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Ms. Siragusa received her B.A. in psychology, cum laude, with minors in biology and human development from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1991. Ms. Siragusa graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1994 where she served as a member on the Legislative Research Bureau and also received an American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. While attending law school, Ms. Siragusa interned at the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and for the New York State Supreme Court. Prior to joining Brown & Tarantino, LLC, Ms. Siragusa was an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County. As an Assistant District Attorney, Ms. Siragusa’s assignments included the Rochester City Drug Court and the Special Investigations Bureau. She also was on the Drug Task Force for the Town of Greece Police Department. Ms. Siragusa then served as a Principal Law Clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice David Michael Barry. Ms. Siragusa is currently on the Board of Directors for Cobblestone Arts Center, an organization for mentally and physically disabled persons, and Best Foot Forward children’s theater. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Webster Youth Football Organization. Ms. Siragusa is an Attorney Representative for the Rochester Chapter of Youth and Government. She has been actively involved in coaching through Webster Youth Baseball, YMCA, Catholic Youth Organization, Northcoast Basketball and is currently an AAU Liason for Rochester Lady Royals Basketball.

Ms. Siragusa participates in the Attorneys for Children Program which is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality of legal representation for children in many kinds of court proceedings (such as juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation and child protective proceedings) in the twenty-two counties comprising the Appellate Division Fourth Department.  In 2014, Ms. Siragusa was honored as a recipient of the Honorable Michael F. Dillon Attorney For Child Award for her work in the Attorneys for Children Program.

Additionally, Ms. Siragusa has served on fundraising committees for Our Lady of Mercy and McQuaid Jesuit High Schools. Additionally, Ms. Siragusa is a parent representative for Rochester Volleyball Club and a consultant for Paradigm Volleyball.

Ms. Siragusa and Brown, Gruttadaro & Prato, PLLC, were named Best Criminal Defense Firm by Rochester Business Journal’s Reader Rankings for 2018. She has also been designated a 2019 Platinum-level Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell™.

Practice Areas:


  • New York State

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York


  • New York State Bar Association

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • New York State Defenders Association


  • Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude

  • State University of New York at Geneseo, cum laude