Jan 27, 2022

Phillips Lytle LLP Named Empire State Counsel Law Firm Honoree for Pro Bono Work

Phillips Lytle LLP Named Empire State Counsel Law Firm Honoree for Pro Bono Work

Buffalo, N.Y. – The New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) has named Phillips Lytle LLP as an Empire State Counsel Law Firm Honoree based on the total number of pro bono hours completed by Phillips Lytle attorneys.  These contributions were recognized during the Association’s Annual Justice for All Awards Ceremony held virtually on January 27.

The Empire State Counsel Program recognizes NYSBA members who, during the prior year, performed 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services either through direct legal representation of a low-income/vulnerable individual, donating free legal services to an organization whose services are designed primarily to address the legal and other basic needs of persons of limited financial means or providing free legal services to an organization dedicated to increasing the availability of legal services to vulnerable and/or low-income populations.  The Law Firm Honorees include three law firms from New York City and three from outside New York City.

Representing Phillips Lytle offices in Buffalo, Rochester and Chautauqua, attorneys John G. Schmidt Jr., Mark F. Pincelli, David H. Kernan, David L. Cook, Kenneth A. Manning, Samuel Borbor-Sawyer, Jacob S. Sonner, Gregory L. Peterson and Rebecca A. Valentine provided a combined 773.6 hours of pro bono work in 2021. 

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; 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 phillipslytle.com.


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