Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Company: Banac and Mathewson
Location: Lake George, New York, United States
George Atterbury Mathewson, Esq., Retired Lawyer at Banac and Mathewson, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of publishing and law.
With more than 40 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Mathewson cemented himself as a leading figure in the legal landscape of New York prior to his retirement in 2004, at which point he embarked upon a lauded second career as an author. Notably, his multiple published works include “A Boy Named Martin” in 2014, “Hidden Agenda” in 2013 and “1984 Arrives in America” in 2005. Most recently, he penned “The Dried Earth: What Has Happened To Our Water?” in 2019, a story that follows two unemployed young men who navigate the world of gas and oil fracking in California while dealing with various problems as well as their evolving family lives. Also active as an adjunct instructor of business law at Onondaga Community College from 1979 to 1984, Mr. Mathewson has also contributed to the board of directors for the South Side Businessmen, the Yates County Arts Council, and has held administrative positions with Milly’s Pantry, Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Steuben County Historical Society, Manilus Chamber of Commerce and Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church.
Beginning his professional ventures as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1963 to 1965, Mr. Mathewson operated out of his private practice in Syracuse, NY, from 1966 to 1972. Subsequently, he was appointed as a regional attorney for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from 1972 to 1973 before returning to his private practice from 1973 to 2002. Following this decade-spanning tenure, he served of counsel for Banac and Mathewson in Manlius, NY, from 2002 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to these appointments, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1957, a Bachelor of Laws from Cornell University in 1960 and a Master of Laws from the University of Michigan in 1961. Affiliated with the New York State Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association, Kiwanis International and the Onondaga Club, Mr. Mathewson continues to hold a patent for a safety device for disabled airplanes.
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