Ulster County’s oldest law firm – continuing a tradition of excellence, courage and conviction
Hudson Valley attorneys here to meet all your civil legal needs
For nearly 150 years, the people of the Hudson Valley have trusted the attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello LLP to provide them with high quality legal advice and representation in Ulster County and surrounding areas. Our firm continues today with the same commitment to integrity and excellence that has marked our firm from its founding.
We understand what you’re going through, and we can help
The firm’s strength lies in the diversity of our areas of practice and our ability to help you with any or all of your legal needs. Our clients whom we have helped in the past return to us whenever the need arises for legal assistance in another area. We make clients for life, which tells us they appreciate the level of attention and quality of service they receive from us.
Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
If you have suffered a personal injury in an auto accident, construction accident, medical malpractice or slip and fall, you may be facing serious medical expenses and functional limitations on your ability to work, enjoy life or do the things you used to do. Recovering from an injury or learning to cope with a disability can be a challenging task. By helping you obtain compensation from the negligent parties responsible for your injuries, you get the real help you need to move forward with your life while knowing also that principles of justice and accountability have been served.
Our firm’s comprehensive personal injury practice includes the representation of persons injured in truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home neglect and much more. Our lawyers handle the most serious accidents, including those causing catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Estate Planning & Elder Law
It is never too early to begin estate planning, and (almost) never too late. Our estate planning and elder law attorneys work with you to create the right combination of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare directives to make sure that you are properly cared for during your lifetime, and that your wishes are carried out after you are gone. We look out for the rights and interests of elder persons through asset protection planning and representation in guardianship proceedings. Our experienced courtroom lawyers also provide strong, effective representation in probate matters and will contests. We take the time to listen to you, understand your needs, and prepare the necessary documents to see that your goals are met.
Family Law & Divorce
If you are going through a divorce or family law crisis, meeting these challenges is often difficult to deal with emotionally. Our attorneys are sympathetic to your needs while ensuring you get the right advice and representation to make sure your needs and your family’s needs are met now and for the long-term. We look out for your interests in all issues in a divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of marital property. Our comprehensive family law practice includes seeking or challenging post-divorce modifications of court orders, and representation in paternity proceedings.
Bankruptcy & Foreclosure
Times are tough, and millions of Americans are struggling to pay their bills every month, or to keep up with their mortgage payments. For those who find themselves falling farther and farther behind with no ability to catch up, the nation’s bankruptcy laws offer a way out. We help people to stay in their home and keep their most important possessions, while making a fresh start or getting the breathing room they need to get back on their feet. We help consumers with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, and move quickly to put a stop to unfair debt collection or creditor harassment.
As one of the most established law firms in the Hudson Valley, the attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello have built a strong reputation of protecting the rights and interests of business owners in commercial litigation. Business disputes are inevitable, and for those which require formal legal intervention to resolve, our firm provides practical, strategic advice and effective representation in the resolution of contract disputes, business torts, corporate matters and other business or commercial disputes.
Every piece of property is unique, and parties to real estate transactions invest significant time, money and effort into making the right deal with the right portion of real estate. Unfortunately, real estate matters are complex, and one misstep along the way can derail the project and send the parties back to square one. Our comprehensive real estate law practice provides advice and representation at every phase of the residential or commercial property transaction, from title searches and surveys to closings. We assist buyers, sellers, investors, lenders and developers in the full range of real estate legal matters, including land use and zoning, mortgages and foreclosures, landlord-tenant matters and more.
Put 150 Years of Hudson Valley Legal History to Work for You
In personal injury, estate planning and elder law, family law and divorce, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and real estate, whatever your legal needs, the attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello LLP are here to help. We maintain offices in Kingston and Marlboro and serve clients throughout Ulster County and the Hudson Valley. When you need a lawyer, we’re here for you.