Arthur R. Frost
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
Art's practice focuses primarily on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice. He has practiced in Courts from Lake George to Poughkeepsie, and as far west as Utica. He has also practiced in federal court in New York and Vermont. He has handled all types of criminal cases, from murder to jaywalking, and everything in between. He has also handled a variety of injury cases, from automobile collisions to dog bites to slip-and-fall to medical malpractice. In addition to being a partner in Frost & Kavanaugh, Art is an Assistant Public Defender for Rensselaer County.
Art has been ranked "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest level of professional excellence), which is an anonymous ranking by other attorneys in the Capital District. In 2023, Art was selected to Super Lawyers, also an anonymous peer ranking by other attorneys in the Capital District. Art has been ranked a perfect 10.0 by clients and fellow attorneys on Avvo. Art has also been named by The National Trial Lawyers as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2014. Art attended In Defense of the Damned at the prestigious Trial Lawyer's College operated by famed trial attorney Gerry Spence. Art is currently enrolled in the College's Seven Steps program, and expects to graduate in 2023. Art was recently appointed to serve on the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Department's Committees on Character and Fitness. With that appointment, Art will be tasked with screening new applicants to the NY Bar for fitness to serve
Art is a member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the New York State Defender's Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Rensselaer County Bar Association. The New York State Defender's Association selected Art to lobby Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to reform the techniques the police must use when interrogating crime suspects, including requiring the use of video recordings. Art has also represented someone featured on America's Most Wanted, who was accused of assaulting someone with a knife (after three days of trial, Art got all charges dismissed and his client walked out of the courtroom a free man!).
Art is a lifelong resident of Rensselaer County, and he and his wife and kids currently reside in Poestenkill. He is active in his church, and coached youth baseball and soccer for many years.
- Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
- Thomas More College, Merrimack, New Hampshire
- B.A. - 1991
- Major: Philosophy
- New York, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1996
- U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1998
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
- “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
- Named by The National Trial Lawyers as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2014
- Assistant Public Defender for Rensselaer County
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
- New York State Defender's Association, Member
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- Rensselaer County Bar Association, Member
- The New York State Defender’s Association, Member
CLE Classes Taught
Current Employment Position
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.