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Changing of the guard at Phillips Lytle LLP

Kevin J. Mulvehill (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Kevin J. Mulvehill is the new office leader for the Rochester office of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mulvehill, 39, replaces Richard M. Beers Jr., who held the position for about 15 years. Beers, 61, is not retiring and will continue to ...

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Carey Ann Denefrio keeps life in perspective as head of GRAWA

Carey Ann Denefrio

As president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, or GRAWA, Carey Ann Denefrio wants to provide resources to help members deal with the stress of their work. A women’s health committee has been meeting to plan spin classes, ...

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Adrian Neil is a ‘lifelong learner’

Adrian Neil

Adrian Neil entered the University of Rochester expecting to become an engineer, but he wound up getting a bachelor’s degree in political science and English and becoming a lawyer. “College is about figuring out what you really like, and what ...

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Attorney Keana Williams is also sometimes a ‘case worker’


Keana Williams knew she wanted to be a lawyer since high school, where she took some basic law classes. “It was one of those things I excelled in, one of the classes that really spoke to me and I really ...

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Polito now leads local Littler office

Jacqueline Polito

Jacqueline Phipps Polito, the new office managing shareholder in the Perinton location of Littler Mendelson P.C., is proud to be part of a small group of women in the top management roles at local law offices. “It’s exciting. After practicing ...

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Duthiers has had varied career


Attorney Erika J. Duthiers’ advice for young attorneys and college students considering a law career: “If you’re considering a profession, law school is definitely one that I recommend,” said Duthiers, vice president assistant vice president for compliance and ethics at ...

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Barclay Damon associate knows Medicaid


It didn’t take Kelly Gusmano long to find her legal specialty. She has always worked in trusts and estates, mainly helping clients qualify for Medicaid insurance coverage. “I fell in love first year of law school with property law. It’s ...

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A man with a plan


“I’m a creature of habit,” attorney Langston D. McFadden acknowledged at the start of a recent interview. “I like to plan everything. I like to be completely organized. I like consistency and don’t like change,” said McFadden, 46, a partner ...

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Aronson-Jovcevski is focused on charter schools


Jennifer Aronson-Jovcevski always knew she would be a lawyer, but she had to figure out what practice area to focus on. “I always knew that I wanted to go to law school, but I didn’t want to go directly from ...

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Kyle Riter settling in at Segar & Sciortino PLLC


After graduating from Union College with a history degree, Kyle Riter considered two career options: teaching or law school. Although he gave teaching a shot, his earlier exposure to the legal profession with then-state Supreme Court Justice William P. Polito ...

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Graham Leonard seeks to have an impact


Trusts and estates law has a reputation for being a rather dull and static practice area. But Graham Leonard, an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, considers the field “quite a dynamic practice.” Lawmakers in some states are considering ...

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Mary Moore focuses on problem solving

Mary Moore

She’s traveled the globe, and spent a decade in the nation’s capital, including a stint working for a prestigious international law firm, but when Mary Moore and her husband started to raise a family, they came home to Rochester. “It ...

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