Excellence in Law Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             

April 14, 2017


CONTACT:  Suzanne Fischer-Huettner

PHONE:         585-363-7031 x37031

EMAIL:         shuettner@thedailyrecord.com




Rochester, N.Y., April 14, 2017 — The Daily Record selected Nicholas R. Miraglia, Partner, Burgess & Miraglia, P.C. to receive an Excellence in Law Award /Up and Coming Attorneys. Thirty-six members of the legal community throughout the area were recognized for their outstanding work.

The Daily Record’s Excellence in Law program honors members of the legal community with three awards:  Top Women in Law, Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes.

The Top Women in Law awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession while inspiring positive change in the community. The Unsung Legal Heroes awards honor individuals from area civil legal services who have consistently worked to help those in need, often behind the scenes. Those who receive the Up & Coming Attorneys awards demonstrate professional accomplishment, community service and a strong commitment to the legal profession early in their careers. To be considered, nominees must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or less.

“Excellence in Law honorees go above and beyond for their clients and their communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They demonstrate a commitment to the profession and to our Western New York community through notable pro bono work and other means. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

The 2017 Excellence in Law Awards will be presented June 1 at a luncheon and awards reception starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street in Rochester.  Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the June 2 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.NYDailyRecord.com.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2017 Excellence in Law Awards, visit www.NYDailyRecord.com.

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2017 Excellence in Law Honorees


Top Women in Law

Melissa Barrett, Seventh Judicial District, Rochester Court

Stephanie M. Caffera, Nixon Peabody LLP

Jill M. Cicero, The Cicero Law Firm LLP

Elizabeth Cordello, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Mary Gehl Doyle, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Kimberly F. Duguay, Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Erika J. Duthiers, Rochester Institute of Techology

Lenora B. Foote, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Tiffany H. Lee, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York

Jennifer Lunsford, Segar & Sciortino PLLC

Jacqueline Phipps Polito, Littler Mendelson PC

Fatimat O. Reid, Rochester City School District

Andrea Schillaci, Hurwitz & Fine PC

Julia Green Sewruk, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Amy L. Varel, McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC


Up & Coming Attorneys

Joshua M. Agins, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Jeffrey Casey, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Jessica N. Clemente, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Anthony R. Faraco Jr., Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Jonathan Ferris, Thomas & Solomon LLP

Kimberly Harding, Nixon Peabody LLP

Ryan J. McDonald, Disability Rights New York

Nicholas R. Miraglia, Burgess & Miraglia PC


Mary P. Moore, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Benjamin E. Mudrick, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Christine M. O’Connor, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Pamela S.C. Reynolds, Littler Mendelson PC

Michael Scott-Kristansen, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Helen Syme, Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Eric T. Tanck, Nixon Peabody LLP

Stacey E. Trien, LeClair Korona Vahey Cole LLP

Daniel S. Williford, McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC

Andrea Tompkins Wright, Vaisey Nicolson & Nearpass PLLC

Robert Yawman, LeClair Korona Vahey Cole LLP


Unsung Legal Heroes

Scott MacPherson, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County

Lori M. O’Brien, Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY)