Webster Szanyi LLP congratulates Thomas S. Lane, Michael P. McClaren, and Kevin A. Szanyi on having been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Lane was selected in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Mr. McClaren in the area of Commercial […]
Partner Marnie Smith was featured in the Buffalo Law Journal for her presentation at the Western New York Education Law Conference. The article can be found at:
Webster Szanyi is pleased to announce that Melanie Beardsley has joined the firm. Melanie has spent the majority of her career representing management in all facets of labor and employment matters, with a focus on representing school districts, and also has substantial experience in special education matters. Melanie worked at Hodgson Russ LLP in its […]
Webster Szanyi partners Mike McClaren and Kevin Szanyi have been added to the Court approved panel of mediators for cases venued in the Western New York Federal District Courts. Both are experienced litigators in commercial and personal injury matters and both are available for private mediations.
Partner Charlie Roberts participated in the 2019 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer. The 11-day hockey game was played in continuous shifts at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY. The event raised over $1.6 million dollars this year, raising critically-needed funds for cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell […]
Marnie Smith will be speaking at the Western New York Education Law Conference on Wednesday August 7, 2019. Marnie is co-presenting with Cheryl Cardone, the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services for the Grand Island Central School District. Their presentation will focus on Mental Health Challenges Facing Students and School Districts. Webster Szanyi […]
The New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) issued a “no probable cause” finding on a claim that an employer refused to hire an applicant because of his sex and/or in retaliation for complaints filed by the applicant against his former employer. Marnie Smith represented the employer, which did not hire the applicant because […]
The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its determination closing a complaint filed against a school district involving allegations related to student discipline. The complainant alleged that the District inappropriately issued a five-day out-of-school suspension and referred the student for a superintendent’s hearing because of the student’s race. The complainant claimed […]
Thomas Lane and Andrew Miller, partners at the firm, obtained a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a two-week trial. Webster Szanyi represented the North Tonawanda Elks Lodge 860 after its historic fraternal lodge was destroyed by a fire. The Lodge was custom built for the Elks in 1921. Webster Szanyi previously prevailed on a summary […]
The New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) issued a “no probable cause” finding on a claim that a County employee was terminated based on her age. Heather Dechert represented the County against allegations that the employee was denied proper training; issued counseling memos and negative performance evaluations; and, ultimately terminated, due to her […]
Partner Jeremy Colby recently argued on appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a former prosecutor accused of improperly questioning a child witness whose grand jury testimony was recorded via videotape. The Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment by Judge Siragusa of the Western District of New York […]
Webster Szanyi LLP celebrates their 20th Anniversary on May 1, 2019. Congratulations!!
Webster Szanyi LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Veech has joined the firm and will be a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Veech is a graduate of University at Buffalo School of Law.