June M. Castellano
Vice-President, 7th District
June M. Castellano of Rochester (Law Office of June Castellano) has been elected to serve as vice-president for the Seventh District of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
Castellano received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Castellano is in private practice, providing representation to individuals facing family dissolution and conflict, and to individuals and businesses in need of general legal assistance. Prior to starting her own law firm, she worked at the Greater Upstate Law Project, a not-for-profit public interest legal corporation, with a statewide focus on legal issues affecting low-income individuals and families.
A 28-year member of the State Bar, Castellano has served as a member of the House of Delegates for eight years. She is a member of the Family Law Section, Special Committee on Court Structure and Judicial Selection, and the Committee on Children and the Law. She previously chaired the Committee on Women in the Law.
Castellano is past president of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, from which she received its President's Award. In 2004, Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye appointed her as chairperson of the New York State Commission to Examine Solo and Small Firm Practice, which issued a comprehensive report in February 2006.
Castellano serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester and the A.C.T. Program. She also is a member of the Seventh Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee and the Monroe County Family Court Planning Group.