Peter J. Glennon
The Glennon Law Firm P.C.
As a young lawyer, Peter Glennon said he grew professionally as a mentee, learning from more experienced lawyers. Now he is proud to do the same for today’s young lawyers.
“It was only natural that I would mentor others as I grew and assumed positions of responsibility,” said Glennon, principal at the Glennon Law Firm P.C. in Rochester. “I have assisted younger attorneys to grow personally and professionally. I would not be where I am today without having the benefit of mentors. It is our professional responsibility and obligation to mentor the next generation.”
Recently, Glennon has participated in the Monroe County Bar Association’s Mentor for a Minute program. “I have fielded calls from young attorneys who had questions about litigation, the law, and how to address opposing counsel.”
Scott F. Cristman, senior counsel with Nixon Peabody LLP in Rochester, said in a nominating letter that Glennon, a former associate in Cristman’s law firm, has made a remarkable transition since opening his own law office in March 2014. “In just over two years, Peter has grown his practice into an office that now has five full-time employees. He did this while maintaining his volunteer activities. This is a remarkable achievement and demonstrates his true leadership ability.”
Glennon is co-founder of Honor Flight Rochester, which provides free flights to Washington, D.C., so veterans can visit memorials. Glennon, who recently retired from the Air National Guard after a 23-year military career, is currently chairman of the board and legal counsel with Honor Flight Rochester. In eight years, about 2,284 veterans have flown in more than 48 missions, Richard Stewart, the group’s president, said.
“Peter’s insightful leadership at both the board level and as legal counsel has provided guidance from early on in setting up our charity status through continuing day-to-day legal advice for this thriving enterprise,” Stewart said.