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Thirteen Gross Shuman Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America List

by Matt Chandler

John F. Leone earns "Lawyer of the Year" honor

Thu, Aug 17th 2023

Buffalo, NY – Gross Shuman, P.C. is pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over four decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

“For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers has ensured the integrity and esteem of our legal recognitions,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide potential clients with the pinnacle measurement of credibility through our Best Lawyers awards as they search for counsel.”

We would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • David H. Alexander: Corporate Law, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates
  • B. Kevin Burke, Jr.: Employment Law - Individuals and Management
  • Hugh C. Carlin: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Howard B. Cohen: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • David Elibol: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Jeffrey A. Human: Corporate Law
  • John F. Leone: Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates
  • Chanel T. McCarthy: Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Scott Philbin: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Sarah P. Rera: Litigation - Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • John K. Rottaris: Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan D. Schechter: Corporate Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
  • Trevor M. Torcello: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Additionally, John F. Leone was selected as “Lawyer of the Year: Trusts and Estates. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Mr. Leone was selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Finally, we are pleased to celebrate two of our attorneys who earned placement on Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This list recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Kevin R. Lelonek: Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law

Carolyn L. DeVaughn: Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates