TICONDEROGA - Alexander Shmulsky wants to be known as more than a good attorney. He wants to be a good neighbor.
"I'm committed to Ticonderoga," he said. "I want to see Ticonderoga grow. I want to see its people succeed. I'm from a small town in the Berkshires (Massachusetts); I like the small town environment. I thrive in it."
Shmulsky has opened a law office at 174 Lake George Ave. in Ticonderoga. He sees clients by appointment and can be reached at 585-4400 or via e-mal at email@example.com
He operates a general practice firm, doing family, business and criminal law.
"In a small community it's important to give people what they need," Shmulsky said. "I have a good understanding of many areas of law."
Shmulsky graduated from Northeastern University in Boston and Albany Law School in 2007. He practiced law in Boston for two years before moving to a practice in Pittsfield, Mass.
"I did some high-profile criminal defense work in Boston, but decided to move to Pittsfield because I enjoy being in a smaller town," he said.
Shmulsky moved to Ticonderoga a year ago when his wife, the former Katie Joubert, took a job as pharmacy director at Moses-Ludington Hospital. He still maintains his practice in Pittsfield, where he shares space with two other lawyers.
The attorney is able to keep a busy schedule thanks to modern technology.
"I'm as technically connected as you'll see," he said, noting he has three different cell phones and four computers. "In most law offices you see books lining the walls. My law library is on my hand-held cell phone. This week I was able to type a will while sitting in court waiting for another case to be heard. My down time is very low."
Since moving to Ticonderoga, Shmulsky has worked to be a part of the community. He is a member of the local Kiwanis and is working with the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance on its downtown projects. He was recently appointed to the new Essex County Ethics Board. He is also studying to become a child court advocate.
"I want to feel connected to Ti," he said.
He also wants to be connected to his clients.
"When you see a lawyer it's not always a good situation," Shmulsky said. "It's important to have someone you can count on. I want to be that person."