Plattsburgh, New york

Jacqueline M. Kelleher Esq.


Jacqueline Kelleher began at Stafford Owens in 2000. Ms. Kelleher advises businesses, not-for-profits, and public entities on various legal matters, focusing on labor and employment matters, contracts, litigation and risk management. She frequently advises clients regarding labor relations and collective bargaining, executive compensation, hiring and separation, workplace investigations and related areas. She is the Clinton County Attorney and District Attorney for a number of local school Districts, advising on a wide range of issues.

Ms. Kelleher has a broad legal background representing a range of clients in mediation, arbitration, and before regulatory agencies and state and federal courts.

She is dedicated to her community and says she was delighted to have an opportunity to become part of the social and business fabric of the North Country, partly through her service to not-for-profits.


Obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University in 1986, she then earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1994 from University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, graduating cum laude.


New York State Bar, 2000; United States District Court - Northern District of NY, 2001; Western and Eastern Districts of New York, 2013; Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014; Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar, 1994.


  • President of the Board of Trustees at Lake Forest, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of United Way of the Adirondack Region
  • Member & Past President of the Clinton County Bar Association
  • District Representative & Member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of New York State School Boards Association
  • Member of New York State Association of School Attorneys

Ms. Kelleher frequently provides training on legal issues relating to employment including wage and hour issues; employee performance and discipline; state and federal laws; workplace harassment and discrimination, and management of public employees.


Ms. Kelleher has provided training to employers and managers through a number of forums, including the North Country HR Consortium and the North Country Chamber of Commerce, as well as numerous presentations to clients. Ms. Kelleher also provides 1-on-1 counseling for employees regarding legal standards.

Jacqueline M. Kelleher Esq.

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