Jacqueline attended Colorado State University for two years and transferred to RIT where she graduated in 1983 with a BS in Social Work. Upon graduation, Jacqueline moved to Colorado to work in the ski industry and ski Aspen Mountain as much as possible. Upon returning to Rochester, she worked as a paralegal with her father, attorney Jack M. Battaglia. The knowledge she gained from working with him on corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions inspired her to attend law school. Jacqueline graduated from Syracuse University Law School in 1990. After graduation, she went to work at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP in the Trusts and Estates Department where she practiced for 10 years.
In 2000, she decided to leave WOG and concentrate on being a mother to her two children but continued to work as a part-time sole practitioner from home. Using her life, legal and business experience, Jacqueline officially opened her own law firm in 2012.
On the personal side, she has been blessed to be married for close to 25 years to Chuck Constantino. He is from Rome, NY and is a financial planner with Montage Wealth Management. They have two children, a son, Charlie, who attends college at Coastal Carolina University; and a daughter, Christiana, who is a senior at Pittsford Sutherland High School. They also have a menagerie of pets including a sweet dog, two fat cats, and a grumpy rabbit.
Jacqueline’s passions and life interests include hiking and trying to get outside in nature every day, running (but not too far), reading both fiction and non-fiction books, cooking and doing volunteer work with different local organizations that benefit children.
Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.