Patricia A. Rauh
Ms. Rauh is an attorney in the firm’s General Liability Defense, Insurance Coverage, Toxic Tort/Environmental Law, Estate Planning & Administration, and Elder Law Departments. She is both a corporate and litigation attorney.
In corporate matters, her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and elder law. In her estate planning practice, Ms. Rauh assists clients with creating wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care proxies. Ms. Rauh’s estate administration practice includes assisting clients with the probate of wills and providing advice with respect to the administration and distribution of estates. Her elder law practice focuses on assisting clients with long-term care planning and applying for Medicaid. She is also a court-certified Article 81 guardian and frequently acts as the Court Evaluator in guardianship proceedings.
Ms. Rauh is also part of the firm’s litigation department where she has experience handling mass tort cases at the state and federal level. She is also part of the firm’s insurance coverage team and routinely handles appearances throughout New York State.
Ms. Rauh volunteered her time as a student attorney in the University at Buffalo School of Law Community Justice Clinic, where she provided legal representation to undocumented immigrants and unaccompanied minors and appeared on their behalf in the Executive Office of Immigration Review to help them obtain legal immigration status in the U.S. At her law school commencement, Ms. Rauh was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Outstanding Student Award for her work in the Community Justice Clinic.
Ms. Rauh earned her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo Law School where she completed an externship in the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Rauh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo.