About Us

Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC offers individualized Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Elder Law services to private clients, their families and family owned businesses. The mission of Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC is to provide effective, professional and timely service to our clients, and to excel in our chosen areas of practice. Our attorneys have significant depth of knowledge and expertise in carefully selected fields of law, which we believe provides superior representation and a unique perspective on our clients' planning needs.

The experience our lawyers possess in planning for individual clients, their families and family owned businesses can be traced to the individual practices of Richard G. Compson, Paul J. Pimpinella, Lisa M. Heintz, G. Kevin Ludlow and Geoffrey Hamilton, who together have combined experience of over 100 years in Trusts, Estates and Elder Law. Our office is fully computerized, and our staff includes career paralegals and secretaries who work exclusively on Estate Planning and Elder Law matters. We constantly strive to maintain a high level of service to our clients, while keeping costs reasonable through effective management and utilization of resources. Our firm is located in Utica, New York and we cater to clients throughout Central New York. Please click the attorney's link on the left navigation bar to read brief
biographies of the attorneys practicing with our firm.


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Paul J. Pimpinella

Paul Pimpinella is the managing partner of Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC. He is a member of the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law sections of the Oneida County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel.  Mr. Pimpinella is the principal owner of Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC, having joined the firm in 2009.

Lisa M. Heintz

Lisa M. Heintz joined Compson & Pimpinella in April 2011. Lisa's practice focus is in estate planning and elder law where she specializes in long-term care planning and asset preservation for the elderly, guardianships, special needs planning, estate planning and estate administration.

G. Kevin Ludlow

Mr. Ludlow is an attorney at Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC. He was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1984, Florida in 1987, and Washington D.C. in 1989. His concentration of practice is real property, wills, estate planning and administration, business acquisitions, and landlord/tenant.

Richard G. Compson (Retired)

Richard Compson is a senior partner of Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC. He is a past president of the Oneida County Bar Association, and is the Chairman of the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law committee of the Oneida County Bar Association, past president of the Mohawk Valley Estate Planning Council, and member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and listed as an attorney for CSEA.