Linda A. Geraci has been representing people with disabilities and their families since 1988. In April 2002 she established a private practice serving clients throughout the lower Hudson Valley. Her practice is dedicated exclusively to advocating for people with disabilities and the elderly in the areas of special education, guardianship, estate planning, government benefits, Medicaid planning and access to appropriate community services. Through providing competent, compassionate legal representation, Ms. Geraci ensures her client's rights are protected, while empowering and educating them to advocate for themselves or their children.
After graduation from Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Geraci worked at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau representing patients in state psychiatric facilities. She later served for 3 years as Director of Quality Assurance and Legal Services for Sullivan County ARC, in Monticello, New York, where she was responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, investigating allegations of abuse and creating a sliding-scale legal services program for an agency serving 800 adults with developmental disabilities.
From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Geraci worked as a Protection and Advocacy Attorney for Westchester/Putnam Legal Services, continuing to represent people in the areas of special education, guardianship and civil rights. Immediately prior to establishing her law firm, Ms. Geraci was of counsel to Donoghue, Thomas, Auslander & Drohan, a local education law firm.
Ms. Geraci is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, a past member of its Committee on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities and has co-authored a chapter entitled "Future Planning" which appeared in a publication of the New York State Bar Association entitled Estate and Future Planning for persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families.
Ms. Geraci has lectured for numerous parent and professional groups on legal issues affecting people with disabilities and their families, including the New York State Bar Association, several ARC chapters, Friends and Advocates of the Mentally III of Sullivan County, Mental Health Association of Orange County, The Center for Discovery, Families Together of NYS, several chapters of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), and PTAs of school districts throughout the lower Hudson Valley.