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B.A, summa cum laude, SUNY Buffalo
J.D., summa cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law

Kinsey represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her practice includes defending employers before federal and state courts, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Department of Labor. She also counsels employers regarding federal and state wage and hour laws, discrimination and retaliation claims, leave and accommodation issues, workplace policies and handbooks, discipline and discharge, worker misclassification issues, union avoidance, and unemployment insurance matters. Kinsey also has experience in various types of civil litigation, including motion practice, trial, and appellate practice and has worked on cases involving the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Kinsey worked for a law firm in Buffalo. She also clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York and worked in the office of a United States Senator.

Honors

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 - 2017
  • Recipient of the John N. Bennett Award for Highest Academic Achievement in Graduating Class
  • Winning Team and Best Appellate Brief, Charles S. Desmond Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Second Place Appellate Brief, NYC Regional, American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Former publications editor and former associate editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Former member, Buffalo Human Rights Law Journal
  • Former fellow, Buffalo Public Interest Law Program

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Local Director

Community & Pro Bono

  • Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc., Board President, 2016 - Present, and Board Member, 2014 - Present