A short summary of my qualifications:
I served as counsel for New York City Children’s Services for approximately two years. During that time, I was responsible for a high volume caseload, from inception to conclusion. While representing New York State I ran the gambit of hearings (pre and post dispositional), motion practice, trial procedure, and appealable issues.
Currently, I am a solo practitioner and member of the Assigned Counsel Panel for the Second Department Appellate Division.
In addition to Article 10 proceedings, I represent clients in custody, child support, juvenile delinquency, termination of parental rights and visitation cases.
Lastly, I have experience and a substantial working knowledge of Administrative law. In particular, claims brought against New York City and New York State under 19 NYCRR Part 400 concerning unemployment insurance.
Constitutional Law and Appellate practice: In particular, the balance between child protection and liberty interests afforded protection under the U.S. Constitution.
University of Miami School of Law
Professional Associations & Memberships
New York County Lawyers Association: Member of:
- Civil Rights/Liberties committee
**Subcomittee investigating constitutionality of proposed amendment on cyberbullying in New York State and the free speech implications **
- Small firms/Solo practictioner committee
- Family court and child welfare committee
-Young Lawyers Association,
American Bar Association (Member: Young Lawyer's Division), Brooklyn Bar Association, New York City Bar Association (Member of Young Lawyers Connect Section), New York State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division), Queens Bar Association, ACLU, NYYRC. Thee Cato Institute.
Honors and Awards
The International Economics Honor Society, 2003-2004
National Society for Collegiate Scholars, 2000 - 2004
Recipient of the Charles Drimmel Memorial Scholarship, July 2000
Served as Mock Trial Judge for the Empire Mock Trial international competition; Served as a Judge during the Opening Round of the National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament, St. John's University, 2010
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Practice
- Constitutional Law
- Family Law
- Labor & Employment Law
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