Asa Neff

Litigation Manager

Neff_AsaPrior to becoming a divorce attorney, Asa Neff researched the area of family law while assisting a family member in preparing for divorce.

Throughout his research, Mr. Neff recognized the profound effect the divorce would have on his relative’s life and how much good legal representation could make a difference.

“When the opportunity to practice family law presented itself, I recognized that it would be a great opportunity to help people manage and move forward with their lives during a very difficult transition,” he said.

No matter how adversarial a particular case may be, Mr. Neff tries to develop and maintain a professional and working relationship with his opposition in order to achieve his client’s goals, which usually include maximizing their roles in their children’s lives.

“As a father, I take a lot of pride in helping other fathers obtain as much parenting time as possible without having to pay unfairly for what should be right,” Mr. Neff said. “Too often the courts treat a father’s parenting time as a privilege and not a right. That is something we should all work to correct.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Neff is licensed in the state of New York.

Education

Mr. Neff earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a Philosophy Major and Minors in English and Business. He received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. Mr. Neff also studied abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Neff practiced municipal liability defense representing various municipal entities including board of elections, correction departments, and the Department of Family Services. He also practiced medical malpractice, construction liability, and personal injury.

Associations

Mr. Neff belongs to the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, and Albany County Trial Lawyers Association.

Awards

Mr. Neff was recognized in 2015 and 2016 as an Upstate New York Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Neff is a regular contributor of divorce articles to DadsDivorce.com.

Reviews

4/5

“Asa Neff and [my paralegal] are a great team. I didn’t understand some things, and they explained things to me very well. I wish the circumstances were different, but I’m pleased with how things went. They totally protected my rights.”

5/5

“Asa is doing a fantastic job, and I am incredibly happy that he is my attorney. I have already recommended him to several people. He is just great!”

5/5

“Asa was very professional [and] very tenacious in a way that gave me confidence. I always felt he had my best interest at heart.”

 

5/5

“Asa is absolutely great! I couldn’t ask for a better attorney. I don’t think things would have gone as well as they did with anyone else. Asa was always open and honest with me at all times. …”

5/5

“Asa was awesome! He really knows his stuff, and I enjoyed working with him. I would definitely use him again. I was very happy with him. Asa is top notch!”

4/5

“Asa was fantastic! He fit my personality needs to a T, and because of that [we] worked very well together. I was really impressed with how well Asa did, considering I didn’t give him much to work with on my end. …”

5/5

“Asa was amazing! Things couldn’t have gone better, and Asa was the reason why! He is the best attorney I’ve ever worked with. Asa was very professional. He deserves a raise!”

5/5

“I’ve been in law enforcement for over 30 years. I’ve worked with a lot of attorneys, and Asa is the real deal. He seems like a very seasoned attorney that’s been doing this for a while. Asa is very knowledgeable and always spot on. He does a real good job. I’ve never met Asa face to face, but I feel as if I know him personally each time we speak; Asa just has that quality. He’s is doing the best that he possibly can given the circumstances.”

5/5

“There have been times I’ve been upset and reached out to Asa after 5 p.m. and Asa has gone out of his way to call me back to make sure I’m OK. I’m so happy to have an attorney that will follow up with me to make sure I’m OK. I feel very comfortable with Asa; I don’t feel like just a number. I truly mean that. If I ever have any need for legal help again, I will always reach out to Asa. … Asa is a good guy and he’s done a really good job for me. He never made me feel like I was just some guy who messed up. Sometimes you’re hard on yourself,and Asa just made me feel very safe. I had a very positive feeling going into court with Asa. I always knew he’d take care of me. I knew exactly what was going to happen and what to expect because Asa prepared me well. I never felt like Asa didn’t have time for me. I knew I could be confident in Asa. He never made me feel like what I was thinking was wrong, yet always set realistic expectations and always listened, which was important to me. He’s very open minded. Asa really made me think about things before I would jump into any rash decisions. … I ended up with a hell of a lawyer!”

5/5

“I have nothing but praise for Asa. He is excellent! Asa has been a perfect gentlemen and shown great patience. He has given me great recommendations! He keeps my expectations very realistic but makes sure to present all of my options. He has really helped with finding ways to get things moving along and at a less costly expense! …”

5/5

“I’m very happy with Mr. Asa Neff and the staff of Cordell & Cordell. Asa’s legal instruction and advice are valuable to me through this difficult divorce process. Mr. Neff’s experience, knowledge, and ethics are apparent with the strategies and methods he demonstrates on my behalf. Correspondence is timely, complete and explained at a layman level as necessary. I also appreciate that legal documents are forwarded to me for my review on a regular basis.”

5/5

“Everything is being done exceptionally well.  The people I have worked with in the Albany office have gone well beyond what is expected of them.”

5/5

“All of my expectations were fulfilled.  Everything went exceptionally well.  I’m at a loss of words to express how well your associates took care of me.  Everything that your associates have done for me was well above and beyond.”

5/5

“If you want someone to REALLY put your best interests at heart and treat the case just like it was happening to him, Asa is the guy to go to.  He has been a psychologist, lawyer, and friend to me.  Asa really treats all aspects of a case.  He has a strong sense of confidence.”

*Check out more Cordell & Cordell reviews of Asa and the rest of our New York attorneys.

Miscellaneous

While working for an insurance defense firm, Mr. Neff often assisted individuals who were having difficulty making insurance claims. While one would think this was a conflict of interests, the insurance companies found it easier to process complex claims when an experienced attorney was involved. They encouraged Mr. Neff to work with individuals when possible.