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Putnam County, New York

Putnam County was formed in 1812 and is in New York’s lower Hudson valley region. Originally, Putnam County was part of Dutchess County. In 2004, the population of the county was approximately 100,000. Putnam County was named for Israel Putnam, a general in the American Revolutionary War and hero of the French and Indian War.

Putnam County has a total area of 246 square miles. The County seat is in Carmel. Over the last few years, the original Putnam County Courthouse has been replaced with a new courthouse although the original remains in place. Putnam is traditionally a “red” county, with most elections going to Republican candidates. However, Eliot Spitzer won the county by a substantial margin over Republican John Faso in 2006. The only Democratic presidents to ever win Putnam County were Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and Lyndon Jonson in 1964.

Putnam County is located in the southeastern part of New York State. It is bordered by the Hudson River on the western boundary and the New York-Connecticut border is on the eastern boundary. There are two main highways in Putnam County: Interstate 84, which connects to 684 by the Connecticut border, and the Taconic Parkway which runs north-south through Central Putnam. The County has 4 school districts, with the largest in the Town of Mahopac.

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. Our office is located approximately 37 miles from the Putnam County Courthouse in Carmel, New York, and directions 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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