Teresa Cleary

Legal Assistant

Teresa is a certified paralegal and has a vast background of over 15 years in the legal field. She has had an opportunity to have had legal experience in many areas of the legal practice. Mainly focused on insurance defense litigation, she also has experience in assisting with toxic tort matters, such as lead paint defense and asbestos defense matters, personal injury cases, including slip and fall and automotive litigation cases, matrimonial issues, wills and estates, small claims court, vehicle and traffic matters, criminal case issues, workers’ compensation, appellant cases, and human rights matters.

Educational background includes attending Syracuse University, with her major studies focusing in Broadcast/Journalism. During those college years, she was afforded the opportunity to work with media entities in radio and television. She continued her education in commercial banking and later began her legal studies with Canisius College in Buffalo, New York where she obtained her paralegal certification.  She is a member of the Paralegal Association and is experienced in court procedures and e-filing with the New York State Supreme Court, and District Federal Courts.

Teresa enjoys spending time with her family in the mountains of Forestville enjoying time outside fishing and walking. She has been married for over 20 years. She has a daughter, who will be attending Canisius College in the fall and playing division 1 track for the Canisius College track team. A son, who is married with one child. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, and spending time in the many gardens that her family maintains. She enjoys harvest time when the fruits and vegetables are at their peak. The process of canning these fresh products are her passion and she enjoys sharing them at the holiday times with friends and family. Teresa enjoys spending time with her family in the mountains of Forestville enjoying time outside fishing and walking. Teresa’s family enjoys music and that is a common bond that continues to hold her family close. Each member of the family has their own special talent, such as playing the saxophone, performing in plays, and having musical albums re-released overseas for the world to enjoy.

She is extremely thrilled with being a member of the Law Offices of Melissa Day which allows her the opportunity to continue her skills set in assisting with building the firm’s litigation department where she is able to handle a wide variety of cases from every area.