Fighting For Our Clients in The Capital District For Over a Hundred Years.

At DeGraff, Foy & Kunz, when we say we’ve been "fighting for our clients in the Capital District for over a hundred years,” it’s not some empty slogan:

Our willingness and ability to actually try our clients’ cases to verdict—when justice requires it—is the foundation of our personal injury practice and what sets us apart from the pretenders.

We know that insurance companies couldn’t care less what a law firm says in its commercials. They respond to one thing and one thing only: action. That’s why as soon as we agree to represent a personal injury client, it’s full speed ahead, and we don’t stop aggressively pushing the case forward until we’ve either obtained a fair settlement, or the jury has rendered its verdict.

It all starts with our case-evaluation process. From motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice—and everything in between—we are selective with what cases we undertake. This is not a factory, churning out lawsuits by the thousands a year. When you contact us because you or a loved one has been hurt by someone else’s negligence, you will actually speak with an attorney, who will personally evaluate your case. If we don’t think we can help you, we’ll tell you why. If we do think we can help you, we’ll explain the process, and immediately get down to business.

Once our investigation is complete, we’ll present your claim to the insurance company and tell them to “settle the case, or we’ll sue it." We are often successful in obtaining full compensation for our clients without even having to file a lawsuit on their behalf. That’s because we choose our cases wisely, and have an established reputation as lawyers who will aggressively litigate—and try our cases to verdict—if that’s what it takes to enforce and protect our clients’ rights.

We keep fighting until we’ve done everything possible to get our clients the money they deserve. That’s why when we tell the insurance company to "pay the client, or we’ll see you at trial," they take it seriously.

David F. Kunz, George J. Szary, Luke S. Malamood, and Christine M. Carsky are this firm’s personal injury attorneys. We have over 90 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of those injured by someone else’s negligence. We continue fighting in the proud tradition of the DeGraff Foy litigators who came before us. We are ready to fight for you. If you’d like to talk with us about a potential case, call us at (518) 694-3800, or email an inquiry to