Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake


Shelley Ann’s core values center on being responsive to the needs of her clients, advocating tenaciously for their best interests, while providing attentiveness to detail.

Over the course of her legal career, Shelley Ann has developed considerable litigation experience, leveraging her persistence when representing employees successfully with respect to addressing their workplace issues and disputes, ranging from unfair treatment in the workplace or during the application process, as well as in the terms and conditions of their employment. Shelley Ann is guided as an advocate by the principle of constructive compassion, which has proved effective in redressing discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, pregnancy and sexual orientation.

The depth of Shelley Ann’s experience in employment law is also an invaluable asset when she assists executives, and other professionals, with negotiating their employment agreements, compensation packages, as well as severance agreements.

Shelley Ann represents parties in an array of estate matters, including probate, administration and accounting proceedings. As a result, Shelley Ann is well-versed in and has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in these complex and nuanced areas of the law. Shelley Ann also guides her clients regarding their estate planning needs, preparing wills and trusts that are tailored to their wishes and accomplish their objectives.

Shelley Ann is a seasoned litigator in estate matters and has successfully represented many individuals, including fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries, in probate and other estate litigation matters in the various Surrogate’s Courts across New York City. She is certified under Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge and is often appointed by the Courts to serve as a guardian ad litem in complex estate proceedings.


Full Name : Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake
Email :
Company : Meenan & Associates, LLC
Job Title : Partner
Web Page Address :
Business Address : 299 Broadway,
Suite 1310 New York,
NY 10007 United States of America
Business Phone No : (212) 226-7334


Employment Law
Trusts and Estates
Civil Litigation


City University of New York, J.D., 2008
Boston College, M.A., 2002
Trinity College Dublin, B.A., 2000


New York, 2009
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014


Emerald Isle Immigration Center Honoree, 2019
Recipient of the Belfast Ambassador Medal, 2019
Recipient of The Irish Echo Top 40 Under 40 Justice Ambassador Award, 2019

Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff for the New York Metro area, 2020-2021

Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff for the New York Metro area 2016-2019
Rising Star by the Irish Legal 100, 2017
Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship, 2007
CUNY Student Leadership Award, 2007
Queens County Bar Association Scholarship, 2006
Frank Durkan Fellowship, 2006
USS Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino International Student Scholarship, 2006
Named one of the Top 100 Irish-Americans by Irish America Magazine, 2006
The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Award, 2004 & 2005


Irish American Writers & Artists (IAW&A), Board of Directors, 2021

Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO), Member of Women’s Networking Committee, 2020-present
IBO, First Vice President and Chairperson of the IBO Women’s Networking Committee, 2018-2019
IBO, Treasurer, 2017
Irish American Bar Association of New York (IABANY), Board of Directors, 2011-present
National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY), Member
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Elder Law and Special Needs Section Member, Trusts and Estate Law Section Member, and Labor and Employment Law Section Member
Queens County Bar Association (QCBA), Elder Law Committee & Surrogate’s Court, Estates and Trusts Committee, Member
Trinity College Dublin, NYC Alumni Group

New York Office
299 Broadway, Suite 1310
New York, NY 10007
By Appointment Only

Tampa office
1725 East Fifth Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
By Appointment Only