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Law Department

County Attorney
M. Hyder Hussain, Esq.

Assistant County Attorney's

Steven Barnstead, Esq.
James DeFilippo, Esq.
Scott Pautz, Esq.
Michelle Philpott, Esq.
Mark Smith, Esq.
Damian Sonsire, Esq.

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.




Welcome To

Chemung County

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to, the virtual entrance to various programs and services available through Chemung County government. This site was designed to provide you with “user-friendly” access to a variety of links to different offices and organizations that are involved with tourism, economic and community development, transportation, health and social services.Thank you for visiting!"

Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Christopher Moss