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KelseyTill Thompson

Associate

"My favorite aspects of the legal profession are the intellectual challenge of it and the fact that it is never static—it's always changing."

Overview

Biography

A former NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division attorney, Kelsey primarily concentrates her practice on litigated tort defense, insurance coverage disputes, and appellate advocacy. She represents both individuals and businesses in a wide range of tort defense matters and litigates insurance coverage disputes in declaratory-judgment actions throughout the state.

Bar Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Obtained partial summary judgment in a NYS Labor Law and negligence case.
  • Drafted a letter to a carrier and obtained a waiver of premiums benefits on a policy for a professional based on total disability.

Prior Experience

  • NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Appellate Court Attorney
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Research Assistant
  • Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, Law Clerk
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Faculty Research Scholar
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Legal Intern

Judicial Clerkships

  • US District Court for the Western District of New York, Judge Richard Arcara

Selected Honors

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Alumni Association Scholarship, 2013-2016
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, CALI Award of Excellence for Gender, Sexuality & Law, 2016
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Virginia Leary Human Rights Fellowship, 2015
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, CALI Award of Excellence for Advanced Legal Analysis, Writing & Research, 2015
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Human Rights Fellowship, 2014

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