About Our Attorneys In Liberty, NY


 

Kirk Orseck, Attorney

 
Kirk Orseck - Attorney in Liberty, NY
 
Experience:
  • Orseck Law Offices PLLC, Partner, May 2003 to present: Trial counsel for criminal, civil and administrative litigation
  • Judge, Town of Liberty Justice Court, June 2017 to present.
  • New York State Democratic Committee 2008 to 2010. Elected by District County Chairpersons to be liason between State Party and 3rd Judicial District.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars. Department of New York, Chief Legal Officer for State of New York, July 2002 to July 2003: Elected by New York State's 90,000 Veterans of Foreign Wars, to represent them with respect to their Post's legal concerns.
 
  • Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Student-Clerk. Researched and drafted federal appellate opinions.
  • Hospitality Worldwide Services (HWS:AMEX), Executive Project Coordinator: May 1994 to August 1998: Managed 10-15 simultaneous large scale renovation projects nationwide
  • United States Marine Corps, Infantry non-commissioned officer, reserves: Desert Storm combat decorated anti-tank infantry leader
Professional Licenses:
New York State: May 2003; United States Supreme Court 2006, Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York: June 2003; Second Circuit Court of Appeals: Admission pending

Professional Societies:
American Association for Justice / ATLA, New York New Lawyers Division Board of Governors; National Board of Trial Advocacy, Advocate Degree; New York Trial Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; New York Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Sullivan County Bar Association

Education:
  • Albany Law School: Elected Executive Student Bar President at conclusion of first year, Albany Student Bar designated No. 1 in Northeast United States for encouraging diversity by American Bar Association during presidency
  • Youth For Understanding: Studied one year as high school exchange student in Australia sponsored by United States State Department
  • Simon’s Rock of Bard College: Accepted to college full-time at age 16, due to academic achievement and standardized testing.
Community Service:
Military Academy Selection Board, 98th Congressional District: Interview and recommend service academy applicants to Congressman Maurice Hinchey; Veterans of Foreign Wars: Provide basic legal services for local veterans; Congregation Ahavath Israel: Past President; Sullivan County Democratic Committee, prior Executive Committee.
 

Gerald Orseck, Attorney

 
Gerald Orseck - Attorney in Liberty, NY
 
Personal:
Gerald Orseck, wife, Virginia; two sons, Kirk (former Marine, construction executive, attorney) and Michael (M.D., plastic surgeon). Lifelong resident of Liberty, NY.
 
Law Practice:
Partner, Orseck Law Offices PLLC, (established 1928). Active in trial, bankruptcy and appellate practice, including United States Supreme Court. More reported appellate cases than any other active attorney in Sullivan, Delaware, Ulster and Orange Counties. Hundreds of jury trials, state and federal courts. Counsel to federal government, Resolution Trust Corporation, primarily bankruptcy and foreclosures. Former counsel to Liberty PBA, Fallsburg PTA, Teamsters Local 445. Reapportionment litigation, United States District Court; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Special Counsel to Town of Rockland. Former Special Sullivan County Attorney for tort litigation. Attorney of record for Empire Mutual Insurance Company, Up-State New York, 1967-1980. Past Special Counsel to Sullivan County Bar Association. Former Sullivan County Special Prosecutor.
Professional Licenses:
Admitted to practice in 1958 in New York, Third Department. Admitted to United States District Courts for Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, Northern District of Texas. Admitted to United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Federal, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Circuits, and to the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Societies:
Member and past director of Sullivan County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice/ATLA, New York Trial Lawyers Association, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association.

Education:
  • Graduate:
    • Liberty High School, 1950
    • NY Regent's Scholarship
    • Cornell Scholarship
    • Cornell University, B.A. 1954
    • Major-government, Minor-public administration
    • New York University Law School, 1957, LL.B.
Community Service:
Active in community, religious, political and philanthropic affairs in Sullivan County. Past president, Ahavath Israel Congregation. Democratic Committeeman. Former Vice-Chairman (12 years), Sullivan County Democratic Committee. Past Chairman of Town of Liberty Democratic Committee. Air Force Reservist. Former Trustee and Secretary, Sullivan County Jewish Star newspaper. Kiwanis Club. Chamber of Commerce.

Appointments, Lectures:
Former Delegate to 2nd Circuit Judicial Conference. Former appointee to Governor's Screening Committee for Judicial Candidates. Democratic delegate to Third Judicial District Judicial Selection Committee, 1992 - 2002. 26th Congressional District U.S. Military Academies Selection Committee, 1996-2000. Delegate to Democratic National Convention, New York 1996, Los Angeles 2000. Annual lecturer re: Real Property Tax Grievances. Lectures on Weighted-Voting, Proportional Representation in County Government, Former Special Counsel to New York State Insurance Department. Former Director and Counsel -Sullivan-Wawarsing Rural Economic Area Partnership of United States Department of Agriculture.
 

Aliza A. Reed, Attorney

 
Aliza A. Reed - Attorney in Liberty, NY
 
Education:
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
J.D., September 2007 - August 2010
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division;
  • American Civil Liberties Union, CooleyDivision;
  • American Constitution Society, Student member;
  • Volunteer with Law Programming for Girl Scouts;
  • Regional Finalist in Michigan Client Counseling Competition;
  • Member of National Client Counseling Team; and
  • Moot Court participant (first year competitor and judge).
 
SUNY College at Oneonta - Oneonta, New York
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, May 2006
  • Senator of Student Association, served as liaison for students and administration;
  • New Member Educator and Fundraising Chair of Sigma Delta Tau;
  • Resident tutor;
  • Employee o fAlumni Association;
  • Member o fOneonta Gulf Coast Collaboration Team;
  • AALANA mentor, counseling incoming minority students; and
  • Teachers Assistant

Military Experience:

United States Air Force
Aircraft Structural Maintenance, 2001 - 2007
Associates Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Honor graduate from basic training and technical school
  • Honorary Airman of the month recipient;
  • Captain of Drill team, self-started;
  • Airman leader and detail coordinator; and
  • Aircraft maintenance trainer.

Current Work Experience:

Law Office of Aliza A. Reed, Esq.
Attorney-At-Law, March 2016 - Present
  • In March of 2016, I ventured on my own and opened a small general practice law office in Walker Valley, NY. I have been handling a variety of legal issues for my clients with a focus in the following areas:
    • Family Law: experience in mediating and/or litigating Child Custody and Support matters in Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange County. Along with some matrimonial experienced dealing with Uncontested Divorce, Pre and post-marital agreements and Spousal Maintenance. And, some experience in dealing in Surrogates Court handling guardianship matters.
    • Estate Planning: Drafting lower level estate plans for clients to include Wills, healthcare proxy, living wills, power of attorney, and helping clients take care of their estates before their passing.
    • Real Estate: Experience with real estate closings - representing both buyers and sellers ( with mortgages and without) along with other simple land transfers and some refinance work.
    • Probate/ Surrogates Court: I have had experience working with both small and large estate probates in both Orange and Ulster counties. I have also dealt with legal name changes.
    • Contract Law: both negotiations and drafting of small business and personal contracts and contract dispute resolution and litigation.
    • Criminal/ Traffic Matters: experience handling traffic matters and lower level misdemeanors ( I do not have much experience in the criminal law sector.)
    • Business Law: I have experience with creating start-up companies and have helped a number of clients form their own partnerships, llc's and corporations. I also have experience with the dissolution of business entities and related dispute resolution as well.
Orseck Law Offices, PLLC, Liberty, New York
Associate (and past legal secretary), 2002 - Present
  • I have worked on and off with this law office since I first graduated High School in 2002. I have done a variety of tasks for this firm and still work with them to date.
  • Experience with dictation, filing, recording, legal writing and research using Westlaw and LexisNexis.
Walker Valley Auto, Inc., Walker Valley, NY
Corporate Manager / In-House Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • Family owned auto repair and sales business.
  • Responsible for all aspects of business ownership and legal compliance for the corporation.

Past Work Experience:

Drew, Cooper, & Anding, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Law Clerk/Paralegal, September 2007 - July 2010
  • Litigation assistance in the field of Civil Rights Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Employment Law, Police Misconduct, and Negligence/ Personal Injury.
  • Among the common skills performed by law clerks and paralegals, I performed and gained experience drafting pleadings, legal memoranda, appellate briefs, and had much experience with all phases of discovery and litigation.
  • Gained experience using Case Map and Westlaw.
Cross & Bennet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Legal Assistant/ Paralegal, May 2011 - November 2012
  • Experience in all stages of litigation relative to the medical malpractice cases, catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, and other cases involving issued of employment law.
Jeffrey R. Hill, P.C., Colorado Springs, CO
Paralegal, October 2011 - November 2012
  • Experience in all stages of litigation relative to negligence and personal injury.

 
 
Orseck Law Office PLLC, is located in Liberty NY represents clients throughout the Hudson Valley including Sullivan County, Orange County, and Ulster County.