*New York State Courts, February 1986
*New Jersey State Courts, February 1986
*Federal District Court for the Eastern
District of New York, May 1986
*Federal District Court for New Jersey, June 1986
*Second Circuit Court of Appeals, May, 1997
*Approved for the Fiduciary Appointment List of
The Office of Court Administration of
The State of New York, June 2003
*Designated as a Court Examiner in the Second Department for the Counties of Richmond
Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University,
Conferred in August, 1984 in two year accelerated program
Editor, Law Review
Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University, magna cum laude
Conferred September 1982 in three year accelerated program
Major: Sociology with Social Work specialization
Full time private practice
Practice limited to Medicaid, guardianship and issues concerning the mentally ill, developmentally disabled or the elderly, including turnover proceedings for the recovery of converted assets, divorce, and real estate. Litigation involving guardianship, probate, administration, and trusts, as well as turnover proceedings conducted in Kings County Supreme Courts, as well as Richmond and Queens County Supreme Courts. I am appointed as guardian for various indigent and/or mentally ill wards, obtaining entitlements for those wards, finding them housing, dealing with housing issues and resolution of same. I also prepare Accountings, budgeting and perform day to day management of wards.
I supervise two to three employees on a daily basis, as well as social workers, aides and other caregivers.
I have perfected and argued appeals in the First and Second Department of the Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Currently serving as a Court Examiner in Richmond County by designation of the Second Department of the New York State Supreme Court.
Adjunct professor of on-line courses at Tuoro College Graduate School of Business.
Full-time Professor of Paralegal Studies at St. John’s University, both Staten Island and Queens Campuses, teaching Research and Writing, Estates and Estate Planning, Civil Procedure, Domestic Relations among other subjects.
Part-time practice limited to Court- appointment as Guardian Ad Litem, Court Evaluator, Attorney for Incapacitated Person and Guardian; presentations to various Bar Association groups on the new Guardianship Law, Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law.
Associate at the Law Office of William J. Frew, Jr., 791 Jewett Avenue, Staten Island, NY. I practiced in the field of Estates and Estate Planning, Matrimonial and Real Estate.
Served on the Board of Seamen’s Society (2011-2014)
Ad Hoc Member of the Governance Committee of the Staten Island Museum (2011 – 2017)
Trustee of the Staten Island Museum (2018 to date)
Treasurer of the Staten Island Museum (2019 to date)