Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP
Attorney John L. Orfan Esq.

Location: Albany, New York
Phone: 518-480-2151
Fax: 518-377-2247
Email: E-mail Me

John L. Orfan is a graduate from the State University of New York at Albany and Brooklyn Law School. John practiced for 5 years primarily in the area of personal injury litigation in Manhattan before joining our firm in 1999. John's experience on both the plaintiff's and defense sides of personal injury litigation have given him a unique perspective on how insurance companies and defense counsel view, evaluate, defend and settle plaintiff's personal injury cases. John's 20 years of experience includes all facets of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle cases, Labor Law, Product liability, slip/trip and fall injuries and lead poisoning claims.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1999

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Traffic Tickets

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2004


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1994
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Drabkin & Margulies, Associate, 1996 - 1999
  • Berns & Castro, Associate, 1994 - 1996
  • Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, Paralegal, 1990 - 1994