Kathleen A. Barclay is a 1999 graduate of Union College and received her law degree in 2004 from Boston College Law School. Prior to joining O'Connor First, Kathleen gained extensive experience practicing law in Boston, MA and Albany, NY. Kathleen is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Kathleen focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, errors and omissions, product liability, general liability defense and insurance coverage. Kathleen is a highly skilled courtroom advocate and has successfully obtained jury verdicts for her clients at trial, as well as obtained dismissal of cases prior to trial through motions for summary judgment.
Kathleen is an active member of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Albany County Bar Association, Capital District Women's Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. Kathleen is the Treasurer and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association. Kathleen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Albany County Bar Association, as well as the Chair of the Judicial Qualifications Committee. Kathleen also serves on the New York State Bar Association Committee on the Tort System, and is a member of the Trial Lawyer's Section. Kathleen is a member of the House of Delegates for the New York State Bar Association.
Since 2015, Kathleen has been honored by Super Lawyers and included in its annual issue acknowledging outstanding Upstate New York attorneys. Kathleen was recognized for her successes in the category of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense.
Running is one of her favorite activities, and Kathleen has participated in the Boston, Baltimore, and San Francisco marathons. Kathleen has also become an active Crossfitter. She resides in Ballston Lake with her husband and two sons.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Product Liability
- General Liability Defense
Honors and Awards
- Upstate New York Super Lawyers 2019, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Member Board of Directors, Present
- Albany County Bar Association, Member Board of Directors, Present
- Albany County Bar Association, Chair Judicial Qualifications Committee
- New York State Bar Association, Member Committee on Tort System