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Fifty-six Phillips Lytle Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers In America® 2023 List

August 23, 2022
Additional recognitions include “Lawyer of the Year” and “Top-Listed” City Awards


Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is pleased to announce 56 of the firm’s attorneys have been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2023, three of whom have earned “Lawyer of the Year” recognition.  Additionally, 11 attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM list and three practices received “Top-Listed” City Awards.

The following Phillips Lytle attorneys are cited as 2023 “Lawyer of the Year”:

  • Angela Zwirecki Miller, Buffalo, NY (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Kenneth A. Manning, Buffalo, NY  (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation - Municipal)
  • William P. Keefer, Buffalo, NY (Health Care Law)


Three Phillips Lytle practices received “Top-Listed” City Award designations.  This honor is given to the firm that has the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area.


Attorneys ranked as The Best Lawyers in America for 2023 include:






New York City






The following attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list:


Recognition by Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by their peers.  For more than four decades, the publications have earned the respect of the profession, media and public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.  These lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 12.2 million evaluations were analyzed, which resulted in nearly 72,000 leading lawyers in 147 practice areas being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.


Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C. and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit


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