Biography

Philip A. Wellner, Esq.

My career as an attorney began in New York City, where I practiced law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and then at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP.  While at these firms, I represented businesses and individual clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, employment, civil rights, real estate, software licensing, civil fraud, antitrust, negligence, and professional malpractice lawsuits.  I also represented defendants in a variety of criminal investigations, prosecutions, and appeals, including health care fraud, insurance fraud, drug, and weapons cases.  My work included cases in federal and state trial courts in New York.  I also argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First and Second Departments


I founded Wellner and Associates PLLC in 2012, with offices in Hudson, New York and New York City.  Since then, I have represented clients in a variety of matrimonial, business and employment law, real estate law, and estate planning and administration matters.  In the summer of 2015, I expanded my Hudson Valley office by moving to its present location in Craryville, New York.


I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics from Cornell University in 1996, and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2006. While in law school, I was the Editor in Chief of the Cardozo Law Review, and I received the school's Felix Frankfurter Award for outstanding academic achievement.