Kris M. McMore

Kris M. McMore is an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience. Kris practices primarily in the field of elder law with concentrations in Medicaid applications and Guardianship 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 strategy; it also involves helping the client understand the intricacies of the legal system. When a client needs handholding, Kris believes in going the extra mile to provide the support that her client needs.

Prior to joining the firm in August 2016, Kris developed an extensive background in mental health law, while representing local hospitals on Article 9 of the Mental Hygiene Law hospitalization proceedings and Mental Hygiene Law Guardianship proceedings. Kris was also responsible for drafting admissions agreements for nursing homes; and developed policy and procedure manuals for hospitals on a variety of topics. 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. They are communicants of the Immaculate Conception Church of Glenville and are very active members of the Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Mental Hygiene Law (articles 9, 17A, 80 and 81)
  • Medicaid and Nursing Home Admissions
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1999


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington DE, J.D.1998
  • University at Albany, State University of New York, M.P.H.1994
  • Siena College B.S. 1992Professional Associations and Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association, 1999 – present
  • Elder Law Special Needs Section, 2020 – present
  • 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 2017-2020
  • Albany Chapter of Magnificat member 2016-present; co-chair of Hostess committee 2018 – present
  • Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council10013, member 2022 – present
  • Pastural Council of the Church of the ImmaculateConception Church, member 2023 – present

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


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