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Super Lawyers Honors 48 of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys in 2022

Fourty-eight attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse offices have been listed in the 2022 Upstate New York edition of Super Lawyers. The range of practices these attorneys represent – including Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability, State and Municipal Law, Employment and Labor, Workers’ Compensation, Sports and Entertainment, and Environmental Law – highlights the breadth and depth of Goldberg Segalla’s capabilities across the region.

Thomson Reuters publishes the annual compendium of outstanding lawyers who meet stringent requirements for professional achievement and who have attained a high degree of peer recognition. While just five percent of the total attorney population in each state is recognized by the publication, more than half of Goldberg Segalla’s attorneys resident in Upstate New York are recognized on the Super Lawyers or Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists in the 2022 edition.

Partners Julie P. Apter and Susan E. Van Gelder have also been named to the Top 25: Women Upstate New York Super Lawyers list.

Additionally, Michael E. Appelbaum, Julie P. Apter, Susan E. Van Gelder, and Patrick B. Naylon received special recognition as the 2022 listing makes it their 10th year on the Super Lawyers list.

The Goldberg Segalla attorneys listed in the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers are:


Sharon Angelino (Insurance Coverage)

Michael E. Applebaum (General Defense)

Julie P. Apter (State, Local, and Municipal Law)

Christopher J. Belter (Business Litigation)

Jason A. Botticelli (Product Liability: Defense)

Marc W. Brown (Business Litigation)

Meghan M. Brown (General Defense)

Albert J. D’Aquino (Professional Liability: Defense)

Sarah J. Delaney (Insurance Coverage)

John P. Freedenberg (Product Liability: Defense)

Michael T. Glascott (Insurance Coverage)

Neil A. Goldberg (Product Liability: Defense)

Damon M. Gruber (Workers’ Compensation)

Joseph M Hanna* (Entertainment and Sports)

Jeffrey L. Kingsley (Insurance Coverage)

Kathleen J. Martin (Product Liability: Defense)

Paul D. McCormick (Insurance Coverage)

Colleen M. Murphy (Professional Liability: Defense)

Cheryl A. Possenti (Product Liability: Defense)

Thomas F. Segalla (Insurance Coverage)

Paul C. Steck (Insurance Coverage)

Susan E. Van Gelder (Civil Litigation: Defense)

Joseph J. Welter (Environmental Law)

Kristin Klein Wheaton (Employment Litigation: Defense)


Raul E. Martinez (General Defense)

Patrick B. Naylon (Civil Litigation: Defense)


Kenneth M. Alweis (Business Litigation)

The following Goldberg Segalla attorneys are recognized on the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list:



Kenneth L. Bostick Jr. (General Defense)

Ashlyn M. Capote (Insurance Coverage)

Allison Cullens (Workers Compensation)

Adam R. Durst (Insurance Coverage)

Danielle S. Engel (Workers’ Compensation)

James D. Macri (Business Litigation)

Christopher P. Maugans (Employment and Labor Law)

Brett A. Miller (Workers’ Compensation)

Dustin W. Osborne (Workers’ Compensation)

Larry E. Waters Jr. (Administrative Law)


Taylor L. Baker* (Civil Litigation: Defense)

Timothy J. Connolly III* (Social Security Disability)

Matthew J. DeMarco (Workers’ Compensation)

Danielle O. Nelson (Workers’ Compensation)

Bradford J. Reid (Workers’ Compensation)


Kristen A. Hazlet* (Workers’ Compensation)

Teal Johnson* (Business Litigation)

Geraldine Linares* (Workers’ Compensation)

Nathan J. Milner (Workers’ Compensation)

Taylor L. Procopio* (General Defense)

Kristen L. Romano (Workers’ Compensation)

Aaron M. Schiffrik (Civil Litigation: Defense)

* Denotes an attorney who is new to the Super Lawyers list