Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP Adds to its Buffalo Office

July 7, 2011

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak (KSLN) is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to the firm.

Patrick D. Crandell joins KSLN as an Associate in our Insurance Coverage practice. Crandell most recently worked as a commercial litigator at Phillips Lytle and now litigates complex coverage matters on behalf of several carrier clients. He currently serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for Thomas M. Cooley Law School. For more information or to contact Patrick D. Crandell, go to

Alison L. Odojewski has joined our Workers’ Compensation practice as an Associate after 11 years working with carriers as a claimant’s attorney. Odojewski brings to the practice her considerable experience in hearing settlements, Board appeals and Third Department appeals as well as keen insight into claimant strategy and carrier defense. She currently serves as President of the Board of Advisors for Westminster Presbyterian Early Childhood Program. For more information or to contact Ms. Odojewski, go to


Neil A. Pawlowski, an Associate with KSLN, joined the firm as a law clerk in 2009 and has become a valued member of the insurance defense team, with a particular focus on appellate work.  Pawlowski currently serves as a board member and tutor coordinator for Lawyers for Learning, and is a past president of the Buffalo Criminal Law Society.  For more information or to contact Mr. Pawlowski, go to


Cynthia L. Thompson, formerly with Phillips Lytle, has joined our Insurance Coverage and Business and Commercial practices as an Associate.  Her commercial litigation experience and her prior career experience in the financial and business sectors are a strong foundation for her work in insurance coverage litigation on behalf of the firm’s business and insurance carrier clients. For more information or to contact Cynthia L. Thompson go to


Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with offices across the state, KSLN is widely recognized as a leading New York State insurance defense and coverage firm. Since its inception in 1994, the firm has expanded its practice to include Workers’ Compensation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation, Business and Commercial Litigation, Business and Corporate Law, Domestic Relations, Residential Real Estate, and Wills, Estates and Probate.  For more information, go to