A Personalized Approach to Elder Law

At Dutcher and Zatkowsky, we believe that the practice of Elder Law is not simply a matter of reducing taxes or accurately filling out complicated legal documents. It is about taking the time to get to know our clients personally. We begin by listening closely to you, so that we get a feel for the issues that concern you the most and the goals you want to achieve. Only when we have a thorough understanding of your unique situation, your greatest concerns and dearest hopes for the future, do we design a plan to meet your specific needs. We also will take the time to explain your options and plan to you in simple, easy to understand language, without all of the confusing legal jargon.

Over the years, many of our clients have told us that after their initial meeting with us, they felt as though a burden had been lifted from their shoulders. Just knowing that an effective plan for the future would be put into place, created by experienced, caring attorneys, provided them and their loved ones with greater peace of mind. We welcome the opportunity to bring a sense of relief and peace of mind to you and your loved ones as well.

Our Team

We serve as experienced guides through the confusing maze of rules and procedures associated with Elder Law and related practice areas, and strive to lift the burden of fear and worry from our clients’ shoulders.

  • B. Andrew Dutcher, Esq.
    A native of Elmira, New York, Andy graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1968, received a B. A. from the University of Rochester in 1972, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1975 and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 1976. Andy was admitted to the Ne...
  • Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq.
    Miles received his Juris Doctor in 1981. Following law school, he worked for the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in the Second Judicial Department, one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation. Today, his practice is focused on Elder Law, with a...
  • Yolanda Rios, Esq.
    Yolanda is an associate attorney at Dutcher & Zatkowsky. She focuses her practice on Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship matters, Surrogate’s Court practice, and Estate Planning. She also counsels clients regarding skilled nursing home admissions issues and Medicaid Planning and Asset P...
  • Bruna Porretta
    Bruna Porretta has assisted Andy with paralegal work for over 30 years. She speaks French and Italian fluently and helps our clients in many ways.  
  • Beth O’Neill
    Beth O'Neill has enjoyed working at Dutcher & Zatkowsky since 2002. In addition to working directly with Miles Zatkowsky on a multitude of matters, she also supervises and does hands on work on...
  • Lois Reich
    Lois Reich has been part of Dutcher and Zatkowsky since 1992 and has been responsible for a large part of the financial end of things. As the focus of the practice has evolved into a full service E...
  • Colleen Moore
    Colleen Moore is a Medicaid Specialist with our office. She has over 20 years experience in the legal field. As a part of the Medicaid Team here at Dutcher & Zatkowsky, Colleen assists the attorne...
  • Rachel DeBlieck
    Rachel DeBlieck is a legal assistant with the Medicaid team here at Dutcher & Zatkowsky. After working in the restaurant industry for 20 years, she returned to the field in which she obtained her ...
  • Marissa Kvasny
    Marissa Kvasny assists Miles and Yolanda with Estates and Elder Law Matters. She graduated from Nazareth College in 2014 with a B.A. in History. When she is not working, Marissa enjoys cooking, spe...
  • Andrew Kearsley
    Andrew Kearsley is the receptionist at Dutcher & Zatkowsky. In his spare time, he enjoys reading crime thriller novels and running. He is originally from England and moved to Rochester several ...