Kathleen M. Toombs

Kathleen M. Toombs is an Attorney with more than twenty-five years’ experience, primarily in the areas of Elder Law, including Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Decedent’s Estate Administration. A core value that Ms. Toombs brings to her practice is a commitment to personal service and compassion for the individual and families she works with.  Ms. Toombs has been self-employed since 2007.

Ms. Toombs is a member of the New York State and Schenectady County Bar Associations.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Wealth Counsel.  

Ms. Toombs received her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Albany Law School of Union University in 1998, with a concentration in the fields of Family and Elder Law, and received the honor of membership in the Justinian Society and Government Law Center Award.  She received her B.A from University at Albany, State University of New York (1995), and her A.A. from Schenectady County Community College (1994) where she has been honored as one of their “top 50” graduates.  While completing her education, Ms. Toombs worked at law firms and held several clerkships in the public sectors.

Community Leader Profile

Ms. Toombs has a long history of activity and support of civic, community, and international and charitable organizations including:  Glenville Oktoberfest, Glenville Business and Professional Association, Glenville Rotary, Doggie Paddle for Veterans, Capital Region Veterans Legacy Memorial, Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Scotia Village Justice Court, Proctor’s Theatre, Mooncatcher Project, Community Land Trust of Schenectady, Inc, Girl Scouts, the promotion of youth, literacy, clean water and other worthy causes.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts — including for asset management and asset protection, probate avoidance, special needs and supplemental needs.
  • Wills 
  • Probate and Administration of Decedent’s Estates
  • Medicaid – Home Care and Nursing Home planning and admissions
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions – New York State, 1999


  • NBT Bank
  • Peterson, Campoli & Associates, CPAs, PLLC
  • Beth Kissinger, CPA
  • Sykes-Mallia Insurance
  • Law Office of Kathleen M. Toombs, PLLC

    157 Barrett Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305
    P: (518) 688-2846
    F: (518) 688-2849

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