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December 26, 2017

Happy Holidays from Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto!

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Each holiday season the firm participates in an annual “Festive Friday” competition, with attorneys and staff dressing up to win the prize for the most festive outfit. This year’s winner was Nancy Smith.  Congratulations Nancy and happy holidays to all!

December 16, 2017

Firm Supports Annual “Dancing in the Woods”

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For over twenty-five years, Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP has proudly served as one of the major sponsors of Dancing in the Woods, the annual black-tie gala to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. The “Melodies Center” is the Capital Region’s primary provider of care to infants and children with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening blood cancers.

Dancing in the Woods is one of the longest and most successful fundraising events in the Capital Region.  Rob Rausch has volunteered for close to 20 years, and has been the co-chair of the event since 2011.  This year, the event was held on Friday, December 1st, at the site of the former Kmart in Latham (now owned by Lia Auto Group).  With generous sponsorship, and over 820 guests in attendance, the event raised close to $500,000 to support the Melodies Center.

November 29, 2017

Rob Rausch lectures at Continuing Legal Education program

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On November 17th, Rob Rausch lectured at Albany Law School, in conjunction with the school’s program to provide free Continuing Legal Education credit to recent graduates. Rob organized a panel of attorneys to speak on appellate practice, including Hon. Michael Lynch and two members of the Appellate Division, Third Department Clerk’s Office.  The panel provided insight and recommendations into appeals from the perspectives of the practitioner, Clerks Office, and Bench.  Rob discussed jurisdiction and procedural issues regarding taking an appeal to the Appellate Division.

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

September 6, 2017

Attorney Rob Rausch Moderates Panel Discussion at Orientation for Albany Law School’s class of 2020

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On August 18th, Rob Rausch moderated a panel discussion at the orientation for Albany Law School’s class of 2020.  The panel,  entitled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”, included six attorneys from a variety of different practice areas, and included discussion on recommendations for succeeding in law school, developing legal and networking skills, increasing your marketability, reducing stress, and professionalism, among other topics.

Rob is a former President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association and remains very active in volunteering at law school events.

August 25, 2017

Congratulations to our Super Lawyers!

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Bruce Bell, Rob Rausch, Adam Mandell, Lia Mitchell, and Andrea Demers have all been selected as “Super Lawyers” in the current issue of the Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine.  Bruce was recognized for the ninth time as a Super Lawyer in the field of “Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice”. Rob was named again as a Super Lawyer in the category of Personal Injury Defense; he was also previously also recognized under the category of “Appellate Practice”.  Adam and Lia were named as “Rising Stars” in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense, and Andrea was named a “Rising Star” in “Personal Injury: Defense”.

Super Lawyers is an independent rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The lists appear in the current issue of Super Lawyers and the September, 2017 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

June 20, 2017

Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP Firm Participates in “Red Nose Day” Fundraiser

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On May 25, members of the firm donned red noses to show their support for Red Nose Day.  Red Nose Day is affiliated with Comic Relief and is held annually to help support poverty-stricken children in the US and throughout the world. Funds raised through donations and sales of red noses go to support a variety of charities which includes,  Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Children’s Health Fund, and Feeding America, among others, and are used to help provide meals, education, medical care and vaccines, and clean water.   In addition to donating to the cause, the firm also collected food and monetary donations for to the Food Pantries of the Capital District and the Saugerties Food Pantry.

Maynard Red Nose Day 2017

May 22, 2017

Maynard, O’Connor Competes in Workforce Challenge

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Congratulations to Rob Rausch, Bridget Schultz and Scott Adelmann who braved the record heat on May 18, 2017 to complete the 3.5 mile CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge running race.

May 10, 2017

Maynard Attorneys Attend Cares for Kids Radiothon

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On May 4, Andrea Demers and Rob Rausch volunteered at the “Cares for Kids Radiothon” to benefit  the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.  Rob and Andrea spent several hours answering phones and making calls to help raise funds to support the work of the hospital.  The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center provides comprehensive care for children in northeastern New York and western New England, and maintains round-the-clock pediatric emergency services, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Perinatal Center, to provide care for critically care ill newborns and premature infants.

April 14, 2017

Attorney Ed Tobin gives Seminar to Police Chiefs

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On April 11 Attorney Ed Tobin was invited by the Northeastern Chiefs of Police Conference to give a 3 hour seminar to about 40 police chiefs on avoiding police liability exposures and consequent civil litigation.  Ed has successfully represented several Capital District Police or Sheriff’s Departments and their municipalities over the years, defending civil rights claims.  These claims have included assertions of excessive force, false arrest, racial bias.

February 20, 2017

Rob Rausch Speaks to Pre-Law Students at Siena College

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On February 8th, Rob Rausch participated in a panel discussion at Siena College, to share information with pre-law students about law school and the practice of law.  The panelists provided information on how students can transition from college to law school, recommendations for a successful law school experience, and inside looks at different practice areas.  Rob also met separately with students who had expressed an interest in the field of personal injury litigation, and discussed changes in that practice area, perspectives on successful handling of claims, and what the future may hold for the field.

Rob has been with the firm since 1997 and represents clients in a wide range of personal injury issues, including medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accidents, slip and trip accidents, and construction site injuries, among others.

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