Bankruptcy and General Practice

Bankruptcy Lawyer in New Paltz, Kingston, and Newburgh Assisting With Traffic Law and Injury Law

George C. Selby, Esq.



Servicing you and your case, personally and professionally

Located in New Paltz, NY, George C. Selby is your local attorney offering a variety of client-based legal services. This firm was founded on the idea that every client deserves a patient ear and an open mind. Your legal matter is important. Where other offices may shrug you off or lose your file in a sea of "bigger problems," this office can offer you confidence that your call will be returned and your questions will be answered. 

If your legal question does not fit into any of the areas of practice below, please contact our office. As an experienced general practice attorney, George C. Selby can offer flexible help with many legal questions.

If you are considering filing bankruptcy under chapter 7 or chapter 13 but you are afraid of the consequences, contact us for help. Often, clients facing debt for credit cards, foreclosures, vehicle loans, medical debt, or other debts believe that filing bankruptcy will ruin their financial life. After speaking with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, these clients are often pleased to discover that the benefits of the breathing room and blank slate they can receive make it worth filing chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. Explore our bankruptcy and debt page for answers to common questions about filing for bankruptcy under chapter 7 and chapter 13, or simply call Selby Legal, your bankruptcy resource in New Paltz, NY.

Get in touch with us to set up a free consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.

August, 2019: Upload your traffic ticket for fast help

It’s now possible to snap a picture of your New York traffic ticket and upload to the Selby Legal site for a quick review. We’ll contact you by phone or email to confirm the specifics, and then send you a retainer and other documents to be completed and returned. You’ll be able to rest easy as soon as your case is in the hands of a professional.

Sending us the ticket directly makes it possible to get the process started quickly, but remember that we do not represent you in this case until a signed retainer and payment are returned to this office.

Our new traffic ticket upload form can be found on our Hudson Valley traffic court information page, as well as at the bottom of every page on our site. If you get stopped on the road, Selby Legal should be your next stop online.

August, 2019:


If you or anyone you know is making payments to a "DEBT RELIEF," "DEBT CONSOLIDATION," "DEBT NEGOTIATION," or “CREDIT COUNSELING” organization, they need to speak with Selby Legal for a free consultation immediately. These organizations advertise heavily on local radio stations. Very often, these organizations take money from debtors who would have been much better off if they had spoken with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Although these organizations are often “non-profit,” they are still making money off of good people who want to pay their debts but cannot, and do not tell tell their customers about the facts, benefits, and relief that bankruptcy can offer. They take on the role of lawyer, and give you advice that you should only take from a licensed attorney. They tell you they will give you an attorney if things go wrong, but don’t tell you all your options, which may include bankruptcy, in the first place, making things much more likely to go wrong. Very often, because of these organizations, I will discover that my clients have suffered a huge, unnecessary loss of money, and a "hit" to their credit score much worse than would have been caused by bankruptcy. These companies may try to resolve your debts, but if any of your creditors refuse to negotiate and make a deal, they can eventually sue you and get a judgement against you, which, among other things, can attach as a lien against your real estate that may not be possible to remove through the bankruptcy process. If these clients had accurate information from an experienced Chapter 7 Bankruptcy attorney, they could have weighed all their options and made the best decision. 

 Selby Legal can offer you the experienced help of a bankruptcy lawyer and foreclosure lawyer starting with one free consultation. Contact our office for more information.





Main office:

243 Main Street, Suite 250
New Paltz, NY 12561

Newburgh office (by appointment only):

320 Robinson Ave., Suite 230, Newburgh NY 12550

Kingston office (by appointment only):

721 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401


(845) 419-3383


Areas of Practice

Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is for individuals or married couples facing debts which they are unable to pay due to a lack of disposable income. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not mean that you will lose all your assets, in fact most of our clients are able to retain their home, car, and household items. Selby Legal strives to make the bankruptcy filing process straightforward and easy for the client in order make Chapter 7 bankruptcy a nearly stress-free experience.

intellectual property

If you have questions relating to copyrights or trademarks, we can help. The process for filing these intellectual property (IP) protections can be daunting and time consuming, but we can take the mystery out of it. We can further assist in the protection of your IP by negotiating licensing agreements and prosecuting infringments.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is for clients who own substantial assets and have regular disposable income but face creditors' collections or foreclosures due to debts that they may have fallen behind on due to the ups and downs of normal life. Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows clients to set up a repayment plan to pay back certain debts yet still discharge credit card, medical, and other certain debts. Chapter 13 is very often used to help keep people in their homes when facing foreclosure

personal injury

If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your claim. George C. Selby is experienced with guiding clients through this difficult time, and can personally assist you with the confusing world of insurance companies. For injury cases, there are no attorney's fees unless we win or settle your case.


Your home has been with you for years and now the bank will not accept your payments. You have just answered the door and been served with a foreclosure lawsuit. If this describes you, then we can help. We know what the bank is looking for and what can be done to keep you in your home. Where other firms may be limited to state court remedies, we may be able to explore options in federal court to keep you in your home.

criminal, dwi

Criminal offenses can have a long lasting effect on your life. Many clients contact private attorneys because they cannot afford to lose their license after a DWI/DUI, or they will lose their job if they are convicted. Having handled many criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets to felonies, George C. Selby can assist you during this frightening time of your life.


The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
— Abraham Lincoln


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Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal matter. Please be as detailed as possible. You may also call us at 845-419-3383 to scedule a free consultation.


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