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'70s

Peter Francis Brady ’79 has become a partner with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office. He is a member of the firm’s general liability practice group. Brady previously practiced with Faraci Lange in Buffalo. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Peter Francis Brady ’79

Peter Francis Brady ’79

'80s

Hon. Barbara Howe ’80 has accepted a position as senior counsel with Woods Oviatt Gilman in the Buffalo office. Previously a New York State Surrogate Court Judge for Erie County, Howe has received the law school and Law Alumni Association’s Edwin F. Jaeckle Award and a Distinguished Law Alumni Award. She is a Buffalo resident.

Arthur A. Marrapese III ’81 has become a partner with Barclay Damon in the Buffalo office, counseling clients regarding labor and employment, and employee benefits. He was previously a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. Marrapese is a resident of Orchard Park, N.Y.

Yolanda Villa ’83 has been named Volunteer of the Month by the Worker Justice Center of New York’s Attorney Emeritus Program in Rochester, N.Y., where she resides. Villa, a retired attorney with the center, has contributed hundreds of pro bono hours to the program.

George W. Collins Jr. ’84 of Buffalo received the National Service to Youth Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Collins is a partner with Bouvier Partnership in Buffalo, practicing personal injury litigation.

Hugh M. Russ III ’87 has been appointed president of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation. He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, practicing alternative dispute resolution, business litigation, employment litigation and torts, insurance and products liability. Russ lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Howe

Hon. Barbara Howe ’80

George W. Collins Jr. ’84

George W. Collins Jr. ’84

Hugh M. Russ III ’87

Hugh M. Russ III ’87

'90s

Diane M. Perri Roberts ’90 has become a senior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime & Cambria in Buffalo, practicing employment and commercial litigation. She lives in Lewiston, N.Y.

John J. Jablonski ’93 has become managing partner with Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady in the Buffalo office. Jablonski chairs the firm’s cyber, technology and social media practice group, the toxic tort and environmental practice group, and the employment and labor practice group. He lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Amy Habib Rittling ’95, a partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the University at Buffalo Foundation. She is a past member of the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. Rittling lives in Amherst, N.Y.  

Daniel W. Gerber ’96 has become a partner with the Manhattan-based firm Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady. He is chair of the firm’s insurance solutions practice group in the Buffalo office. Kelly resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Andrew M. Wilson ’98 has joined Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman as a partner in the Buffalo office. Wilson handles cases involving immigration law, including non-immigrant and immigrant employment-based immigration matters. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Timothy P. Noonan ’99 was appointed to the advisory board of the magazine State Tax Notes. Noonan is a partner with Hodgson Russ, practicing in the state and local tax practice group in the Buffalo office. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y. 

John J. Jablonski ’93

John J. Jablonski ’93

Amy Habib Rittling ’95

Amy Habib Rittling ’95

Andrew M. Wilson ’98

Andrew M. Wilson ’98

'00s

Brian S. McGrath ’00 has become a member of McGlinchey Stafford in New York City, where he resides. He practices commercial litigation with a focus on financial services litigation, intellectual property litigation, antitrust litigation and white-collar criminal investigations.

Paul A. Sanders ’03 has been promoted to partner with Barclay Damon in Rochester, N.Y., where he resides. Sanders is a member of the firm’s professional liability, torts and products liability defense, and commercial litigation practice areas.  

Christina V. Nunn ’05, a New York City resident, has become a member with McAloon & Friedman in New York City. She specializes in defending hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice litigation.

Jennifer G. Flannery ’06 has been appointed public administrator for Erie County Surrogate’s Court in Buffalo. She is a partner with Barclay Damon in the Buffalo office and co-chair of the firm’s trusts and estates practice area. Flannery is a Buffalo resident.

Dennis Wiley ’06 of Syosset, N.Y., was promoted to partner with Rivkin Radler in Uniondale, N.Y. He practices estate planning, administration and litigation.

Rebecca L. Shelton ’07 has been promoted to partner with Thompson Coburn in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the firm’s utilities group, focusing on electricity regulation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Shelton lives in Reston, Va.  

Priscilla E. Hampton ’08 has been promoted to partner with Perkins Coie in Portland, Ore., where she resides. She is a member of the firm’s environment and natural resources practice, handling cases involving the investigation, cleanup and allocation of liability at contaminated sites, including state-led cleanups and federal Superfund sediment sites. 

Ryan M. Murphy ’08 has been promoted to partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. He concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits. Murphy lives in East Aurora, N.Y. 

Daniel J. Pautz ’08 has been promoted to partner with Bond Schoeneck & King in the Syracuse, N.Y., office. Pautz practices litigation including toxic tort and environmental litigation. He is a Syracuse resident.

Jeffrey D. Casey ’09 of Pittsford, N.Y., has been promoted to partner with Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy in Rochester, N.Y. Casey practices tort defense, professional liability and malpractice defense, and commercial litigation.

Michael J. Hecker ’09 has been promoted to partner with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. He practices environmental law. Hecker is a past president of the Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. He lives in Clarence Center, N.Y. 

Charles W. Malcomb II ’09 has been promoted to partner with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. He concentrates his practice on environmental law, energy law, land-use law, municipal law and real estate development. Malcomb is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Emina Poricanin ’09 of Amherst, N.Y., has been promoted to partner with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo and New York City offices. She counsels public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. 

Brian S. McGrath ’00

Brian S. McGrath ’00

Paul A. Sanders ’03

Paul A. Sanders ’03

Jennifer G. Flannery ’06

Jennifer G. Flannery ’06

Priscilla E. Hampton ’08

Priscilla E. Hampton ’08

Daniel J. Pautz ’08

Daniel J. Pautz ’08

Michael J. Hecker ’09

Michael J. Hecker ’09

Emina Poricanin ’09

Emina Poricanin ’09

'10s

Joshua M. Agins ’10 has been promoted to partner with Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy in Rochester, N.Y. Agins counsels clients regarding business and commercial litigation, higher education matters and tort defense. He lives in Penfield, N.Y.

Katherine M. Liebner ’10 has been promoted to shareholder with Gross Shuman in Buffalo. She handles cases involving estate planning and estate and trust administration, business litigation, and labor and employment law. Liebner lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Richard M. Scherer Jr. ’10 has been promoted to partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo, where he resides. He practices business litigation.

Lee M. Sobieski ’10 has been promoted to partner with Berger Berger & Sobieski in Buffalo. He handles cases involving immigration law, including family-based and employment-based visa applications. Sobieski lives in Depew, N.Y.  

Thomas J. Fennell ’11 has been promoted to senior associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in the Buffalo office. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate transactions. Fennel lives in Hamburg, N.Y.  

Emily G. Hannigan ’11 of Delmar, N.Y., has been promoted to senior associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in the Albany, N.Y., office.  Hannigan practices labor and employment law. 

Lindsay M. McKenna ’11 has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. McKenna is a member of the firm’s estates and trusts practice. She resides in Clarence, N.Y.

Andrew J. Olek ’11 has become associated with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo. He practices in the firm’s corporate and securities practice group. Olek lives in Lancaster, N.Y.

Matthew R. Palmieri ’11 has been promoted to senior associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo, where he resides. Palmieri is a member of the firm’s banking and financial transactions and real estate practice groups. 

Christina H. Arthurs ’12 was appointed a board member of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, in Buffalo. She is an associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo, where she resides.

Daniel P. Kelly ’12 has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo, New York City and Palm Beach, Fla., offices. He is a member of the firm’s tax practice. Kelly is a Buffalo resident.

Michael T. Logan ’12 of Niskayuna, NY, has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Albany, N.Y., office. Logan is a member of the firm’s municipal finance and special districts practice.

Cristin L. Murray ’12 has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office where she practices corporate and business law. Murray is treasurer of the Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. She is a resident of Hamburg, N.Y.

Lauren A. Suttell ’12 of East Amherst, N.Y., has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. Suttell is a member of the firm’s health practice.

William S. Turkovich ’12 has been promoted to senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of federal tax law and international law. Turkovich lives in Orchard Park, N.Y. 

Anthony L. Orphe ’13 has been elected president of the Rochester Black Bar Association in Rochester, N.Y., where he resides. Orphe is assistant commissioner of the City of Rochester’s Department of Environmental Services.

Justin J. Andreozzi ’14 was promoted to senior associate with Andreozzi Bluestein in Buffalo. He concentrates his practice in individual and corporate tax controversy, criminal litigation and estate planning. He lives in East Amherst, N.Y.  

Ninteretse Jean Pierre ’16 has been elected vice president of programming with the Rochester Black Bar Association, N.Y. He is an associate with Nixon Peabody in Rochester, where he resides.

Sarah N. Rodman ’16 is practicing as an associate with Chelus Herdzik Speyer & Monte in Buffalo. Rodman practices civil litigation, focusing on insurance defense and products liability. She resides in Amherst, N.Y.

Victoria L. Hahn ’17 has become associated with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office. She handles cases involving workers’ compensation claims. Hahn lives in Depew, N.Y.

Jordan S. Joseph ’17 has joined Gross Shuman as an associate in Buffalo. Joseph focuses her practice in commercial and residential real estate. She is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Jillian M. Ponterio ’17 has become an associate with Lipsitz & Ponterio in Buffalo. She represents clients suffering from occupational diseases, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Ponterio lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Ashmita Roka ’17 has become associated with Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo. Roka is a member of the firm’s New York labor law and medical malpractice defense teams. She is a Buffalo resident.

Larry E. Waters Jr. ’17 has joined Hurwitz & Fine as an associate in Buffalo, where he resides. He concentrates his practice in insurance coverage and health law.

Katherine M. Liebner ’10

Katherine M. Liebner ’10

Richard M. Scherer Jr. ’10

Richard M. Scherer Jr. ’10

Thomas J. Fennell ’11

Thomas J. Fennell ’11

Emily G. Hannigan ’11

Emily G. Hannigan ’11

Matthew R. Palmieri ’11

Matthew R. Palmieri ’11

Daniel P. Kelly ’12

Daniel P. Kelly ’12

Cristin L. Murray ’12

Cristin L. Murray ’12

Justin J. Andreozzi ’14

Justin J. Andreozzi ’14

Ninteretse Jean Pierre ’16

Ninteretse Jean Pierre ’16

Victoria L. Hahn ’17

Victoria L. Hahn ’17

Ashmita Roka ’17

Ashmita Roka ’17

Larry E. Waters Jr. ’17

Larry E. Waters Jr. ’17

Recognitions

The Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association, in Williamsville, N.Y., elected the following to its board of directors:

  • Amy P. Herstek ’04, President 
  • Randy C. Fahs ’88, Vice President
  • Mark J. Stuhlmiller ’99, Secretary
  • Karen L. Mathews ’80, Member
  • Carmen L. Snell ’92, Member
  • Thomas E. Popek ’02, Member    
  • Julie A. Bastian ’04, Member 

Marriages

Congratulations to the following newlyweds:

  • F. Kenneth Graham ’11 and Micelle M. Ragusa ’13, Sept. 23, 2017

In Memoriam

The School of Law extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the following alumni:

  • Hon. Joseph J. Sedita ’50, Orchard Park, N.Y.
  • Richard R. Wozniak ’51, Grand Island, N.Y.
  • Hon. John J. Mattio ’69, Wheatfield, N.Y.
  • Gerald B. Cohen ’72, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • John M. Fitzgerald ’72, Lockport, N.Y.
  • Leo A. Dolata ’73, Atlanta
  • William F. Mastroleo ’73, Buffalo
  • Holly C. Hecker ’86, Buffalo
  • Alvin Clark ’96, Chico, Calif.