Practice Areas

Jacqueline is a Partner in Lacy Katzen’s Litigation Group and Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Department.  A trial attorney for over 25 years, her practice is focused in personal injury civil litigation. This includes medical and hospital malpractice, surgical errors, birth injuries, nursing home negligence and abuse, motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, construction site accidents and dog bite cases.  She is also knowledgeable in the area of insurance coverage litigation and represents insurance policy holders in coverage dispute litigation against  insurance companies. Acting as “excess counsel”, she has represented policy holders in cases where clients do not have adequate insurance coverage. Jacqueline is also Chair of the firm’s Risk Management Committee and has a detailed understanding of contingency planning issues.

Honors

Jacqueline has achieved a “BV Distinguished Attorney” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has received a rating of “Excellent” from AVVO. She has been included in Who’s Who in American Law and Cambridge’s Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Honors Edition. She is a member of the Albany Law School Justinian Society and a past recipient of the West Publishing Award. She has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements of at least a million dollars. Jacqueline has also been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as amongst the top 5% of Upstate New York Lawyers. The Super Lawyers list is published by Thompson Reuters and is intended to recognize attorneys who have achieved a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Jacqueline is also listed in Best Lawyers of America for both Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law. Best Lawyers is a peer review publication intended to highlight those attorneys who are recognized by their colleagues as outstanding in their practice areas.

Personal

Jacqueline resides in Spencerport, New York, with her family.

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude)
  • St. John Fisher College (B.A.)

Admissions

  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Jacqueline has been on the Board of Trustees for the Aquinas Institute since 1999

  • Founding member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Justinian Order of St. Fisher College in Rochester, NY

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

  • Member of the Monroe County Bar Association

  • Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association

  • Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America

  • Member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • Member of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

  • Member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys

  • Member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Blog Posts & Resources by Jacqueline

  • Motorcycle Accidents and Insurance – What you need to know

    September 11, 2018

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  • Lavern’s Law Gives New Hope to Victims of Medical Mistakes

    February 14, 2018

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  • Why a “single focus” law firm might not be the best choice for your personal injury case

    February 8, 2017

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  • Mandatory Arbitration Provisions: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    November 20, 2015

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