CAITLYN SHANK

Associate

Divorce & Family Law

O: (716) 854-3400 x218
F: (716) 332-0336
E: shank@ruppbaase.com

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The families I work with are facing some of the most difficult, emotional, and high-stress moments of their lives. It’s this understanding that drives my dedication to seeing them through to the other side of their situation. 

The relationship and trust that we build together is supported by deep courtroom experience and the negotiating and drafting property settlement and separation agreements, as well as the handling of nuanced financial issues. Beyond divorce and post-judgment maintenance, I also work with the team here at Rupp Baase on prenup preparation, qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), child custody agreements, and enforcing previous court orders. 

In addition to my role at Rupp Baase, I’m also part of the Fourth Department’s Attorney for the Child panel, where I am appointed by local judges to represent children in both family and supreme court matters. This role has given me significant insight into the needs of children and families, particularly in cases involving child custody and domestic violence.

Education

University of Dayton School of Law, JD

University of Binghamton, BA

Admissions

New York State

Affiliations

Erie County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Awards

Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, Family Law 2015- 2019