Donald W. Boyajian

Donald W. Boyajian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko, Attorneys at Law
 | 75 Columbia Street, Albany, NY 12210-2708
Phone: 518-463-7784
Fax: 518-463-4039
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner of New York law firm Dreyer Boyajian LLP, Donald W. Boyajian handles serious personal injury cases. He cites his early employment experience while attending law school as a major reason he represents injured clients today. Mr. Boyajian has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of personal injury, including motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, medical and nursing home malpractice, industrial accidents, defective products, maritime accidents and wrongful death. He accepts clients in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and the surrounding areas.

Along with individuals, Mr. Boyajian has handled multi-party and class-action cases, many of which culminated in multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts. He takes pride in his ability to aggressively handle a wide variety of difficult issues, while providing compassion and empathy to clients. Mr. Boyajian’s impressive track record has earned him a spot in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum.

After graduating cum laude in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Union College, Mr. Boyajian earned his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1981, also graduating cum laude. While in law school, he worked as an assistant editor for the Annual Survey of New Hampshire Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Boyajian’s commitment to superior ethics and service has earned him the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized in Metroland’s Top 12 Albany's Finest.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Donald Boyajian

Admitted: 1982, New York

Honors/Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Diplomat, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell: A.V. Pre-eminent Rating
  • Top 12 Albany's Finest - Metroland, 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocate's Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • President, Capital Regional Affiliate, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • Trustee, Federal Court Bar Association, NDNY
  • Member, Armenian Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Northeast New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health(NENYCOSH)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man/Woman of the Year Award Recipient 2010
  • Board to Fund Equal Justice, Legal Aid Society of North Eastern New York, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker: New York State Trial Lawyers Association Decisions, Ethics 2012, Labor Law 2011, Discovery 2008, 2008 - 2012
  • Speaker: New York State Bar Association Guide for the Up to Date Litigator, 2001
  • Speaker: Basic Civil Practice and Practical Skills Seminar, 1994

Educational Background:

  • Union College, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1978
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire, J.D. cum laude, 1981
  • Law Journal: Annual Survey of New Hampshire Law Journal, Assistant Editor, 1982

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Office Location for Donald W. Boyajian

75 Columbia Street
Albany, NY 12210-2708

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Last Updated: 10/7/2019

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