Associate Attorney – Kris M. McMore

Kris M. McMore is an attorney with twenty years of experience practicing primarily in the field of health law with an extensive background in mental health law. Kris believes strongly in the statement ‘attorney AND counselor of law’. To her, it is more than just providing a client with the best legal defense or offense; it also involves helping the client understand the intricacies of the legal system. When a client needs handholding, Kris believes in taking the time to go the extra mile to provide the support that her client needs.

Prior to joining the firm in August 2016, Kris developed a background in mental health law, representing the psychiatric units of two local hospitals on Article 9 of the Mental Hygiene Law proceeding and representing six local hospitals on Article 81 of Mental Hygiene Law Guardianship proceedings.  She also handled both medical and nursing home collections; reviewed health care provider contracts/leases; and developed policy and procedure manuals on a variety of topics for hospitals.

Kris is a member of the New York State and Schenectady County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild of the Albany Catholic Diocese.

In her spare time, Kris enjoys taking Zumba classes. She resides with her husband in Scotia, New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Health Law
  • Mental Health Law (articles 9, 17A, 80 and 81 of MHL)
  • Medicaid and Nursing Home Admissions
  • Real Estate
  • Veteran’s Benefits

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1999

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington DE, J.D. 1998
    • Major – concentration in Health Law
  • University at Albany, State University of New York, M.P.H. 1994
    • Major – concentration in health research and management
  • Siena College B.S. 1992
    • Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry and History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1999-present
    • Health Law Section, 1999-2006; 2019 – present
    • Committee on Animals and the Law, 2005-2011/Chair Publications Subcommittee 2009
  • Schenectady County Bar Association, 2013; 2019-present
  • Albany Chapter of the Catholic Lawyers Guild, 2016-present
  • Schenectady Business & Professional Women’s Club, March 2013- present; Treasurer 2017-present
  • Glenville Rotary January 2014-present, Secretary 2016-present; Chairperson annual Ziti Dinner 2016-present
  • Albany Chapter of Magnificat member 2016-present; co-chair of Hostess committee 2018-present
  • Catholic Writers Guild, 2012-2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • NYS Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled – Article 80 MHL – Surrogate Decision-Making Committee -Attorney Panel Member- 2003-2009; 2015-present
  • Morning of Service Planning Committee member (legal) for Immaculate Conception Church Glenville – 2016-present
  • Albany Chapter of Magnificat – general counsel 2019-present
  • Mother Theresa Academy – member of board of trustees and general counsel on pro-bono basis for all legal matters for this not-for-profit organization, 2015-2016
  • Animal Protective Foundation, board of director, 2005-2010