, partner in Jaspan Schlesinger LLP’s Municipal
Practice Groups, has been names as the Suffolk County Bar Association's Colleague of the Month. Ms. Liccione serves as special counsel to municipalities throughout Long Island, guiding them through complex approval processes including SEQRA compliance and in litigation. She represents private clients in land use, environmental and litigation matters and has argued landmark cases in New York Appellate Courts, including the Court of Appeals.
In her Colleague of the Month interview in the June issue of The Suffolk Lawyer, Ms. Liccione speaks about her journey to becoming a lawyer. She was the first female in her family to attend college and to become a career professional. After several years as an aide in the New York Legislature, she served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York and then worked for 20 years as a partner in a large Suffolk County firm before joining Jaspan Schlesinger. To read the SCBA article, visit: http://www.scba.org/eva/displayFile.php?id=2128
Rated AV, the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating for lawyers, Ms. Liccione has lectured on various topics at St. John’s School of Law, the N.Y.S. Association of Towns and the Suffolk Academy of Law. She is a member of the Independent Judicial Qualifications Commission and the Land Use Advisory Committee at Touro Law School. Maureen is a former director of the Suffolk County Bar Association and of the Suffolk Academy of Law. In addition, Ms. Liccione is a former chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Municipal Law Committee and is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. She is a member of the Long Island Business News 50 Most Influential Women Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Class of 2007 Energeia Partnership, the Regional Stewardship Academy for Long Island leaders. Ms. Liccione was elected for seven consecutive terms as chair of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Summit Council, an award winning, nationally acclaimed association of civic, education and business leaders.
She graduated magna cum laude from Siena College in 1975 and St. John’s University School of Law in 1981. She was admitted to practice before the New York State Courts and the Southern and Eastern District New York Federal Courts in 1982 and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006.