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On the Town: ‘The Daily Record’ honors local attorneys

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The Daily Record’s Up and Coming Attorneys class of 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester on Wednesday, June 17. From left are Jeff Vaisey, of Tones Vaisey PLLC; Duwaine Bascoe, of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP; Chenoa Maye, of the Law Office of Chenoa Maye; John Forbush, of Harris Beach PLLC; Kara Stoddart, of Harris Beach PLLC; Monique Marchioni, of Harris Beach PLLC; Ashley Champion, of Nixon Peabody LLP; Janet Horne, of the Law Office of Janet Horne; F. Paul Greene, of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; Christine Seppeler, of the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; Leah Tarantino, of Underberg & Kessler LLP; Anthony Scalia, of the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow; and Kate A.F. Martinez, of Nixon Peabody LLP. Missing from the photo are winners Joseph Heins, of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, and Josie Sheppard, of Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina PC.

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The Daily Record’s Top Women in Law and Unsung Legal Heroes class of 2015. Seen at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester on Wednesday, June 17. From left are Unsung Legal Heroes award winner Adele Fine, of the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; and the Top Women in Law winners Natalie Grigg, of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP; Janet Somes, of the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; the Hon. Debra Martin, New York State Court of Claims; Lori Green, of Nixon Peabody LLP; and Julie Jordan, of Faraci Lange LLP. Congrats, ladies!

Twenty-one area attorneys were honored by The Daily Record on June 17 as it presented its annual Excellence in Law awards at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

The awards are broken into three categories: Unsung Legal Heroes, Top Women in Law and Up & Coming Attorneys.

The Unsung Legal Heroes award honors individuals from, or working with, area civil legal services providers who have consistently helped those in need, often behind the scenes. The lone winner this year was Adele M. Fine, an assistant public defender in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office.

Fine was also the winner of a business card drawing for a two-night stay for two at the Hyatt, general manager Amanda Hailstone reported.

The Top Women in Law Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments of women attorneys making notable contributions to the legal profession while inspiring a positive change in the community. The 2015 winners are state Court of Claims Judge Debra A. Martin, Lori Green, Natalie Grigg, Janet Somes and Julie Jordan. –

Up & Coming Attorneys are those who demonstrate a strong commitment to the legal profession early in the careers. Winners are Duwaine Bascoe, Ashley Champion, John Forbush, F. Paul Greene, Joseph Heins, Janet Horne, Monique Marchioni, Kathryn A.F. Martinez, Chenoa Maye, Anthony Scalia, Christine Seppeler, Josie Sheppard, Kara Stoddart, Leah Tarantino and Jeffrey Vaisey.

About 200 people attended the luncheon, hosted by The Daily Record.

– Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk

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Scalia family and friends: Pullano & Farrow attorney Anthony Scalia, center with award, is surrounded by colleagues and family: front from Left, Patty Scalia, Helen Scalia, Anthony Scalia, Lauren Fritz and Penfield Town Justice James Mulley who is also an attorney at the Appellate Division, Fourth Department; back row: Pullano & Farrow attorneys Christian Valentino, Brett Farrow, Michael Scott-Kristansen, Elizabeth Cordello and Jason Livingston.

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Josie Shepphard, Duwaine Bascoe, Janet Horne and Chenoa Maye.

Tina Salvatore and Amanda Hailstone of The Daily Record, the event emcee Rebecca Leclair, and Maria Kelly of The Daily Record.

Tina Salvatore and Amanda Hailstone of The Daily Record, the event emcee Rebecca Leclair, and Maria Kelly of The Daily Record.

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Jeremy Wolk, Scott Green, Paul Leclair and Matt Fusco.

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Rebecca Leclair and Christine Seppeler.

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Rob Brenner, Robert Burgdorf, Tom Greiner, Jared Lusk, and Matt and Ashley Champion.

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Eleanor Privitera, Georgeann Tarantino, Nick Cintineo, Leah Tarantino, Ben Tarantino and Carol Caternolo.

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Meghan McGuire, Jill Paperno, Pam Reynolds and Melanie Wolk.

 

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