Ward Greenberg attorneys among Best Lawyers

Messenger Post Media
Harold Kurland.

More than half of the attorneys at Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP were recognized by Best Lawyers for 2021.

This year’s recognitions include 13 lawyers for Best Lawyers in America, one as a Lawyer of the Year and three listed in its first edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

The firm also earned the Top-Listed City Award in personal injury litigation (defendants), with more lawyers listed in that area of law than any other firm in Rochester with six.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession,” CEO Phillip Greer said. “After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide.”

Those on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The list highlighted 10 Ward Greenberg attorneys from Rochester: Joseph Curran, personal injury litigation (defendants); Thomas D’Antonio, commercial litigation, education law, health care law and litigation (health care); Meghan DiPasquale, personal injury litigation (defendants); Jeffrey Harradine, commercial litigation and litigation (labor and employment); Scott Jennette, personal injury litigation (defendants) and product liability litigation (defendants); Harold Kurland, commercial litigation, litigation (construction), mediation and medical malpractice law (defendants); Daniel Purcell, medical malpractice law (defendants) and personal injury litigation (defendants); Thomas Reidy, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation (construction), litigation (environmental), litigation (ERISA), mass tort litigation/class actions (defendants) and personal injury litigation (defendants); Tony Sears, commercial litigation; and Eric Ward, commercial litigation, medical malpractice law (defendants) and personal injury litigation (defendants).

The remaining three Ward Greenberg attorneys on the list are based in Philadelphia.

Kurland was recognized as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice law (defendants). One lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area receive this honor for their impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Three attorneys were named Ones to Watch: Michael Adams, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation (defendants); Amanda Burns, commercial litigation, insurance law and medical malpractice law (defendants); and Katerina Kramarchyk, commercial litigation and litigation (intellectual property).