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Bruce J. Wagner, chair of McNamee’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice, was recently admitted to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

Formed in 1993, the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (AFCTL) comprises a select group of 100 family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Members of this group are some of the best trial lawyers in America, practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters both domestically and abroad with issues ranging from dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, palimony, child abduction, and domestic torts. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities.

Of the six attorneys admitted into the ACFTL this year, Wagner was the only member also on a top 25 list for Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, one of the Capital Region’s largest and most experienced law firms, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® on its regional “Best Law Firms” list in 7 practice areas for the seventh year in a row.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a top law firm in the state,” said Scott Barbour, managing partner of McNamee. “Our attorneys work diligently to provide comprehensive legal advice and expertise to clients at home and across the nation. This ranking is a testament to their commitment and dedication.”

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mathew P. Barry, Jacob F. Lamme, and Jeremy H. Speich have been named to the 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars list.

Mathew P. Barry is a member of the firm’s banking, real estate and business litigation practice groups and was recently named a Rising Star in banking law.  Mr. Barry represents business owners and financial institutions in all facets of commercial lending and real estate transactions.  Mr. Barry routinely handles multi-lender and multi-million dollar financing transactions throughout New York State.

Jacob F. Lamme is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Land Use & Zoning practice groups, and was recently named a Rising Star in business litigation.  Mr. Lamme provides litigation and corporate counsel to local, statewide, national and international businesses in a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, real property tax assessment challenges, and Article 78 proceedings.  Mr. Lamme practices in state and federal courts, and he also provides advice and counsel to clients seeking to avoid litigation.

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

The McNamee attorneys receiving this recognition are: Richard D. Cirincione (Trusts and Estates); Glen P. Doherty (Employment Law – Management); William S. Haase (Trusts and Estates); Michelle L. Haskin (Family Law); Richard A. Langer (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law); Christopher Massaroni (Commercial Litigation); Amy S. O’Connor (Elder Law, Trusts and Estates); Peter A. Pastore (Commercial Litigation); John J. Privitera (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental); Timothy B. Thornton (Trusts and Estates); and Bruce J. Wagner (Family Law).

The Best Lawyers in America list is the result of more than 6.7 million confidential peer-reviews. Rankings reflect ability, professionalism, and integrity; attorneys named to this list have earned the highest levels of respect among other leading lawyers within the same practice areas and among clients within their communities.

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams is pleased to announce that shareholder Michelle L. Haskin has been selected by the New York State Bar Association to receive the 2015 Award for Attorney Professionalism at its Annual Meeting, January 31, 2015.

“We congratulate Michelle on her recognition for outstanding professionalism and dedication of service to her clients,” said co-managing partner Richard D. Cirincione.

The Award for Attorney Professionalism, presented by The Committee on Attorney Professionalism, honors attorneys for outstanding professionalism, which is defined as dedication to service to clients and a commitment to promoting respect for the legal system in pursuit of justice and the public good, characterized by exemplary ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, integrity and civility. Each year, only one attorney out of the NYSBA’s 50,000+ members is recognized with this prestigious award.

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Nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

The firm is pleased to announce that Christopher Massaroni was selected for inclusion in the practice area of Commercial Litigation, John J. Privitera for inclusion in the practice area of Litigation – Environmental, and that Amy S. O’Connor has been selected for inclusion in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.

The nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 are:

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. announced today that ten of its attorneys have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2014.

The McNamee, Lochner, Titus & William’s attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list are:

  • Glen P. Doherty — Employment and Labor
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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. announced today that Shareholders Mathew P. Barry, April M. Dalbec and Jeremy H. Speich have been listed as 2014 Upstate New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® magazine.

The Rising Star list is comprised of no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state, under age 40 or practicing law for 10 years or less, who have displayed excellence in their field of law. Mr. Barry was recognized in the Business Litigation practice area, Ms. Dalbec in Family Law, and Mr. Speich for Corporate & Business Law.

“Having three Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognized this year is testimony to the breadth of legal expertise the firm continues to develop,” said Peter A. Pastore, managing principal of the firm, “We congratulate Mathew, April and Jeremy for being on the 2014 Upstate New York Rising Star list.”

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. announced today that 8 of its attorneys have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2013. T

he McNamee, Lochner, Titus & William’s attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list are:

  • Glen P. Doherty — Employment and Labor