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Heather Gabrielle Kress

Heather Gabrielle Kress, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1978, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1978. Scholar St. Thomas Aquinas Society, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1963.


  • Kress, Heather Gabrielle was born on October 22, 1944 in Port-of-Spain, West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago. Came to the United States, 1963. Daughter of Gabriel Bernardo and Violet Ayesha (Lalla) Rodrigues.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in French, Spanish cum laude, Holy Family College, 1967. Master of Arts Philosophy summa cum laude, University Dayton, 1969. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1977.


    • Instructor philosophy University Dayton, Ohio, 1967-1969. Legal personnel coordinator Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City, 1969-1971. Finance analyst Traveler's Insurance Company, Garden City, New York, 1971-1974.

      Intern City Council, Washington, 1975-1976. Clerk Washington Sqaure Legal Services, 1976-1977. Staff attorney Federal Reserve Bank, New York, 1977-1979.

      Assistant general counsel Cork Institute of Technology Finance Corporation, New York City, 1979-1980. Associate counsel Irving Bank Corporation, 1980-1983, Irving Trust Company, New York City, 1983-1986. With Buckley Kremer O'Reilly Pieper Hoban & Marsh, Mineola, New York, 1986.

      Banking attorney Certilman Haft Balin Buckley Kremer & Hyman, New York City, 1986-1988, Rivkin, Radler & Kremer, Uniondale, New York, since 1986. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1978, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1978.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member environmental committee Oldfield Middle School, Greenlawn, New York, 1992. Member counsel vestry St. John's Church, Huntington, New York, since 1992. Member The Town of Hempstead Minority & Women Revolving Loan Committee, since 1993.

    Member New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association.



    Avocations: travel, arts, reading, skiing, walking.


    • Married Kenneth I. Kress, March 8, 1968. 1 child, Kimberly Stacy.
    • father: Gabriel Bernardo Rodrigues
    • mother: Violet Ayesha (Lalla) Rodrigues
    • spouse: Kenneth I. Kress
    • child: Kimberly Stacy Kress
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    Born October 22, 1944
    (age 73)