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Keuka College

Mr. Neil Rowe

Academic Credentials

Hamilton College
in Political Science
Hamilton College
in Psychology
Washington Lee University
Syracuse University
Jefferson Community College

Professional Interests

Law, Organizational Dynamics, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Technology/ Automated Decision Support Systems.


Neil J. Rowe is currently the President-elect of the Monroe County Bar Association and principal in NJ Rowe Consulting Services.

Mr. Rowe is a graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, and is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for both the Western District and the Northern District of New York. Mr. Rowe has a graduate degree in public administration from Syracuse University.

Mr. Rowe served as Deputy Director of a state court agency for 25 years, and has been involved in all aspects of the oversight of a government agency, including preparation and implementation of an annual agency budget of 6 million dollars; strategic planning and policy development; employee relations; screening and selection of candidates for professional positions. On a daily basis, Mr. Rowe supervised other attorneys in complex or unique cases, and has argued in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Mr. Rowe has developed comprehensive automated case management systems which have handled over 275,000 clients and 375,000 cases. He has taught post graduate courses on decision support systems, and is proficient in several programming languages. He is accomplished with most aspects of personal computers and personal computer software, including networking.

Mr. Rowe is also a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association, and serves on the boards of the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, and the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar. Mr. Rowe previously served as Secretary of the Monroe County Bar Association from 2012-2014, and was a Trustee from 2007-2010. Mr. Rowe was a Board Member of the Monroe County Bar Center for Education from 2002-2004, and received the President’s Award for Professionalism 2004.

Publications & Presentations


Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Revisited, New York State Judicial Institute, (2012)

Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System, Monroe County Public Defenders Conference (2009)

Practicing Law in the 21st Century (Moderator), Monroe County Bar Center for Education (2009)

Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act, New York State Judicial Institute (2007)

The Mental Health System and Civil Commitment: Representing the Criminal Defendant, New York State Defenders Association (2001)

Basics of Elder Law Practice, New York State Bar Association (1994)


Rowe, Neil J. (2013). Legal Aspects of Administration: Public and Not-for-Profit Agencies. United States: The College at Brockport SUNY.

Rowe, Neil J. (2001). Civil Alternatives for Disposing of Criminal Proceedings of Defendants with Mental Disabilities. Public Defense Backup Center Report, New York State Defenders Association. p.11.