Lisa Gates is a Paralegal in the firm's Motions and Appeals Departments. She assists attorney Jenna Klucsik in the preparation of Supreme Court motions and appeals to the Appellate Division and Court of Appeals, as well as federal court motions and appeals to the Second Circuit. She has been with Sugarman Law Firm since 1999.
Ms. Gates' responsibilities include client interviews, case management, including organization and maintenance of filing deadlines and records on appeal, the analysis and preparation of pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs, maintaining attorney calendars, assisting attorneys in trial preparation, and conducting legal research.
She has prior experience in bankruptcy law and school and employment law.
Ms. Gates is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Certificate in Paralegal Studies (with honors, 1997). In 2000 she received national certification through the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association Paralegal Committee and National Association of Legal Assistants.
She is a member of the firm's Human Resources Committee and IT Committee.
Ms. Gates resides in North Syracuse.