contact Michelle H. Wildgrube

Michelle Wildgrube has been a principal of Cioffi • Slezak • Wildgrube P.C. (formerly Carpenter & Cioffi, P.C.) since 2004, and has been with the firm since 1999. Prior to joining Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C., Michelle worked for a general practice firm that provided a broad foundation for her practice which now concentrates in the areas of estate planning and administration, corporate and business law, and real estate. 

As a volunteer with The Legal Project’s Affordable Housing Attorney Assistance Program (AHAA), Michelle trains attorneys to represent clients with regard to real estate purchases.  She frequently lectures for the New York State Bar Association and the Schenectady County Bar Association on real estate and estate planning issues.  Michelle Wildgrube is a panel member of the Legally Speaking Program for The Legal Project.  Through this program, Michelle presents seminars on estate planning and elder law issues to community groups.

Michelle is a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Fourth Judicial District.  She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Federation of Bar Associations, Fourth Judicial District (Immediate Past President), the Disability Education Forum of New York (Treasurer), and the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  In addition, Michelle is a member of the Executive Committee for the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section, the New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Committee, and the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Committee. 

Michelle is an appointed delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates by the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Committee.  Michelle serves as a trustee for the John Alexander Trust Memorial Scholarship which is administered through the Schenectady County Bar Association. 

Michelle Wildgrube was the recipient of the Schenectady County Bar Association’s first Young Lawyer Award, the Schenectady County Bar Association’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year Award, and the New York State Bar Association’s 2013 President’s Pro Bono Award.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.   She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Schenectady County Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.