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Monica R. Skanes

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Attorney Biography

Monica R. Skanes


Monica R. Skanes joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in September 2011. Ms. Skanes was previously a summer associate at the Firm.


Ms. Skanes is admitted to practice in New York State, and is a member of both the New York State Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.


Ms. Skanes is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester.


The Truth Behind "Final and Binding" Arbitration: A Study of Vacated Arbitration Awards in the New York Appellate Division, 74 Alb. L. Rev. 983 (2011).


Ms. Skanes, originally from Mt. Kisco, New York, graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School in 2011. During law school, she was a senior editor of the Albany Law Review, a teaching assistant for both Civil Procedure and Torts, and a founding member of the Albany Law Review’s Pro Bono program. Ms. Skanes was also a student judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, and a law clerk at New York State United Teachers’ Office of General Counsel. Prior to law school, Ms. Skanes graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College as a member of the Honors Program.

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