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WARD GREENBERG HELLER & REIDY LLP is a civil litigation firm devoted almost exclusively to the representation of corporate and institutional clients. Our Firm was formed in April 2010 with the merger of Ward Norris Heller & Reidy LLP and Daller Greenberg & Dietrich LLP. Both firms were founded by experienced trial lawyers who left larger law firms to practice in a smaller firm environment that fosters hands-on client service and teamwork. This training and experience, in combination with small firm efficiency, enabled both firms to handle complex matters without the unnecessary overhead and overstaffing often associated with larger firms. Ward Greenberg maintains the same client-service goals, but with added resources and a broader geographic reach. We have attorneys in offices located in Rochester, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our experience is described in detail at the Practice Areas page of our website. Our partners and counsel average well over 20 years of litigation experience, and many have been selected, after confidential peer evaluations, for membership in such prestigious organizations as the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS and the AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES, and for inclusion in Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®.

Main Location

1800 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-454-0700
4 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Harold A. Kurland Harold A. Kurland Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP
Practicing in: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Practicing in: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Thomas E. Reidy Thomas E. Reidy Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Eric J. Ward Eric J. Ward Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers.

    Clients

    Our clients include corporations of all sizes, as well as colleges, universities, hospitals, academic medical centers, professional service firms, and partnerships. We also serve as national trial counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations in jurisdictions across the country. We recognize that litigation can be a significant economic burden to our clients’ businesses. We address this concern with a simple approach. Cases are staffed leanly. The senior lawyer on each case is fully involved, knows the facts, and handles the key parts of the case. This promotes efficiency and enhances value, but it also allows us to recognize and exploit opportunities for favorable solutions. Where cases require a team, it is assembled with minimal overlap and clear lines of responsibility. Our structure and low overhead also enable us to deliver real value. Our clients find that our billing rates compare favorably to firms of commensurate caliber and experience. They also are pleased to learn that we have done away with charges for most routine overhead expenses, such as long distance telephone calls, copying, faxes, secretarial overtime, and computer-assisted research.

    Client Comments

    "Daniel Purcell is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation."
    "Eric Ward is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation. He is a pre-eminent trial lawyer."
    "Eric is an extremely capable attorney who thinks outside the box to get the best for his clients."
    "Harold Kurland is a knowledgeable and respected lawyer and mediator. "
    - Steve Cole
    "Harold Kurland is a fine, aggressive attorney who works efficiently and thoroughly to resolve matters."
    - Tim Sheehan
    "Harold Kurland is very capable as a mediator and trial lawyer."
    "Harold Kurland is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation. He is a pre-eminent trial lawyer."
    "Meghan DiPasquale is an extremely capable attorney who always thinks of the client first. I would not hesitate to trust her with business matters. She is very efficient and an expert in her field."
    "My involvement over time, primarily, has been with Scott Jennette. I cannot overstate how positively impressed I have been with him. His commitment to meeting my company's needs and focus on treating our resources as their own truly are exceptional. I have practiced law for more than 25 years with some of the best legal counsel in the world. Overall, Scott takes a back seat to nobody in terms of his ability to be responsive to my company's needs and accomplishing his litigation goals. WGHR has consistently gone above and beyond. They definitely get an enthusiastic "thumbs up" in terms of my recommendation to anyone seeking qualified and committed counsel in this subject area."
    - Jay Barnes
    Pactiv Corp.
    "We wish we could clone Scott Jennette and use him in all jurisdictions. He is an extremely skilled litigator, advocate, and negotiator; he understands and considers every subtlety, and leaves a client with every confidence that the matter is in the best hands possible."
    "Scott Jennette is a highly capable and experienced litigator."
    "Thomas Reidy is knowledgeable, easy to work with and detailed. I would recommend him unconditionally."
    "The outstanding ratings that I gave this firm are based on my experience of casework headed up by Tom Reidy because his responsiveness, case outcomes, knowledge, skill, reputation, and overall performance are all fabulous."
    "Thomas Reidy is professional, intelligent, and responsive. He has a sense of humor and easy to work with."
    "Tom Reidy is an excellent litigator. Tom is very responsive, thorough, practical, and trustworthy. We go to Tom for all of our employee benefits litigation matters. "
    "Thomas Reidy is an expert in his field!!"
    "Tom D'Antonio offers professionalism and a genuine concern for his clients. He is able to guide us (the client) through issues so that we thoroughly understand some complex issues related to Medicaid."
    - Candice Sheffer
    Westside Health Services
    "Tom D'Antonio is truly outstanding lawyer: always knowledgeable, well prepared, thoughtful, creative, and willing to give clients all the time they need. He will defend his clients to the utmost and yet remains civil and respectful to all participants in the legal process. He has unquestioned integrity and is widely respected for his legal talents, his integrity, and his decency. With respect to the field of education law, Tom is a recognized leader in the field and knows the law from top to bottom."
    - Nelson E. Roth
    Cornell University
    "Tom D'Antonio excels in providing strategic advice and is an outstanding litigator."
    "Very simply, Tom D'Antonio is my "go-to" attorney for healthcare compliance questions and issues. "
    "Tom is very responsive. He is very knowledgeable about the inner-workings and unique culture of educational institutions."
    "Thomas D'Antonio is very knowledgeable. He always gives practical advice. He doesn't make mountains out of mole hills. He appreciates our cost constraints."
    "Tom D'Antonio is an excellent attorney, who provides us with timely and practical legal advice. He understands the College's culture and operations and eases our stress during tense situations with his wit and humor."
    "Tom D'Antonio is an outstanding attorney. He has been a joy to work with. He is "go-to" advisor. I feel I can talk to him about any labor related issue and get great advice."
    "Daniel Purcell is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation."
    "Eric Ward is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation. He is a pre-eminent trial lawyer."
    "Eric is an extremely capable attorney who thinks outside the box to get the best for his clients."
    "Harold Kurland is a knowledgeable and respected lawyer and mediator. "
    - Steve Cole

    Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

    Main Location

    1800 Bausch & Lomb Place
    Rochester, NY 14604
    Phone: 585-454-0700
    4 offices

    Management

    Director of Administration

    Personnel

    Partners: 14
    Associates: 14
    Paralegals: 3
    Non-Legal Employees: 18

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation
    Education Law
    Health Care Law
    Insurance Law
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - ERISA
    Mediation
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants