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November 21, 2016

Maynard Welcomes New Associates

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Maynard O’Connor is pleased to announce that Attorney Lia B. Mitchell and Attorney Andrea P. Demers have rejoined the firm as associate attorneys.

Lia B. Mitchell, concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional liability, personal injury, and general litigation. Lia is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and California (presently inactive). She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, and Capital District Women’s Bar Association.

Andrea P. Demers, concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general litigation, premises liability, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, and employment law. Andrea is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Andrea is a   member of the Albany County, Capital District Women’s and New York State Bar Associations.

November 14, 2016

Rob Rausch lectures at Continuing Legal Education program

Category: Firm News,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:23 am

On November 5th, Rob Rausch lectured at Albany Law School, in conjunction with the school’s program to provide free Continuing Legal Education credits to recent graduates. Rob presented on the topic of “Litigating a Personal Injury Case: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives”, along with Laura Jordan, a partner in the firm of Powers & Santola. Rob provided insight and recommendations for successfully defending personal injury litigation claims, and discussed such topics as effective use of social media and surveillance, critical details in a plaintiff’s medical records, and advanced deposition techniques, among other issues.

Rob is a 1994 graduate of Albany Law School, and is a past President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association.


November 10, 2016

Let it Grow!

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img_9561During the month of November, thousands of people will partake in what is now commonly referred to as No-Shave November.   We’re doing our part by letting our whiskers grow free to embrace what most cancer patients will lose during their battle and inviting you to join our efforts.  This year’s campaign will support programs at American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each of these organizations are making great strides in fighting, researching, and preventing cancer.

Contributions may be made to Maynard’s Bearded Barristers at:



November 7, 2016

Associate Attorney Bridget Schultz Wins Annual Firm Bake Off

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bake-offOn October 26th, with Halloween right around the corner, the talented bakers at Maynard O’Connor participated in the firm’s second annual Bake-Off.    Some of the tasty goodies included pumpkin trifle, scandinavian apple, pumpkin butterscotch muffins, upside down black russian banana cake, pignoli cookies, nameless treat, apple cider cupcakes & brown sugar cinnamon buttercream, magic cookie bars, maple bacon cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

After serious deliberation by our esteemed judges, one of our associates, Bridget Schultz’s Pumpkin Trifle, took first place. Congratulations Bridget!