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August 15, 2018

Fifty-One Barclay Damon Attorneys to Be Featured in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2018—Barclay Damon will have 51 attorneys included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

In addition to being included on the list, seven attorneys are also recognized as "Lawyer of the Year": Jeffrey Dove (Syracuse – Bankruptcy & Credit Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law), Thomas Drury (Buffalo – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants), Peter Marlette (Buffalo – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants), Jeffery Palumbo (Buffalo – Land Use & Zoning), Anthony Piazza (Rochester – Insurance Law), Francis Stinziano (Syracuse – Real Estate Law), and Thomas Walsh (Rochester – Environmental Law).

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is bestowed the "Lawyer of the Year" honor.

"The Best Lawyers recognition illustrates the remarkable talent and depth and breadth of experience that our industry leaders at Barclay Damon possess," John Langan, Barclay Damon managing partner, said. "We congratulate all the listed attorneys, especially those selected as 'Lawyer of the Year,' on the acknowledgment of their exemplary successes and dedication to serving their clients."

2019 Best Lawyers – Albany office:

  • Linda Clark: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Yvonne Hennessey: Litigation – Environmental 
  • Edward Trombly: Real Estate Law
  • Melissa Zambri: Health Care Law

2019 Best Lawyers – Boston office: 

  • Stephen Oleskey: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

2019 Best Lawyers – Buffalo office:

  • Susan Benz: Health Care Law
  • Timothy Cashmore: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas Drury: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Anne Evans: Real Estate Law
  • James Gormley: Corporate Law
  • Christopher Greene: Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  • Vincent Hauber: Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Robert Heary: Employment Law – Management
  • Franklin Heller: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation
  • Gary Maas: Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  • Peter Marlette: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Arthur Marrapese III: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Dennis McCoy: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mark McNamara: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Vincent Moore: Real Estate Law
  • Laurence Oppenheimer: Employment Law – Management
  • Randolph Oppenheimer: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • Robert Portin: Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  • Gust Pullman: Corporate Law
  • Carol Snider: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Kevin Szczepanski: Insurance Law
  • Catherine Wettlaufer: Trusts and Estates
  • Frederick Wolf: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Gregory Zini: Commercial Litigation

2019 Best Lawyers – Clarence office:

  • Victoria D'Angelo: Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffery Palumbo: Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

2019 Best Lawyers – Rochester office:

  • Thomas Cronmiller: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • James Grossman: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Anthony Piazza: Insurance Law
  • Robert Shaddock: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas Walsh: Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • John Weider: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

2019 Best Lawyers – Syracuse office:

  • James Canfield: Corporate Law
  • Jon Devendorf: Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey Dove: Bankruptcy & Credit Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Daniel French: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Thomas Fucillo: Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Andrew Leja: Environmental Law
  • Mitchell Katz: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Kevin McAuliffe: Project Finance Law
  • Douglas Nash: Commercial Litigation
  • Judith Sayles: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael Sciotti: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • John Sindoni: Real Estate Law
  • Gerald Stack: Tax Law
  • Francis Stinziano: Real Estate Law

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.


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