Andrew Stecker – Staff Attorney

Andrew Stecker Staff Attorney (716) 854-1007 ext. 1304 Andrew joined PLS in November 2017.  He was previously a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights New York, where he advocated for the civil rights of people with mental illness in a variety of areas, including housing, employment, state prisons, and local jails.  Prior to his workContinue reading “Andrew Stecker – Staff Attorney”

David Bentivegna – Senior Staff Attorney

David Bentivegna Senior Staff Attorney (716) 854-1007 ext. 1302 David attended Canisius College for his undergraduate education, successfully completing the school’s rigorous Honor’s program to graduate with Bachelor degrees in History and Philosophy. David next moved on to the University at Buffalo Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2007. David hasContinue reading “David Bentivegna – Senior Staff Attorney”

Maria Pagano – Managing Attorney

Maria Pagano Managing Attorney (716) 854-1007 ext. 1301 Maria has practiced public interest and poverty law for over 20 years in New York, Arizona, and on the Navajo Nation. Prior to her current position at PLS, she was the Managing Attorney at DNA-People’s Legal Services in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she practiced family law, publicContinue reading “Maria Pagano – Managing Attorney”