Alecia Elston

  • Social Security Disability

Alecia joined the firm as an associate in September 2004 to practice Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Alecia received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SUNY Geneseo. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Buffalo Law School in 1987. After a brief time in civil practice, Alecia joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s office in May of 1988 where she remained for 16 years.

Over the course of her career as an Assistant District Attorney, Alecia has handled hundreds of cases and has prosecuted over 60 felony trials, in the Major Felony and Domestic Violence bureaus. For the last 6 years with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Alecia held the title of Deputy Chief of the Local Courts. Alecia was responsible for training and supervising approximately 70 new ADAs. She has been a frequent lecturer on all aspects of trial practice for the New York Prosecutors Training Institute. Since joining Segar & Sciortino Law Firm, she has lectured at various NOSSCR conferences regarding Social Security Disability issues.

Alecia has 2 daughters, Alexis and Cassandra. She is very proud of her daughters. Alecia enjoys reading, writing poetry and loves playing Euchre. One look at her office and you can tell she is an avid cat lover.

Alecia’s greatest inspiration are her parents, Gene and Carol LaCapruccia, who have been together over 60 years and have been there for her and her three sisters every step of the way. “My family is the greatest and I can’t imagine living my life without them”.

Year Joined Organization:


Areas of Practice:

Social Security Disability

Supplemental Security Income

Bar Admissions:

New York, 1988


University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, 1987
Juris Doctor

State University of New York, Geneseo, New York
Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Frequent Lecturer, The New York Prosecutors Training Institute

Lecturer, Advocacy at Appeals Council – “Making Winning Arguments With or Without Citing 20 C.F.R. Sections, HALLEX or S.S.R.”, Conference of National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Washington, D.C., May 2009

Lecturer, “Tips for Representing Claimants at the State Agency Level”, Conference of National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Chicago, IL, September 2010

Lecturer, “Winning Your Claim at Any Level”, Conference of National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Atlanta, GA, April 2018

Past Employment Positions:

Monroe County District Attorney’s office, 1988 – 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)

Honors and Awards:

Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2018-2020