Meet the Partners
Dennis A. Feeney is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Toledo College of Law.
He has over 25 years experience as a practicing attorney having been admitted to the New York State Bar in 1987.
His practice is concentrated in the areas of probate law, real property law, personal injury law and municipal government affairs.
He is a member of the Albany County Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United State District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Dan grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1974 from Siena College. He graduated from Albany Law School in 1977. After spending two years in state government, he joined the firm of Rosenstock & Turner, which later became Rosenstock & Centi. While engaged in a general civil practice, he served as an Assistant Albany County Attorney from 1985 to 1992.
In 1993, Dan’s firm merged into Feeney & Mackey to form Feeney, Centi and Mackey.
Dan’s practice is concentrated in estate and business litigation.
He has obtained successful jury verdicts on behalf of clients challenging wills and clients defending wills. He represented the goddaughter of the heiress Huguette M. Clark whose estate was subject to one of the largest will contests in history.
In 2012 he obtained a jury verdict defeating a $51 Million dollar lawsuit brought against his client Mark LaSalle by the Daughters of Mary and St. Joseph’s Chapel. After a five week trial, the jury dismissed all claims against his client, and awarded his client $250,000 compensatory damages from Bishop Clarence Kelly of St. Pius and $250,000 from another defendant. In addition, the jury determined that Dan’s client was entitled to punitive damages from Bishop Kelly and St. Pius Chapel. The case involved the painting Notre Dame des Anges by William Adolphe Bouguereau.
In Andrikopoulos v. Gach et al., a million dollar settlement was obtained for his client’s emotional distress caused by a “shock jock” radio program. This unique and difficult case received international media coverage.
Also, in Liberty Election Systems, LLC v. NYS Board of Elections et al., Dan obtained a judgment invalidating a state agency determination in which that agency refused to approve his client’s voting machine for use in New York.
Dan has been associated with various community organizations. He served on the board of directors of Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, Heritage House Nursing Center where he was also Treasurer, and the Center for Advancement of Family and Youth (Project Strive), including as its President and Treasurer. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Guilderland Public Library, serving as its President.
His business litigation experience includes shareholder derivative suits, fiduciary claims, merger disputes, and asbestos cases.