The Law Office of Joseph M. Ahearn
Troy Criminal Defense Attorney


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About The Law Offices Of Joseph M. Ahearn

When you are charged with a crime, few attorneys understand the challenges you are facing better than Joseph Ahearn. Joe comes from a blue collar family — his father was a truck driver while his mother stayed at home to raise the kids. When one criminal charge could put your entire family’s stability into jeopardy, you need a lawyer who will aggressively defend you and stand by your side to ensure you are treated fairly under the law.

An Accomplished Attorney And Former Prosecutor

Attorney Joseph Ahearn graduated the State University of New York at Albany in 1991, majoring in criminal justice. He then graduated from Albany Law School in 1995, and has been admitted to the New York State Bar since January 1996. Today, he lives with his wife and child in Brunswick, and is focused on safeguarding the rights of any New Yorker going through the justice system.

Joe previously served as a top prosecutor in the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office for over 10 years, the last three as the first assistant. As the Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, he has won numerous trial convictions for brutal murders and street gang violence. Joe has extensive litigation experience, having conducted dozens of jury trials and pre-trial suppression hearings, as well as hundreds of grand jury investigations. Joe thoroughly understands how the judicial system works, and brings this experience to every case he defends today.

Since leaving DA’s office in 2007, Joe has maintained a private practice focusing on criminal defense in downtown Troy. During that time, Joe has participated in some of the most high profile trials in the county, and continues to represent clients in all city, town, village and county courts. To learn more about Joe’s background, visit the page below:

The Law Offices of Joseph M. Ahearn offers free initial consultations to discuss your case. Call 518-272-6600 to get started, or schedule your consultation online.