Webster Szanyi successfully appealed a New York State Supreme Court decision on behalf of Niagara County. The case involves claims by the family of man who was killed in an automobile accident. The family alleges that their son’s remains were mishandled at the accident scene by a County Coroner and the Chief of a volunteer fire company. The County and the Coroner, along with the local volunteer fire company and its former chief, are all defendants in the action. Following a motion by the Coroner, the trial court issued a decision requiring the County to pay the Coroner’s legal defense costs. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, agreed with the County’s argument that it had no legal obligation to pay the Coroner’s defense costs under the circumstances of this case. The lower court’s decision was reversed and an order entered in favor of the County. Ted Graney is the partner representing the County in this case. Webster Szanyi associates Shannon O’Neill and Kevin Cope assisted with the briefs and oral argument.
Webster Szanyi attorneys are top notch. As County Attorney, I have worked with attorneys at the firm extensively for over twenty years on labor and employment and a variety of litigation matters. The quality of their work is consistently excellent, always demonstrating their commitment to providing superior, timely and cost-effective representation.
David C. Schubel
County Attorney, Orleans County
I have been very pleased with the capabilities and work product of Webster Szanyi attorneys. For example, Jeremy Colby is a former County Attorney who is highly effective in municipal litigation. The firm was recently retained as special counsel for a highly technical lawsuit. In a few months’ time, Webster Szanyi obtained a successful result for the Town. Jeremy’s diligent response and immediate grasp of the issues makes it a pleasure to work with this firm.
Town Attorney, Town of Aurora and Town of Wales