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August 24, 2020

2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists 65 Barclay Damon Attorneys

August 24, 2020—Barclay Damon had 44 attorneys selected to the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list and another 21 selected to the Rising Stars list.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in New York are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the designation. Additionally, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive the Rising Stars honor.

“From associates to partners, we are very proud of each individual on this list for their dedication to consistently strengthening their legal skills and delivering successes to clients,” John Langan, the firm’s managing partner, said. “The firm is appreciative of the legal community’s recognition of our attorneys’ talent and roles as industry leaders.”

2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers – Albany office:

  • Linda Clark: Health Care
  • Bill Foster: PI – Products: Defense
  • Yvonne Hennessey: Environmental Lit
  • Michael Murphy: Employment Lit: Defense

2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars – Albany office:

  • Melissa Bennett: Government Finance
  • Mary Connolly: Health Care
  • David Cost: Civil Lit: Defense
  • Jamie Dughi Hogenkamp: Health Care
  • Amanda Mirabito: Government Finance
  • Colm Ryan: Business Lit

2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers – Buffalo office:

  • Eric Bloom: Construction Litigation
  • Danielle Cardamone: PI – Products: Defense
  • Chris Cardillo: Business Lit
  • Jim Domagalski: Business Lit
  • Mike Ferdman: Business Lit
  • John Gaughan: PI – General: Defense
  • Herb Glose: Health Care
  • Chris Greene: Health Care
  • Bob Heary: Employment & Labor
  • Frank Heller: Business Lit
  • Peter Marlette: PI – Products: Defense
  • Art Marrapese: Employee Benefits
  • Dennis McCoy: PI – Products: Defense
  • Mark McNamara: Eminent Domain
  • Eric Naegely: Family Law
  • Randy Oppenheimer: Employment & Labor
  • Heidi Ruchala: Class Action
  • Vince Saccomando: Civil Lit: Defense
  • Carol Snider: Environmental Lit
  • Kevin Szczepanski: Insurance Coverage
  • Cathy Wettlaufer: Estate & Probate
  • Gregory Zini: Business Lit

2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars – Buffalo office:

  • Megan Bahas: Employment Lit: Defense
  • Arianna Kwiatkowski: PI – Products: Defense
  • Jen Leonardi: Civil Lit: Defense
  • Sarah O’Brien: Business Lit

2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars – Clarence office:

  • Corey Auerbach: Land Use/Zoning

2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers – Rochester office:

  • Gary Abelson: PI – General: Defense
  • Tom Cronmiller: PI – Products: Defense
  • Susan Schultz Laluk: Business/Corp
  • Tony Piazza: Insurance Coverage
  • Karen Schaefer: Estate & Probate
  • Robert Shaddock: PI – General: Defense

2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars – Rochester office:

  • Brittany Lawrence: Business Lit
  • Rachelle Nuhfer: Estate & Probate

2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers – Syracuse office:

  • Robert Barrer: Prof. Liability: Defense
  • John Cook: IP Lit
  • Marcy Robinson Dembs: Estate & Probate
  • Jon Devendorf: Business Lit
  • Jeff Dove: Bankruptcy: Business
  • Tom Fucillo: Environmental
  • Chris Harrigan: Employment & Labor
  • Mitch Katz: Business Lit
  • Matthew Larkin: Products: Defense
  • Buster Melvin: Employment & Labor
  • Mike Oropallo: IP Lit
  • Michael Sciotti: Employment Lit: Defense

2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars – Syracuse office:

  • Michael Balestra: Construction Lit
  • Teresa Bennett: Business Lit
  • David Burch: Business Lit
  • Julie Cahill: PI General: Defense
  • Liz Cominolli: IP
  • Ross Greenky: Employment Lit: Defense
  • Rob Thorpe: Employment & Labor
  • Angela Winfield: Business Lit

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With nearly 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading regional law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit our award-winning website at


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