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Arthur G. Trakas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Astoria, NY

A.G. Trakas P.C.
31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 500
Astoria, NY 11102
Phone: 718-721-7171
Fax: 718-204-2310
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Family Law (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Real Estate: Consumer (20%), Criminal Defense (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Greek, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

The founder of A.G. Trakas P.C., Arthur G. Trakas has a varied practice that encompasses personal injury and wrongful death litigation, criminal defense, estate planning, and family law matters. Based in Astoria, New York, he represents clients in the borough of Queens and throughout other parts of the greater New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Trakas attended Stony Brook University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. After obtaining a Master of Arts in political science in 1977, he went on to pursue his legal education at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and in 1980, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Mr. Trakas is fluent in Spanish and Greek as well as in English.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Trakas assists clients who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has worked on have included motor vehicle crashes, dog bites, premises liability, pedestrian knockdowns, and construction site accidents. His recovery of $1 million in a wrongful death case involving a client who was hit by a municipal vehicle is just one of many significant settlements and jury awards that he has been able to obtain.

In his estate planning and probate practice, Mr. Trakas has prepared and reviewed wills, trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. He also helps guide his clients through what can often be a confusing and lengthy probate process. Mr. Trakas’s family law experience has encompassed all of the legal aspects of divorce, and his criminal law practice involves state misdemeanor and felony charges. He has been admitted to practice in New York since 1983, and he has a “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Family Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

About Arthur G. Trakas

First Admitted: 1983

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Educational Background

  • 1971 Stuyvesant H.S.,  1975 B.A. Stony Brook University, 1977  M.A. in Political Science John Jay College Criminal Justice


  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2019
  • Appeared in 2013 New York Metro "Super Lawyers" & N.Y. Times, New York Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters & N.Y. Times, 2013
  • Wii appear in NY Times "Super Lawyers" Journal, NY Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters and N.Y. Times, 2020
  • Appeared in 2019 N.Y. Times Super Lawyers Journal, NY Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters and N.Y. Times, 2019
  • Appeared in 2016 New York "Super Lawyers" & N.Y. Times, New York Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters & N.Y. Times, 2016
  • Appeared in 2014 New York "Super Lawyers" & N.Y. Times, New York Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters & N.Y. Times, 2014
  • Appeared in 2017 NY Times "Super Lawyers" Journal, NY Metro Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Appeared in 2015 New York "Super Lawyers" & N. Y. Times, New York Metro Super Lawyers, Reuters & N.Y. Times, 2015
  • Appeared in 2018 NY Times "Super Lawyers" Journal, NY Metro Super Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the New York bar, licensed in New York state Civil and Supreme courts, and admitted to the Federal Court
  • NYS Bar Assoc., 2019


  • Auto Accident- $2.45Mil, MTA Bus Fatality $1Mil,  House Fire Personal Injury $625k, Bus Pedestrian knockdown $200k, Slip & Fall-Foot injury $175K, Slip & Fall-Fractured Hip $225K, Slip & Fall-Fractured Ankle $99K, Pedestrian Knockdown Fractured Wrist $86K, Med Mal-Lasic Surgery $250K
  • $2,080,800.00 personal injury suffered by heavy machinery worker hit by  bus while working in safety zone against Westchester County Dept. of Transportation. , 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Case by case basis

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Risk Control Strategies Inc., Author, What To Do If Your Child Is Arrested Out of State, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Magazine,  New York Times Magazine, 2013
  • NY Metro Super Lawyers       Reuters & NY Times      Will appear in 2020 NY Times "Super Lawyers" Journal, 2020

Representative Clients

  • Risk Control Strategies-Paul Viollis Page Real Estate-Anthony Pagano  , 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • US Supreme Court, Fed CT ED,Fed CT SD, Fed CT WD and all NYS Courts, 2020
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Office Location for Arthur G. Trakas

31-19 Newtown Avenue
Suite 500
Astoria, NY 11102

Phone: 718-721-7171

Fax: 718-204-2310

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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