2019 Desmond Winners.

Past Competition Results

The Buffalo Moot Court Board and competition organizers would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the volunteer judges, law faculty, administration and support staff, for making this annual competition a huge success.


Winning Team: Katherine Kio ‘25 & Tyler Myszka ‘25
Runner-up: Victoria Heist ‘24 & Lexi Horton ‘24
Best Oralist in the Final Round: Tyler Myszka ‘25

Best Brief: Steven Burke ‘24 & Michael Gossel ‘25
Second Best Brief: Katherine Kio ‘25 & Tyler Myszka ‘25
Third Best Brief: Bryan Gilbert-Overland ‘24 & Nathanael Sniatecki ‘25
Fourth Best Brief: Cameron Moreano ’24 & Dylan Prendergast ‘25
Fifth Best Brief: Christian Soto ‘24 & Kelly Tripi ‘24

Best Oralist: Kelly Tripi ‘24
Second Best Oralist: Katherine Kraft '25
Third Best Oralist: Victoria Heist ‘24
Fourth Best Oralist: Nathanael Sniatecki ‘25
Fifth Best Oralist: Davis Anderson ‘24


Finalists: Matthew Mitchell '24 and Mathew Biondolillo '24

Runner-up: Miriam Trojanovic '23 and Kristen Crow '23

Best Brief: (tie) Michael Arena '23 and Nathan Zobrest '23; Tyler Hogan '24 and Ian Hoock '24

Best Brief Runner-up: Kelly Kulakowski '24 and Tabitha Salonen '23

Best Oralist:  Elizabeth Hughes '24

Oralist Runner-up:  Alex Blanco '24


Overall Winners: Joshua Larmon ‘23 and Lucy Shephard ‘23
: Nicholas Ramirez ’22 and Kimberly VanOpdorp ’22 (VanOpdorp was unable to participate in the oral argument portion of the competition.)

Top Brief: Jordan Einhorn '23 and Matthew Mason '23
Second: Joshua Larmon ’23 and Lucy Shephard ‘23

Top Oralist: Joshua Larmon ‘23
Second: Jordan Einhorn '23


Overall Winners: Canio Marasco '22 and Marc Cange '22

Finalists: Daniel Caves '21 and Patrick Callahan '22

Best Overall Advocates: Canio Marasco '22 and Daniel Caves '21

Best Brief: Daniel Caves '21 and Patrick Callahan '22

Best Brief Runners-Up: Jenna Bauer '21 and Jeremy D. Trudell '21


Overall Winners: Emma G. Powlin ’21 and Tyler J. Gately ’21

Finalists: Tom Heubusch '21 and Lucas Fromen '21

Best Overall Advocates: Tyler J. Gately ’21 and Tom Heubusch '21

Best Brief:

  • Nichole Austin '21 and Adam Amirault '21
  • Michael Dolce and Briana Krawczyk

George Kannar Award: Tyler J. Gately ’21


Overall Winners: Destiny Johnson and Chloe Nowak

Finalists: Meghan Carrig and Hannah Rauh

Best Overall Advocates: Destiny Johnson and Hannah Rauh

Best Briefs: Julia O’Sullivan and Samantha Rubino

George Kannar Award: Hannah Rauh


Overall Winners: Andrew B. Plewinski and Allyson L. Kehl

Finalists: Anthony DiPerna and William Hython

Best Overall Advocates: Anthony DiPerna and Laura Godly

Best Briefs

  • Andrew B. Plewinski and Allyson L. Kehl
  •  Anthony DiPerna and William Hython
George Kannar Award: Andrew B. Plewinski


Overall Winners: Gabrielle Walter and Diane Orosz

Finalists: Ari Goldberg and Jason Fleischer

Best Overall Advocates

  • Gabrielle Water
  • Ari Goldberg

Best Briefs

  • Ari Goldberg and Jason Fleischer
  • Erin Goldberg and Lauren Adornetto
George Kannar Award: Ari Goldberg


Overall Winners: Farina Mendelson and Megan McGuiggan

Finalists: Christopher Castro and Matthew Paris

Best Overall Advocates

  • Peter Veech
  • Steven Maffucci
  • Megan McGuiggan

Best Briefs: Patrick Leavy and Steven Maffucci


Overall Winners: Benjamin Nelson and Kathryn Hartnett

Finalists: Joshua Siliano and Nicole Komin

Best Oral Advocates

  • Andrew DeMasters
  • Benjamin Nelson
  • Jesse Pyle

Best Briefs

  • Joshua Siliano and Nicole Komin
  • Benjamin Nelson and Kathryn Hartnett
  • Lynda Koenig and Victoria Hahn


Overall Winners: Henry Zomerfeld and Jessica Noto

Finalists: Jessica Carbone and Jeff Hartman


Overall Winners:  Caitlin Higgins and Kinsey O'Brien

Finalists: Phil Modrzynski and Adam Durst

Best Overall Advocates:

  • Caitlin Higgins
  • Phil Meabon

Best Briefs

  • Caitlin Higgins and Kinsey O'Brien
  • Phil Modrzynski and Adam Durst
  • Kevin Yam and Dana Lee


Overall Winners: Corey R. Forster '13 and Frank H. Ewing '12

Finalist: Christopher S. Safulko '13


Overall Winners: Kathleen Ellis and Richard Morrisroe

Finalists: Brendan Cullinane and Jonathan Cantil

Best Oral Advocates

  • Richard Morrisroe
  • Kathleen Ellis
  • Joseph Sroka
  • Daniel Brennan
  • Patrick Reinikainen

Best Briefs

  • Martha Donovan and Cristin Murray
  • Joseph Sroka and Daniel Engle
  • Elizabeth Heins and Daniel Punch
  • William Keating and Stephen Bennett
  • Sarah Sternick and Melanie Williams


Overall Winners: Scott Iseman and Joshua Agins

Finalists: Christopher Moran and Jeffery Fiut

Best Oral Advocates

  • Scott Iseman
  • Joshua Agins
  • Jennifer Meldrum
  • Douglas Crisp
  • Mollie McGorry

Best Briefs

  • Christopher Moran and Jeffery Fiut
  • Kevin Grossman and Mary Miner
  • Mollie McGorry and Douglas Crisp
  • Scott Iseman and Joshua Agins
  • Miles Gresham and Aditi Bhardwaj


Overall Winners: Jonathan Lamberti and Vincent Miranda

Finalists: Jenifer Morgan and Rebecca Town

Best Oral Advocates

  • Thomas Lang
  • Jonathan Lamberti
  • Robert Edelstein
  • Andrew Stimson
  • Heather Strachan

Best Briefs

  • Jennifer Morgan and Rebecca Town
  • Eric Hurd and Peter Gathings
  • Vincent Miranda and Jonathan Lamberti
  • Gregory Colavecchia and Neil Pawlowski
  • Jennifer Thompson and Elisha Rudolph


Overall Winner: Anthony Roger-Reeves and Mark Welchons

Finalists: Taiymoor Naqi and Emina Poricanin

Best Brief

  • Matthew Kibler and Sydney Probst
  • Megan Sorokes and Tracy Crawford
  • Kimberly Sweet and Jesika Gonzalez
  • Mark Welchons and Anthony Rogers-Reeves
  • Marnie Smith and Alicia Giglio

Best Oral Advocate

  • Taiymoor Naqi
  • Katherine McCrink
  • Michael Maloney
  • Ryan Haggerty
  • Danielle Smith


Overall Winner: Marissa Coheley and Jeff Gleason

Finalists: Jennifer Howland and James Cole

Best Brief:

  • Jennifer Howland and James Cole
  • Terrance McGuinness and Lori Gradwell
  • Anne Wilson and Chris Ollinick
  • Sarah Sprague and Amanda Kelly

Best Oral Advocate:

  • David Heraty
  • Elliott Veloso
  • David Goldberg
  • Marissa Coheley
  • David Turner