Walden- The law firm J&G Law, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce the selection of four attorneys selected by Super Lawyers. Michelle B. Ellerin, a partner focused on marriage and family law, and Kara J. Cavallo, a partner focused on tax litigation, litigation and appeals, have been selected as Upstate New York’s 2023 Distinguished Attorneys. Pressler, partner focusing on public, commercial, real estate and municipal litigation, Michael Wagner, partner focusing on senior law and estate planning, and Rebecca C. Johnson, an assistant focused on marriage and family law, is named to the 2023 Upstate New York Rising Stars. Pressler has received this recognition consistently every year since 2016.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-stage system Selection process. Nominations and peer ratings are Combined with independent research. The goal is to create A reliable, comprehensive and diverse list of the distinguished Lawyers that can be used as a resource for lawyers and Consumers are looking for legal counsel. Super lawyers choose List of rising stars using the same selection process, by one Exception: Eligible to be listed on Rising Stars, a Candidate must be 40 years of age or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of lawyers in The state is named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.
“On behalf of the Partners, we are very proud that Michelle, Kara, Kelly, Michael and Rebecca have been recognized for their impressive achievement of being selected as Outstanding Attorneys and Rising Stars,” said Michelle Babcock, Managing Director. a partner. “The firm is fortunate to have these four talented lawyers as part of our team, ensuring clients that they can have complete confidence in working with these highly respected and distinguished legal professionals.”
Michelle B. Ellerin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She received her JD in 1982 from the University of Toledo School of Law in Toledo, Ohio and spent her senior year at Albany Law School. She established her private practice in 1986 and has dedicated over thirty years to serving clients in the fields of marriage and family law. She has served as secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president of the Orange County Bar Association, and for the past nineteen years, Michelle has served on the organization’s board of directors. Michelle is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) and a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County (“WBAOSC”) where she previously served as past president and is a member of the Family Law Division of the New York State Bar Association. She is a member of Trial Lawyers Association of New York, and the Orange County Bar Association. Michelle was a member of the Sarah Wells Girl Scouts Council and was a former vice president. Michelle was also a board member and trustee of Temple Sinai. Received the Women’s Achievement Award.
I got Kara J. Cavallo received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1994 from Arizona State University. Kara received her JD in 1999 from the University of Arizona School of Law. Kara currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Children’s Rights Society, Inc. Kara previously served on the WBAOSC Board of Directors, including as its President, and is a member of both WBAOSC and WBASNY. She is also a member of the New York State Bar, Department of Real Estate Law and the Commission on Conviction, Transfer and Estate Taxes. Kara is a joint member of the Orange County Residents Association, an affiliate member of the New York State Residents Association and the International Association of Valuation Officers. Kara has been named a female lead in law by Martindale-Hubble in April 2023.
I got Kelly A. Pressler received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with honors, in 2006 from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and a JD, with honors, in 2009 from Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Kelly has served as treasurer and past president of WBAOSC and has served in various positions on that board since 2015. Kelly has also served as an official at WBASNY for four years. Kelly has served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Orange and has served on the Board since 2019, as well as on its Programs Committee. She graduated from the Orange Leadership Class of 2018. Kelly also serves as an ambassador for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Kelly was the recipient of the 2019 Orange County Rising Star Award and the 2016 Outstanding New Lawyer Award, as presented by the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and has been consistently named a Rising Star in New York State by distinguished attorneys every year since. 2016. Kelly has been named a Women’s Leader in Law by Martindale-Hubble in April 2023.
Michael Wagner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, with a major in history. Michael received his Juris Doctorate in 2012 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Michael is a 2019 Orange Leadership Class alumnus, a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, and a member of the Orange County Bar Association. Michael is also an experienced continuing education instructor for attorneys and real estate brokers.
Rebecca Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Stony Brook University Honors College in Stony Brook, New York in 2012. Rebecca earned her Juris Doctor in 2015 from Boston University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Rebecca has been a member of WBAOSC since 2018 and is currently the immediate past chair. She is also a former member of the fundraising committee for Safe Homes in Orange County. Rebecca is a graduate of the Orange Leadership Class of 2018. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding New Lawyer Award from the Women’s Bar of Orange and Sullivan Counties.