Barbara L. MacGrady received her B.A. cum laude in Linguistics from Stony Brook University and her J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law. She began her legal career as Law Clerk to Hon. Kevin Nathaniel Fox, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York. After her clerkship, Ms. MacGrady was with a trusts and estates department of a major New York City law firm for 10 years. She became counsel to Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP in 2008, seeking a firm that encouraged the building of long-term client relationships in an environment that was both traditional and forward-looking.
Ms. MacGrady has lectured before bar associations and other professional organizations and has written numerous articles for the New York Law Journal. She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
She resides in Nassau County, Long Island with her husband, who teaches English as a second language. She enjoys decorating, travel and music, especially the blues.