20 Attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2020; 5 Attorneys Earn “Lawyer of the Year” Honors

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is proud to announce that twenty of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  In addition, five attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria earned “Lawyer of the Year” honors for their area of practice.

The attorneys named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the practice areas they were named for are as follows:

  • Paul J. Cambria, Jr.: Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, First Amendment Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-First Amendment, and Litigation-Land Use & Zoning
  • James T. Scime: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Plaintiffs, and Commercial Litigation
  • Herbert L. Greenman: Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, DUI/DWI Defense, and Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Michael Schiavone: Corporate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, and Tax Law
  • Laraine Kelley: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr.: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Mark L. Stulmaker: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Barry N. Covert: Criminal Defense: White-Collar, First Amendment Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-First Amendment, Litigation-Land Use & Zoning, and Qui Tam Law
  • Robert L. Boreanaz: Employment Law-Individuals, Labor Law-Union, and Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • Thomas M. Mercure: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • John A. Collins: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Michael P. Stuermer: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Cherie L. Peterson: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Joseph J. Manna: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, and Litigation-Construction
  • William P. Moore: Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Richard D. Furlong:Labor Law-Union and Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • Scott M. Schwartz: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Patrick C. O’Reilly:Family Law
  • Joseph J. Gumkowski: Corporate Law
  • George E. Riedel, Jr.: Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Litigation-Trusts & Estates

In addition, the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America has given Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria the distinction of “Top-Listed in Buffalo, NY” in the following legal categories:

  • Top-Listed in Buffalo, New York in Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Top-Listed in Buffalo, New York in Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs

The “Top-Listed” distinction signifies that no other firm in the stated region has more attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America for a particular practice area.

The Best Lawyers in America has also announced their “Lawyer of the Year” honors for 2020. The following attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria have earned Lawyer of the Year honors for 2020:

  • James T. Scime: named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Buffalo Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Michael Schiavone: named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Buffalo Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Barry N. Covert: named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Buffalo Litigation-Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • George E. Riedel: named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Buffalo Litigation-Trusts and Estate “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Richard D. Furlong: named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Buffalo Labor Law-Union “Lawyer of the Year.”

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 24,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than a half million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a signal honor.  Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP has been serving all the legal needs of the Western New York community for over 50 years.  With over 50 attorneys, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is one of Buffalo’s largest law firms. The firm serves individuals, organizations, and corporations in the areas of Accidents & Personal Injury, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense Trials & Appeals, Estate Planning & Administration, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Matrimonial & Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Professional Licensing Defense, Real Estate, Social Security Disability, Sports & Entertainment Law, Workers’ Compensation, and Zoning & Land Use. In addition to its headquarters in Buffalo, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP maintains satellite offices in Amherst and Cheektowaga, New York; and a regional office in Los Angeles, CA.