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The Sugarman Law Firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. Firms included in the 2016 “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. Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano is also listed as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law...


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Sam Vulcano spoke to members of a local design firm on several contract clauses that are relevant to their practice.  Sam included numerous case studies to show real world examples of how contract clauses can get design professionals into, or out of, hot water.  
Kevin Van Duser receives AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell 2016: “The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell” and is the “highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards”.
Paul V. Mullin and Stephen G. Pesarchick recently attended the 2015 DRI Annual Meeting in Washington DC, affording them the opportunity to meet leaders of the national companies, insurers, and legal community to address risk management and litigation matters. The meetings covered issues in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments, Governmental Liability Trends, and Expert Testimony in Trucking Accidents among others. The meetings allow Sugarman to keep abreast of national trends and issues confronted by litigators across the country. Paul and Steve hold leadership positions in Gov...


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Kevin Van Duser has been recognized as a Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. The Attorneys selected as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys have been recognized by the bench and bar as leading Trial Attorneys in the United States as found by the AATA. A Premier 100 Trial Attorney has satisfied stringent criteria and standards as established by the AATA Board of Directors. As noted by the AATA, Premier 100 Trial Attorneys are those attorneys with only exceptional legal credentials and a dedication to premier representation of their clients. There are over 1.2 milli...


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Sugarman proudly served at "Game-Day" sponsor at McMahon/Ryan's 3rd Annual Kickoff for Kids Event on October 2nd.  Click here for more information on McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. 
Partner, Jenna Klucsik, spoke at National Business Institute's recent seminar on Ethics in Syracuse.  Jenna's topic "Ethics - It's Legal, But is it Right?" touched on the State Bar Code of Ethics, real and potential conflicts of interest and questionable practices. 
The Sugarman Law Firm sponsored the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central New York's flagship fundraising event the Wish Ball on September 12, 2015.  This year was particularly special as the chapter celebrated it's 30th anniversary.  The firm is very proud of it's continued relationship with the organization.  Click here for more information about Make-a-Wish Central New York. 
Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano, is named to the 2016 Best Lawyers list in the Professional Malpractice Defense category.  Sam has received this distinction since 2007 and was named Lawyer of the Year in 2014.  Click here to see Sam's other distinctions.
Sam Vulcano, Dan Cavarello, Paul Mullin, Mike Riehler, Brian Sutter, Bruce Poushter and Sam Elbadawi named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in their respective practice areas. Danielle Fogel, Josh Gillette and Jenna Klucsik named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
The Sugarman Law Firm is pleased to welcome new associate Brittany Murgallis.  Ms. Murgallis is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and is working in the firm’s litigation department.  Click here to see Brittany’s complete bio.
Sugarman Support Make-A-Wish at Golf Outing
Steve Pesarchick, Kathy Sassani and team come up with a mixed team win at the 28th Annual Onondaga Beverage Make-A-Wish Open.  Sugarman is proud to support Make-A-Wish Central New York as it celebrates 30 years of granting wishes in our community. 
Sugarman Provides "Luxury Box" Seating at Wiffle Ball Event
The Sugarman Law Firm was excited to provide it's balcony for the First Annual Center State CEO Wiffle Ball Classic.  The Center State CEO faced off against the Syracuse Chiefs to help raise money for the MOST.  Check out Niko Tamurian's story on the event.  http://www.cnycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=1219087#.VYQSsEaYE22      
Stephen G. Pesarchick spoke at the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) recent seminar, in Chicago, "Defending Trucking Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers" on the topic of "Deposition Dos and Don'ts for Accident Reconstructionists Experts".  Steve is a member of DRI and serves as the editor of its In Transit and For the Defense publications.
Paul V. Mullin has achieved the highest peer review rating of AV from his peers based upon a report from national reviewer Martindale-Hubbell.  The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  The rating is based on ...


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