the law committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice
  • Employment and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Discipline and Licensing
  • State and Federal Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Employment Law - Employer

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Law Review: Albany Law Review, Associate Editor, 1992 - 1994
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Most Outstanding Student of American Politics & Public Policy
    • Honors: Member, SUNY Athletic Conference All Academic Team
    • Major: Political Science


  • Lecturer, Trial Practice/Litigation Issues, New York State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice/Litigation Issues, Albany Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2015 - Upstate New York Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rated-Very High to Preeminent

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Election Law Section, Member