Sholes & Miller Welcomes Attorney Leilani J. Rodriguez

Submitted on Thu, 01/20/2022

January 20, 2022

On behalf of Sholes & Miller, PLLC, Managing Attorney Robert I. Miller is pleased to announce that Leilani J. Rodriguez, Esq. has joined the firm as a senior associate and trial attorney. She will be based at the firm’s Fishkill, NY, office.

Ms. Rodriguez’s practice areas include medical malpractice defense, professional disciplinary matters, general liability, premises liability, labor law, civil rights, matrimonial law and appellate litigation. Prior to joining Sholes & Miller, Ms. Rodriguez was a partner at one of the area’s top insurance defense firms where she primarily represented the interests of prominent hospitals and physicians throughout Westchester, New York City and Long Island.

Leilani Rodriguez has a diverse legal background, having practiced in both the private and public sectors in state and federal court. Before transitioning to the private sector, Ms. Rodriguez worked for the State Counsel Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office where she defended New York State in various lawsuits including general negligence, medical malpractice, municipal law and automobile accidents. She also worked in the Federal Habeas Corpus Unit and has briefed and argued numerous cases in all four New York Federal District Courts and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Rodriguez is also a former Assistant District Attorney, having worked at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office immediately following law school. While in the Appeals Bureau, Ms. Rodriguez briefed and argued cases in the First Department and the New York State Court of Appeals. In the Economic Crimes Bureau, she handled an extensive misdemeanor and felony caseload.

Ms. Rodriguez is admitted to practice in all state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as all four New York Federal District Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association. In 2004, she graduated with honors, from Pace University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 2001.