By Danielle Sanzone
Jen Corcoran grew up in Batavia, a small city between Buffalo and Rochester. A graduate of Wells College and Albany Law School, she now lives in Delmar with her husband, Tim Conway, their son Aedan and dog Bailey. She is a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC.
What do you do at your job?
I represent clients in matrimonial and family law matters, trusts and estates, Article 81 Guardianships and residential real estate.
What do you like about it?
I love helping people — whether it’s moving on into a new family dynamic, handling their estate planning matters, protecting a disabled family member or selling or buying a new home. At the end of the day I would like to think that I’ve left my clients better than I found them.
What would you say is the biggest misconception people have about the field of law/attorneys, in general?
That we like to fight at any cost. My whole approach to my practice is to resolve issues as quickly, economically and with as little emotional damage as possible. Oh, and the glamorous depiction of lawyers in the movies and on television — especially the storming into court at the 11th hour with the “smoking gun”— that rarely happens.
Chasing around my 19 month-old son. I am a Wishgranter with the Make A Wish Foundation (I have been a volunteer for 15 years and had been a Board member for 12 years, including a term as President). I recently started volunteering with the American Heart Association (my son has a congenital heart defect). I also love music (I was a piano and voice minor in college), baking, and spending time with my family in Lake George in the summers.
What is your inspiration in the kitchen?
I am probably a better baker than a cook. I love to make people happy and comfortable with my baking & cooking. There’s no pretense or fancy-shmanciness about it, just big portions of comfort food — kind of like a hug in food form.