Lawrence H. Schaefer
Partner, Albany


Albany — 518.462.0110 x1408
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Lawrence H. Schaefer is a Partner in the Albany office of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.  He is admitted to practice before the state courts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. District Courts in Northern and Western New York.

After graduation from law school, Larry received a direct commission in the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate. In 1998, he returned to Albany to practice law with Hinman Straub where he represented labor unions and individuals before arbitrators, mediators, administrative agencies, and in New York’s state and federal courts. In 2004, Larry left Hinman Straub to become the Counsel and later Executive Officer at the Watervliet Arsenal.

Larry is also a member of the New York Air National Guard, serving as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart ANGB, Newburgh, New York. In 2004, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served with the Coalitional Provisional Authority. In 2007, he deployed to Al Udeid AB, in Qatar to be the deputy staff judge advocate of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing.


Syracuse University, J.D., cum laude
University at Albany, magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • New York 
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 

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