I was born in Rochester, NY, and raised in the suburb of Brighton.
I attended McQuaid Jesuit High School, and graduated in the Class of 1970. I went to Boston College, graduating with honors in 1974. I completed a graduate course at Northeastern University, receiving a Master of Public Administration degree in 1977.
I then worked for a NYS Assemblyman for two legislative sessions, leaving Albany to go to law school, Western New England School of Law, from 1978-1981.
Following Bar exams, I was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts (1981), New York State and US Courts (1982).
I married another attorney, and began the general practice of law, in Rochester in 1982. We welcomed daughters to our family in 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1992.
Since 1982 I have been engaged in the general practice of law, covering a wide variety of "people law": estates, criminal law, divorce, contracts, real estate, personal injury, etc. During this time, I successfully prosecuted several wrongful death cases.
We reside in Pittsford, NY. Our daughters are now 17 to 23 years of age: one has graduated from college, two are in college, and one finishes high school this spring. Two dogs and one cat complete the family.
Community Involvement & Interests:
Lions Club International, since 1986, served as past President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Webster Lions Club; also as Zone Director for District 20 E-1;
The Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA: volunteer gallery guard, since 1996;
The Xerox Classic, Nationwide Tour event 2005-2008, volunteer marshall;
Volunteer "Know Your Law" sessions with Eastern Service Workers Association, legal help for the working poor, 1995-2010;
Member, Action for a Better Community, Inc., Enterprise Center Advisory Committee, 1998-2006;
Martha's Vineyard, MA & Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY;
Sports: tennis, golf, swimming.