OLEAN - Rose G. Proto, an Olean native, recently opened the doors to a new law office in downtown Olean. Rose G. Proto, Attorney at Law, LLC will serve clients in Western New York and the surrounding area, providing legal solutions for individuals and small businesses in a general practice setting. Proto's office is located at 115 Times Square, across from the Olean Police Station.
Proto is an Olean High School graduate who completed her undergraduate studies at St. Bonaventure University, where she was invited into the Honors Program. While attending St. Bonaventure, Proto was active in Model United Nations and served as an orientation leader to incoming freshmen students during her junior year. Proto was also a member of the Division I women's cross country team, and received recognition as a Student Athlete Academic Honors Award recipient. Proto graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in political science.
Proto attended law school at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C. During her law school studies, Proto received the CALI Award in her constitutional law class and served as an academic research assistant to her constitutional law professor. Additionally, Proto won the award for "Outstanding Appellate Oral Argument" in the presentation of her appellate brief in legal research and writing class. During law school, Proto held litigation internships at various Charlotte law firms where she cultivated her love for the courtroom experience.
Rose Proto, an Olean native, is now serving clients in the Jamestown area.
Upon graduating from law school, Proto worked as an attorney at two prominent Charlotte law firms where she most recently held the position of lead counsel of the Litigation Department. To date, Proto has represented hundreds of clients with a strong commitment to client satisfaction and excellence in the practice of law. During the course of her legal career, Proto has published several legal articles in peer-reviewed journals and has instructed her peers in a Continuing Legal Education course on best practices dealing with Social Security law.
"It is with great pride that I am opening a law office in the community where I was raised," Proto said. "I have always enjoyed the benefits of living in a town where residents can rely on local business owners to provide them with the professional services they require. I am very pleased to have earned my experience practicing law in the city of Charlotte, where I remained abreast of the current legal trends and practice tools to better serve my clients. I am excited to bring this culture with me to Western New York and look forward to devoting my passion and energy to representing clients here."
During her legal career, Proto was active as a community volunteer, assisting with food drive charities including Loaves and Fishes, a Catholic charity, and Second Harvest Food Bank. She also participated as a volunteer speaker at the Duke Energy Children's Career Fair, served as an adult basic literacy education tutor, and sat on the selection committee for two scholarship funds awarded to area graduates.
"It is my goal to give back to the community in the manner that I was taught in school and during my years at St. Bonaventure," Proto said. "I find it crucial to take part and be active in supporting local charities and fundraising events, and hope that this announcement will encourage people to reach out to me for just that."
Rose G. Proto, Attorney at Law, LLC will practice personal injury, workers compensation, business and contracts law, real estate, and wills and estates law. The business hours of the law office are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. The local phone number for the law office is 320-0621, and the email address to contact for inquiries is info@RoseProtoLaw.com. Rose G. Proto, Attorney at Law, LLC can be found on the web at www.RoseProtoLaw.com, and on Facebook, Google+, and Yelp.