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Orange County, New York

Orange County is located in the mid Hudson Valley region of New York. The county was named for William III of Orange, who was held in high regard by the original settlers of the county. Orange County was one of the original twelve counties established in the Province of New York in 1683 along with Dutchess County, among others. Rockland County split off from Orange County in 1798. The first Court in Orange County was installed in 1801.

Orange County is directly north of the New York-New Jersey border and northwest of New York City. Orange is on the border of three states, bordering Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster in New York, Passaic and Sussex in New Jersey, and Pike County in Pennsylvania. Orange County is the only county in New York which has borders on the Hudson River and Delaware River. Based on the US Census in 2000, the population of the county was 341,367.

According to US Census figures, Orange County has a total area of 839 square miles, of which 816 is land. There are many tourist attractions in Orange County, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; the Brotherhood Winery, which is the oldest winery in the United States in Washingtonville; the birthplace of William H. Seward in Florida, New York (the 12th governor of New York and the U.S. Secretary of State under President Lincoln); the Harness Racing Museum Hall of Fame in Goshen; and the Sterling Forest State Park.

Famous residents of Orange County include George Washington, Geraldine Ferraro, Gen. David Petraeus, actors Barry Bostwick and Armand Assante and authors Stephen Crane and James Patterson.

The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel specializes in personal injury and criminal law, and we pride ourselves on providing personalized, hands on attention to each of our clients. From the moment the client enters our White Plains, New York offices, through the conclusion of their case by trial, mediation, arbitration or other resolution, our clients are fully apprised of the status of their cases at all times. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients, and are accessible through our two websites, injurylawny.com and dwilawnewyork.com, three blogs, and by fax, e-mail.

Contact our office at (914) 428-7386 to schedule an appointment for your free consultation or visit our websites at www.injurylawny.com or www.dwilawnewyork.com. Directions to our office from the Orange County Supreme Court in Goshen can be accessed here.

Parking is easily accessible in the six story municipal parking garage directly behind our building at the corner of Maple Avenue and Chester Street, known as the Chester-Maple Garage.

Client Reviews

Mark Siesel represented me in a personal injury case. I was extremely impressed with his work for several reasons. He was very professional, committed and thorough in the entire process. Mark's persistence and compassion reassured me that I was never alone. He completed his work promptly and...

L.A., former client

Last year, I was in a very bad car accident with a New York City construction truck. I immediately retained Mark Siesel to represent me, as he had previously represented members of my family in other cases with excellent results. Mark handled all aspects of my case thoroughly and aggressively, from...

J.D., former client

There is no one better than Mark Siesel. He is honest, fair, caring and gets the job done. I felt confident knowing that Mark was representing me. He is a true professional. I would recommend him very highly.

P.A., former client

Previously my opinion of lawyers was rather jaded and not very respectful. My prior dealings with lawyers before retaining Mark Siesel left me feeling frustrated and defensive. When I had a motor vehicle accident and needed a lawyer, I went to Mark. From the initial visit I had with him, through the...

S.G., former client

...thanks for the fine job of Mark Siesel on my settlement... everything was handled expeditiously and with intelligence...I was in good hands with Mr. Siesel.

B.B., former client

When your 19 year old son is in a terrible car accident, one is not thinking of lawyers. We feel very lucky to have Mark be the one that represented us. In a low key way, he guided us through confusing hospital red tape, answered questions and was quickly and consistently available for all our...


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