I was born in Rochester, New York on February 10, 1982. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University with honors (2003) and a Law degree from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) Law School (2007). I earned my license to practice law in Florida (2007). I am also admitted in New York (2013). Click here for a list of my bar admissions.
Before joining Modica & Associates, I worked for a Tampa, Florida law firm that concentrated its practice on workers’ compensation cases. I returned to Rochester in late 2012 to be closer to my family.
What I do for Clients
I joined Modica & Associates during January of 2013. I handle labor and employment (including whistleblower), disability benefit (including Social Security Disability and New York State Retirement System Disability Pension), workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. I also represent employers who have been assessed with penalties by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board for failure to maintain coverage. I have assisted on pro bono cases in various areas of federal law, including civil rights and ERISA complaints. I am a member of the Monroe County Bar Association. Doing so helps me stay current and better serve our clients.
We are generous and community oriented. We give back in many ways, including donating our time (e.g., handling cases pro bono), talent (e.g., speaking to community groups) and treasure (e.g., giving and raising funds for worthy organizations). Click here for more information about our community involvement.
I am married to Jorge. We live in Irondequoit with our dog Ginger and our cats Bear and Pumpkin. My non-law passions include spending time with my family, cooking, gardening and cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Sabres and Syracuse Orange.
Katherine M. Gavagan, Esq.
Modica Law Firm
2430 Ridgeway Avenue
Rochester, New York 14626
Phone: (585) 368-1111
Fax: (585) 368-1100