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Attorney Profile

Mr. Haynes is a veteran practitioner with over 30 years of experience. He is a lifetime Hudson Valley resident and his ancestors have lived in Dutchess County since the 1600's.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1980
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1980


  • Albany Law School, Union University, Albany, New York, 1976 Juris Doctor
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta, New York, 1972 B.A.

Paul R. Haynes, Esq.

2789 West Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 297-5700

Professional Achievements

  • Law Clerk for Rensselaer County Family Court Judge Allan Dixon, 1975-76
  • Opened own office in 1980 in Wappingers Falls, New York
  • Mr. Haynes has handled cases in Surrogate’s Court, Supreme Court, County Court, and numerous Town, Village and City Courts in New York. He has also written briefs and orally argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department.
  • Mr. Haynes has written and lectured on landlord-tenant law, from the landlord’s perspective. In addition, Mr. Haynes has handled thousands of summary proceedings or evictions for landlords in a 75 mile radius from his office in Wappingers Falls.

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1968
  • Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection of the State of New York,
            Certificate of Appreciation, 2001
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business
  • Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 1988
  • New Oaks Service Unit, Dutchess County Council, Girl Scouts of America,
            Recipient of Outstanding Girl Scout Volunteer Award, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Member Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Real Estate Sections
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1990-97
  • Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, 2009 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1997-98
  • Wappingers Falls Business and Professional Association, Inc., 1989 - Present
            Charter member, Board of Directors 2001 - Present, President 2008 - Present
  • Sons of the American Revolution, Empire State Society,
            Columbia-Mid-Hudson Chapter, 1999 - Present; President 2001-03
  • Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 2001 - Present
  • Licensed Real Estate broker, New York State, 1980 - 2009
  • Wappingers Historical Society, Life member
  • Sloper-Willen Community Ambulance Service, Inc., 1986-2003, Board of Trustees
  • Cubmaster, Pack 40, Ninham District, Dutchess County Council, Boy Scouts of America,
            Wappingers Falls, New York, 1991-94
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 40, Ninham District, Hudson Valley Council,
            Boy Scouts of America, Hopewell Junction, New York, 1996-2001
  • Advancement Committee, Ninham District, Hudson Valley Council,
            Boy Scouts of America, Dutchess County, New York, 1996-2001
  • National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America, 2002-07
  • Cadette/Senior Troop 359, Dutchess County Council,
            Girl Scouts of America, adult volunteer, 1997-98
  • Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce, 1980-2005,
            County Issues Committee
  • United States of America Chamber of Commerce,1992-94
  • Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls, Inc., 1980-96,
            Secretary 1985-87, President 1987-88, and Chairman of numerous events
  • Tel-Law Program for the United Way of Dutchess County in conjunction with the
            Dutchess County Bar Association, member of committee establishing the Tel-Law Program, 1979
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