P. Baird Joslin, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C.
 | 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-465-0400
Fax: 518-465-0015
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner and officer with the O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C., law firm in Albany, New York, attorney P. Baird Joslin, Jr., has earned a reputation as one of the top trial and appellate defense attorneys in the region.

A highly talented and versatile attorney, Mr. Joslin represents a diverse range of clients throughout Upstate New York as well as the surrounding areas of Vermont, and he focuses his practice on the following:

· Medical malpractice defense

· Professional licensure defense

· Commercial litigation involving breaches of contract, guarantee disputes, mechanics liens, corporate investigations, fiduciary duty issues, purchase and sale disputes, fidelity coverage, and more

· Product liability defense

· Premises liability defense

· Construction accident liability defense

· Defense for motor vehicle accident negligence claims

· Municipal liability defense

· Insurance coverage defense

· Environmental and toxic exposure claims defense

After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Joslin attended Albany Law School at Union University, where he was a member of the Justinian Society.

He obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1997, and the following year, the New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice, as did the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is also admitted to practice in Vermont, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Recognized for his outstanding legal abilities and high ethical standards, Mr. Joslin holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received numerous other awards and accolades throughout his career.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association and the Vermont Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accident, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accident, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Baird Joslin, Jr.

Admitted: 1998, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.1stlaw.com/Attorneys/P-B-Joslin-Jr.shtml


  • Super Lawyers 2015 - Upstate New York Personal Injury Defense

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
  • Vermont, 2008
  • New York, 1998

Educational Background:

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1993 
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Office Location for P. Baird Joslin, Jr.

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211

Phone: 518-465-0400

Fax: 518-465-0015

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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