August 25, 2015

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Forty-seven Buffalo-based attorneys included on Super Lawyers® list and five named Rising Stars

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, is honored to announce 52 of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. The Phillips Lytle selectees include 47 partners from the firm’s Buffalo office and five partners from its Rochester office. The 52 attorneys cover 21 practice areas. Five Phillips Lytle attorneys from the firm’s Buffalo office, and two from the firm’s Rochester office, were also cited as 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars.

Attorneys from Phillips Lytle’s Buffalo office named to the Super Lawyers list include: Frederick G. Attea; Thomas C. Bailey; Raymond H. Barr; Alan J. Bozer; Peter D. Braun; William J. Brennan; William J. Brown; Craig R. Bucki; William D. Christ; Douglas W. Dimitroff; James D. Donathen; Deborah A. Doxey; Kevin J. English; David P. Flynn; Robert E. Glanville; Morgan G. Graham; James R. Grasso; Robert Michael Greene; Mary Jo Herrscher; Kevin M. Hogan; Timothy W. Hoover; Paul F. Jones; David H. Kernan; Gary F. Kotaska; Craig A. Leslie; Kenneth A. Manning; Lisa McDougall; David J. McNamara; Angela Zwirecki Miller; Michael R. Moravec; Paul E. Morrison-Taylor; David J. Murray; Michael B. Powers; Rowland Richards; John G. Schmidt Jr.; Raymond H. Seitz; Ronald S. Shubert; Lisa L. Smith; James W. Smyton; Paul K. Stecker; Adam S. Walters; James W. Whitcomb; Sharon L. Wick; Alan M. Wishnoff; Thomas S. Wiswall; Preston L. Zarlock; and Paul B. Zuydhoek. Buffalo-based partners and associates named to the Rising Stars list include: Jennifer A. Beckage, Andrew P. Devine, Lawrence W. Gallick, Sean C. McPhee, and Kimberly R. Nason.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

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