Marco Caviglia Esq.

Marco Caviglia Esq.

Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Legal Malpractice...
  • New York
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Marco Caviglia divides his practice principally among three areas: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, and Matrimonial/Family Law.

Mr. Caviglia has been a trial attorney for 33 years. He graduated from Colgate University in 1973 and from Albany Law School at Union University in 1980. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the Bar for the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has served as Chief Assistant to the Dutchess County Public Defender, Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, and as County Legislator of Dutchess County. He has also served as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Poughkeepsie and Special Counsel to the Town of Wappinger Falls.

Mr. Caviglia is a Diplomate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in the teaching of trial advocacy skills to attorneys. He is one of the few attorneys in New York State that is 35-b Board Certified to try capital cases and has been lead counsel in four death penalty cases. Mr. Caviglia serves as Arbitrator on the Second Department Appellate Division. He is also a member of the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Board of Directors and an elected Fire Commissioner.

He has been a lecturer to the bar for Continuing Legal Education accredited courses for the NYS Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association in more both Personal Injury and Criminal Law.

During his campaigns for County Judge in 2010 and Family Court Judge in 2012, he was rated as "Highly Qualified" by the Dutchess County Bar Association and "Highly Qualified" by the Governor's Bipartisan Screening Commission for the post sought. He was also personally endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2011.

Mr. Caviglia is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Defender's Association, NYS Women's Bar Association,and the Dutchess County Women's Bar Association.

Mr. Caviglia has served as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz in the subjects of Criminology,Deviant Behavior and the Sociology of Law, and is a former Adjunct Professor in Paralegal Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice at Marist College, and the Department of Criminal Justice at Dutchess County Community College, and has authored several articles on legal subjects. Mr. Caviglia was also both the host of "Legal Brief," a radio law program, and a columnist for a similarly titled weekly newspaper column, and is a recurring guest on media programs, such as "Opinion."

Albany Law School
J.D. (1981)
Colgate University
B.A. / Political Science/Economics
Professional Experience
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Chief Counsel
Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
- Current
Special Counsel
Town of Wappinger
Deputy Town Attorney
Town of Poughkeepsie
Caviglia & Kolb
Senior Associate
Steinberg & Kolb
Chief Assistant Public Defender
Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
Meiselman, Farber, Stella & Eberz
Assistant District Attorney
Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
County Legislator
Dutchess County Legislator
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free consultations for personal injury cases. Flat fees or hourly fees for retained services available depending upon case type.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Italian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
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Contact & Map
329 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone: (845) 471-0044
Fax: (845) 471-0041