FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2022
Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
Phillips Lytle LLP Named Empire State Counsel Law Firm Honoree for Pro Bono Work
Buffalo, N.Y. – The New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”)opens in a new window 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 Ceremonyopens in a new window 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.