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Erika L. Rush Senior Paralegal


Erika L. Rush is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, who has always been committed to the law. In May of 2007, Ms. Rush graduated from Marist with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science/Public Affairs. During her time at Marist, and in an effort to work with the best and brightest the Political/Legal field had to offer, she sought and accepted a position as a District Aide for Marcus Molinaro with the New York State Assembly. This position afforded Ms. Rush an opportunity to assist constituents in both Dutchess and Columbia County. Her time with the State Assembly made Ms. Rush realize that the best way to do the most good and to further her legal career would be to become a Certified Paralegal. This would afford her the opportunity to work directly with and for clients, thereby taking full advantage of her substantial education along with her strongest personality traits. In 2010, Ms. Rush obtained her Paralegal Certification from Marist College.

Ms. Rush began her legal career as a legal assistant/paralegal with the law offices of O'Neil & Burke, LLP in 2007. At O'Neil & Burke, Ms. Rush composed various legal documents and assisted in the handling of DWI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Family Law matters from start to finish. To further challenge herself, Ms. Rush accepted a position as a Paralegal in the Litigation Department of the law offices of Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP in 2011. Ms. Rush spent 2 years at Jacobowitz & Gubits wherein she was exposed to and handled nearly every facet of litigation. Ms. Rush further continued her career as a Certified Paralegal in the litigation realm with the law offices of Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP.

But it was not until she was chosen from a bevy of qualified applicants to accept a position at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC that she truly found a home. Not only is Ms. Rush's nearly decade of legal experience on full display at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, but her strong personality traits of care, compassion, and attention to detail really shine here. At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, Ms. Rush works as a liaison between client and attorney. On a daily basis, Ms. Rush utilizes her substantial experience as a certified Paralegal to craft top-quality written legal work product to help ensure the most thorough and efficient handling of our clients' matters. If a client has a question or an emergency, they can rest assured he/she will be greeted by Ms. Rush's friendly voice on the other end of the phone ready to get their question answered or their emergency addressed promptly by our legal team. Erika strives to provide our clients with the individualized attention we believe at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC each and every client deserves and should expect from their Attorney.


  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    • Paralegal Certificate approved by the American Bar Association-2010
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Affairs-2007
  • Notary Public


  • Member, Dutchess County Bar Association

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