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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. of Jacobowitz and Gubits elected Vice President and Michele L. Babcock, Esq. elected Corresponding Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties

WALDEN, NY – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Senior Counsel concentrating in general, commercial, and municipal litigation, was elected  Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.  Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner, concentrating in municipal, land use and environmental law, was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

The Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (WBAOSC) is one of 20 chapters of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), an organization with over 4,400 members.  The mission statement of both the WBAOSC and WBASNY is to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.

Kelly A. Pressler is admitted to practice in the State of New York as well as the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of the State of New York.  She is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.   Ms. Pressler is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding New Lawyer Award, as presented by the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and was named a 2018, 2017 and 2016 Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers.  Kelly resides in Montgomery with her husband and three young children.

Michele L. Babcock is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is admitted in the State of New York, the Northern and Southern Districts of the State of New York as well as the U. S. District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She is a graduate of Leadership Orange (2011) Leadership Sullivan (2018) and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Fellows Program (2011). Michele is the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Orange Hall of Fame Award and was recognized as a 2018 Sullivan County Business and Professional Women of the Year.  Michele received the Distinguished Attorney Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties and was recognized as an Outstanding Women in Law by Hofstra University, both in 2019.  Michele currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  She resides in the Town of New Windsor with her husband and three young children.

About Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, was founded in 1968 to provide sophisticated legal representation to businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley.  20 attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal assistants service a growing and dynamic client base.

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, handles a wide range of legal issues including business litigation, commercial real estate, elder law and estate planning, municipal law, land use and zoning, equine law, cannabis/hemp law, personal injury, employment, family law, and criminal law.

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP has two office locations in Walden and Monticello. For further information on the firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP please visit www.jacobowitz.com or call (845) 778-2121.

This is not intended to be legal advice.  You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation.


Michele L. Babcock is managing partner and practices Municipal, Land Use and Environmental Law.

Kelly A. Pressler is senior counsel and practices General Civil Litigation and Municipal Litigation.

They can be reached by phone at 866-303-9595 toll free or 845-764-9565.

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