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KATHLEEN METZGER is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and former Special Prosecutor, fluent in Spanish. Ms. Metzger graduated cum laude from Marist College, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrating in Philosophy and Public Praxis (applied Philosophy through community service). She received her law degree from Albany Law School and was a Co-Chair of the Albany Law School Environmental Law Society. Following admission to the New York bar, she was appointed and served as a Special Prosecutor in Dutchess County for several years, and went on to represent criminal defendants and other individuals in solo practice.

In 2012, Ms. Metzger helped found Metzger Injury Law, a personal injury firm handling complex accident, injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the Hudson Valley and New York. She brings to the firm great versatility, a commitment to excellence, and a caring approach with clients. Ms. Metzger has successfully tried cases in various local courts, and provided per diem court appearances for other attorneys. She has worked of counsel to other Hudson Valley law firms handling civil, criminal and administrative appeals, among which she has, pro bono, successfully sought reversal of determinations against disabled individuals.

Ms. Metzger is a member of the Board of Directors of Grace Smith House, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy organization in Poughkeepsie, and past chair of the agency's Public Relations Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Vassar-Warner Home, a senior residence and assisted living agency, also in Poughkeepsie, and is past chair of the home's Board Development Committee. Ms. Metzger is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the New York State and Dutchess County bar associations.

Please read more about Ms. Metzger and her firm, Metzger Injury Law.
(845) 473-7000


Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Personal Injury: 90%
  2. Appeals: 10%



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457 Maple Street
P.O. Box 1110
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12602


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TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMETZGER INJURY LAW2014 - Present
Special ProsecutorTown of Beekman2010 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Office of Kathleen Metzger2010 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Grace Smith HouseBoard Member2012 - Present
Vassar-Warner HomeBoard Member2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Dutchess County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Mid-Hudson Women's Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
MHA of Dutchess CountyBoard Member2011 - 2014
Mid-Hudson Women's Bar AssociationDelegate2011 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marist CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Albany Law School of Union UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A