FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2018

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

PHILLIPS LYTLE AMONG HIGHEST RANKED LAW FIRMS
IN BUFFALO WITH SEVEN TOP LISTED PRACTICE AREAS
IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2019
Fifty-five attorneys from five Phillips Lytle offices,
including 42 from its Buffalo office, were ranked on the prestigious 2019 list

Firm Top Listed for New York State in Commercial Litigation
and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is pleased to announce 55 of the firm’s attorneys have been ranked in The Best Lawyers In America© 2019. Additionally, the firm was Top Listed for Commercial Litigation in New York State (14 attorneys) and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in New York State (seven attorneys).

Phillips Lytle also received the following Top Listed City Awards:

Seven Phillips Lytle attorneys were cited as “Lawyer of the Year,” including:

The 42 attorneys from the Buffalo office who were included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America© include:

The nine lawyers from the Rochester office included on the list are:

Albany Partner Richard E. Honen (Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law), Jamestown Partner Gregory L. Peterson (Real Estate Law) and New York City Partners Kenneth R. Crystal (Real Estate Law) and Eric M. Kraus (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants) were also included on the list.

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. 83,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 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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