August 19, 2021

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


– Fifty-two attorneys from five Phillips Lytle offices, including 38 from its Buffalo office, are ranked on the prestigious 2022 list –

– Fourteen Phillips Lytle Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers Ones to Watch List –

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is pleased to announce 52 of the firm’s attorneys have been ranked in The Best Lawyers In America© 2022. Phillips Lytle also received the following Top Listed City Awards:

The following Phillips Lytle attorneys are cited as “Lawyer of the Year”:

The 38 attorneys from the Buffalo office in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© include:

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

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

The following attorneys were named to the “Ones to Watch” List:

  • Erin C. Borek, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation)
  • Elizabeth Bove, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Joanna J. Chen, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants)
  • Erin E. Connare, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Jeffrey D. Coren, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation)
  • Andrew P. Devine, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Real Estate)
  • Catherine N. Eisenhut, Buffalo, NY (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Patrick T. Fitzgerald, Buffalo, NY (Environmental Law; Real Estate Law)
  • Kimberly R. Nason, Buffalo, NY (Environmental Law)
  • Jacob S. Sonner, Buffalo, NY (Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Heather H. Kidera, New York, NY (Commercial Litigation)
  • Anthony M. Carello, Rochester, NY (Real Estate Law)
  • Jillian M. Dunbar, Rochester, NY (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Alson James McKenna, Rochester, NY (Banking and Finance Law)

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. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 10.8 million evaluations were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 leading lawyers in 147 practice areas 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 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