Scott Iseman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Fax: 518-462-2670
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Scott W. Iseman is a Partner in O'Connell and Aronowitz's Litigation department and works on complex criminal defense matters, catastrophic personal injury cases and civil litigation. He focuses his practice on representing business leaders, public officials, and other individuals who face challenging criminal and civil investigations, particularly during trials and other adversarial proceedings.

Clients come to Scott for his diligent, determined and practical approach to each case.  He has quickly gained a reputation as an attorney who patiently works with and advises his clients to develop a plan that puts his clients in the best position and then executes that plan with efficiency, professionalism and competence. This is especially evident at trial where’s Scott’s passionate and disciplined style has led to numerous not guilty verdicts. As a result, he was once again selected by Super Lawyers in 2019 as an Upstate New York Rising Star which recognizes the top attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less. 2019 was the fifth consecutive year he received this recognition from his peers.

Scott joined O&A after serving as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate where he became the Senior Trial Counsel at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Since joining O&A, he has successfully defended individuals and corporations in complex criminal and regulatory matters at trials in state and federal court as well as before various governmental authorities and commissions.

A founder of O&A’s Student Defenders practice group, Scott defends college students during college disciplinary proceedings, Title IX investigations and in litigation challenging colleges’ disciplinary determinations. He represents students and student organizations throughout New York State and regularly lectures and writes on the legal issues associated with student disciplinary proceedings and Title IX matters.

Outside the office, Scott continues to serve and advocate for the New York’s military veterans and their families. He is a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Business Counsel and a member of the New York State Department of Veteran’s Affairs Discharge Upgrade Advisory Board. Scott is also a Director for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In law school at University at Buffalo, Scott was Managing Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and separately won the Desmond Moot Court competition, the Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award and the James M. Keiffer Trial Excellence Award.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Police Misconduct


1 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About Scott Iseman

Admitted: 2010, New York

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Educational Background

  • Hamilton College

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • New York State


  • James M. Keiffer Trial Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Desmond Moot Court competition
  • Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award
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Office Location for Scott Iseman

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-462-5601

Fax: 518-462-2670

Last Updated: 3/18/2021

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