Teresa DeFonso Named Head of Staten Island Civil Office
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

Teresa DeFonso, formerly a staff attorney and then interim Attorney-in-Charge in the Civil Practice's Staten Island Neighborhood Office (SINO), has been appointed Attorney-in-Charge of that office. Teresa started her civil legal services career in 1994 as a staff attorney at Queens Legal Services, and then served the Staten Island community as a staff attorney at Project Hospitality.

She joined the Civil Practice, Staten Island Neighborhood Office (SINO) in 2001. Teresa has been a tremendous trainer and mentor to the entire SINO staff which has been evident through their high performance and attribution of their success to her leadership. Her dedication and interest in civil legal services and our clients is evident from her good work and encyclopedic recounting of almost every case the Staten Island Office has handled since she has been in the office. Teresa will continue to bring boundless energy, solid organizational and time management skills, and of course, great legal knowledge and litigation skills to this position. We are fortunate to have her serve The Legal Aid Society in this capacity.