Kate Marra-Grant

Assistant Director of Academic Success
Kate Marra-Grant is an attorney with 25 years of experience in both judiciary and practice. She serves as the Director of Academic Success.

Experience & Activities

Assistant Director of Academic Success

  • The Charleston School of Law
    Legal Research and Writing (2021-2022)

Senior Attorney

  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (2019- 2022)
  • Division of Tax Appeals – review, research and render decisions relative to corporate appeals.

Volunteer:

  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus (2019)
    Volunteering in the Family Law division, where I assist low-income individuals with access to justice and legal advisement

Partner:

  • Carney and Carney, Buffalo, New York (2014-2018)
  • Private Practitioner, Matrimonial, Family and Mental Health Law
    Qualified in all aspects of litigation, Attorney for Children, Appellate Litigation, and representation of mentally and physically disabled individuals

Magistrate:

  • NYS Office of Court Administration, Buffalo, New York (2006-2014)
    Presided at quasi-judicial adversarial proceedings, conducted hearings, evaluated testimony and evidence, resolved issues of law and fact, responded to pleadings and rendered decisions, managed staff; court room, litigants and witnesses

Attorney:

  • Law Offices of Catherine E. Marra, Buffalo, New York (1994-2006)
    Private practice concentrating on Matrimonial and Family law, specializing in high conflict cases and the representation of children, the mentally incapacitated and the elderly. A high-volume practice requiring research, writing, motion practice and litigation

Accomplishments:

  • Extensive trial experience
  • Judicial Trainer relative to issues of domestic violence and mental health
  • Awarded “Attorney of The Year” State of NY, Eight Judicial District, For zealous advocacy on behalf of children
  • Volunteer SUNY at Buffalo Family Court Clinic
  • Mentor Lawyers for Learning
  • Frequent Presenter re: Issues of Mental Health, Child Advocacy and Family Violence.

Education: