21 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Hurwitz & Fine is pleased to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  In addition, two of the firm’s attorneys were named the Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Buffalo in their respective practice areas. Seven additional Hurwitz & Fine attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

The attorneys named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the practice areas they were honored for are as follows:

  • Jody E. Briandi (*)
    • Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Todd Bushway (2020)
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Patrick B. Curran (2011) [10]
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Ann E. Evanko (2008) [10]
    • Corporate Law; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Mediation
  • Robert P. Fine (2008) [10]
    • Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Lawrence C. Franco (2009) [10]
    • Corporate Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Dan D. Kohane (2009) [10]
    • Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Steven E. Peiper (*)
    • Litigation – Insurance
  • Michael F. Perley (2011) [10]
    • Litigation - Municipal; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Edward C. Robinson (2013) [5]
    • Elder Law
  • Lawrence M. Ross (2010) [10]
    • Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Tax Law
  • Roger L. Ross (2009) [10]
    • Real Estate Law
  • Andrea Schillaci (2015) [5]
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Kevin J. Zanner (*)
    • Corporate Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in the published practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
[#] Anniversary for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years).

In addition, two Hurwitz & Fine attorneys have been honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo in their respective areas:

New this year, seven Hurwitz & Fine attorneys were named to the “Ones to Watch” list:

  • Brian D. Barnas
    • Insurance Law
  • John R. Ewell
    • Insurance Law
  • Anastasia M. McCarthy
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Nicholas A. Pusateri
    • Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Marc A. Schulz
    • Litigation – Construction; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Alice A. Trueman
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Brian M. Webb
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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