Lee Terry

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Lee R. Terry
Ph.D. Program

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geological Sciences Lab Rm. 114
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

email:
tel: (848) 445-2044

Education

  • Rutgers University, PhD in Geology (anticipated)
  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D. in Law
  • SUNY Binghamton, M.S. in Geology
  • SUNY Buffalo, B.S. in Biology
  • Ithaca College, B.A. in Political Science

Professional Experience

  • EXCELLENCE FELLOW                                                                                                                                2014 - PRESENT
    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    • Design and execute geomicrobiological experiments with a focus on contaminated sediments and microbial transformations of redox sensitive trace contaminants. 
    • Draft research proposals for review by governmental funding organizations.

  • GRADUATE FELLOW                                                                                                                                         2012 - 2014
    STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, BINGHAMTON, NY 
    • Analyzed research samples utilizing diverse techniques, including X-ray diffraction, ion chromatography, and fluorescence spectroscopy, and statistically interpreted generated research data.
    • Instructed undergraduate students and appraised their performance in laboratory and lecture courses.
  • ASSOCIATE/OF COUNSEL                                                                                                               
    JEFFREY FREEDMAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BUFFALO, NY                                                                                    2003 - 2011
    • Managed all phases of litigation, including the drafting of relevant pleadings, representation of clients at hearings, depositions, and trial, and the conclusion of settlement negotiations.
    • Drafted motions, briefs, petitions, and other legal memoranda.
    • Provided client consultations and maintained a personal client caseload.
    • Mentored and trained junior associates within the Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability Department and supervised legal and secretarial support staff.
  • LEGAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR                                                                                                                     2001 - 2002
    WESTERN NEW YORK COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH BUFFALO, NY                                        
    • Led a team of six legal clerks in a multi-year research project analyzing the potential impact of incorporating statutory and regulatory elements from other states workers’ compensation systems in New York. 
    • Compiled and presented the research group’s findings to local legislators.

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office                      
  • New York State Courts      
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Western Division of NY
  • Bankruptcy Court, Western Division of NY

Research Interests

  • Geomicrobiology
  • Remediation of contaminated sediments and aquifers
  • Environmental geochemistry

Lab Instructor 

  • Environmental Measurements
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Paleobiology
  • Planet Earth (Introduction to Geology)

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Professor Nathan Yee
  • Professor John Reinfelder
  • Professor Thomas Kulp

Presentations

  • American Geophysical Union, Geomicrobiological Cycling of Antimony (coauthor) • 2013
  • University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association, The Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Filings • 2005
  • Erie County Bar Association, Commercial Law Committee, Life Insurance and Bankruptcy • 2004