The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Ann E. Evanko as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Lifetime Achievement."
Ms. Evanko is current Special Counsel and former President and Managing Partner of Hurwitz Fine P.C., and a trailblazer in the Western New York legal profession. In addition to her 43-year career at Hurwitz Fine, Ann was a founder and past President of the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and has been an active member of the state organization. In 2000, Ann received the Committee on Women in Courts Award from the Eighth Judicial District in recognition of her pioneering achievement, outstanding leadership, and impact on the legal profession. She is the 2016 recipient of the Business First Lifetime Achievement Award for Women of Influence and recognized as part of the Western New York “Power 250” and “Power 100 Women” lists. Ann received the Athena Award in 2008, an award given by the Western New York Women’s Fund and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to an individual who demonstrates support for the goals of women professionals and provides significant and selfless assistance on their behalf. Ann was also awarded the University at Buffalo School of Law’s 2019 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest award that the school’s Law Alumni Association can bestow. She is committed to the Western New York legal community and to helping women as a whole achieve their personal and professional goals.
Legal Excellence was started by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal to pay tribute to all the ways legal professionals work to make the community stronger.
"The 2022 Legal Excellence honorees value their professional accomplishments but commit time and resources to civic involvement and make a significant, positive impact on the region," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal. "We are pleased to recognize their achievements."
Awards are presented in the following categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Legal Services, In House Counsel, Law Firm Administrator, Law Firm Diversity, Leaders in Law, Lifetime Achievement, Paralegal, Pro Bono Excellence and Up and Coming Lawyers.
This year's Legal Excellence recipients will be honored Sept. 19 at an awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street in Rochester. A general networking reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and the awards presentation starting at 6 p.m.
Honorees will be profiled in the Sept. 23 issues of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal and online at NYDailyRecord.com and RBJ.net.
About The Daily Record (New York)
The Daily Record is a multimedia news source with 113 years of journalistic excellence that delivers news daily on its website, NYDailyRecord.com, in addition to a print and online edition. With a focus on Western New York, The Daily Record provides readers with all things law and real estate, including latest industry trends; local, state and federal decisions; judgments, foreclosures and public notices; and comprehensive listings of business transactions for Monroe County. It also hosts several annual events, including Reader Rankings, Legal Excellence Awards and Excellence in Construction & Real Estate, to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. The Daily Record also facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business and legal communities together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record and its sister publication, Rochester Business Journal, which covers business in the Greater Rochester area, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.
About the Rochester Business Journal
The Rochester Business Journal has served as the leading source of business news and information in Rochester, N.Y., for 35 years. In addition to its website, RBJ.net, and weekly print publication, the Rochester Business Journal publishes more than 25 special products a year including Book of Lists, Explore Greater Rochester, RBJ 75 and Schools Report Card. The Rochester Business Journal also hosts 13 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. Those events include Forty Under 40, Icon Honors, Women of Excellence and Reader Rankings. In addition, the Rochester Business Journal facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Rochester Business Journal and its sister publication, The Daily Record, which covers law and real estate in Western New York, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.