Administrative Staff

Jennifer McLeroy

Office Manager

Jennifer joined the firm as a legal secretary in 2000 and has provided paramount legal assistance to our attorneys for over twenty years.  In addition to regularly assisting our attorneys in all types of school law related matters, Jennifer has a strong background in state, federal and appellate litigation.  As our Office Manager since 2016, she also manages the firm’s human resources and accounts payable/receivables, generates the monthly billing, organizes office operations and procedures, creates and maintains management reports relating to personnel, timekeeping, client history data, accounting, payroll, and more.

Carolyn Montross

Legal Secretary

Carolyn is a graduate of Marist College and has worked with the firm as a legal secretary for 15 years. She handles a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to, typing, creating and assembling legal documents, filing and electronic filing of documents, assisting attorneys with scheduling, and helping to maintain the tools/services needed for every day production.

Ann Maxwell

Legal Secretary

Ann joined the firm in 2016 as a legal secretary. The focus of her work is primarily litigation though she also performs a number of bookkeeping tasks and provides general support to the office. Before coming to SPML, Ann worked for many years at two other Poughkeepsie law firms, primarily in the area of employment law; before that, she worked in an Admiralty firm in the Wall Street area in New York City. She also spent several years working as an editor.  Ann graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua and then, Middlebury College in Vermont.

Linda M. Kaplan


Linda graduated from The Berkeley School of Westchester, with honors, in 1984. Since 1985, Linda worked as a legal secretary/assistant for a law firm in Westchester County. In April of 2018, she joined Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP as a receptionist.