Asa Neff - Cordell & Cordell Albany Divorce Lawyer

Asa Neff

Senior Litigation Attorney

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.


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.


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


Mr. Neff was recognized in 2015-17 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


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.


"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."
"​Asa made me feel comfortable and did exactly what he said he would do.  He made everything go smoothly and I felt very confident with him being in my corner."
"Asa is great at negotiating and he is very detailed. I am a detailed person so I was happy when I got him and he is very thorough and detailed and he has a great team behind him that he is working with there.​"
"He has been more like a good friend. He is an excellent attorney!​"
"Everyone I have dealt with has been very helpful and also exceptionally well with getting back to me in a timely fashion in any communication that has been needed."
​"I feel Asa was an exceptional advocate for me and my children. He listened to my problems and came up with good solutions. I was very happy to have him representing me."
"Asa is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He was fantastic. I have never been through anything like this and he always took the time to explain everything and make sure I understood."

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