Shari Jo Reich


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Shari Jo Reich
Managing Partner

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Shari Jo Reich
Managing Partner

Shari Jo is very involved in the Buffalo community. She is currently Vice President of Education at Congregation Shir Shalom. She enjoys spending time with her spouse, Sheryl, and their two daughters.

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EXPERIENCE

For more than 25 years, Ms. Reich has focused her law career on family law: divorce, separation, custody, support, grandparents’ rights, prenuptial agreements, adoption, and domestic relations orders, as well as real estate, estates and wills. Formerly with Paladino, Cavan and Quinlivan, Shari Jo opened her own law office in 1990. She joined Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak as a partner in 2006 and became Managing Partner in 2012. She has chaired several New York State Bar Association Family Law CLE seminars and has presented/lectured at many New York State and Erie County Bar Association programs.

 

Shari Jo has been an adjunct faculty member at Hilbert College where she taught Domestic Relations law in the paralegal program. She has also taught several bridge courses on Solo Practice at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School.  Since 2008,  Shari Jo has been a New York State “Super Lawyer” for Upstate New York and was named to the  “Top 25 Women Super Lawyers” in 2012.  She has also been recognized by the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First “Who’s Who in Law/Legal Elite of Western New York” since  2007.

 

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, State University of New York, University at Albany
  • J.D., Order of the Barrister, Regan Award for Proficiency in Surrogate’s Law, State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • “Buffalo Law Journal” and “Business First” “Who’s Who in Law/Legal Elite of Western New York,” 2007 to present.
  • Chairperson, Erie County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, 2015.
  • Former Director, Erie County Bar Association, 2006-2010
  • Four-time past President, Board of Directors of Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York, Inc.
  • New York State “Super Lawyer,” 2008 through 2015; “Top 25 Women Super Lawyers,” 2012.
  • Recipient, 2009 Women’s History Month Award for Public Service
  • Recipient, Award of Excellence from the Everywoman Opportunity Center
  • Recipient, M. Dolores Denman Lady Justice Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Member, V.P. of Education, Congregation Shir Shalom
  • Erie County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Court Committees
  • New York State Bar Association – Family Law Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter (Past President, 1996-1997)

 

ADMISSIONS

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York