Monday, January 5, 2009

Brian Shiffrin wins the Nathaniel Award, joins Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Brian Shiffrin, the 2008 Nathaniel Award recipient. The Nathaniel Award recognizes and rewards an attorney's significant contribution to the administration of justice, above and beyond the daily responsibilities of his job.

This year Brian retires from the Monroe County Public Defender's Office following a long and distinguished career of service to the advancement of justice and the indigent litigants in Monroe County. Brian has served as the attorney in charge of the Monroe County Public Defender Appeals Bureau for over twenty-five years and has written or supervised the perfection of more than four thousand criminal and family court appeals. He has argued appeals in numerous courts, including the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. For the last ten years, he has also served as First Assistant Monroe County Public Defender. Criminal appellate clients, other appellate counsel, and the courts have markedly benefitted from Brian's advocacy and commitment to justice. For over 25 years in our criminal appellate community, Brian has been the most-readily identifiable tide that has lifted all boats. Congratulations to Brian on this well-deserved recognition.

We are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2009, Brian Shiffrin joined Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP as a partner, where he will continue to concentrate his practice in appeals and post-conviction representation.