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Law Department


COUNTY OF CHEMUNG

Law Department

County Attorney
M. Hyder Hussain, Esq.

Assistant County Attorney's

Steven Barnstead, Esq.
James DeFilippo, Esq.
Jeremy Hourihan, Esq.
Scott Pautz, Esq.
Michelle Philpott, Esq.
Matthew Shuck, Esq.
Mark Smith, Esq.
Damian Sonsire, Esq.

Address: 
John H. Hazlett Building
203 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Phone: 607-737-2982
Fax:      607-737-0351

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 with the Risk Manager in handling liability and casualty claims brought against the County.  The Office reviews and approves all contracts involving the County as well as 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, 215 East Church Street, Elmira, at 607-734-1647.