practice areas

  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Matrimonial Mediation
  • QDROs
  • Estates & Trusts

admitted to practice

New York

court admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Courts of the State of New York
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of New York


  • SUNY Albany Law School (J.D., 2004)
  • Allegany College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001)

professional highlights

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
  • Hilbert Adjunct Professor

Ms. Degnan is a trial attorney experienced in civil defense litigation in the areas of premises and automobile liability, lead paint, labor law, products liability, No-Fault, and toxic torts.  Ms. Degnan is also experienced in handling matrimonial and family law matters, discrimination cases, bankruptcies, estate planning, workers’ compensation, criminal law, collection actions, and labor and employment law. Ms. Degnan is able to serve as a matrimonial mediator. She was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in 2015.

Ms. Degnan presented to various claims personnel on Priority of Coverage at the New York State Bar Association Seminar “2014 Law School for Insurance Professionals” in Syracuse and Buffalo. She is an adjunct instructor of a Master’s Level Health Care Law and Ethics class at Hilbert. She is a sponsored member of Claims Litigation Management (CLM); Western New York Insurance Association (WNYIA); Self-Insurer’s Association of the Niagara Frontier (SIANF); Buffalo Claims Association; New York State Bar Association; and the Erie County Bar Association, Negligence and Matrimonial Committee Member. She is a native of Batavia, New York and has resided in the Buffalo area since 2004.

Ms. Degnan is a graduate of Allegheny College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001) and Albany Law School (J.D. 2004). She was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 2005 and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court, Western District of New York, and the Western District of New York Bankruptcy Court.

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