Kathleen Gleeson grew up in Hyde Park, New York and settled in the Capital District after graduating magna cum laude from Siena College in 1991. Kathleen then attended Albany Law School from which she graduated cum laude in 1994. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995. Kathleen started working for Valerie Kerker in 1994, where she began her practice in residential real estate and family/matrimonial law. Kathleen became a partner in Kerker & Gleeson P.C. in 2005. Kathleen represents clients throughout the Capital District in both Supreme Court and Family Court.
Kathleen believes in helping her clients reach practical solutions during difficult times. For that reason, Kathleen added Mediation services and Collaborative Law to her law practice. Kathleen operates Family Mediation Services where she engages in family and divorce mediation. Kathleen has been an active member in the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District (CDACD) since its inception in 2008. Kathleen is a Past President of the CDACD and has served on the Board almost continuously since its inception in various board positions. Kathleen is the current Secretary of CDACD.
Kathleen brings her years of experience and the tools from her mediation and collaborative training to all aspects of her practice and is able to offer her clients various options for dispute resolution that will best fit their individual needs.
Kathleen lives in Delmar, New York with her husband, two children and golden retriever. She enjoys reading, sewing, the outdoors and spending time with her family. Kathleen also volunteers her time with Family Promise of the Capital Region.
In 2012 Kathleen co-presented, with Kenneth M. Schwartz, Esq., a seminar for the Albany County Bar Association entitled “Real Estate Considerations In Matrimonial Practice and Drafting Tips”. In 2014 Kathleen was a moderator for “Introduction to Family Law Day” at the Albany Law School and she has been a regular guest lecturer in Professor Melissa Breger’s Family Law Class at Albany Law School. Kathleen is a member of the Capital Collaborative Practice Group and is involved in presenting the public seminar entitled “Options for Divorce in New York”.