Osterman has 10 Super Lawyers, two Rising Stars

ALBANY — Ten lawyers from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP recently received the Upstate New York Super Lawyers distinction for 2017: James B. Ayers, Terresa M. Bakner, Heather D. Diddel, David R. Everett, Philip H. Gitlen, Neil L. Levine, Norma G. Meacham, William S. Nolan, Robert T. Schofield and Michael Whiteman (10 year recognition).

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of lawyers nominated receive this recognition.

Also, associates Javid Afzali and Myles B. Fischer and partner Robert A. Stout were named to the Upstate New York Rising Stars. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys nominated receive this recognition.

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