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A.A.S., Maria College

B.A., magna cum laude, Siena College

M.B.A., Graduate College of Union University

J.D., Albany Law School of Union University

Noreen has a varied background that includes academic preparation and hands-on experience in the fields of health care and business. As a seasoned litigator with more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts, she has defended a diverse array of clients in complex cases that cover the gamut from medical malpractice to products liability and employment discrimination cases. In addition to the depth of litigation experience that Noreen brings to her practice, she has also counseled many clients on topics such as compliance with employment laws and rules, and licensure issues for health care providers and professional practices.

Noreen has been an adjunct faculty member of the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, where she taught a course in nursing liability and licensing issues to master's degree candidates; and at Siena College, where she taught economics. Prior to entering legal practice, Noreen practiced as a registered professional nurse at health care facilities in the Capital District of New York State. She is a registered professional nurse licensed in New York State.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007-10
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Certified senior professional in human resources (HR), as accredited by the HR Certification Institute




Social Media

Noreen contributes to Hodgson Russ’s Employers’ Advisor blog. Her blog entries include:

Professional Associations

Noreen is vice chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Trial Lawyers Section having previously served as its treasurer; she also served as chair of the section’s Diversity Committee and as a member of the section’s Executive Committee. She is also a member of the NYSBA Labor & Employment and Health Law Sections. In addition, Noreen previously served on the board of directors for the Capital District Women's Bar Association and was a past chairperson for its Caregivers Committee. She is currently a member of the Programming Committee for the Capital Region Human Resource Association. She is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Defense Research Institute Employment Law Subsection
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Albany Claims Association
  • American Bar Association

  • Albany and Saratoga County Bar Associations

  • Capital District Women's Bar Association

  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

  • New York State Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

Noreen is a member of the Guardianship Committee of Warren, Washington and Albany Counties ARC, which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Noreen is the chairperson for the Diversity Committee of the NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section, and as such, she has organized and acted as moderator for programs presented at law schools throughout New York that highlight the achievements of women and minorities in legal practice. She has mentored high school students and law school students competing in state-wide moot court programs. Noreen was a founding member and past chairperson of the Caregivers Committee of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, which is a support group for people in professional practice who are rendering care to elderly or infirm friends and family members.