Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce that Mary L. D’Agostino, Ryan M. Poplawski and Briana K. Wright have been elected to the Firm’s partnership.
Mary L. D’Agostino is a member of the Firm’s litigation practice. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation, federal and state appellate advocacy and other civil disputes. Previously, she served as a confidential law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judges Christian F. Hummel and David E. Peebles, as an Appellate Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse. She is a graduate of Le Moyne College and received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.
Ryan M. Poplawski is a member of the Firm’s litigation practice and focuses on general litigation, assisting clients in the areas of personal injury, products liability and commercial litigation. He frequently advises and defends clients in matters related to trucking litigation, accident investigation, labor law claims, wrongful death suits, and premises and products liability issues. In addition, he advises trucking and transportation clients concerning compliance with safety regulations, the Motor Carrier Safety Act and the Department of Transportation; the best practices to limit exposure; review of contracts and leases; compliance with recordkeeping requirements; and OSHA and contamination matters. He is a graduate of Sienna College and received his J.D. degree from the University at Buffalo Law School.
Briana K. Wright is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Startup & Emerging Business and Healthcare practices. She has significant experience with assisting women and minority-owned businesses on matters involving the NYS Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Program certification, procurement and appeal process. Additionally, she serves as the Firm’s Professional Development and Diversity Officer. In this role, she works closely with the Firm’s Executive Committee to support and develop equitable and inclusive programming and a culture that respects and leverages diversity throughout the Firm. She is actively involved in the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, hiring and recruitment and professional and business development. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo and received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.
“We are pleased to welcome Mary, Ryan and Briana to the partnership,” said Timothy P. Murphy, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “It’s an honor to elevate and recognize these great attorneys for their high level of dedication and the contributions they have made to the Firm and our clients.”
Named a 2023 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, Hancock Estabrook, LLP is committed to providing excellent service to clients throughout New York State. The Firm provides a broad range of legal services and representation across a variety of industries, disciplines and practice areas, proudly serving as trusted advisors to large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofit institutions, governmental entities and individuals. For more information about the Firm and its legal services, visit hancocklaw.com.