KSLN receives Volunteer Lawyers Project Law Firm Commitment Award

December 11, 2017

Pictured from left to right: Melinda G. Disare, President of the Bar Association of Erie County, Henry A. Zomerfeld, Ashlyn M. Capote, Jessica N. Reich,
Laura J. Emerson, Shari Jo Reich, and the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, J.S.C.,
Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department
(Not pictured: Katie L. Dibble, Kate L. Hartman, Stephanie A. Mack).


On November 17, 2017, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak was honored at the annual “Champions for Justice Bash” by the Volunteer Lawyers Project, where the Firm received the Law Firm Commitment Award. The Award recognizes the Firm’s recently-enacted pro bono initiative and all of the time and energy our attorneys have offered for pro bono clients over the years.


The Firm’s attorneys have supported the Volunteer Lawyers Project for over 30 years, with Patrick S. Kenney handling a tort defense case as far back as 1989; Shari Jo Reich, who readily accepts pro bono clients with challenging issues; and Jessica N. Reich, who consistently represents our divorce clients. Thanks to the impressive efforts of associates Henry A. Zomerfeld and Ashlyn M. Capote, the Firm recently implemented a firm-wide pro bono initiative that has resulted in pro bono representation of divorce and family law matters, tort defense cases, not-for-profit corporate clients, and wills and estates matters.


Of course, the award and the success of the pro bono initiative would not have been possible without the willing participation of our attorneys. We recognize the following attorneys for their efforts:


Ashlyn M. Capote

Katie L. Dibble

Laura J. Emerson

Kate L. Hartman

Stephanie A. Mack

Jessica N. Reich

Shari Jo Reich

Henry A. Zomerfeld


The Volunteer Lawyers Project acknowledged, and expressed gratitude for, the efforts of our attorneys, who have dedicated over 173 hours of time representing 80 clients last year alone.