August 15, 2016

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


Forty-eight attorneys included on Super Lawyers® list and twelve named Rising Stars

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is honored to announce 60 of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. The Phillips Lytle selectees include 44 partners from the firm’s Buffalo office and four partners from its Rochester office. The 60 attorneys cover 23 practice areas. Eleven Phillips Lytle attorneys from the firm’s Buffalo office, and one from the firm’s Rochester office were also cited as 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars.

Attorneys from Phillips Lytle’s Buffalo office named to the Super Lawyers list include: Frederick G. Attea (Mergers & Acq); Thomas C. Bailey (Franchise/Dealership); Raymond H. Barr (Employee Benefits); Kristen M. Birmingham (Business/Corp); Alan J. Bozer (Business Litigation); Peter D. Braun (PI – Products: Defense); William J. Brennan (Business Litigation); William J. Brown (Bankruptcy: Business); Craig R. Bucki (State/Local/Muni); William D. Christ (PI General: Defense); Douglas W. Dimitroff (Communications); James D. Donathen (Employment & Labor); Deborah A. Doxey (Banking); Kevin J. English (Business Litigation); David P. Flynn (Environmental); Robert E. Glanville (PI Products: Defense); Morgan G. Graham (Environmental); James R. Grasso (Employment & Labor); Robert M. Greene (Health Care); Mary Jo Herrscher (PI Products: Defense); Kevin M. Hogan (Environmental Litigation); Paul F. Jones (PI Products: Defense); Gary F. Kotaska (Securities & Corporate Finance); Craig A. Leslie (PI Products: Defense); Kenneth A. Manning (Business/Corp); Lisa McDougall (Health Care); David J. McNamara (Business Litigation); Angela Zwirecki Miller (Bankruptcy: Business); Michael R. Moravec (Employment & Labor); Paul E. Morrison-Taylor (PI General: Defense); David J. Murray (Securities and Corp Fin); Michael B. Powers (Business Litigation); John G. Schmidt Jr. (Business Litigation); Ronald S. Shubert (Real Estate); Lisa L. Smith (PI – Products: Defense); James W. Smyton (Business/Corp); Paul K. Stecker (Business Litigation); Adam S. Walters (Land Use/Zoning); James W. Whitcomb (PI – Products: Defense); Sharon L. Wick (Estate & Probate); Alan M. Wishnoff (PI General: Defense); Thomas S. Wiswall (PI General: Defense); Preston L. Zarlock (Business Litigation); and Paul B. Zuydhoek (PI Products: Defense).

Buffalo-based partners and associates named to the Rising Stars list include: Jennifer A. Beckage (Business Litigation); Joanna J. Chen (PI Products: Defense); Andrew P. Devine (Business Litigation); Kenneth A. Grossberg (Estate & Probate); Myriah V. Jaworski (Environmental); Amanda L. Lowe (Class Action); Richard J. Marinaccio (Business/Corp); Kelly E. Marks (Tax); Sean C. McPhee (Business Litigation); Jeffrey M. Monaco (Banking); and Kimberly R. Nason (Environmental).

Attorneys from Phillips Lytle’s Rochester office named to the Super Lawyers list include: Richard M. Beers Jr. (Real Estate); Michael R. Law (PI General: Plaintiff); Mark J. Moretti (Business Litigation); and Linda T. Prestegaard (Employment & Labor).

Rochester-based Partner Kevin J. Mulvehill (Employment & Labor) was named to the Rising Stars list.

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.

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