Berkeley College honors Jessica M. Mahoney of Middletown, NY, with the 2018 Alumni of the Year award. The award is presented annually to a Berkeley College graduate who has enjoyed professional success and fulfillment through community outreach.
Ms. Mahoney was on the fast track when she graduated from Berkeley College with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice in 2011. She took courses at Berkeley College campuses in New York City, White Plains, NY, and online. Her dream since childhood was to become a lawyer.
“I knew Berkeley College was the right choice for me,” Ms. Mahoney said. “I was able to live at home, work part-time, and obtain an internship at a local law office while earning my degree.”Ms. Mahoney graduated from Albany Law School in 2014. By 2015 she was sworn in as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law by the Second Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
Focusing primarily in the areas of real estate property and municipal law, she opened her own firm, JM Mahoney Law PLLC, in 2017. Prior to that she was an Associate Attorney at law offices in Warwick and New Windsor, NY. She recently began teaching Legal Studies courses as an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s Paramus and New York City campuses.
Ms. Mahoney also serves on the Berkeley College Legal Studies Advisory Board and regularly shares her story of success and determination with Berkeley College students and alumni as a guest speaker.