County Attorney

Beatrice Havranek

Beatrice Havranek, County Attorney
E-mail: bhav[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Clinton G. Johnson, First Assistant County Attorney

Kristin A. Gumaer, Esq., Assistant County Attorney/Family Court
E-mail: kgum[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Marie F. Bing, Assistant County Attorney/Assistant Contract Manager
E-mail: mbin[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Robert J. Fisher, Assistant County Attorney/Family Court
E-mail: rfis[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Marisa J. Hansen, Assistant County Attorney
E-mail: mhan[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us  


County Office Building, 5th Floor
244 Fair Street 
Kingston, NY 12401

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1800 
Kingston, NY 12402-1800

Phone: 845-340-3685
Fax: 845-340-3691
Service by facsimile and email not accepted.

The Ulster County Attorney provides legal representation and advice on matters related to the actions and deliberations of all personnel and organizations within Ulster County government.  The County Attorney is responsible for prosecuting and defending all civil actions and proceedings brought by or against the County of Ulster, the Ulster County Legislature, and any officer whose compensation is paid for from County funds for an official act.

The County Attorney either directs or actively participates in the following legal related activities:

  • Claims/Litigation
  • Opinions and legal research
  • Contracts, agreements, leases
  • Juvenile prosecution in Family Court
  • Labor matters 

The County Attorney is ethically prohibited from answering inquiries concerning how to file a claim against the County of Ulster, where and how to serve court papers on the County of Ulster, giving the public legal advice, and recommending an attorney. 

The New York State Unified Court System offers a directory of lawyers in your area.  You may also contact the New York State Bar Association at 1-800-342-3661 which offers a lawyer referral and information service.