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Winners

IN HOUSE COUNSEL

Susan Sturman Jennings
Conifer Realty LLC

Thomas O’Gara
LeChase Construction Services LLC

Alison Moyer
Rochester City School District

Lisa Santelli
Lifetime Healthcare Companies/Excellus Health
Plan

Paul Ciminelli
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR

Marie Calvaruso
Harris Beach PLLC

John Taddeo
Wesley Clark & Peshkin

Cheryl Jordan
Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy

Rhonda Noto
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Sarah Wegener
Focus Practice Management

Curtis Burnett
Nixon Peabody LLP

UP AND COMING LAWYERS

William Leinen
Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Leigh Ann Chute
The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, Inc.

Erin Elmouji
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Justin Alexander
Underberg & Kessler LLP

Jacob Zoghlin
The Zoghlin Group PLLC

Mallory Smith
Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Laura K. Schwalbe
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Iskra M. Bonanno
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Sarah Weigelt
Legal Assistance of Western New York Inc.

Theresa Rusnak
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Sarah Lobe
Nixon Peabody LLP

Patrick Leavy
Vahey Law Offices PLLC

Kinsey O’Brien
Hodgson Russ LLP

LEADERS IN LAW

The Hon. Fatimat Reid
Monroe County Family Court

Kevin Clark
Wesley Clark & Peshkin LLP

Connor O’Brien
Social Security Administration

Christian Valentino
Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

F. Paul Greene
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Mark Funk
Monroe County Conflict Defender

CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES

Lakeshia McCloud
Legal Assistance of Western New York Inc.

LAW FIRM INNOVATION

Littler

LAW FIRM DIVERSITY

Phillips Lytle LLP

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Ruhi Maker
Empire Justice Center

Sharon Stiller
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman,
Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone LLP

Harold A. Kurland
Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy

Michael Wolford
Bond, Schoeneck & King

PARALEGAL

Marilyn Myers
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Emily Short
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Amy Demanchick
Adams Leclair LLP

Beth Churchill
ColomboLawOffice

Brandi Burton
Tracy Jong Law Firm

Carrie Schreiner
Faraci Lange LLP

PRO BONO EXCELLENCE

Maria Cubillos Reed
Cubillos Reed Law PLLC