Member Recognition

Congratulations to our GRAWA Members on their achievements and accomplishments!

2016 NY Daily Record Up & Coming Attorneys: Alissa M. Fortuna-Valentine, Erin W.S. Heintz, Curtis A. Johnson, Wende J. Knapp, Meghan K. McGuire, Kristin A. Merrick, Bridget O'Toole, and Jennifer B. Tarolli

2016 NY Daily Record Top Women in Law: Sarah Snyder Merkel and Jennifer M. Schwartzott

Barbara J. Orenstein,  will be presented with WBASNY's Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award

Greta K. Kolcon, will be installed as WBASNY Vice President

Hon. Joanne Winslow, recipient of Monroe County Bar Association's Outstanding Jurist Award

Jennifer Schauerman, recipient of the University at Buffalo Young Alumni Award

Heidi Gregory, 2016 Albany Law School's Kate Stoneman Award Recipient

Elaine Spaull, the 2016 ATHENA™ Award Recipient

Melanie Wolk, the 2016 ATHENA™ Young Professional Award Recipient

Mary Fisher was honored with The Daily Record's 2015 Nathaniel Award

Elaine ColeMelanie Wolk and Mary Fisher, The Daily Record's 2015 Leaders in Law Award

Jill Paperno, promoted to First Assistant Monroe County Public Defender! She is the first woman First Assistant Public Defender in Monroe County and this isthe highest position ever held by a woman at the Monroe County Public Defender's Office

Kate MartinezLaura Myers, and Cassandra Rich, honorees of the 2015 Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award

Meghan McGuire, WBASNY Rising Star

Lori O'Brien named Managing Partner of Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY)

District Attorney Sandra Doorley received the Trial Prosecutor of the Year award from the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York (DAASNY). 


Welcome to Our 2018-19 New Members!

Carolyn Chase, Esq.

Lauren Churnetski, Esq.

Leigh Ann Chute, Esq.

Kristen M. Dombroski, Esq.

Meaghan Lambert, Esq.

Jessica L. Naclerio, Esq.

Catherine Palermo, Esq.

Carla Perez, Esq.

Omayra P. Samudio, Esq.

Kathleen K. Suher, Esq.

Kristin Warner, Esq.

Jaime J. Welch, Esq.