Maria Dracker Ascenzo

Maria Dracker Ascenzo

Of Counsel
Location:
Albany, New York
Phone:
518-465-0400
877-886-4029 (Toll free)
Fax:
518-465-0015
Email:

Maria Dracker Ascenzo is a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University where she received a Bachelor of Art in history. She is a 2003 graduate of Albany Law School at Union University and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Maria is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Maria is a partner of the firm and concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation, including cases involving professional liability, premises liability, and trucking and motor vehicle negligence. She also handles general insurance coverage litigation matters. Prior to entering private practice, Maria served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In that capacity, Maria researched and drafted judicial opinions in both criminal and civil cases.

Maria is a member of the American, New York State, Onondaga County and Albany County Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Negligence
  • Trucking Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York - 2003
    • Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Syracuse University
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2013 - Upstate New York Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Chief Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Judicial Law Clerk
  • Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C., Syracuse, New York, Associate

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta