April is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with 15 years of experience. April focuses in the areas of matrimonial and family law, personal injury and criminal defense. She has a reputation as an aggressive advocate and skilled litigator assisting her clients through the most difficult times in their lives, with a personal and hands on approach. Her criminal law experience gives her a strong advantage in assisting clients with domestic violence matters.

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April M. Dalbec

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Phone: (518) 447-3373
Fax: (518) 867-4773

677 Broadway #500
Albany, New York 12207

April M. Dalbec is a litigator and trial attorney who joined the firm in 2010. April is highly experienced in both civil and criminal matters and has been litigating since 2002. April has focused her practice in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury, matrimonial law (divorce, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements), family court matters (custody, family offenses and child support), and criminal defense. April has extensive trial experience including high profile criminal matters (Federal criminal trial of Senator Joseph Bruno) and has been represented Plaintiffs in many successful serious personal injury matters, including multi-party, class actions, and complex personal injury matters.

More information on April's personal injury practice.


J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, 2001
Law Review - Note and Comment Editor

B.A., cum laude, State University at Albany, 1998

A.A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, 1996

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court, 2008
United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit, 2010
United States District Court Northern District of New York, 2002
United States District Court District of Massachusetts, 2010
United States District Court District of Vermont, 2007
State of New York, 2002
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2002
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Capital District Women's Bar Association
36th President of the Capital District Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of New York State

American Association for Justice

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

New York State Bar Association :
Family Law Section Executive Committee & Co-Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee

New York State Defenders Association

Capital District Trial Lawyers Association

Albany County Bar Association

Capital Medical Research Foundation
Board Member

Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

Girl Scouts of North Eastern NY
Board Member

Lectures/Published Works
  • Sidebar, Newsletter, Monthly 2007, 2008
  • Albany County Bar Association, ACBA Newsletter, Monthly 2007-2008
  • Guest Lecturer at Albany Law School
Media Coverage
  • New York Times
  • New York Post
  • Daily News
  • Times Union
  • Troy Record
  • WRGB CBS 6 News
  • WTEN News 10
  • WNYT News Channel 13
  • Fox 23 News
  • Steve Coffey's Community Legal Leaders
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent - 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Named a Rising Star in the 2013 and 2014 edition of Upstate New York Super Lawyers Magazine for Family Law
  • Named a Super Lawyer in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 edition of Upstate New York Super Lawyers Magazine for Family Law
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