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Michelle I. Casserly, Esq.

Associate Attorney
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Main: (518) 452-1961 Ext: 120

255 Washington Ave Ext #104
Albany, New York 12205

Michelle (Shelly) Casserly, Esq. joined Burke & Casserly, P.C. in 2012. Her areas of practice include Estate Planning, Elder Law and Estate Administration. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. In 2016, Shelly co-authored an article entitled, "Helping Clients Retire Successfully", which was published in the Elder Law and Special Needs Journal published by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.

After graduating from law school, Shelly worked in private practice for several law firms in Albany, New York, concentrating in municipal finance, representing both issuers and underwriters in the issuance of tax exempt municipal bonds. In addition to private practice, Shelly also worked as a legal consultant to the Environmental Facilities Corporation, a public benefit corporation providing financial assistance to municipalities through the issuance of municipal bonds. In 1995, Shelly temporarily retired from the practice of law to raise three sons.

Prior to joining Burke & Casserly P.C., Shelly worked for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast New York in Development and continues her involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association through volunteering and speaking engagements.

Shelly is a 1984 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University where she earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and earned membership into the Justinian Honor Society for excellence in legal scholarship. Her undergraduate degree is from St. Lawrence University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and in Government.

Shelly is married to Tim Casserly, Co-founder of Burke & Casserly, P.C. They reside in Latham, New York. In her free time Shelly enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with their children and granddaughter.


J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1984
cum laude

B.A., St Lawrence University, 1981
cum laude
majors: Government, and French Literature

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice 3rd Department, 1985
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association
Member Since: 1985

Client Reviews
“Burke & Casserly has been our family attorney for 30 years. They have been there for all aspects of law from real estate transactions to wills and planning. Much of our family's success can be linked back to good legal advice from this firm. We highly recommend them!” Anonymous
"My wife and I have used Tim and his firm for a number of years. He has provided support in the area of elder care services for my elderly mother, our personal estate planning and real estate transactions. We have always been well served by Mr. Casserly and his staff. They are attentive to our needs, timely in their service and thorough in their efforts. We strongly recommend Tim and the firm of Burke & Casserly!" John
"Tim and his firm recently navigated our family through a difficult lawsuit during a large real estate transaction. He lead the way with conviction and tenacity. His perseverance kept us out of court leading to the eventual closing of a property that has changed the lives of many. Tim is not just a great lawyer, he is a nice guy who is easy to talk and down to earth." Carl
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