Law Department

M. Hyder Hussain, Esq.
County Attorney

167 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Phone: 607-737-2982
Fax:      607-737-0351

Assistant County Attorneys
James DeFilippo, Esq.
Kathryn Hansen, Esq. 
Mark Smith, Esq.
Damian Sonsire, Esq.
Jeffrey Walker, Esq.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30AM – 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:30PM

The County Attorney is the legal advisor to the County Executive and every officer whose compensation is paid from County funds in matters involving an official act of a civil nature.  The County Attorney prosecutes or defends certain civil actions and proceedings brought by or against the County and participates as the Risk Manager in handling liability and casualty claims brought against the County.  The Office reviews and approves all contracts involving the County and all bids and bid specifications.  In addition, the office advises department heads and the administration on day-to-day legal matters.

The County Attorney's Office does not advise the general public.  For free legal assistance in Chemung County, contact Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services.