David C. Pettig, Esq. has been practicing trust and estate law for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he was employed as a trust officer at the Lincoln Rochester Trust Company (now JPMorgan Chase) where he was responsible for overseeing the administration and settlement of estates and trusts, while concurrently serving as secretary to the Management Committee of the Trust Division.
David is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Florida.
Elected in 1996 as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, David has also been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for many years. Highly respected by his peers, he has earned an AV® rating through the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review™, which acknowledges the highest level of professional ethics and ability in his field.
David is a former chairman and currently secretary of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monroe County (NY) Bar Association. He is also a member of the American, New York, and Florida Bar Association's Trusts and Estates sections.
David has served as president of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, NY. He has taught graduate courses on advanced estate planning for The American College and shares his knowledge with peers and other professionals through writings and lectures at professional seminars.
His service to the community includes nearly 20 years of activity with the Boy Scouts of America, serving in many capacities, including scout master and troop committee chairman. He is a former board member of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and other organizations.
David holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Barbie S. Ruffell has more than nine years of experience in estate administration related areas of law. She is a member of the Paralegal Association of Rochester (NY), Inc., and the Monroe County (NY) Bar Association.
Barbie is a wish grantor and ambassador of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York.