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December 18, 2016

Successful No Shave November

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img_9561Congratulations to Justin Gray, Kostas Leris, Bruce Bell, James Schultz, Robert Rausch and Alex Stabinski for surviving not shaving for a month by participating in the No-Shave November.  Their efforts helped raise $1,000 for programs at American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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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!

Category: Community,Firm News — admin @ 2:15 am

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!



October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween from Maynard, O’Connor

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

September 12, 2016

Congratulations to our Super Lawyers!

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Bruce Bell, Rob Rausch, Adam Mandell, Aaron Carbone, Kostas Leris, and Lia Mitchell have all been selected as “Super Lawyers” in the current issue of the Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine.  Bruce was recognized for the eighth 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 Appellate Practice; he was also previously also recognized under the category of “Personal Injury Defense”.  Adam Mandell, Kostas Leris, and Lia Mitchell were named as “Rising Stars” in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense, and Aaron Carbone was named a “Rising Star” in “Civil Litigation: 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, 2016 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

August 29, 2016

Rob Rausch Moderates Panel at Albany Law School Orientation

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28540889534_bc8b15801b_oOn August 22nd, Rob Rausch moderated a panel discussion at Albany Law School’s orientation, entitled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”.  The panel included five attorneys from a variety of different practice areas, and included discussion on recommendations for succeeding in law school, developing legal skills, increasing your marketability, and professionalism, among other topics.

Rob is a former President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association, and recently celebrated his 20th Albany Law School reunion.



July 10, 2016

Maynard Welcomes New Associate Attorney Bridget M. Schultz

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We are pleased to announce that Bridget M. Schultz has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bridget concentrates her practice in the areas of general litigation, medical malpractice defense, real estate litigation, and trusts and estates. She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, and is currently a candidate for admission to the New York State Bar.

Bridget worked at the New York State Legislature and interned for Judge Lawrence King, a senior federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She was also an associate at a prestigious civil litigation law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bridgets’ addition expands the firm to a team of sixteen dedicated attorneys, engaged in a wide variety of legal fields.

May 27, 2016

Firm Participates in “Red Nose Day” Fundraiser

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On May 26th, 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 the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, and the United Way, 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 items to donate to food pantries in the Capital Region and in Saugerties.

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For more information on Red Nose Day, please visit the following link.         http://rednoseday.org/

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