U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Rate Phillips Lytle Best In 15 Key Practice Areas

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 00:00

Phillips Lytle LLP has earned 15 top rankings in U.S. Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms survey.The full findings of the inaugural survey, which will be featured in the October issue of U.S. News & World Report, includes 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas.

Phillips Lytle's Buffalo, Rochester and Albany offices earned top rankings in 15 key practice areas in the survey's "Metropolitan First-Tier" rankings. In those rankings, which covered 171 metropolitan areas, and seven states, peer lawyers and clients rated more than 10,600 firms, in 81 practice areas.

Practice groups with first-tier rankings from the firm's Buffalo office include: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law - Management; Environmental Law; Franchise Law; General Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Law; Labor Law - Management; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

In addition, 52 Phillips Lytle partners, representing 20 different practice areas, were recently named to the 28th Annual Best Lawyers in America®list, including 39 from the firm's Buffalo office. The other 13 ranked attorneys are with the firm's Rochester, Albany, Jamestown and New York City offices.

Lawyers from Phillips Lytle's Buffalo office who ranked in their respective practice areas include:Frederick G. Attea (Corporate Law); Thomas C. Bailey (Corporate and Franchise Law); Raymond H. Barr (Employee Benefits Law); Edward S. Bloomberg (Commercial Litigation); Peter D. Braun (Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation); William J. Brown (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law); James J. Contino (Real Estate Law); James D. Donathen (Labor and Employment Law); Kevin J. English (Commercial Litigation); Robert E. Glanville (Environmental Law); Morgan G. Graham (Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law); James R. Grasso (Labor and Employment Law);Robert M. Greene (Health Care Law); Edward M. Griffin, Jr. (Tax Law);Tamar P. Halpern (Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation);Kevin M. Hogan (Commercial Litigation); Annabelle V. Irey (Corporate Law); Paul F. Jones (Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation); David H. Kernan (Employee Benefits Law);Gary F. Kotaska (Corporate Law); James A. Locke (Tax Law); Kenneth A. Manning (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation); Lisa McDougall (Health Care Law); David J. McNamara (Commercial Litigation);Michael R. Moravec (Labor and Employment Law);Paul Morrison-Taylor (Personal Injury Litigation); David Murray (Corporate Law); John A. Pappano (Real Estate Law); Michael B. Powers (Personal Injury Litigation); Arthur A. Russ, Jr. (Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates); Raymond H. Seitz (Banking Law, Corporate Law and Equipment Finance Law); James W. Smyton (Corporate Law); Peter K. Sommer (Intellectual Property Law); John C. Spitzmiller (Trusts and Estates); Paul K. Stecker (Commercial Litigation);James W. Whitcomb (Personal Injury Litigation); Sharon L. Wick (Trusts and Estates); Thomas S. Wiswall (Commerical Litigation); Paul B. Zuydhoek (Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commerical Litigation).