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The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Names Thomas F. Segalla, Albert J. D’Aquino, John P. Freedenberg “Lawyers of the Year,” Lists Thirty-four Goldberg Segalla Attorneys

The Best Lawyers in America© has named Goldberg Segalla partners Thomas F. SegallaAlbert J. D’Aquino, and John P. Freedenberg each a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective locations and practice areas. The publication recognizes Tom as Buffalo Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year, Al as Buffalo Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants) Lawyer of the Year, and Jack as Product Liability Litigation (Defendants) Lawyer of the Year for 2019.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a given location is named as a “Lawyer of the Year” — underscoring the significance of Tom’s, Al’s and Jack’s recognition for 2019. Individual attorneys with the highest overall peer review in a specific practice area and geographic location are given the “Lawyer of the Year” honor.

In total, The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 34 Goldberg Segalla attorneys in its 2019 edition, some recognized in multiple categories, amounting to 46 total recognitions. The list includes attorneys from across the firm’s footprint and represent a range of its practice groups, including Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation, Global Insurance ServicesEmployment and LaborProduct Liability, and Management and Professional Liability.

Attorneys from Goldberg Segalla were selected in the following practice areas:

Aviation Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights

  • Daniel L. Gold

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law — Management

  • Sean P. Beiter
  • Matthew C. Van Vessem
  • Kristin Klein Wheaton

Insurance Law

Labor Law — Management

  • Sean P. Beiter
  • Matthew C. Van Vessem

Legal Malpractice Law — Defendants

Litigation — Construction

Litigation — Insurance

Litigation — Labor and Employment

Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants

Product Liability Litigation — Defendants

Called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 7.3 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice area.