FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2015

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP EARNS “TOP LISTED” RANKING IN NEW YORK STATE IN COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AND PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION – DEFENDANTS ON THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2016 LIST

Phillips Lytle was also “Top Listed” in Rochester for Banking and Finance Law and 59 attorneys from five Phillips Lytle offices, including 9 from its Rochester office, were ranked on the prestigious 2016 national list

Rochester, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, is pleased to announce it has earned “Top Listed” rankings in New York State in Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation- Defendants on The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list.

Phillips Lytle was also cited as “Top Listed” in the Rochester market in Banking and Finance Law.

Phillips Lytle also received “Top Listed” in Buffalo listings for its Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Patent Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants practices.

In addition to the firm awards, seven Phillips Lytle partners were cited as “Lawyer of the Year” in their legal disciplines. Robert C. Johnson was named Rochester Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Paul F. Jones was named Buffalo Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” Eric M. Kraus was named New York City Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” Michael R. Law was named Rochester Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year,” Kenneth A. Manning was named Buffalo Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” David J. Murray was named Buffalo Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and Sharon L. Wick was named Buffalo Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.”

Nine lawyers from the Rochester office were included on the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list: Richard M. Beers, Jr. (Banking and Finance Law/Real Estate Law), Thomas R. Burns (Corporate Law), Robert C. Johnson (Banking and Finance Law), Michael R. Law (Commercial Litigation/Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants/Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs), Albert M. Mercury (Corporate Law), Mark J. Moretti (Commercial Litigation/Construction Law/Litigation – Construction/Litigation – ERISA/Litigation – Real Estate), Linda T. Prestegaard (Employment Law – Individuals/Employment Law – Management), Raymond L. Ruff (Banking and Finance Law), Robert F. Zogas Banking and Finance Law/Corporate Law).

The Best Lawyers in America 2016 also cited 47 attorneys from the firm’s Buffalo office and one each from its Jamestown, Albany and New York City offices.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. More than 12 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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