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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. As an intern with the Albany County District Attorney's Office, under special admission privileges, Ms. Metzger was the only member of her law school clinic to win at trial. 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. She 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 chairs 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.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Partner||METZGER INJURY LAW||2014 - Present|
|Special Prosecutor||Town of Beekman||2010 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Office of Kathleen Metzger||2010 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|Grace Smith House||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Vassar-Warner Home||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|MHA of Dutchess County||Board Member||2011 - 2014|
|Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association||Delegate||2011 - 2014|
|Marist College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Albany Law School of Union University||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|