NYSBA Awards

 

The following Attorneys won President’s Pro Bono Awards
from the New York State Bar Association for their work through Volunteer Lawyers Project

2017

2016

Raymond N. McCabe, Esq.
Barclay Damon

Raymond McCabe of Buffalo (Barclay Damon) focuses his practice on employee benefit law (ERISA), not-for-profit corporation law and federal, state and international taxation.

He has volunteered to incorporate and obtain IRS recognition of tax-exempt status for several Western New York charitable organizations, including a sports-themed youth development organization, a charity that raises funds for cancer treatment and research, an inner-city non-denominational church, rural youth enrichment center, developer of a memorial skate park and an inner-city health clinic. He also helped resolve a conflict among directors of a charity, facilitating a corporate reorganization that resulted in dividing the charity into three separate entities.

He also uses his experience as an ERISA attorney volunteering to help divorcing individuals obtain the marital share of their former spouses’ retirement or pension funds. McCabe assisted in the drafting of a brief that the trial court relied on in refusing to enforce an alleged waiver of spousal rights in a pension obtained by duress and threat of physical harm.

Phillips Lytle LLP (US)
New York, NY

Pro bono work has been a priority for Phillips Lytle throughout its history. With eight offices (six in New York state), more than 180 Phillips Lytle attorneys provide legal services to the poor, disadvantaged and those in need. The firm’s work includes civil and criminal matters, and non-litigation legal assistance, ranging from matters that broadly impact communities to representation of those in need in high-volume court settings to complex individual case representations.

In 2015, Phillips Lytle attorneys in the Buffalo office devoted more than 3,300  hours of pro bono work through the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (Attorney of the Morning Program and Say Yes to Education Buffalo); for not-for profit organizations; representation of pro se prisoner plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court of Western New York; and for indigent civil appellant and petitioners before the Second Circuit.

2015

john trigilio nysba 2015

shelby law student 2015

hr 2015

2014

dubbs

2013

Eighth Judicial District
Matthew B. Herdzik Jr., Esq.

2012

Eighth Judicial District
Noemi Fernandez-Hiltz, Esq.

2011

Sciortino

2010

nagel

2009

ridall

2008

Eighth Judicial District
Kenneth A. Manning, Esq.

2007

Eighth Judicial District
Francis J. Offermann Jr., Esq.

2006

Eighth Judicial District
James C. DeMarco III, Esq.

2005

Eighth Judicial District
Matthew Herdzik Jr., Esq.

President’s Pro Bono Award for Law Firms
Siegel Kelleher & Kahn

2004

Eighth Judicial District
Noralynn Dillon, Esq.

2003

Eighth Judicial District
Peter Bergenstock, Esq.

2002

Eighth Judicial District
Kevin M. Reedy, Esq.

2001

Eighth Judicial District
Kevin M, Kearney, Esq.

2000

Eighth Judicial District
Regina A. Reitz, Esq.



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