The Getman Law Firm has served Oneonta and surrounding communities since 1960. Michael Getman is an upstate New York native, who proudly calls Oneonta, New York his home.
Mr. Getman attended Colgate University and Nova Southeastern School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1986. He practiced law in Florida and Massachusetts before joining his late father, former Oneonta City Court Judge Frank W. Getman, at the Getman Law Firm in 1991. Mr. Getman now continues in solo practice, concentrating in areas of wills, probate and estates, real estate and general litigation.
Since 1998, Mr. Getman has served as an Assistant District Attorney and Chief Assistant District Attorney for Otsego County, handling misdemeanor and felony cases in the Town Courts of Oneonta, Otego, and Unadilla. He also handles felony cases in the Oneonta City Court. Working closely with local law enforcement agencies, Mr. Getman serves as the City Prosecutor for the City of Oneonta, prosecuting all of the misdemeanor crimes, traffic infractions and municipal code violations which occur in the City of Oneonta. Mr. Getman serves on the Law Guardian Panel, Appellate Division, Third Department, representing children in the Family and Supreme Courts of Otsego and Delaware Counties.