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Hiscock & Barclay is proud to showcase the recognition the firm and our attorneys have achieved.


Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Hiscock & Barclay’s Energy practice among the top practices in New York in its 2013 edition. The firm received recognition as a leader in “Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market: New York.”

The London-based publication also singled out Hiscock & Barclay Partners Maureen O. Helmer and George M. Pond for their work and the high regard in which they are held by their clients.


Thirty-four Hiscock & Barclay Attorneys Named to 2014 Super Lawyers list or named as Rising Stars:

  • Gary H. Abelson, Partner: Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Robert A. Barrer, Partner: Business Litigation
  • Richard R. Capozza, Partner: Environmental
  • John R. Casey, Partner: Insurance Coverage
  • J. Eric Charlton, Partner: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Linda J. Clark, Partner: Business Litigation
  • Thomas B. Cronmiller, Partner: Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Marcy Robinson Dembs, Partner: Business/Corporate
  • Timothy J. DeMore, Partner: Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • Jon P. Devendorf, Partner: Business Litigation
  • James P. Domagalski, Partner: Business Litigation
  • John P. Gaughan, Partner: Defense: Products
  • Herbert J. Glose, Partner: Healthcare
  • James S. Grossman, Partner: Real Estate
  • Robert P. Heary, Partner: Employment & Labor
  • Yvonne E. Hennessey, Partner: Environmental Litigation
  • Susan Schultz Laluk, Partner: Business/Corporate
  • John P. Langan, Managing Partner: Business Litigation
  • Dennis R. McCoy, Partner: Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Thomas J. O’Connor, Partner: Insurance Coverage
  • Stephen H. Oleskey, Of Counsel: Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Michael A. Oropallo, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Laurence B. Oppenheimer, Partner: Employment & Labor
  • Alan R. Peterman, Partner: Employment & Labor
  • Anthony J. Piazza, Partner: Insurance Coverage
  • Michael J. Sciotti, Partner: Employment & Labor
  • Robert M. Shaddock, Partner: Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Catherine T. Wettlaufer, Partner: Estate Planning & Probate
  • Brian E. Whiteley, Partner: Employment & Labor

Five Hiscock & Barclay attorneys were singled out as Rising Stars:

  • Kimberly A. Colaiacovo, Associate: Business Litigation
  • Emanuela D'Ambrogio, Associate: Energy and Resources
  • Jason S. Nardiello, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Heather L. Sunser, Associate: Real Estate
  • Angela C. Winfield, Of Counsel: Commercial Litigation


 Best Lawyers

Twenty-four Hiscock & Barclay Attorneys Selected as 2014 “Best Lawyers in America”. In addition, James J. Canfield was named Best Lawyers' 2015 Syracuse Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year;" Michael J. Sciotti was named Best Lawyers' 2015 Syracuse Employment Law-Individuals "Lawyer of the Year;" Stephen H. Oleskey was named Best Lawyers' 2015 Boston Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law "Lawyer of the Year;" and Vincent P. Hauber was named Best Lawyers' 2015 Buffalo Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year."

  • James J. Canfield (Syracuse) Partner: Corporate Law
  • Linda J. Clark (Albany) Partner: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
  • Thomas B. Cronmiller (Rochester) Partner: Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • James S. Grossman (Rochester) Partner: Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • Vincent P. Hauber (Buffalo) Partner: Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate Law
  • Robert P. Heary (Buffalo) Partner: Employment Law-Management
  • Yvonne E. Hennessey (Albany) Partner: Litigation-Environmental
  • Andrew J. Leja (Syracuse) Partner: Environmental Law
  • Kevin R. McAuliffe (Syracuse) Partner: Project Finance Law
  • Dennis R. McCoy (Buffalo) Partner: Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Mark R. McNamara (Buffalo) Partner: Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • Douglas J. Nash (Syracuse) Partner: Commercial Litigation
  • Laurence B. Oppenheimer (Buffalo) Partner: Employment Law-Management
  • Anthony J. Piazza (Rochester) Partner: Insurance Law
  • Judith M. Sayles (Syracuse) Partner: Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Michael J. Sciotti (Syracuse) Partner: Employment Law Individuals and Management, Labor Law Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Robert M. Shaddock (Rochester) Partner: Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • John P. Sindoni (Syracuse) Partner: Real Estate Law
  • Gerald F. Stack (Syracuse) Partner: Tax Law
  • Edward J. Trombly (Albany) Partner: Real Estate Law.
  • Thomas F. Walsh (Rochester) Partner: Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental.
  • Catherine T. Wettlaufer (Buffalo) Partner: Trusts & Estates
  • Melissa M. Zambri (Albany) Partner: Health Care Law


ALM Top Rated Lawyers

Five Hiscock & Barclay Attorneys have been designated Top Rated by ALM for their work in the field of Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources:

  • Lisa G. Bradley (Syracuse) Of Counsel: Energy and Regulatory
  • Joseph M. Finnerty (Buffalo) Partner: Media and First Amendment Law, Commercial Litigation and Environmental
  • Charles C. Martorana (Buffalo) Partner: Environmental, Real Estate, Land Use and Corporate
  • Michael A. Oropallo (Syracuse) Partner: Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental
  • Thomas F. Walsh (Rochester) Partner: Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental


Hiscock & Barclay Associate Mark T. Whitford, Jr. has been named an Up & Coming Attorney by The New York Daily Record.  

Associate Sanjeev Devabhakthuni Honored for Pro Bono Service

Sanjeev Devabhakthuni, an Associate with Hiscock & Barclay, was honored at Law Day 2014 ceremonies in Rochester, receiving the William E. McKnight Award for his pro bono work for Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) of Monroe County.

A member of Hiscock & Barclay’s Torts & Products Liability Defense, Insurance Coverage & Regulation, and Professional Liability Practice Areas, Devabhakthuni has been actively involved in pro bono work since shortly after being admitted to the bar in 2011. Since 2011, Devabhakthuni has donated more than 80 hours on pro bono matters for clients of VLSP.