A graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Class of 1989, Betsy was admitted in 1990 to the practice of law in New York State, as well as the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern New York Districts of New York.
She also has a BA in English Literature and a Masters of Library Science from the University of Washington, as well as a Masters in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.
In addition to being a lawyer, Betsy has worked as a corporate librarian in the banking, accounting and financial services fields and was the law library director for the New York City Bar Association. She has also worked as a legal training consultant for Wolters Kluwer.
Having done her Capstone project on the growing aging in place movement, Betsy served for several years on the board of the Center for Aging in Place (CAP) in Westchester County. Working in the area of palliative care and end of life issues, she is also on the Advisory Board of the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (WELC).
In addition, she is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and two of its committees, Elder Abuse and Disabilities Issues. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on NAELA/NY’s Board and Legislative Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and its Elder Law Committee.
Prior to her work as an elder law attorney, Betsy practiced in the area of professional liability litigation, defending attorneys and accountants on claims of malpractice and was the co-author of a professional liability column for the New York Law Journal. As a law librarian, she established and wrote the Notes from the Technology Trenches column for LLRX.com.
Betsy’s practice focuses on elder law, guardianships, and special needs planning.
Betsy lives in Westchester County with her husband. Her daughter is a musician and artist in Brooklyn and her son is in health care systems management.
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