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Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year,” Lists Fourteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys

Best Lawyers in America has named Goldberg Segalla founding partner Thomas F. Segalla the Buffalo Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, 14 attorneys from the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a given community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Segalla’s award recognizes his status as a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance, and insurance. The co-chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group is the founding president of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) and a co-author of the seminal treatise Couch on Insurance 3d.

Mr. Segalla is one of the firm’s 15 attorneys selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America list. Attorneys were selected in the following practice areas:

Commercial Litigation
Michael D. Shalhoub

Construction —  Litigation
Christopher J. Belter

Employment Law — Individuals
Matthew C. Van Vessem

Employment Law — Management
Sean P. Beiter

Insurance Law
Richard J. Cohen
Albert J. D’Aquino
Thomas F. Segalla

Labor Law — Management
Sean P. Beiter

Legal Malpractice Law — Defendants
Albert J. D’Aquino

Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants
Albert J. D’Aquino
Edward L. Birnbaum
Dennis P. Glascott
Patrick B. Naylon
Thomas F. Segalla

Product Liability Litigation — Defendants
John P. Freedenberg
Dennis P. Glascott
Neil A. Goldberg

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The lawyers in Best Lawyers have no say in selecting the practice areas in which they are listed. They are associated with those practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers.