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About John

John R. Canney, IV is an Associate at Carter Conboy, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate; land use, zoning, and real property development; business and commercial law; creditors’ rights, banking law, and financial services; and equine and gaming law. John practices in federal and state courts throughout the State of New York.

Before joining Carter Conboy as an attorney, John gained practical legal experience as a law clerk at the Firm for two years, and as a legal intern in the Vermont State Attorney’s Office.   

Why John

John has a competitive spirit by nature. During his collegiate career, he balanced being an academic All-American and his advancement to the NCAA Division I National Championship in Alpine Skiing. John carries his driven and disciplined focus forward as an attorney, by delivering a balance of legal skill, critical focus, and winning outcomes to his clients.  

In his free time, John holds positions that support his local community of Saratoga Springs. He believes in the importance of teaching young minds about the value of our legal system. As the Saratoga County Mock Trial Coordinator, John works with local high school students and teachers, as well as volunteer attorneys and judges, to coordinate, officiate, and hold mock trial competitions.  



  • New York State Bar Association
  • Saratoga County Bar Association, Board of Directors; Mock Trial Committee (Chair)


  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (2014)
  • B.A., Bates College, Politics (2011)


  • State of New York (2015)
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • Seneca Nation of Indians, Peacemaker’s Court

Advocacy & Involvement

Community & Civic

  • Saratoga Springs High School, Mock Trial Team, Mentor



  • Speaker: “Objection! Probating a Will“, Carter Conboy Continuing Legal Education, (2017)
  • Speaker: “Depositions in New York State and Federal Courts“, Carter Conboy Continuing Legal Education (2016)
  • Speaker: “Jointly Held Properties in Probate – Issues in Administration“, Carter Conboy Continuing Legal Education (2015)