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AREAS OF PRACTICE

General Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Municipal Litigation
Contract Litigation
Probate Litigation
Business Litigation
Land Use Litigation
Trust and Estate Litigation

Kelly A. Pressler is a Partner focusing on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, including contract litigation, municipal litigation, and trust and estate litigation.  She is the head of the litigation department at J&G Law, LLP.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude, in 2006 from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 2009 from Albany Law School in Albany, New York, where she was on the Albany Law Review and winner of the Outstanding Clinical Student Award, Sponsler Teaching Fellow, and Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition.

Kelly has served as Treasurer and Past President of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, as well as various other positions on that Board since 2015.  Kelly also served as an officer of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York for four years.  Kelly has served as Leadership Orange Board of Directors since 2019, including serving as past treasurer.  She has also served on the Programs Committee and on the Selection Committee.  She is a graduate of the Leadership Orange Class of 2018.  Kelly served as an Ambassador for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and in 2024 joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Kelly was named an Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year since 2016.  Kelly has been selected as a Woman Leader in Law by Martindale-Hubbell in April 2023.  Kelly is the recipient of the Orange County Rising Star, 2019, and the 2016 Outstanding New Lawyer Award, as presented by the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Most recently, Kelly was recognized by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce with 2024 Hudson Valley Top Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • S. District Court of Appeals Second Circuit, 2016
  • S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015
  • S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2010
  • S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010
  • New York, 2010

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • D. magna cum laude– 2009
    • Law Review: Albany Law Review
  • Siena College, Loudonville, New York
    • A. magna cum laude– 2006
    • Major: Psychology

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Hudson Valley Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Woman Leader in Law by Martindale-Hubbell in April 2023
  • Orange County Rising Star, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Upstate New York, 2016-2024
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Outstanding New Lawyer Award, 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce Board of Director, 2024
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador, 2022
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Treasurer, 2022-2023
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, President, 2021-2022
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Vice President, 2018-2019, 2017-2018
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Vice President, 2019-2020
  • Leadership Orange, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Safe Homes of Orange County, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Leadership Orange Class of 2018 Graduate
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Treasurer, 2018-2019
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Corresponding Secretary, 2017-2018
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Recording Secretary, 2016-2017
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Vice President, 2016-2017
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Recording Secretary, 2015-2016
  • Montgomery Nursery School Treasurer (2017-Present) Board Member (2015-Present)