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Upstate New York Super Lawyers Articles

Reclaiming Their Space

Three Black women attorneys on race, diversity and justice in Western New York

Prospering in a Pandemic

Culture is key for Albany law firm

Court to Court

How an encounter with a stingray led Cheryl Meyers Buth to the NBA

In the Custody Door, Out the Civilian Door

Don Thompson was fighting injustice decades before the Daniel Prude case

Tech Support

Before she was a tech lawyer, Jennifer Beckage was in on the internet’s ground floor

The Sweet, Not The Bitter

Kathleen Sweet reflects on her father, her practice and that nomination to the federal bench

Nurse-turned-lawyer Sally Broad Has a Unique Covid-19 Perspective

She's using her law career to advocate for her health care peers

Washington's Inaugural Address

MBAWNY helped Sarah Washington as a law student; now she’s paying it forward as its next president

Bird Man

Michael Oropallo on the only outdoor and wildlife legal team in the country

Still Bringing It

John Elmore doesn’t recount glory days. He keeps living them

Northern Exposure

Florina Altshiler wanted to work high-level felonies. She found them in Anchorage

Ale in a Day's Work

Brendan Palfreyman is so good at repping craft breweries, they named a beer for him

The Linchpin

From a Hollywood life to Albany law, the common theme was communication

The Kids Are All Right

Personal injury lawyer Jim Scime came out on the other side of trauma and helps his clients do the same

‘Let Someone Else Make the Porridge’

Rochester lawyers Bernadette Catalana and Kelly Odorisi get candid about women and the law

Son of a Son of a Sailor

David Adams raced boats around the world before deciding to work for the rest of his life

Soehl Power

Margie Soehl brings a global perspective to intimate situations—even her own

All Out of Bubblegum

Ed Menkin knows his clients want a lawyer “who is bold, who is self-confident, and who is ready to kick some ass”

Discovery with Theresa A. Conroy

Theresa Conroy gives it up for Hamilton, wit, secretive singing and a questionable sandwich

Busy in Buffalo

Joe Hanna is the hardest-working person in the room

Unarrested Development

How Phillips Lytle is helping revitalize Buffalo

The Lawyer for the 20th Hijacker

Be it suspected murderers, sex offenders or terrorists, everyone deserves a fair trial in James Harrington’s book

Hope Does.

Our profession is especially at risk for depression, but you need not feel alone

Towne & Another Country

Building schools and clinics in Kenya with Jim Towne

Local Counsel with Laurie A. Giordano-Vahey

The Rochester lawyer tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Waverly Pond

Farmer/attorney Ginger Schröder could give Henry David Thoreau a run for his (metaphoric) money

Covert Operations

Why scientific misconduct lawyer Barry Nelson Covert knows more about space dust than you do

Bearing His Name

How E. Stewart Jones Jr. deals with a powerful legacy

Debt and Taxes

Tax and estate planning attorney Deborah Weber talks eggshell audits, offers in compromise, and why she doesn’t represent tax protesters

La Dolce Vita

How Mike Schiavone left Italy and came to represent one of New York’s most famous professional sports teams: the Buffalo Bills

The Scientist with a J.D.

IP attorney and hydrologist Alana Fuierer of Heslin Rothenberg is on the cutting edge of cleantech

The Builder

Few can frame a case better than construction-accident expert Daniel Santola

The Pioneer

Janet Callahan, partner at Hancock Estabrook, never intended to become a lawyer and yet became the first female managing partner at a large firm in Syracuse

Leading By Example

Ann E. Evanko solves employment law problems and mentors the next generation

Ten Years Later

Three attorneys reflect on how they helped victims of 9/11 through Trial Lawyers Care

From Constitutional Law to the Court of Appeals

Bruce J. Wagner, shareholder at McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, on the strategy involved in matrimonial law, the importance of writing skills in appellate work, and his experiences as a town justice

A Simpatico with the Underdog

Stephen R. Coffey earned his stripes in the Albany District Attorney’s Office before he was recruited to O’Connell & Aronowitz as the firm’s first and only trial lawyer. Three decades later, the criminal defense attorney and personal injury litigator is a senior partner at the firm, and has learned along the way that money isn’t everything, luck is crucial, and fallibility is just part of human nature.

Helping Those Who Heal

Mae D’Agostino protects doctors and hospitals

‘Don’t Let It Happen Again’

Terrence M. Connors on the challenge and responsibility of personal injury law

The New Gold Rush

Fracturing rocks in the Appalachian Basin with Thomas West

Lady Liberty

Margaret Catillaz has the world knocking at her door

Q&A with Richard F. Griffin

Richard Griffin traces his evolution from pit bull to mediator and remembers Malcolm X

Defending the “Indefensible”

Alleged terrorists, accused cops: Joseph M. LaTona defends them all  

Calling the Shots

Big or small, Donald W. Boyajian makes each case count        

Change Agent

After more than four decades in practice, Susan Robfogel still enjoys a challenge        

Home of the Brave

Three attorneys tell of serving their country        

Rehabbing the System

Jim Grossman fights for the disabled and the organizations that help them       

Taking Care

From treating patients to defending doctors, Catherine Gale brings a human touch        

The Surf King of the Hudson River

Trial lawyer Mike Kessler rides giants in Maui when he’s not winning giant verdicts at home

Legal Drama

Mark J. Mahoney plays it straight

A Law All Her Own

As a 1960s radical, Barbara Handschu reined in repressive police tactics with her eponymous decree

A Different Kind of Defense

Three upstate attorneys talk about the high secrets and public hysteria that come with representing accused terrorists

All Shook Up

Dan D. Kohane’s snow globe collection keeps him working in a winter wonderland

Protecting the Press

First Amendment attorney Michael J. Grygiel keeps information flowing

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