Member Recognition

Congratulations to our members who won the following awards!

New York State Bar Association Award Recipients:

Hon. Elizabeth Wolford - NYSBA 2022 Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award


Amy Schwartz-Wallace - NYSBA 2023 LGBTQ+ Vanguard Award


Katerina Kramarchyk - NYSBA 2023 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award


Rochester Business Journal’s Power 50 Law 2022:

Robert C. Brucato - Counsel Press Inc.

Jill Cicero - Cicero Law Firm

Tina Foster - JustCause

Heidi Schult Gregory - Harris Beach, PLLC

Edward Hourihan - Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Bradley Kammholz - Kammholz Rossi PLLC

Mary Loewenguth - US District Court, Western District

Carla Palumbo - Legal Aid Society

Maria Jose Cubillos Reed - Cubillos Reed Law, PLLC

Kevin Ryan - Monroe County Bar Association

Josie Sheppard Wilson - McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford - Chief United States District Judge


Congratulations Carolina Hale!
Carolina Hale has started a new position as Assistant Counsel for the New York State Justice Center where she will be providing protection for people with special needs!



Congratulations to Kate Callery for winning the NYSBA Denison Ray Award!


Congratulations to Hon. Patricia D. Marks for receiving the RBJ ICON Award!



The Daily Record

2022 Daily Record, Legal Excellence Awards:

Tiffany D'Angelo – Top In-House Counsel

Maritza Buitrago – Leaders in Law

Leah Cintineo – Pro Bono Excellence (2022-2023)

Natasha Burdick – Up and Coming Lawyers

Lakeshia McCloud – Up and Coming Lawyers

Senovia Moncada – Up and Coming Lawyers

Taylor Lee Baker – Up and Coming Lawyers


WBASNY Doris Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award:

Senovia Moncada


Rochester Business Journal, 40 under 40:

2022: Heather Neu, Samantha Parisi, and Jennifer Aronson Jovcevski

2021: Frances Kabat, Jacquelyn Grippe and Mary Moore

Rochester Business Journal, Corporate Counsel Award 2022: Alison Moyer

Rochester Business Journal, Women of Excellence Award 2022: Natalie Grigg, Randi Proukou, and Hinna Upal

2021: Greta K. Kolcon, Hon. Karen L. Morris, Carolyn G. Nussbaum, Pamela Reynolds, and Jennifer M. Schwartzott

New York Law Journal distinguished leader:

2022: Carla Palumbo

Rochester Women’s Council Athena Award Finalists

2023: Jodie Ryan, Athena Award Finalist

Randi Proukou and Jennifer Jovcevski, Young Professional Athena Finalist

Littler Mendelson P.C., Organizational Finalist

2022: Tiffany Lee, Athena Award Finalist

Natalie Grigg, Katherine McClung, and Stacey Trien, Young Professional Athena Finalists

2021: Heidi Schult Gregory, Athena Award Finalist

Carey Ann Denefrio, Young Professional Athena Finalist

The Daily Record/Rochester Business Journal Legal Excellence Awards 2021:

·         Leaders in Law — Connor O’Brien

·         Up & Coming Lawyers— Leigh Ann Chute

                                                   Erin Elmouji

                                                  Sarah Lobe

·         In-House Counsel — Alison Moyer

·         Civil Legal Services — Lakeisha McCloud

·         Lifetime Achievement — Connie O. Walker & Margaret A. Burt (2021)

Sharon Stiller (2022)

·         Pro Bono Excellence — Maria Reed


Elaine Spaull received RBJ’s ICON Honors Award 2021.

Yolanda Rios received honorable mention for 2021 Latinas Unidas’ Reconocimiento Award, Inspirational Leadership.

Maria Reed received honorable mention for 2021 Latinas Unidas’ Reconocimiento Award, Volunteer Service.

Jennifer Hilburger won the Stephanie Kupferman Juvenile Justice Award in 2021.

University of Rochester Center for Community Health & Prevention, Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award: 2022: Catherine Cerulli

Just Cause, McKnight Pro Bono Award, 2022: Diane Cecero

The Daily Record:

Power 20 Family Law

2022: Sara Stout Ashcraft, Michelle Cimino, and Leah Tarantino Cintineo

Power 20 Intellectual Property

2021: Alana M. Fuierer and Katherine H. McGuire

Power 20 Labor & Employment

2022: Meghan DiPasquale, Katherine S. McClung, Jacqueline Phipps Polito, and Stacey Trien

Power 20 Litigation

2021: Deborah M. Field

Power 20 Personal Injury

2021: Deborah Field, Laurie Donofrio

Power 20 Trusts & Estates

2021: Audrey Patrone Peartree

Power 50

2020-21: Cressida A. Dixon, Timothy P. Donaher, Hon. Craig J. Doran, Tina M. Foster, Alana M. Fuierer, Sheila A. Gaddis, Heidi Schult Gregory, Edward Hourihan, Mary C. Loewenguth, Anna E. Lynch, Carla M. Palumbo, and Kevin Ryan

Monroe County Bar Awards:

Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award: 2021-2022: Hon. Elizabeth Wolford

Charles F. Crimi Award: 2022: Timothy P. Donaher

2021: Tina Foster

2020: Carla Palumbo

Congratulations to all!