Carrie M. Schreiner primarily supports attorney Brian Zorn as a paralegal on motor vehicle accidents, as well as provides assistance to attorneys Matthew Belanger and Kathryn Bruns. Currently, she is assisting Lesley Niebel in working on cases involving the New York Child Victims Act.
She brings the professionally compassionate approach she learned in family law to assist clients to navigate through auto accidents involving personal injury. She says the best part of her job is being able to help clients alleviate some of the stress that comes with being in a motor vehicle accident, whether by filling out forms, resolving insurance issues, or merely by helping them to understand the process and the law.
Carrie grew up in Rochester and attended Cardinal Mooney High School. She has an Associate’s Degree in Legal Secretarial Science from Monroe Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from SUNY Brockport. Carrie has been a paralegal for over 35 years and has spent most of her career in Family Law drafting multiple documents and assisting clients through situations involving divorce, separation, and child custody issues. She worked at Chamberlain, D’Amanda, Oppenheimer & Greenfield for 20 years and then for the Monroe County Bar Association for a few years before returning to family law with Ashcraft, Franklin, Young & Peters. In order to expand her knowledge in the legal field, she transitioned to civil litigation in 2016 at Leclair Korona Vahey Cole, LLP, and joined Faraci Lange in 2018.
Outside of the office, you can see Carrie in area malls and at charity events as she performs as a mannequin model that moves robotically to music, something she has done for over 40 years. She was featured in the Democrat & Chronicle in 2017 and on Good Day Rochester in 2018. It is something she greatly enjoys doing it because it fascinates people and makes them happy.