Law Office of Jacob Tuckfelt, LLC - Warwick, NY

Serving Warwick NY, Orange County, and the Hudson Valley

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Jacob was born in Warwick and is a lifelong member of the community. For him, law is not just a job, it is not about status or wealth. For Jacob, practicing law in his community means helping others to successfully navigate through difficult times in their lives, and it means upholding a reputation as a dedicated and honorable professional.

 

Directly after being admitted to the bar, Jacob began practicing law in the Family Law Department of a local law firm. He gained extensive experience in a wide range of matrimonial and family law matters, and represented clients in the Family and Supreme Courts of several local counties. Eventually, Jacob opened a law practice in his home town of Warwick, New York, where he continues to focus on matrimonial and family law. As a life-long member of the community, Jacob maintains a network of local professions, including other attorneys, property appraisers, counselors, and therapists.

 

Jacob graduated magna cum laude from Pace University School of Law, located in White Plains, New York. While in law school, Jacob served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Victor J. Alfieri, Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, and as judicial extern for the Honorable George A. Yanthis, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jacob also served as an honors extern for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted several criminal violations in White Plains City Court.

 

Prior to law school, Jacob graduated from Cornell University, receiving his degree, with Distinction, in policy analysis and business management. He then began a successful career in the chemicals industry, where he served as a business analyst and as a supply chain planning manager. He led a cross-site planning department responsible for over thirty million dollars of product annually. Because of this experience, Jacob is highly competent with numbers and detailed financial analyses. Such skills are not part of the traditional legal curriculum, but are extremely relevant to the financial aspects of divorce and child support matters.

 

Furthermore, even after leaving the business world, Jacob has remained committed to the concept of “efficiency.” This means that, at every stage of your matter, Jacob will evaluate the time and expense dedicated to your matter, and he will strive to maximize the return you obtain.

 

Education

- Cornell University

  • Bachelors of Science, with Distinction

- Pace University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

 

Bar Admissions

- State

  • New York

  • New Jersey

- Federal

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Dispute Resolution Center - Mediator Panel

  • Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association

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Tracy Garay, LCSW, Paralegal

Tracy brings to the firm over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families through major changes in their lives. A graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Tracy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology. She pursued her interest in psychology and the law by obtaining a Master in Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University in 2001.

 

After obtaining her MSW degree, Tracy was employed as a Protective Diagnostic Social Worker by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. As an outpatient mental health clinician, Tracy worked to protect children, strengthen families, and help her clients to improve their overall functioning in all aspects of life. Recently, Tracy has worked as a therapeutic supervised visitation facilitator. This led her to become passionate about helping families that are involved with legal issues and the court system. Following this passion, Tracy enrolled in and completed the Paralegal Certificate Program at Rockland Community College.

 

Since joining the Law Office of Jacob Tuckfelt LLC, Tracy has become the senior paralegal responsible for family court matters. In this role, Tracy utilizes her ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with clients. She helps clients to understand both the social and legal aspects of the life-altering experiences they are undergoing. Tracy sincerely believes that each client deserves to be treated as an individual, and she endeavors to provide personalized support and assistance each time she interacts with a client.

 

Tracy is also fluent in Spanish, written and spoken.

 

Education

- SUNY Rockland

  • ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program

- New York University School of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work

- John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology

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Nicole Dinos Gerace, Esq., of counsel

Nicole has an extensive background in federal and state civil litigation.  Her areas of practice include personal injury, wage and hour litigation, breach of contract, construction litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, as well as matrimonial and family law.  She has worked diligently for her individual and corporate clients over the last seven years to deliver outstanding results.

 

Nicole graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009.  While in law school, Nicole clerked full-time for a New Jersey boutique law firm where she was actively involved in white collar defense and shareholder derivative action litigation.  During law school, Nicole participated in Seton Hall’s Pro Bono Service Program by volunteering for a women’s domestic violence shelter where she helped abused women navigate the court system.  Upon graduating law school, Nicole joined a highly regarded Westchester County law firm, where she worked as a litigator in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.

 

Nicole has always had a profound interest in the law.  Her passion for helping her clients is evident in each case that she handles.  Nicole is a compassionate advocate with a keen eye towards efficient problem solving and attention to detail.  

 

Nicole is fluent in Greek.

 

Nicole is admitted to New York and New Jersey state courts, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District Court of New Jersey.

 

Education

-Fordham University

  • Bachelors of Arts in History

- Seton Hall University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor

 

Bar Admissions

- State

  • New York

  • New Jersey

- Federal

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

 

Brittany Pope, Paralegal

Brittany is a Certified Paralegal with an educational background in justice studies and international law.  She graduated cum laude from Montclair State University and is an alumna of Alpha Phi Sigma and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  

 

Brittany began her paralegal career with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, New York, where she helped indigent individuals meet pressing legal needs.  At the Legal Aid Society, Brittany drafted applications for assigned counsel and assisted in preparing an appellate brief seeking to vindicate a client’s constitutional rights.    This experience led Brittany to a paralegal position at an established law firm in Wayne, New Jersey.  There she gained experience in criminal law, family law, real estate transactions, and probate.  Additionally, prior to pursuing her interest in the law, Brittany gained useful experience in the business world, including as a planner for an international healthcare corporation.

 

At the Law Office of Jacob Tuckfelt, Brittany has continued to follow her interest in helping people meet their legal needs.  She brings great commitment, organization, and drive to each case she works on.  Brittany’s plans include continuing to expand her skills as a paralegal and to follow her passion for the law by attending law school.

 

Education

- Montclair State University

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies with concentrations in Paralegal Studies

  • ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program

- Sussex County Community College

  • Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

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