B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., University of Notre Dame
Victoria Esposito joined the Albany Law School faculty in August 2022. Before that, she was the first Advocacy Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), working with staff to identify and address systemic issues affecting low-income individuals. Some representative issues included improperly withheld SSP payments; housing issues such as persistent conditions issues and improper evictions; and improperly denied public assistance applications. She continues to represent some of the pensioners of the former St. Clare’s Hospital. Victoria first joined LASNNY in May 2011 as a staff attorney in the Canton office and became a senior attorney in January 2014. She has handled a variety of cases, including disability, eviction, family law, and foreclosure proceedings, and has filed numerous federal appeals in disability cases. Since 2021, Victoria has co-authored the Social Security and Medicare Answer Book with Professor David Pratt.
Before coming to LASNNY, Victoria was an Assistant District Attorney for St. Lawrence County, where she served as the appellate prosecutor in addition to prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. She also taught aspiring law enforcement officers, and helped train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E.s) at the David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy.
From 2001-2006, Victoria taught subjects ranging from English to Constitutional Law at SUNY Canton, to national and international students. She also taught political science in partnership with the Xi’an International Studies University, located in Xi’an, China, and wrote SUNY-Canton’s Legal Studies program, the first four-year paralegal program within the SUNY system.
Victoria received her B.A. and law degree from the University of Notre Dame; her B.A. in English, Russian, and Soviet Studies was awarded, with honors, in 1991, and her law degree was awarded, cum laude, in 1997.