EXPERIENCE

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Manage general practice legal office providing legal advice and representing clients in federal, state and local courts, as well as administrative proceeding hearings at NYS agencies.

Provide follow-up through all stages of a case from initial investigations through trial planning, pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery, legal research and courtroom representation.

Research and draft appellate briefs in criminal and family cases and argue before Appellate Courts.

Use communication skills to fulfill liaison nature of position, developing cordial working relationships with attorneys, clients, agencies, law enforcement, judges and court staff.

Defense attorney for participants in the Plattsburgh City and Clinton County Courts’ Treatment Programs.

Attorney for the Children representing the interests of children involved in family court proceedings.

Lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh – Media Law.

Hearing Examiner for the Clinton County Health Department.

Speaker and advocate at public and private events.

Trained Mediator and Arbitrator.

Avvo.com legal contributor.

LEGAL WORK HISTORY

Attorney/Sole Practitioner – Fox Law Office, Plattsburgh, NY

Associate Attorney – O’Connell & Aronowitz, P.C., Plattsburgh, NY

Law Clerk – Connecticut Superior Court, Law Clerk, New Haven, CT

Intern (Legal Department-Copyright and Trademark Division) – LEGO Systems, Inc., Enfield, CT

Judicial Intern – U.S. District Court of Connecticut, Hon. William I. Garfinkel, Bridgeport, CT

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 2002
  • Connecticut, 2001
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Court Northern District of New York, 2009
  • United States District Court Connecticut, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 2016

EDUCATION

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 5/01, Hamden, CT Honors: Academic Excellence Award; Excellence in Clinical Work Award; Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards for Legal Drafting and Writing; New York Civil Procedure and Legal Skills Extracurricular Activities: Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA), Spring ‘00, ‘01

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies, 12/93, Utica, NY Honors: Dean’s List; National College Radio Award – First Runner-up- Creative Production-PSA Extracurricular Activities: Program Director of college radio station-WCOT Volunteer at college television station-WCOT-TV Volunteer at college newspaper- Factory Times

HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Associates of Applied Science, Broadcasting, 05/91, Utica, NY Honors: Dean’s List; Best Audio Project Award; Best Audio Mix Award Extracurricular Activities: Program Director of college radio station-WHCR Volunteer at college television station-HCTV