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Cellino and Barnes: Even if you never met these guys, you feel as though you know them. You know their faces, their jobs, their jingle and, of course, their phone number. They are part of the local landscape; they go together like beef and weck. The only thing people aren't sure of is which one is Cellino (he often wears glasses) and which one is Barnes (he is the balding …

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A long-awaited appeals court decision in the Cellino vs. Barnes case favors Ross M. Cellino Jr., who has been trying for more than two years to break up the nationally known law firm. The decision will help Cellino to eventually prevail in his effort to break up the Cellino and Barnes law firm, Cellino’s attorney, Terrence M. Connors, predicted on Friday. “Yesterday,…

Buffalo

Remember the happier days of Ross Cellino and Stephen Barnes? The personal injury attorneys perfected the jingle, with their inescapable string of eights that seemed to play during every commercial break (and before that, the somehow memorable 854-2020). Everyone from The New York Times to The Cut to Barstool Sports wrote about the breakup and court battle. (Buffalonian…

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The feud between two of Western New York's most famous names has reached an appropriate space: a billboard. Commuters from the Southtowns are now greeted by a billboard featuring just one of those names, blared in all caps: CELLINO. The sign is seen from the northbound Skyway just past the Ohio Street exit, and it advertises Cellino & Cellino, a firm that Stephen…

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The billboard, like so many put up by Buffalo-based personal injury law firm Cellino & Barnes, screams: "INJURED?" So, when a worker fell off of one in Brooklyn, the New York City tabloids were all over it. "He knows who to call if he wants to sue," cracked the New York Post. "Talk about product placement," the New York Daily News deadpanned. According to b…

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Madonna and Sean Penn. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Hollywood history is littered with bitter, attention-grabbing breakups among the A-list set. The latest: Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes. At least that's according to no less an authority than Chrissy Teigen, the model and TV host who is married to singer John Legend. The Buffalo…