It's critical that we elect judges who comprehend the intricacies of the Family Court system and can navigate the emotionally charged challenges typical of Family Court cases. Will you join us in this endeavor?
Kristine seeks to become your next Family Court Judge, fueled by her passion for assisting families and children during difficult times. This builds upon her current role as an attorney.
Understanding the hurdles families and children face in Family Court, Kristine invests time to educate clients about the law, demystify the legal process, attentively listen, answer queries, and keep clients up-to-date throughout their cases.
Kristine's record is built on representing thousands of mothers, fathers, grandparents, custodians, and children. As an ardent advocate, she has overseen cases ranging from mediation to negotiation and trials. What resonates most with her is the understanding that each case involves real lives and often the most significant individuals in those lives — their children.
Over the past nineteen years, Kristine has provided bespoke legal services addressing diverse matrimonial and family law matters, including:
- Custody and visitation disputes
- Domestic violence and orders of protection
- Child abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights
- Step-parent adoption proceedings
- Paternity matters
- Child support cases
Moreover, she serves as a zealous advocate for children in their capacities as:
- Custody and visitation cases
- Child abuse and neglect matters, including children in foster care
- Paternity matters
- Juvenile delinquency proceedings
Born, raised, and having raised her family in Henrietta, New York, Kristine runs her law office there, offering top-notch legal services throughout Monroe and surrounding counties.
Kristine's educational journey began at Monroe Community College, then SUNY Brockport for her Bachelor’s Degree, and finally New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.
After law school, Kristine served as an AmeriCorps Attorney for Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation, now LawNY, offering legal assistance to low-income clients in court and administrative proceedings involving housing evictions. She also conducted legal presentations for victims of domestic violence and other client groups.
Kristine, alongside her husband, parents five children and two grandchildren. She cherishes family time and enjoys outdoor activities, card games, and mentoring youth in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Volunteering at her church and various not-for-profits, and spending holidays distributing essentials to Rochester's homeless, Kristine demonstrates her dedication to her community. Her career and personal efforts support programs that enable children to surmount poverty through education, housing, sanitation, clean water, healthcare, and healthy living options.
Your financial backing will significantly contribute to securing a brighter future for families in Monroe County. Stand with Kristine today.