Craig A. Cushing
My name is Craig Cushing. I’m an attorney with Martin, Harding & Mazzotti. I have responsibilities in several units in our office. I litigate files with our litigation unit. And I also have supervisory responsibilities in our case management unit, our Workers Compensation department, and our Social Security Disability department.
I’ve stayed at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti because primarily the people. It starts with the people, the partners, the people we work for, but that goes all the way down to our support staff and really the culture of the office in general. It’s a great place to work, very caring people. And there’s a real collaborative teamwork type of spirit in the office.
When I’m not at work, I’m trying to juggle my three children. I have three kids who, at this moment, are seven, five, and two. There’s a lot of Pokemon talk in my house, the boys wanna wrestle. I have had a tremendous amount of tea parties in the last year with my daughter. And I find that that’s what I end up spending most of my free time doing when I’m not at work and practicing.
I’ve had the opportunity now to work in most of the departments in our office. And and I would say, for sure, that the one thing that I find that’s consistent throughout the departments is just the general attitude and spirit of the people. Our co-workers, my co-workers are just very compassionate people that are all committed to helping their clients. You know, it sometimes…it almost feels like our job we’re paid to do almost charitable social work in a way. I mean, we’re helping our neighbors and people in our community. And I think everyone really truly understands that. And it can help you through difficult days. I mean, anybody can have a day where, you know, for whatever reason, it’s not going great, but when you remember that there’s a real human being that needs our help and we can all pull together to help that person, that’s a wonderful thing. And that’s something I feel like is really shared and reflected throughout our firm.
Craig A. Cushing
Admitted in New York and Massachusetts
Craig Cushing was born in Schenectady and grew up in Scotia-Glenville, where his parents and many of his friends still reside. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and of Albany Law School, having obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004.
While attending law school, Craig won the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition, and was selected to represent the law school in an interscholastic advocacy competition in North Carolina. Craig was also picked to work in the Litigation Clinic at Albany Law School, where he successfully represented several members of the community who had been denied unemployment benefits.
Craig was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2005 and to the United States District Court of New York in June 2007. He was also admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2011.
Craig has been with Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP since he was in law school, working first as a legal intern and then as a full time attorney.
While working for the firm, Craig has handled a variety of personal injury cases from start to finish, obtaining excellent results for his clients. He has tried cases to verdict in both State and Federal Court, but also understands that sometimes the best result for a client can be obtained outside of the courtroom.
Craig is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and the Albany County Bar Association. He also volunteers his time to provide free legal services in Family Court and to persons alleging violations of their civil rights.
Craig spends his time away from the office with his wife Katie and their two children.