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The high-profile lawyers involved in the Michalek/Pigeon cases

For Justice John A. Michalek:

Carrie H. Cohen.

Carrie H. Cohen.

• Carrie H. Cohen – Former federal prosecutor under Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who led the criminal case against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

[Related: Michalek’s defense attorney has extensive experience as prosecutor]


For G. Steven Pigeon:

Attorney Paul Cambria. (News file photo)

Attorney Paul Cambria.

• Paul J. Cambria – Noted Buffalo defense attorney with a national profile, who has represented clients ranging from publisher Larry Flynt to musicians DMX and Marilyn Manson.

Dennis Vacco. (News file photo)

Dennis Vacco.

• Dennis C. Vacco – Former U.S. attorney for Western New York and former New York attorney general. His expertise as a noted former prosecutor is expected to figure in the defense of Pigeon, who has been under investigation by both state and federal authorities.


For Underberg & Kessler:

Terrence Connors. (News file photo)

Terrence Connors.

• Terrence M. Connors – Noted Buffalo defense attorney who is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. The former Canisius College basketball player represents the interests of Pigeon’s former law firm.


For Kristy L. Mazurek:

Joel Daniels. (News file photo)

Joel Daniels.

• Joel A. Daniels: Another of Buffalo’s top defense lawyers who has represented high profile clients like Dr. James Corasanti. He has been consulting with Mazurek, a former television reporter and current Assembly candidate who was treasurer of Pigeon’s latest independent political committee.

For Steven M. Casey:

{ FOR GRYTA STORY } Disbarred attorney Keneth Bernas, center, appears with his attorneys, Rodney Personius, left, and Joel Daniels, right, during an appearance before Judge Wolfgang, Friday morning, Dec. 10, 2010. Though Bernas was scheduled to be sentenced for stealing money from his clients, the case was adjourned so prosecutors could investigate additional complaints about the attorney. {Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News}

Rodney Personius.

• Rodney O. Personius: Former federal prosecutor who once headed the Buffalo U.S. attorney’s financial crimes unit. He represents the former Buffalo deputy mayor whose computers were also seized more than 13 months ago.

Thomas Eoannou. (News file photo)

Thomas Eoannou.

• Thomas J. Eoannou: One of Buffalo’s top defense attorneys recently noted for representing the rape accuser of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane last year. He now appears for Christopher M. Grant, the political consultant and former chief of staff to Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence. The Grant home was also raided by state and federal authorities bearing a search warrant in May of 2015.

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