Harter Secrest & Emery is Proud to Have 53 Lawyers Recognized in the 2024 Editions of the Best Lawyers in America® and 12 Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Rochester, New York, August 17, 2023 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that 53 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and 12 attorneys were selected to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® 2024 editions. The firm’s honorees are recognized across 63 fields of practice.

The HSE attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® are:

Peter H. Abdella
Kenneth W. Africano
Daniel J. Altieri
John A. Anderson
Thomas R. Anderson
Michael J. Berchou
Jeffrey J. Calabrese
Edward Case
Joseph G. Casion
Daniel W. Collins
Gregory J. Coughlin
Michael Damia
Phillip A. Delmont
Megan K. Dorritie
Anne F. Downey
Brian M. Feldman
Nicholas Gatto
Joshua E. Gewolb
F. Paul Greene
Amy L. Hemenway
Paul W. Holloway
John G. Horn
Thomas J. Hurley
Amy J. Kellogg
Kayla E. Klos
David M. Kresock
Anthony T. Lee

Alexander R. McClean
Ralph K. Merzbach
Benjamin E. Mudrick
C. Christopher Murillo
Frank A. Novak
Martin W. O’Toole
Edward Pelta
Christopher M. Potash
Kelly A. Pronti
Patrick J. Quigley
Michael Roche
Glenn R. Schieck
Brian B. Shaw
Sheldon K. Smith
Steven Y. Solomon
Erika N.D. Stanat
Paul D. Sylvestri
Patrick M. Tomovic
Edward H. Townsend
Thomas M. Tuori
Jeffrey A. Wadsworth
Robert C. Weissflach
Mark R. Wilson
Craig S. Wittlin
Richard T. Yarmel

The HSE attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America are:

Ryan Altieri
Siddharth Bahl
Jessica N. Clemente
Christina M. Deats
Matthew A. Eldred
Jonathan R. Jasinski

Caitlin F. Kireker
Anna S.M. McCarthy
Lauren R. Mendolera
Margaret K. Rhoda
Laura K. Schwalbe
Kristin F. Zimar

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. For the 2024 list, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 76,000 leading lawyers being honored in the 30th edition. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America selection recognizes lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognition is based entirely on peer review.

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, health care, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estates law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 41 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” top tier metropolitan practice group rankings—more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been honored by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Immigration, and Real Estate law. For more information visit

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. This publication is provided as a service to clients and friends of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. It is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. The contents are neither an exhaustive discussion nor do they purport to cover all developments in the area. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how applicable laws relate to specific situations. ©2023 Harter Secrest & Emery LLP