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Joan Magoolaghan

Koob & Magoolaghan

Yonkers, NY, USA

Joan Magoolaghan graduated from Hofstra University Law School in 1979 and has been admitted to practice before the following bars: State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Magoolaghan's entire professional career has been dedicated to civil rights and public interest law issues.

From January 1979 until May 1982, Ms. Magoolaghan was a staff attorney at Westchester Legal Services and subsequently attorney-in-charge of the Housing Unit of the Senior Citizen Law Clinic at Pace University School of Law. While employed at Westchester Legal Services Ms. Magoolaghan was engaged in state and federal litigation, including trial and appellate work. From June 1982 until March 1984 Ms. Magoolaghan was the Managing Attorney at Bronx Legal Services, one of the largest legal services offices in the country.

Ms. Magoolaghan entered private practice in 1984 as a sole practitioner, and subsequently, in 1987, with Elizabeth L. Koob, formed the firm of KOOB & MAGOOLAGHAN. In 1989-1990 Ms. Magoolaghan served as the President of the Yonkers Lawyers Association. For many five years Ms. Magoolaghan was retained by New York's Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, Association of Supreme Court Justices to draft model jury charges.

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