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Greta K. Kolcon

Greta K. Kolcon

Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP, 1900 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, NY 14604

Greta K. Kolcon is a partner with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, a full service MERITAS law firm proudly serving a broad spectrum of clients for more than 160 years. A member of the firm’s Litigation Department, her practice includes proactive risk management, dispute resolution, and civil litigation. She regularly handles environmental, products liability, and a broad range of business and employment litigation. Ms. Kolcon currently serves on the neutral panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and offers private mediation services.

In addition to her admission in New York, Ms. Kolcon is admitted to all four United States District Courts located within New York State, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. An honors graduate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual concentration in Theater & Drama and English. Ms. Kolcon received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served as a Teaching Fellow and member of the Stetson Law Review.

Ms. Kolcon’s past service to WBASNY includes two terms as WBASNY Vice-President, as well as WBASNY Treasurer. She previously served as co-chair of WBASNY’s Environmental Law Committee. She co-chaired WBASNY’s 2010 Convention Committee and has served as a member of the WBASNY Executive Committee and as a WBASNY Delegate, as well as on a number of WBASNY committees.

Ms. Kolcon served as the 25th President of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and is also a member of the Western New York Chapter of WBASNY. She regularly serves as a continuing legal education presenter, and her articles have appeared in publications including The Florida Bar Journal, The Democrat & Chronicle, The Daily Record, and Women’s Bar News of the State of New York.

Ms. Kolcon was awarded the Crennel-Branch Award by the Greater Rochester Association For Women Attorneys in recognition of untiring and exemplary dedication to GRAWA and the legal profession. The NY Daily Record recognized Ms. Kolcon with the Leaders in Law Award for tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community. Ms. Kolcon recently received the Commitment to Women in Law Leadership from Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law for commitment to women in law leadership, celebrating women who have made a meaningful and inspiring contribution to the legal community.

Greta and her husband Jeff reside in Pittsford, NY. They have two children, Maggie and Adam.