Gregory L. Peterson on list in ‘The Best Lawyers in America 2014’

JAMESTOWN – Phil-lips Lytle LLP, one of the region’s best known law firms, is pleased to announce Jamestown Office Leader Gregory L. Peterson, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 list.

Peterson was cited for his work in real estate law.

Overall, 58 Phillips Lytle attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in this prestigious annual list, which was compiled and published by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, S.C.

“It is a tremendous honor to once again be included on this highly-respected list. We are proud to be recognized across so many of our practice areas and office locations again this year. Inclusion on this list speaks to the quality of our work and the depth of our expertise,” David J. McNamara, managing partner of Phillips Lytle LLP, said.

In addition to Peterson, The Best Lawyers in America 2014 also cited 46 attorneys from the firm’s Buffalo office, nine from its Rochester office and one each from its Albany and New York City offices.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. The publication’s belief is the quality of a peer-review survey is directly related to the quality of its voting pool.

Phillips Lytle LLP, established in 1834, is a multi-disciplined law firm with offices in New York state and Canada. The firm represents a diverse, multinational client base, including Fortune 500 companies, global, regional and local financial institutions, mid-sized and emerging businesses and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit