Donald W. Boyajian

Donald W. Boyajian has been practicing law for over 35 years. Don is a life-long resident of the Capital Region and has relied upon his deep roots in the community to better serve his clients.

After completing law school, Don worked as a confidential law assistant at the Appellate Division, Third Department. Soon after entering private practice, Don found his calling fighting for the rights of accident victims. Over the next 30 years, Mr. Boyajian prosecuted numerous high profile cases and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of construction accidents, maritime accidents, toxic torts, and defective products, as well as medical and nursing home malpractice.

The firm also concentrates on bicyclist, pedestrian and runner safety cases. Through its PedBikeLaw initiative, Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko is the area’s leading law firm dedicated to road safety advocacy and legal representation.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker: New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Ride Share Liability (Uber/Lyft), 2017
  • Moderator: New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Decisions, 2015 – Present
  • Speaker: New York State Trial Lawyers Association Decisions – Deposition to Win 2013, Ethics 2012, Labor Law 2011, Discovery, 2008 – 2012
  • Speaker: New York State Bar Association Guide for the Up to Date Litigator, 2001 – Present
  • Speaker: New York State Bar Association Basic Civil Practice and Practical Skills Seminar, 1994 – Present?


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D. cum laude – 1981
    • Law Journal: Annual Survey of New Hampshire Law Journal, Assistant Editor, 1982
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York
    • B.A. cum laude – 1978
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, Confidential Law Assistant, 1981 – 1982
  • Town of Waterford, Attorney, 1985 – Present
  • Saratoga County, Assistant District Attorney, 1987 – 1988
  • New York State, Senate Ethics Committee, 1986 – 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell: A.V. Pre-eminent rating
  • Super Lawyers, Hudson Valley Top 25 & Upstate New York Top 50, 2007 – 2018
  • Diplomat, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016 – Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum
  • Top 12 Albany’s Finest – Metroland, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Capital Regional Affiliate, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • Federal Court Bar Association, NDNY, Trustee
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Armenian Bar Association, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Saratoga County Bar Association

Consult With An Attorney for Free

If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, contact the personal injury attorneys at Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko for a free consultation, or call (518) 463-7784. We have law offices in Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga and Plattsburgh NY, and we are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

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