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Practice Areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
  2. Social Security: 25%
    16 years, 300 cases
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
    14 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 15%
    12 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christopher B. Colosi

    Maura is an excellent attorney who fights hard for her clients. Always prepared - she is a tough adversary.


    Christopher Colosi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Liam Gorman Brenndon Murphy

    Maura is knowledgeable and effective. When I have worked with her, she articulated her client's positions clearly and strongly. While we had a difficult case together, she pursued her client's position with civility and care.


    Liam Murphy Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Shapiro & Kennedy-Smith

120 West State Street
Ithaca, NY, 14850-4155


NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Kramer Levin/NAPIL FellowshipNational Association for Public Interest Law1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerShapiro & Kennedy-Smith2007 - Present
Sole practitionerMaura Kennedy-Smith, Attorney at Law2003 - 2007
Staff AttorneyTompkins/Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services2000 - 2006
Staff AttorneyCenter for Disability Advocacy Rights, (CeDAR), Inc.1998 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tompkins County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Cornell UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYSBA Legal Assistance Partnership ConferenceVideoteleconference Hearings2004
National Organization for Social Security Claimants Representatives Fall ConferenceFord v. Apfel1999