News Release
(September 16, 2020)

CONTACT:    Jessica Sims

The Daily Record Announces 2020 Attorneys of the Year
Rochester, N.Y., (September 16, 2020) — The Daily Record selected Jaime Cain, Partner, Boylan Code LLP to receive a 2020 Attorney of the Year Award in the Leader in Law category.

The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards are presented to attorneys and judges who demonstrate professional accomplishment, exceptional character, integrity and ethics, and commitment to their clients and the community. Awards are presented in several categories: Leaders in Law, Judicial Excellence and Lifetime Achievement. The winners were selected by The Daily Record’s editors.

The Leaders in Law Award honors attorneys who have shown dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.

The Judicial Excellence Award honors outstanding judges who exemplify the highest standards of judicial excellence; efficiently, expeditiously and objectively manages cases and dockets; and are respected by, and have the confidence of, other judges, court staff, lawyers and others.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes lawyers whose careers have helped shape the legal landscape in the Rochester area and who have shown longstanding commitment to the community.

“The 2020 Attorneys of the Year pursue justice through effective representation, civic duty, mentoring and generosity. They exemplify high legal standards in addition to devoting their time and talent to the communities in which they live and work,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of The Daily Record. “The Attorneys of the Year use their savvy and knowledge to pursue the greater good. The Daily Record congratulates this year’s honorees.”

The winners will be honored Nov. 11 at a virtual celebration starting at 6 p.m. at Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Nov. 12 issue of The Daily Record and available online at For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2020 Attorneys of the Year Awards, visit or call 585-363-7271.

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2020 Attorneys of the Year Honorees

Leaders in Law Award
Matthew Belanger, Faraci Lange, LLP
Jaime Cain, Boylan Code LLP
Rachel Clark, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and New York Air National Guard
Elizabeth Cordello, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC
Christin Murphy Cornetta, Law Clerk to Hon. Marian Payson, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Lori M. O’Brien, Legal Assistance of Western New York
Mary F. Ognibene, McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C.
Michael F. Perley, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
David Shaffer, Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP
Sara E. Visingard, Harris Beach PLLC
Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Judicial Excellence Award
Hon. Debra A. Martin, New York State Unified Court System

Lifetime Achievement Award
Margaret A. Burt, Private Law Practice
Robert W. Kessler, Esq., Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Alan J. Knauf, Knauf Shaw LLP
Connie O. Walker, Retired, United States District Court, Western District of New York