Kathleen B. Benesh

Practice Focus:

Kay blended her previous career as a practicing Registered Nurse and Assistant Professor of Nursing with law to focus her litigation interests on the defense of medical malpractice matters, as well as professional discipline matters.  For over twenty-five years, Kay has represented all of the health care systems in Rochester and has demonstrated a passion for her work.

Before law school, Kay worked as a Registered Nurse in Boston and taught nursing for Keuka College.  Kay worked as a summer clerk for the Firm in 1987, and continued working part-time until completing law school. Thereafter, Kay accepted an associate attorney position and became a Partner in 1995.  

Kay’s professional background and expertise provides a unique combination of skills to master the science of medicine and law; the strategic analysis of liability and causation issues; and, the presentation of formidable defenses and resolution strategies for medical malpractice matters.  Kay’s practice is entirely devoted to the defense of medical malpractice claims and professional discipline matters, and has provided a wealth of opportunities to network with the leading experts in numerous medical specialties.

Latest Post

The Court of Appeals’ decision in Rivera v Montefiore Medical Center (2016 NY Slip Op 06854 [October 20, 2016]) concerned the adequacy of defendant’s expert disclosure and the timeliness of plaintiff’s objection to the same.

On May 2, 2016, the Firm celebrated its centennial with a party at ORBs...

Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP is pleased to announce that partner, Jennifer M. Schwartzott, Esq., was a winner of The Daily Record's Top Women in Law award for 2016 and associate, Jennifer B. Tarolli, Esq., was a winner of The Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorney award for 2016...

Osborn Reed & Burke, LLP is proud to announce that Aimee L. Koch, a partner at the firm, has been named by the Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) as a Woman of Distinction...

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