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Hudson Valley Attorneys

Trial-Tested and Highly Motivated Legal Team

Have you or a loved one been arrested or injured in an accident in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County? Do you need legal representation while going through a business or civil dispute? Are you interested in filing for divorce or creating a will or trust? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, look no further than McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC to provide effective and personalized legal solutions to resolve your case and help you obtain the most favorable outcome.

With more than 200 years of collective experience, our legal team provides a wide range of services for residents in Poughkeepsie and beyond. Although we are committed to helping our clients get the best results without going to court, we are fully prepared to represent them in trial. Each client has direct access to our attorneys, who will personally handle their case. After thoroughly reviewing your case and determining all legal options, we will build a strong strategy on your behalf.

Our firm offers legal counsel in English and Spanish. Let us protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process.

For more information about our experienced firm, contact us today at (845) 443-7450 to let us discuss your case.


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Meet Our Attorneys

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    Daniel J. McCabe Partner Emeritus
    Daniel J. McCabe is a founder of the Collaborative Divorce movement in the Hudson Valley. He is a divorce mediator and collaborative law attorney and he has extensive experience in representing high net worth clients in reasoned collaborative matrimonial solutions.
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    Christopher S. Coleman Partner
    Christopher S. Coleman has dedicated his professional career to helping his clients achieve the best possible results – whatever the situation and whatever the circumstances.
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    John J. Ventosa Partner
    John J. Ventosa is a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and is in charge of the criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation departments. Prior to joining the firm as a partner, John served his community as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Dutchess County Public Defender’s office.
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    Steven K. Patterson Partner
    Steven K. Patterson has over 20 years of experience handling all levels of criminal defense matters throughout Dutchess County, Columbia County, Putnam County, and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Steven also has 12 years of experience working with Legal Aid.
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    Jennifer J. Clark Partner
    Jennifer J. Clark is a senior associate at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC with over ten years of experience in litigation and municipal law. She came to the firm after several years as an Assistant County Attorney in Ulster County, where she represented the County in a diverse range of civil suits—including land disputes, election law cases, various torts, and appeals—in local, state, and federal courts. Due to her extensive knowledge of the law and her attention to detail, she left that office with an undefeated record in court.
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    David L. Steinberg Of Counsel
    David L. Steinberg (Of Counsel) is a former Hyde Park Town Justice and Acting Poughkeepsie City Court Judge. He has been honored as a judge and lawyer with numerous awards for his excellence in a legal career spinning over 40 years.
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    Dean McGee Of Counsel
    Dean McGeeis a partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and head of the civil litigation department.
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    Donna Nebel Of Counsel
    Donna M. Nebel has been in private practice for more than 30 years in the Hudson Valley. As a solo practitioner, Ms. Nebel’s primary focus is on obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients in all areas whether real estate, estate planning, estate administration, or small business matters.
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    Elizabeth M. Shanahan Of Counsel

    Elizabeth M. Shanahan, Esq. counsels clients on matters of Estate Planning and Estate Administration. She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School, attending NYLS’ evening division while managing a full-time career. Prior to focusing her practice on Estate Planning and Estate Administration, Beth had a long career in the financial sector.

    Beth is dedicated to the service of others, and committed to providing legal and practical guidance to her clients in order to develop a well-organized and effective estate plan. She enjoys working closely with clients to create plans that are designed to help them during their lifetime as well as meet their wishes and goals as to their legacies.

    Beth lives in Cold Spring with her husband and three children.


    • J.D., New York Law School
    • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University


    • Admitted to Practice New York, 2006
    • Professional & Bar Association Memberships:
    • New York State Bar Association

    Honors and Awards

    • Included in Hudson Valley Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers for Wills, for 2021, 2022, and 2023.
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  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
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  • Avvo Clients Choice Award - Attorney John J. Ventosa
  • Avvo 10.0 Top Lawyer
  • BBB A+ Rating
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We've Helped More Than 5,000 Families & Small Businesses
  • "From the first phone call to the last signature, our estate planning process was excellent. Both Cate and Deborah of McCabe and Coleman were extremely professional, patient and precise in helping us ..."
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  • "My husband and I were extremely pleased with MCVP’s assistance in our estate planning, including Will preparation and other documents. Catherine Stefanik and Deborah O’Connor were professional, ..."
    Katherine Moloney
  • "I could not be more thankful and happy to have chose this firm! The service from the entire staff was outstanding. I had the pleasure of working with John Ventosa, and I would highly recommend giving ..."
    Jay M.
  • "A team of true professionals. They're first concern is YOU, the client. Efficient, friendly, but no-nonsense. When they take your case they move forward right away. They are honest, straightforward ..."
    John K.
  • "We were in need of a good attorney to help our son with a misdemeanor charge. During the initial free consultation John Ventosa gave us an accurate and thorough analysis of the case and the most ..."
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  • Known as One of the Largest, Finest Firms in the Area
  • More Than 200 Years of Combined Experience & Extensive Trial Knowledge
  • You Have Direct Access to Our Attorneys & They Personally Handle Each Case
  • Start Your Case in the Comfort of Your Home Using Our Online Video Conference Options
  • Spanish and French Speaking Services Available

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