Kimille C. Kasperek
Kimille Kasperek has over 23 years of experience as a litigation paralegal. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. Kim has vast experience in all aspects of personal injury law, but has focused on major catastrophic injury litigation for the past ten years. In addition, she is the office manager and manager of the accounting department at Brown Chiari LLP.
Heather M. Kling
Heather Kling has been a paralegal at Brown Chiari for 12 years. While at Brown Chiari, Heather has worked primarily within the firm’s personal injury litigation department, but has also assisted with medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases. Heather grew up in Florida, where she attended college and began her legal career. She has over 20 years’ experience in the legal field, which also includes experience with Workers’ Compensation, defense litigation, and corporate law. Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and in particular watching their children play college football and volleyball.
Heather A. Larivey
Heather Larivey joined our team in 2007, offering experience in defense, property, estate, matrimonial, and family litigation, in addition to personal injury litigation. She has over 18 years of legal experience. As a paralegal at Brown Chiari LLP, Heather is always happy and willing to help our clients. Her focus is in our nursing home litigation department, where she takes pride in assisting families in difficult situations.
Nadine A. Reformat
Nadine Reformat is a graduate of Holland Central High School, where she majored in business. She has over 26 years of legal experience in both small and large firms. Nadine has worked in the areas of real estate, criminal law, personal injury litigation, and railroad litigation, to name a few. Nadine joined Brown Chiari in 2011. Nadine resides in Elma with her husband. She has 2 children and 3 stepchildren, of whom she is very proud. Her hobbies include boating with her family, jet skiing, traveling, baking, and sewing.
Elena M. Metschl
Elena Metschl is a graduate of Bishop McMahon High School. She has over 30 years of legal experience in the areas of real estate, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. Elena has been a paralegal with Brown Chiari LLP for 10 years. She currently resides in Clarence with her husband and two children.
Terilyn J. Jurek
Terilyn Jurek was born and raised in the Western New York area. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008, with a concentration in legal studies and English. In 2005, she acquired her paralegal certificate from Millard Fillmore College. Terilyn has several years’ experience working in personal injury law and is currently assigned to our nursing home litigation department.
Sara L. Warren
Sara Warren serves as a paralegal within the nursing home negligence and medical malpractice departments at Brown Chiari LLP. She has over 8 years of legal experience. Her responsibilities include preparing and filing legal documents, while preserving deadlines. After Sara obtained her degree, she acquired several years of experience as a legal assistant in the foreclosure industry, where she gained valuable skills and training to enhance her important role in the Brown Chiari LLP legal team. She is a dedicated wife and mother and enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work.
Joanne Yannello studied at Bryant and Stratton College (computer operations) and Canisius College (business administration/accounting). Her previous legal experience is with both large and small law firms, joining Brown Chiari LLP in 2015. Along with her legal experience, Joanne held corporate positions as director and manager in privately-owned companies throughout Western New York. Joanne resides in Grand Island with her husband, Michael. Hobbies that the couple share include cruising, vacationing, and spectator sports. Joanne is the proud mother of three children, Michael, Brian, and Robert.
Joel has been a litigation paralegal for over 3 years. He earned his associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Erie Community College in 2013. Prior to graduation Joel worked for 6 years as an office clerk for a litigation firm that specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Joel currently resides in Buffalo and has a daughter.
Danielle Hart was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She attended Alfred State College where she studied Court & Real-Time Reporting and Captioning. She worked as a stenographer in the Buffalo and Rochester areas for over 5 years. Danielle joined Brown Chiari in 2016 with several years of administrative experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Rebecca Sugg was born and raised in Depew, New York. She attended Depew High School and studied Social Science Interdisciplinary with concentration in Legal Studies at the University at Buffalo where she completed a Paralegal course. She has over 10 years of administrative experience; in the legal and medical fields. She came to Brown Chiari in 2016 with 2 years of previous experience with personal injury, real estate, and criminal law.
Rachel M. Voigt
Jenna M. Wojdan
Amburley J. Burris
Amburley Burris was born and raised in Western New York and received a bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice from the University at Albany in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from Hilbert College in 2015. She joined Brown Chiari LLP in 2016 and previously worked as a Social Security Disability case manager. Amburley currently serves as a paralegal in the nursing home negligence and medical malpractice departments at Brown Chiari LLP. In her spare time, Amburley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter.
Jill M. Cirrincione
Jill Cirrincione comes to us with diverse work experience in many industries, including financial services, retail, and human resources, through which she has become a leader in the realm of office support services. In her off-hours, Jill enjoys sewing and crafting. Jill currently resides in Depew, NY with her husband, Michael.
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude: SUNY College at Buffalo
Associates of Applied Science: Erie Community College
Lancaster Central High School, Lancaster, New York
Leah M. Chamberlain
Leah Chamberlain began her legal career by graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary with a concentration in Legal Studies. While a student at the University at Buffalo, she also obtained a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. She proceeded to work in various areas of the legal field such as Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Insurance Defense Litigation. Leah joined Brown Chiari in 2019, utilizing her litigation experience to helping people affected by Nursing Home Negligence and Medical Malpractice.
Marissa L. DiRienzo