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Ogdensburg’s Carlisle Law Firm welcomes Duve and Grandy as partners

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Two faces familiar to St. Lawrence County’s criminal courts have become partners in a longtime Ogdensburg attorney’s practice.

Former District Attorney Nicole M. Duve and former assistant DA Lloyd G. Grandy II have become partners in the law firm of Preston C. Carlisle, which has been renamed The Carlisle Law Firm PC, 602 State St.

“All of the things we’ve been involved in over the years are going to make for a dynamic mix,” Mr. Carlisle said of his new law partners.

Mr. Carlisle is founder of the practice, known most recently as Carlisle, Carrothers and Clough PC. The partners in that practice, Alice J. Carrothers and Molly E. Clough, recently departed to start a law office of their own on Paterson Street. The two will retain the Watertown location at 120 Arcade St. they previously operated with Mr. Carlisle.

Ms. Duve said she is excited to be working in private law practice.

“I’m really looking forward to a new adventure,” she said Friday. “I am excited to put my two decades of trial experience to work helping folks.”

Ms. Duve, Potsdam, is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and Albany Law School of Union University.

She has practiced law since 1991, and has worked as an assistant district attorney and assistant public defender as well as court attorney for Franklin County Judge Robert G. Main Jr., Malone. She was Potsdam town justice from November 1998 until 2005, when she resigned to run for district attorney. She served two terms as district attorney.

Mr. Grandy, who had served several years as an assistant district attorney under Ms. Duve, said he is likewise excited about joining the firm.

“It’s a phenomenal opportunity,” he said.

In addition to working as a prosecutor, Mr. Grandy was in private practice for four years in Lansing, Mich., where he handled contract, tort and civil litigation, before returning to the north country in 2006. He is a 2002 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing. He resides in Waddington.

“I am very happy to be back in private practice,” he said.

Mr. Carlisle founded the practice in 1961. He is a 1958 graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. He is also a former assistant district attorney, serving in that capacity from 1967 until 1975.

The firm specializes in workers compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability litigation, in addition to some real estate transaction work.

Mr. Carlisle’s son, William, will also become a partner in the practice once he passes the New York State Bar exam. Mr. Carlisle said William Carlisle will take the test next month, and will start work at the Ogdensburg law firm thereafter.

“I could not be more pleased with my new partners,” Mr. Carlisle said.

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