George W. Collins, Jr. has been selected by the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York to receive its highest honor, the Robert M. Kiebala Memorial Award and recognition as the 2013 Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year. Collins will receive the award at the group’s annual meeting on Wednesday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Mansion on Delaware.
The award is made each year to an attorney who best exemplifies the Association’s mission of “promoting the highest standard of trial conduct through member education and advocating the defense position in civil cases with the judiciary and where appropriate in the New York state legislature.
“Collins is a partner at the Bouvier Partnership LLP, where he serves on the management committee and has chaired the litigation department. He has 26 years of experience as a trial attorney and focuses his practice on personal injury litigation.
Bouvier Partnership, LLP was selected for a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of “US News – Best Lawyers’ – Best Law Firms”. Such rankings are determined through a combination of feedback from clients and peers. This is the fourth consecutive year that Bouvier Partnership has received this designation. The firm has been serving the WNY community for over 50 years.
Emilio Colaiacovo, Esq. and Michael Caffery, Esq. from the Bouvier Partnership, LLP were selected for the 2013 Legal Elite of WNY announced by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal recently. The top practitioners in Western New York were selected by compiling a list based on a scoring system from outside nominations. Colaiacovo specializes in Family law and resides in Clarence with his family. Caffery specializes in plaintiffs and defense personal injury litigation and resides with his family in Hamburg.
George W. Collins, Jr., Esq. has been named to the 2013-14 edition of Best Lawyers in America. His selection was based on a peer review process. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most highly repected peer review guide in th legal profession worldwide. Collins is Senior Partner at the Bouvier Partnership, LLP in downtown Buffalo specializing in personal injury litigation. He resides in Snyder with his family.
American Lawer Media, a leading provider of news and information to the legal industry, has teamed with Martindale Hubblell to hightlight “Top Rated Appellate Lawyers” in the August issue of the American Lawer and Corporate Counsel Magazine. Norman E.S. Greene of the Bouvier Partnership, LLP has been selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate law”. Because Mr. Greene has also achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV pre-eminent peer review rating which is the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, there will be a profile in the magazine to highlight his expertise and accomplishments in this national publication. He has been rated AV Afor the past 35 years. Mr. Greene is a graduate of the Columbia Law School and is Chairman of the Appellate Group at the Bouvier Partnership in Buffalo. He resides with his family in Williamsville.
John P. DePaolo obtained a verdict on behalf of his client who was sued as a result of a dog bite injury, which alleged that the particular canine exhibited vicious propensities. Despite the use by plaintiff’s counsel of large images showing the wound to the infant plaintiff, the jury adhered to their oath as jurors to return a verdict based only upon the credible and believable evidence consistent with the law. Plaintiff’s counsel asserted that two isolated incidents were sufficient for the jury to conclude that the canine had vicious propensitities. The two incidents of the 4-year-old canine were typical canine behavior and the jury wasted no time in returning a verdict in favor of the defendant in less than one hour. The case was tried in the New York State Supreme Court for an incident that occured over 4 years earlier.
John P. DePaolo is President-Elect for the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York for 2012-2013. DePaolo has served on the DTLA Board of Directors for several years. The organization is dedicated towards providing further legal education for its members and serving as a clearinghouse for discussion and advocacy for the assistance to litigators in civil defense litigation practices.
The Bouvier Partnership, LLP was selected by MerchantCircle for its Circle of Excellence for 2012, honoring law firms for top quality performance in the local business community. MerchantCircle is a business directory and a social network that allows consumers to review on its business listing pages, corporations and partnerships in areas of business of their choosing. The Bouvier Partnership has a Litigation Group as well as a General Practice Group that has been serving the Western New York community for approximately 60 years.
Super Lawyers/New York – Upstate 2012 announced the selection of George W. Collins, Jr, John P. DePaolo, Dale A. Ehman, Norman E.S. Greene, Paul F. Hammond, and Paula Eade-Newcomb for inclusion in this year’s listings. All are attorneys in the Litigation Group at the Bouvier Partnership, LLP in Buffalo, New York. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evalations are combined with independent research by the organization.
Bouvier Partnership, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. The Tier 1 ranking was determined through the Firm’s overall evaluation derived from a combination of feedback from clients and lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas.