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A. Gail Prudenti, chief administrative judge of the Courts of New York State, will receive the Nassau County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Medallion at a dinner dance in May. Awarded to a legal professional whose work betters the reputation and dignity of the profession, the accolade recognizes her outstanding legal career.

Judge Prudenti has served in several legal capacities in New York, including that of presiding justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department of New York State. She was the first woman from Suffolk County to serve in that position. She also recently served in the Court of Appeals, where she heard litigation in connection with the World Trade Center bombings of 2001.

A prolific writer, she has published more than 1,000 articles and decisions in publications such as Newsday and The Jurist. Moreover, she has written handbooks for people involved in guardian ad litem programs and is frequently asked to speak at seminars and other events throughout the state.

An alumna of Marymount College at Fordham University, she received her law degree from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Andrew Morganstern, senior litigation counsel for Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., is a member of several Nassau County Bar Association committees.

The staff at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates forms a unique, uplifting, and supportive team. Jennifer Albergo currently serves as a member of the firm’s Nationwide Default Services department, and began her career with Rosicki after graduating from The Rehabilitation Institute’s Business & Career Training Center. Ms. Albergo, who has Cerebral Palsy, started her career at Rosicki as a receptionist intern, a three-month position she felt unsure about. After a meeting with Tom Rosicki, the firm’s Managing Partner and a current member of The Rehabilitation Institute’s business advisory board, Ms. Albergo was given a chance with the firm’s Outsourcing Department, with Mr. Rosicki specifically citing her potential and wishing her continued success. Today, Jennifer Albergo has spent nearly a decade at Rosicki, becoming a valued mentor to new employees and handling a number of duties for the department’s head. In Jennifer’s own words, she is “thankful for what [she] has learned and accomplished at Rosicki and hopes that [she] can continue to grow with Rosicki.”

About Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates:
A notable New York-based law firm, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., includes more than 60 attorneys working from three offices throughout the state. Headquartered in Plainview, New York, Rosicki has become well-known for its support for disabled individuals, with nearly 20 percent of its staff living with some form of disability.

New York-based, mortgage banking law firm, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., offers counsel in diverse areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure, evictions, and collections. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates’ team of four partners and 12 managers is guided by founding member Cynthia Rosicki, Esq.

Earning her Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Political Science at Adelphi University, Ms. Rosicki subsequently attended London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She obtained her J.D. at New York Law School in 1986, and then began her career with a mortgage foreclosure firm. By 1990, Ms. Rosicki was representing private clients in mortgage-related matters and had established a small Brooklyn law office. Her activities in these early years benefited from the support of close family members.

Reflecting an underlying focus on community, Cynthia Rosicki has achieved a number of distinctions over the years, including the Polish Children’s Heartline Humanitarian Award and the Nassau County Community Service Award. She sits on the board of the AHRC and the Kosciuszko Foundation and supports the charities Gift of Life and Help the Homeless. To learn more about members of the Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates team, visit www.rosicki.com.

Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., (RR&A) offers clients a long-term perspective in diverse areas of mortgage banking law, including bankruptcy and foreclosure. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates maintains three New York state offices, as well as a dedicated National Default Services Department. One of the firm’s four partners, Kelly Ann Poole, notably serves as RR&A’s Directing Partner of Foreclosure Operations.

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, Ms. Poole pursued law studies at Touro Law School. She has practiced law for two decades and maintained membership in the Connecticut, District of Columbia, and New York bar associations.

All partners at RR&A maintain a commitment to progressive community issues and Ms. Poole is no exception. She belongs to the AHRC and to the North Shore Animal League. Passionate about thoroughbred racing, she also supports groups that offer children with emotional and physical disabilities therapeutic horseback riding opportunities. Kelly Ann Poole’s professional affiliations include a position as Chairperson of the USFN Commercial/Multifamily Committee.