Legal Assistants

Nanette Davis

(585) 475-1100 x117

Nan joined Segar & Sciortino in April 2018. Nan is the Legal Assistant to Gregory T. Phillips, the Social Security Disability Chair, and supports his Social Security Disability clients.

Nan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management with a minor in Information Science from Hartwick College. She has 15 years of experience working in the field of Social Security Disability. Outside of the office, Nan enjoys reading, being a soccer mom to two boys, refurbishing junk and old furniture and vacationing in Maine.


Lisa Derks

(585) 475-1100 x105

Lisa joined Segar & Sciortino in the fall of 2017. Lisa is the Paralegal for Managing Member Stephen Segar and Associate Attorney Kyle Riter and supports their Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury clients.

Lisa earned her Associate Degree in 2003 from Rochester Business Institute in Secretarial Science/Paralegal/Legal Studies. A native of Rochester, Lisa enjoys running and watching her four kids play ice hockey and lacrosse.


 Merita Emerllahu

(585) 475-1100 x120

Merita joined Segar & Sciortino in 2016. Merita is the Legal Assistant for attorneys Alecia Elston and Jennifer Lunsford and supports their Social Security Disability clients.

Merita earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Organizational Management in 2015 from Roberts Wesleyan College. Meeting new people is one of the reasons Merita enjoys being a part of the Segar & Sciortino team. When not at work, Merita spends time playing soccer and running.


Mimoza Emerllahu

(585) 475-1100 x120

Mimoza joined Segar & Sciortino in 2018. Mimoza is the Legal Assistant for attorney Alecia Elston and supports her Social Security Disability clients.

Mimoza earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Organizational Management in 2015 from Roberts Wesleyan College. Working with people is one of the reasons Mimoza likes being a part of the Segar & Sciortino team. Running, walking and watching her two sons play soccer is how Mimoza enjoys her time away from work.


Wende Gum

(585) 475-1100 x115

Wende joined Segar & Sciortino in September 2017. She is the Legal Assistant for Partner Erin Boardman and supports her Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury clients.

Wende earned her Associate Degree in Legal Secretarial Studies and her Paralegal Certification from Monroe Community College. She is excited to be a part of the Segar & Sciortino team because of the family like atmosphere.  Away from the office, Wende enjoys visiting local parks, sewing, knitting and spending time with her five grandchildren.


Virginia Jonas

(585) 475-1100 x101

Virginia joined Segar & Sciortino in 2000. Virginia is the Legal Assistant for Managing Member and Founder, Stephen Segar. Virginia supports his Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury clients.


Judith Kinsley-Bolsei

(585) 475-1100 x113

Judy joined Segar & Sciortino in September 2017. She is the Legal Assistant for Partner Jason Poselovich and supports his Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury clients.

Judy earned her Associate Degree in Business and Paralegal Studies from Genesee Community College. She is excited to be a part of the Segar & Sciortino team and enjoys working with the staff.  When not at work, Judy loves to spend time with her two children, Jessica and Dan and her husband Phil. Judy also loves to read, garden and spoil her two dogs, Cooper and Baerley.


Kathy Legan

(585) 475-1100 x111

Kathy joined Segar & Sciortino in 2002. Kathy is the Inside Assistant and provides support to the staff and attorneys. She also speaks with clients during the intake process.

Kathy has spent her entire career working in litigation but credits being hired at Segar & Sciortino for taking her expertise to a new level. Helping people is a passion for Kathy which is why she enjoys being a part of the Segar & Sciortino team. Away from the office, Kathy spends her time reading, traveling, working out and being with friends and family including her dog, Bailey.


Kathy-Jo Michalski

(585) 475-1100 x123

Kathy-Jo joined Segar & Sciortino in 1996. As the Receptionist, Kathy-Jo provides support to clients over the phone and in-person. She also speaks with clients during the intake process.

Kathy-Jo gets gratification from helping and lending support to co-workers and clients at Segar & Sciortino. “People are our business,” and she enjoys helping in any way possible. When not at work, Kathy-Jo spends her time reading and decorating her house from tips she learns on HGTV.


Rebecca Ortiz

(585) 475-1100 x122

Rebecca joined Segar & Sciortino in 2015. Rebecca is the Legal Assistant for Partner Nicholas Warner and supports his Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury clients.

Rebecca enjoys being a part of the Segar & Sciortino team because of the small family atmosphere, wonderful co-workers and her passion for helping clients. Away from the office, Rebecca enjoys traveling with her husband, going to the movies, playing board games and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Helen Perkins

(585) 475-1100 x104

Helen joined Segar & Sciortino in 2018. Helen is the Legal Assistant for attorney Mark Hayden and supports his Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability clients.

Helen earned her Associates degree at Monroe Community College and Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire in Business Administration. She also graduated from the Monroe Community College Paralegal Studies Program in 2018. Helen served four years in the United States Air Force. She is married and has three adult sons. In her spare time Helen enjoys relaxing with her two dogs and two cats, going on camping trips and volunteering with her church.


Catherine Shrock

(585) 475-1100 x119

Catherine joined Segar & Sciortino in 2010. Catherine is a Paralegal for Managing Member and Founder Stephen Segar and attorney Jennifer Lunsford. She supports their Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability clients.

Due to Catherine’s drive to succeed and strong work ethic, she has been recognized as an Unsung Legal Hero in the Daily Record’s 2019 Excellence in Law Awards.

Catherine graduated from Kaplan University in July 2006 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. She is currently a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Catherine earned her Certified Paralegal credential through NALA in September 2010 and her Advanced Certified Paralegal credential in Social Security Disability in March 2012.

Making a difference in the lives of the clients is why Catherine enjoys being a part of the Segar & Sciortino team. Away from the office, she enjoys gardening, juicing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


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