Several attorneys with connections to the Auburn area have recently been honored in publications that highlight top lawyers.
Auburn native Katherine Ritts Schafer, an attorney with Syracuse-based Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, has been placed on the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for employment and labor law. This peer-selected list honors lawyers 40 years old and younger or those practicing law less than 10 years. Ritts Shafter represents private and public sector employers in a variety of industries related to issues such as employment discrimination and workplace harassment, wrongful discharge, civil rights litigation, employee discipline and layoffs, personnel policies, employee handbooks, employee and separation agreements, labor arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining and wage and hour issues.
Auburn native Ray D’Agostino, an attorney with the Syracuse firm of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, was included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America as a top attorney in health law. D’Agostino has been on this list each year since 1997. Formely chair of the firm’s Health Law Department, he represents hospitals, including Auburn Community Hospital and several others in central New York.
On the same list is another Hancock Estabrook attorney, Auburn resident Catherine Diviney, also in the area of health law. Diviney is a member of the firm’s executive committee who represents hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.
John P. McLane, of the Auburn firm Boyle & Anderson P.C., made the latest The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of trusts and estates. McLane has been included in the publication since 2013.