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Fifty-Four Phillips Lytle Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 List

August 17, 2023
Additional recognitions include “Lawyer of the Year” and “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America”

Buffalo, N.Y. - Phillips Lytle LLP is pleased to announce 54 of the firm’s attorneys have been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2024, four of whom have earned “Lawyer of the Year” recognition. Additionally, 21 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list.

The following Phillips Lytle attorneys are cited as 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”:

  • Adam S. Walters, Buffalo, NY (Environmental Law)
  • Deborah A. Doxey, Buffalo, NY  (Banking and Finance Law)
  • William D. Christ, Buffalo, NY (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants)
  • Linda T. Prestegaard, Rochester, NY (Employment Law - Individuals)

Attorneys ranked as The Best Lawyers in America for 2024 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. In 2024, Best Lawyers analyzed over 13 million evaluations, resulting in over 143,000 recognized lawyers in 150 practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

*Denotes newly-listed attorneys for 2024.

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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