Class Action - October '13

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’50s

Richard F. Griffin ’57 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Griffin practices mediation/alternative dispute resolution with Kavinoky Cook in Buffalo, where he resides. He is a past recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

60s

John A. Cirando ’66 of Syracuse, N.Y., received the Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syracuse. Cirando is a partner with the firm D.J. & J.A. Cirando Esqs. in Syracuse, concentrating his practice in appellate advocacy.

Robert P. Fine ’68 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Fine is chairman of Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo, a past recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award, a past president of the Law Alumni Association, an emeritus member of the Dean's Advisory Council and an adjunct faculty member at the Law School. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Donald B. Eppers ’69 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Brown & Kelly in Buffalo, practicing civil litigation. Eppers lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

John A. Cirando ’66

70s

James A. Ullman ’71 is named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. He is a partner with Quarles & Brady in the Phoenix office, practicing franchise law. Ullman is a resident of Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Thomas F. Segalla ’72 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Segalla, a founding partner of the firm Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo, lives in Eggertsville, N.Y.

Paul R. Comeau ’73, a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, is named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the trusts and estates category. Comeau practices tax and estate planning.  He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Neil A. Goldberg ’73 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office, practicing litigation. Goldberg lives in Eden, N.Y.

Alan J. Laurita ’73 of Bemus Point, N.Y., is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Laurita is a partner with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office, focusing his practice on energy and environmental law.

Corey J. Hogan ’74 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with HoganWillig in Amherst, N.Y., handling cases involving civil litigation. Hogan lives in Clarence, N.Y.

Richard F. Campbell ’75 is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the tax law category. He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, practicing tax, business and energy law. Campbell is a Buffalo resident.

Douglas S. Coppola ’75 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York” in the solo practitioner category. Coppola practices mediation and arbitration in Buffalo, where he resides. He is a former president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association.

R. Charles Miner ’75 of Williamsville, N.Y., is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Smith Miner O’Shea & Smith in Buffalo.

Harry F. Mooney ’75 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a member of Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo, practicing product liability, professional liability, and large loss and catastrophic injury litigation. Mooney lives in Clarence Center, N.Y.

William F. Savino ’75 is named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014, the Top 50 Upstate New York Super Lawyers 2013 and the 2013 Top 10 Upstate New York Super Lawyers for business litigation. Savino is a senior partner and chairman of the business litigation and insolvency department in the Buffalo office of Damon Morey. He is a bridge course lecturer at SUNY Buffalo Law School and a past president of its Law Alumni Association. Savino lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Lois C. Schlissel ’75 was named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in labor and employment law by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Schlissel is managing partner with Meyer Suozzi English & Klein in the Garden City, N.Y., office. She lives in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Sue S. Gardner ’76 received the Buffalo Business First Women of Influence Award in the inspiration category. She is a partner with Kavinoky Cook in Buffalo, where she resides. Gardner is a past member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association and an emeritus member of the Law School’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

Lynn D. Gates ’76, a partner with Smith Murphy & Schoepperle in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” A Buffalo resident, she practices arbitration and mediation.

Kenneth A. Manning ’77 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Manning is a partner in the Buffalo-based firm Philips Lytle. He is an emeritus member of the Dean's Advisory Council, a past president of the Law Alumni Association and a past recipient of the association's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Manning lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Karen O'Connor ’77 has been named as one of the top 100 Irish Lawyers in America by the Irish Legal 100. O'Connor is a Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and founder and director emerita of the Women & Politics Institute in the School of Public Affairs, at American University in Washington, D.C., where she resides.

Donnalynn Darling ’78 was named an Access to Justice Champion by the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, N.Y. Darling is chair of the personal injury and education law practice groups with Meyer Suozzi English & Klein in the Garden City, N.Y., office. She lives in Glen Head, N.Y.

Garry M. Graber ’78 is listed among the top 50 attorneys in the 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Graber is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, and a member of the Law School's Dean's Advisory Council. He is a past president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association, a past recipient of the association's Distinguished Alumnus Award and an adjunct faculty member at the Law School. Graber lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Joel B. Schechter ’78 has become a partner with the new firm Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will in Buffalo, where he resides. He practices transportation and trucking law, insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage law, and mediation and arbitration.

Ann E. Evanko ’79 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Evanko is president of Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo, concentrating her practice in business and employment law. She is founder and a past president of the Western New York chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Evanko lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Hon. J. Mark Gruber ’79 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Gruber is a partner with Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber in Buffalo, practicing medical malpractice. He is also a town justice in Tonawanda, N.Y., where he resides.

Laraine M. Kelley ’79, a senior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Kelley, who practices personal injury law, lives in Buffalo.

Dan D. Kohane ’79 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Kohane is a senior partner with Hurwitz & Fine in the Buffalo office and an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo Law School. He lives in Buffalo.

Jean C. Powers ’79 was honored by Trocaire College in Buffalo at the 2013 Reflections Scholarship Awards Dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew, N.Y. She was recognized for her volunteerism and philanthropic contributions to the college. Powers is a partner in the Amherst, N.Y., office of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, practicing in the real estate group. She is a member emerita of the Dean's Advisory Council, a former recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumna Award and a past president of the alumni association. She lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Charles C. Swanekamp ’79 of Getzville, N.Y., is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel in the Buffalo office, practicing commercial litigation.

James A. Ullman ’71

Paul R. Comeau ’73

Richard F. Campbell ’75

Lois C. Schlissel ’75

Donnalynn Darling ’78

80s

Karen L. Mathews ’80 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Mathews is general counsel for MakMax HD & Birdair Inc., in Amherst, N.Y. She lives in Buffalo.

Robert M. Elardo ’81, managing partner of the Bar Association of Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Elardo is a past recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a Buffalo resident.

Josephine A. Greco ’81, an Alden, N.Y., resident, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She is a member of Greco Trapp in Buffalo, practicing labor and employment law.

Robert J. Schreck ’81 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Schreck is managing attorney with Cellino & Barnes in Buffalo. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Daniel C. Oliverio ’82 of Buffalo is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He serves as chair of Hodgson Russ and leader of the false claims act and business crimes practice groups in the Buffalo, New York City and Toronto offices.

Keith N. Bond ’83 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Walsh Roberts & Grace in Buffalo, practicing litigation. Bond lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Joel D. Mayersohn ’83 has been appointed corporate counsel with Take Stock in Children of Broward County, a non-profit organization that provides mentors and scholarships for low-income students in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mayersohn is a partner with Roetzel & Andress in the Fort Lauderdale office, handling cases involving corporate, securities and business law. He lives in Weston, Fla.

Robert W. Patterson ’83 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Patterson is a partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel in Buffalo, where he resides.

Benjamin M. Zuffranieri Jr. ’83, partner and head of the business litigation practice area with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Zuffranieri lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

George W. Collins Jr. ’84 is named in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Collins, a senior partner with Bouvier Partnership in Buffalo, practices personal injury litigation. He lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Hon. William J. Hochul ’84 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Hochul is U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, in Buffalo. He is a past recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Distinguished Alumnus Award. Hochul lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Daniel P. Joyce ’84, a Hamburg, N.Y., resident, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Joyce is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, practicing immigration law.

Paul T. Nesper ’84 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Nesper Ferber & DiGiacomo in Amherst, N.Y. Nesper lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Jon O. Webster ’84 has become a partner with Harter Secrest & Emery in the Rochester, N.Y., office, practicing intellectual property. Webster previously served as trademark counsel with Bausch & Lomb in Rochester. He lives in Penfield, N.Y.

Sharon L. Wick ’84 of Snyder, N.Y., is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Wick is a partner with Phillips Lytle in the Buffalo office, practicing family wealth planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and gift taxation.

Jill M. Bond ’85 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She is senior vice president and general counsel of Rich Products Corp. in Buffalo. Bond is a past recipient of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna Award and a former member of the Dean's Advisory Council. She lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Roy Z. Rotenberg ’85 of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., has become senior counsel with Underberg & Kessler in Rochester, N.Y. He counsels clients regarding litigation and technology and new media.

Michael I. Serotte ’85 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Serotte is a senior partner with the Serotte Law Firm in Buffalo, practicing immigration law. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Steven R. Sugarman ’85 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Sugarman is a partner with Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman in Buffalo and an adjunct faculty member at the Law School. He lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Alberto Manuel Benitez ’86 completed the Mexico City Marathon in Mexico on Aug. 25. He is a professor of clinical law and director of the Immigration Clinic at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Benitez lives in Alexandria, Va.

Shari Jo Reich ’86, managing partner with Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak in Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She practices matrimonial and family law and lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Julie M. Bargnesi ’87 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Bargnesi is a senior partner with Damon Morey in Buffalo, handling cases involving medical malpractice. She lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Donna L. Burden ’87 has been appointed chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Transportation Committee. Burden is a founding member of Burden Gulisano & Hickey in Buffalo, focusing on defending catastrophic transportation accidents. She is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Spencer G. Feldman ’87 has become a partner with Olshan Frome Wolosky in New York City, practicing corporate/securities law. He has also been included in the 2013 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers. Feldman lives in Port Washington, N.Y. 

Hugh M. Russ III ’87 is ranked among the Top 10 of the 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, where he chairs the firm's torts, insurance and products liability practice group. Russ lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Robert P. Simpson ’87 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Simpson is a partner with Simpson & Simpson in Williamsville, N.Y., where he resides.

Nora B. Sullivan ’87 was named to the board of directors of Evans Bancorp in Hamburg, N.Y. She is founder and president of Sullivan Capital Partners, a financial services company in Buffalo, where she resides.

Richard P. Amico ’88 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York” and 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers. Amico practices personal injury with Cellino & Barnes in Buffalo, where he resides.

Terrance P. Flynn ’88 of Snyder, N.Y., is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Flynn is a member of Harris Beach in Buffalo. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York and is a past president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association.

Terrence M. Gilbride ’88, president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, practicing in real estate, public finance, higher education, commercial leasing and public/private partnerships. Gilbride lives in Eggertsville, N.Y.

Thomas F. Knab ’88 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Knab is a partner in the Buffalo office of Underberg & Kessler, practicing in the litigation and labor and employment practice groups. He is a member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association and a past member of the board of directors of the Law School's GOLD Group. Knab lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Daniel T. Lukasik ’88 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Bernhardi & Lukasik in Buffalo, practicing personal injury. Lukasik resides in Lancaster, N.Y.

Richard J. Cohen ’89, managing partner with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Cohen is co-chair of the global insurance practices group, chair of the professional liability practice group and a member of the sports and entertainment practice group with Goldberg Segalla. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Barry N. Covert ’89 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a senior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo, practicing criminal law. Covert lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Diane R. Tiveron ’89, managing partner with HoganWillig in Amherst, N.Y., is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She practices corporate and business law. Tiveron lives in Lockport, N.Y.

Jon O. Webster ’84

Hugh M. Russ III ’87

90s

Diane M. Perri Roberts ’90, special counsel with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She practices commercial litigation and lives in Lewiston, N.Y.

Ginger D. Schröder '90 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Schröder is a partner with Schröder Joseph & Associates in Buffalo, where she resides.

John P. Danieu ’91 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Danieu is a partner with Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber in Buffalo, practicing medical malpractice. He lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Laurie A. Donofrio ’91 has become a partner with Davidson Fink in Rochester, N.Y. She practices matrimonial and family law and personal injury and medical malpractice. Donofrio is a Rochester resident.

Thomas P. Cunningham ’92 of East Amherst, N.Y., is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a managing partner with Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, practicing litigation. Cunningham is a past member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association.

Stephanie L. Argentine ’93 has been promoted to vice president of talent management and organizational development for Rich Products Corp. in Buffalo. Argentine previously served as director. She is a Buffalo resident.

Christopher J. Belter ’93 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He practices commercial litigation as a partner with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo. Belter lives in Grand Island, N.Y.

Ryan L. Gellman ’93 of Williamsville, N.Y., is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Gellman is a partner with Colucci & Gallaher in Buffalo, practicing civil litigation.

Christopher M. Murphy ’93 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Murphy is a partner with Doran & Murphy in Buffalo, practicing personal injury. He is a Buffalo resident.

Christine Farley ’94 has been named as one of the top 100 Irish Lawyers in America by the 2013 Irish Legal 100. She is a professor at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Farley resides in Chevy Chase, Md.

Jay C. Pletcher ’95, partner with Goldstein Ackerhalt & Pletcher in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Pletcher practices health care, education and special education law. He lives in Grand Island, N.Y.

Teresa Bair ’96 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She is a partner with Harris Beach in Buffalo, practicing commercial litigation. Bair lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Pauline C. Will ’96 of Lancaster, N.Y., is a partner in the new firm Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will in Buffalo. She counsels clients regarding complex tort litigation, trucking and transportation law, product liability, insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage law.

Rosanna Berardi ’97 is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York” in the solo practitioner category. She is the founder of Berardi Immigration Law, one of the only woman-owned immigration law firms in the Buffalo Niagara region. Berardi is a resident of Lancaster, N.Y.

David R. Pfalzgraf Jr. ’97 is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Pfalzgraf is a partner with Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, where he resides. He is a past member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association.

Nadia Shahram ’97, director and matrimonial mediator for Matrimonial Mediation Services of Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” An adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo Law School, she lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Thomas Trbovich ’97 is listed in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a senior partner with the Trbovich Law Firm in Williamsville, N.Y., practicing criminal law. Trbovich lives in Williamsville.

Jennifer L. Burke ’98 has been promoted to partner with Shaw & Shaw in Hamburg, N.Y. Burke practices real estate and banking law. She lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Brian D. Gwitt ’98, a senior partner with Damon Morey in Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Gwitt is vice president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association.  He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Tasha E. Moore ’98 received the 2013 Citation for Special Achievement in Public Service from the New York State Bar Association committee on attorneys in public service. Moore is regional director for the New York State Division of Human Rights in Buffalo, where she resides. She is a member of the Law School’s Dean’s Advisory Council, a past vice president of the Law Alumni Association and a past president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York, in Buffalo.

Bridget M. O’Connell ’98 is named in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” O'Connell is mediation manager at the Center for Resolution and Justice at Child and Family Services in Buffalo and immediate past president of the Western New York chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. She lives in Buffalo.  

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98, a Williamsville, N.Y., resident, is listed in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a partner with Bond Schoeneck & King in Buffalo, focusing his practice in commercial litigation. 

Heath J. Szymczak ’98, a partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel in Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He resides in Java Center, N.Y.

Sarah E. Tollner ’98, an Amherst, N.Y., solo practitioner, is named in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York” in the solo practitioner category. Tollner practices labor and employment law. She is a resident of Grand Island, N.Y.

Stephanie L. Argentine ’93

'00s

Emilio Colaiacovo ’01 is included in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” Colaiacovo is a partner with Bouvier Partnership in Buffalo, practicing matrimonial and family law. He lives in Clarence, N.Y.

Pietra G. Lettieri ’01 is listed in Buffalo Business First “Forty Under 40” for 2013. Lettieri is a partner with Harris Beach in Buffalo in the public finance and economic development and tax law practice groups and serves on the energy and telecommunications and media industry teams. She is assistant treasurer of the SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association and a past president of the Law School's GOLD Group. Lettieri lives in Buffalo.

Robert C. Baron Jr. ’02 has joined Tully Rinckey as a senior associate in the Buffalo office. Baron counsels clients regarding family and matrimonial law and estate planning. He lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.  

Marco Cercone ’02, a partner with Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, is included in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.”

Thomas E. Popek ’02 was named to the Buffalo Business First 2013 “Forty Under 40” list. Popek is a partner with Phillips Lytle in the Buffalo and Canada offices. He focuses on domestic and international development, acquisition, protection and commercialization of intellectual property. Popek lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Holly L. Schoenborn ’02 has become associated with Cantor Dolce & Panepinto in Buffalo. Schoenborn handles cases involving workers’ compensation. She lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Tiffany M. Szymanek ’02 is listed in Buffalo Business First “Forty Under 40” for 2013. Szymanek is development director for the Family Justice Center of Erie County in Buffalo.

Christopher M. Pannozzo ’04 has been promoted to partner with Shaw & Shaw in Hamburg, N.Y. He practices personal injury and criminal law. Pannozzo lives in Lancaster, N.Y.

Jamie J. Batt ’05 was named to Buffalo Business First 2013 “Forty Under 40” list. Batt is an associate with Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, practicing corporate and securities law. She lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Timothy D. Boldt ’05 of Rochester, N.Y., has been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. He is a partner with Ernstrom & Dreste in Rochester, practicing construction litigation and counseling, surety and fidelity counseling, collections, indemnity litigation and judgment enforcement, personal injury defense and mechanics’ liens.

Elizabeth K. Buscaglia ’05 is included in Buffalo Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She practices immigration law with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, where she resides.

Joseph M. Hanna ’05, a partner with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo, is named in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” He is a past president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and a member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association. Hanna resides in Amherst, N.Y.

Jason P. Livingston ’05 has joined the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow as a partner in Rochester, N.Y. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, business succession planning, long term care planning, estate administration, trust administration and guardianship petitions. Livingston resides in Webster, N.Y.

Jennifer Flannery ’06 of Buffalo is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She is an associate with Damon Morey in the Buffalo office, counseling clients regarding estates and trusts.

Colleen M. Malchow ’06 has joined Cantor Dolce & Panepinto as an associate in Buffalo. She practices workers’ compensation law. Malchow lives in Buffalo.

Stephanie J. Calhoun ’08 is listed in Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal 2013 “Legal Elite of Western New York.” She is assistant attorney general with the New York State Attorney General's Office in Buffalo, president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York in Buffalo and a member of the board of directors of SUNY Buffalo Law School's GOLD Group. Calhoun resides in Buffalo.

Erin E. Cole ’08 was appointed chair of the employment committee for the Insurance Women of Buffalo. She is an associate with Cohen & Lombardo in Buffalo, practicing insurance law and civil litigation. Cole lives in Buffalo.

Kevin M. Habberfield ’08 has been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. He is a partner with Dwyer Black & Lyle in Olean, N.Y. Habberfield is a resident of Allegany, N.Y.

Karen Andolina Scott ’09 has become immigration legal services director for Journey’s End Refugee Services in Buffalo.  She previously practiced with The Law Offices of James D. Eiss in Williamsville, N.Y. Scott lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Erin E. Cole ’08

'10s

Vera A. Cedano ’10 was named to Buffalo Business First “30 Under Thirty.” Cedano is a staff attorney for the Western New York Law Center, in Buffalo. She lives in West Falls, N.Y.

Kathryn G. D’Angelo ’10 is practicing as an associate in the commercial litigation department with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo. D’Angelo was previously an assistant district attorney with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in Buffalo.  She resides in Clarence, N.Y.

Jennifer L. Rizzo ’10 has accepted a position as national pro bono counsel with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C. She previously served as immigration legal services director with Journey’s End Refugee Services in Buffalo.

Brian T. Cook Jr. ’12 has joined Vinal & Vinal as an associate in Buffalo. He will be handling no-fault cases. Cook is a Buffalo resident. 

Jeffrey Hitchings ’12 of South Wales, N.Y., is practicing as an associate with Vinal & Vinal in Buffalo. Hitchings practices no-fault arbitration and litigation.

Brian T. Cook Jr. ’12

Jeffrey Hitchings ’12

Marriages

Congratulations to the following newlyweds:

  • Jeffrey A. Davis ’07 and Dakota Fiori, Aug. 24, 2013

In Memoriam

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

  • Raymond F. Roll ’47, Alden, N.Y.
  • Harvey Rogers ’51, Getzville, N.Y.
  • Anthony J. Geraci ’54, Penn Yan, N.Y.
  • E. Joseph Peperone ’57, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Paul W. Mathias ’77, Tonawanda, N.Y.