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We were happy to see the positive reception to the Rochester Business Journal’s inaugural Power 100 list in February, and we are building on that momentum with the Power 30 Law list, the first of the industry-specific lists we will be unveiling the rest of the year.

The list contains a number of lawyers who are running a law firm or the Rochester office of a law firm, but it also includes judges, civil legal services leaders, and more.

The people on this list help make sure the legal needs of Rochester’s companies and residents are met, and they have helped limit the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. They are working to push the Rochester legal community forward during a time of uncertainty and change, and we are excited to see what they are able to accomplish going forward.

As with the Power 100, the Power 30 Law list is presented in alphabetical order. And again, rather than tell you about all of these power players’ accomplishments and accolades, we decided to give them a chance to tell you more about themselves through their answers to a few different questions.

I welcome any feedback you have at [email protected]

—Ben Jacobs, Associate Publisher and Editor

Duwaine Bascoe
Abrams Fensterman LLP

T. Andrew Brown
Brown Hutchinson LLP

Greg Connors
Connors & Ferris

Joseph Salvatore Damelio
Law Office Joseph S. Damelio

Cressida Dixon
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Tim Donaher
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Sandra Doorley
Monroe County District Attorney’s Office

Hon. Craig Doran
7th Judicial District Administrative Judge and New York State Supreme Court Justice

Tina Monshipour Foster
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County

Alana M. Fuierer
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

Mark Funk
Monroe County Conflict Defender’s Office

Sheila Gaddis
Barclay Damon LLP

Hon. Frank Geraci Jr.
United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Heidi Schult Gregory
Harris Beach PLLC

Edward Hourihan
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Chris Jagel
Harris Beach PLLC

John Larimer
Larimer Law

Mary Loewenguth
United States District Court Western District of New York

Jared Lusk
Nixon Peabody LLP

Anna Lynch
Underberg & Kessler LLP

Kevin Mulvehill
Phillips Lytle LLP

Mitchell Nusbaum
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Carla Palumbo
The Legal Aid Society of Rochester NY

Jacqueline Phipps Polito
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Danielle Ponder
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office

Peter J. Pullano
Tully Rinckey PLLC

Kevin Ryan
Monroe County Bar Association

Donald M. Thompson
Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin, LLP

Ronald E. Weiss
Hamberger & Weiss LLP

Craig Wittlin
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP


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