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August 17, 2015

Sixty-Seven Barclay Damon Attorneys Featured in 2015 List of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

SYRACUSE, NY – August 17, 2015 – Barclay Damon, LLP announces that 67 attorneys from the firm have been featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers for New York State including 20 who have been singled out as Upstate New York Rising Stars. Selection to the list is the result of a rigorous review process that includes peer recognition and professional development. The Barclay Damon attorneys represent a diverse range of practice areas across the firm.

The following eleven Barclay Damon attorneys, resident in the Syracuse office, were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers:
Robert A. Barrer Partner: Business Litigation
Richard R. Capozza Partner: Environmental
J. Eric Charlton Partner: Creditor Debtor Rights
John D. Cook Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation
Marcy Robinson Dembs Partner: Estate and Probate
Jon P. Devendorf Partner: Business Litigation
John P. Langan Managing Partner: Business Litigation
Edward G. Melvin Partner: Employment & Labor
Michael A. Oropallo Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation
Alan R. Peterman Partner: Employment & Labor
Michael J. Sciotti Partner: Employment & Labor

The following four Barclay Damon attorneys, resident in the Albany office, were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers:
Linda J. Clark Partner: Business Litigation
William C. Foster Partner: Products Injury, Products: Defense
Yvonne E. Hennessey Partner: Energy & Resources
Thomas J. O'Connor Partner: Insurance Coverage

The following six Barclay Damon attorneys, resident in the Rochester office, were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers:
Gary H. Abelson Partner: Personal Injury Defense: General
Thomas B. Cronmiller Partner: Personal Injury Defense: Products
James S. Grossman Partner: Real Estate
Susan Schultz Laluk Partner: Business/Corporate
Anthony J. Piazza Partner: Insurance Coverage
Robert M. Shaddock Partner: Personal Injury Defense: General

The following 24 Barclay Damon attorneys, resident in the Buffalo office, were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers:
Beth Ann Bivona Partner: Bankruptcy: Business
Eric A. Bloom Of Counsel: Construction Litigation
Christopher A. Cardillo Partner: Business Litigation
James P. Domagalski Partner: Business Litigation
Thomas J. Drury Partner: Products Injury, General: Defense
Anne C. Evans Partner: Real Estate
John P. Gaughan Partner: Personal Injury Defense: General
Herbert J. Glose Partner: Health Care
Christopher T. Greene Partner: Health Care
Robert P. Heary Partner: Employment & Labor
Franklin W. Heller Partner: Business Litigation
Peter S. Marlette Partner: Personal Injury, Products: Defense
Dennis R. McCoy Partner: Personal Injury Defense: Products
Mark R. McNamara Partner: Eminent Domain
Vincent J. Moore Of Counsel: Real Estate
Eric C. Naegely Partner: Family Law
Laurence B. Oppenheimer Partner: Employment & Labor
Randolph C. Oppenheimer Partner: Employment & Labor
Robert. J. Portin Partner: Health Care
Vincent G. Saccomando Partner: Civil Litigation: Defense
Carol G. Snider Partner: Environmental Litigation
Charles E. Telford III Partner: Estate & Probate
Catherine T. Wettlaufer Partner: Estate Planning & Probate
Gregory Zini Partner: Business Litigation

The following Barclay Damon attorneys, resident in the Clarence office, were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers:
Victoria L. D'Angelo Of Counsel: Estate & Probate
Jeffrey D. Palumbo Partner: Land Use/Zoning

Twenty Barclay Damon attorneys were recognized as 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars.

In the Buffalo office, the honor includes:
Anthony W. Carroll Associate: Business/Corporate
Kimberly A. Colaiacovo Associate: Business Litigation
Jessica M. DeMichiel Associate: Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Jennifer G. Flannery Partner: Estate & Trust Litigation
F. Kenneth Graham Associate: Business Corporate
Jennifer L. Leonardi Partner: Civil Litigation: Defense
Mindy Menke Associate: Elder Law
Caitlyn S. Schultz Associate: Family Law
Amber E. Storr Associate: Business Litigation

In the Clarence office, the honor includes:
Corey A. Auerbach Associate: Land Use/Zoning

In the Syracuse office, seven were included:
Brittany E. Aungier Associate: Business Litigation
David G. Burch Partner: Business Litigation
Emanuela D'Ambrogio Associate: Energy and Resources
Anne B. Dotzler Associate: Employment & Labor
Kristy L. Fischmann Associate: Criminal Defense: White Collar
Karen S. Southwick Associate: General Litigation
Angela C. Winfield Of Counsel: Commercial Litigation

In the Rochester office, the honor includes:
Danielle E. Mettler-Lafeir Associate: Environmental

In the Albany office, two were included:
Laura L. Mona Associate: Environmental
Colm P. Ryan Associate: Health Care

"We are proud of the Barclay Damon attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers for their skill, experience, attention to detail and dedication to our clients," said John P. Langan, Managing Partner of Barclay Damon and a member of the 2015 Super Lawyers list. "We thank the legal community for recognizing our attorneys' hard work and talent."

Barclay Damon, LLP, listed as a "Top 250 Firm" by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 275-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Washington, Newark, N.J. and Toronto, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas. For more information on Barclay Damon, visit


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