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John J. Poklemba

John J. Poklemba

John J. Poklemba serves as General Counsel to American Transit Insurance Company, a New York City-based Commercial Automobile Insurer. Previously, Mr. Poklemba was the managing partner of his general practice in Saratoga County for more than a decade. Prior to that, Mr. Poklemba was principal attorney responsible for governmental relations and litigation for Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, P.C. in Glens Falls. Mr. Poklemba served as New York State Director of Criminal Justice and Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services from 1987 to 1991. He also served as Counsel to the agency from 1984 to 1987. Prior to his work in New York’s Criminal Justice division, Mr. Poklemba worked as a Chief Appellate Law Assistant to the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester, Deputy Counsel for the New York State Office of Court Administration in Albany, Law Secretary to the Hon. Robert J. Sise in the New York Court of Claims in Albany and as a Trial Preparation Assistant for the Office of the District Attorney in the Bronx. Mr. Poklemba began his law career as a litigation assistant for Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wood in New York City in 1972 and worked as a senior auditor for Travelers Insurance Company. Mr. Poklemba has been published several times in various legal journals. He received a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and graduated from St. John’s School of Law.