FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2021
City of Kingston
Appoints New Corporation Counsel
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that the City of Kingston’s new Corporation Counsel,
Barbara Graves-Poller will start on Monday, November 1, 2021.
Graves-Poller is an experienced litigator
who, most recently, represented New York City in state and federal appellate
courts. Ms. Graves-Poller practiced commercial litigation for several years
before entering public service in 2008. She clerked for the Honorable George B.
Daniels in the Southern District of New York then held various positions in legal
nonprofit organizations where she advocated on behalf of low-income clients.
Ms. Graves-Poller also holds a master’s degree from New York University.
For the next two months, Ms. Graves-Poller
will be working alongside current Corporation Counsel Kevin Bryant, who is
expected to depart at the end of the year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms.
Graves-Poller to the City of Kingston. She has a diverse mix of legal
experience that will truly benefit all of our residents here in the City of
Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I am certain that she will provide our City with
excellent legal guidance in the days and months ahead.”
“I’m honored to advocate for such an
incredibly vibrant city and understand that this practice involves some of the
thorniest legal questions that directly impact a community’s quality of life,”
said Graves-Poller. “The perspective I’ve gained as a government lawyer and
attorney for clients in other settings prepares me to tackle the many
challenges that lie ahead.”