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Kathleen Garvey - November 2015 Women in Leadership Honoree

Author: Renee Cerullo/Monday, November 9, 2015

November 2015

Kathleen Garvey, Attorney at Law

Kathleen started her career as a RN, working at Sister’s Hospital. She earned a Masters in Nursing and taught Nursing at University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing at Houston and, after she returned to Buffalo, at D’Youville College. In 1981, she entered active duty in the Army Nurse Corps as a Captain and stayed in the army until 1995. She was stationed at Fort Knox, Yuma Proving Grounds, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as well as Seoul, Korea and Honduras. After leaving the service, she went to UB Law School and graduated in 1998. She worked for 12 years for a Federal Contractor adjudicating Medicare Appeals. In 2011, she accepted a grant-funded position with the NYS Unified Courts as a Court Attorney for the Erie County Medical Malpractice Reform Model. In 2015 she started her own law practice. She volunteers as a friend in the Vet 2 Vet program with Compeer and provides pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyer Project. Kathleen is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Rotary where she chairs speaker’s committee. Kathleen is also a member of the Buffalo Sabres Warriors Sled Vet Team, an all veteran sled hockey team.


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