PATRICIA A. CUMMINGS was born and grew up in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana).
Before becoming an attorney, Patricia was the Administrative Director of the Nuclear Medicine/Ultrasound Department at Parklane Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was board certified in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology. Patricia graduated from Ottawa University in 1983 (B.A.) and Syracuse University Law School in 1987 (J.D.) at where she was the recipient of the Best Advocate Award, Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy competition, The Order of the Barristers Honor, and the winner of the Grossman Trial Competition award. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988.
Patricia is admitted to practice in all of the trial and appellate courts of New York State; the Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern District Courts. Website is www.lclawoffice.com She served pro bono as Of Counsel to The Bleeding Disorder Association of the Southern Tier and the Girl Scouts Indian Hills Council, Inc. She is admitted to practice in all of the trial and appellate courts of New York State; the Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern District Courts.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Binghamton, NY, the Advisory Council to the School of Education and Human Development, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, the Broome Community College Foundation, Inc., the Binghamton University Athletic Club, the Tri-Cities Opera, and the Binghamton Local Development Corporation; she also volunteered for the New York Metropolitan UNICEF Committee; and is a member of the Binghamton Rotary Club #64, the Broome County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Bar House of Delegates and is a Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation.
Patricia’s practice area is civil litigation, primarily medical malpractice. Her most significant reported case is Fahey v. Canino, 2 N.Y.3d 148, 809 N.E.2d 645, 777 NYS2d 416 (2005).
Her recent accomplishment was as recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts as can be seen by clicking on this video . (more…)