Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP was founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Zdarsky, K. Michael Sawicki, Guy J. Agostinelli and Gerald T. Walsh, as the spinoff of the litigation practice group maintained by another firm. A guiding purpose in the founding and operation of the firm has been to provide clients and referring lawyers with seasoned litigators experienced in complex matters, who are willing to provide the personal attention expected by business clients at reasonable billing rates. The firm has a Peer Review Rating ™ of AV Preeminent® for its ability and ethics, which is the highest rating offered at Martindale-Hubbell®.
Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP has maintained established relationships with numerous regular clients for whom the firm has acted as general counsel for many years. The firm also has enjoyed excellent relationships with referring counsel because we strive to offer our clients with a first class effort and result, while protecting the referring lawyers’ relationships with their clients. Several attorneys in the firm have served as mediators and arbitrators in commercial disputes. A significant part of our practice has been advice and counsel to, and representation of, other professionals in significant matters, including other attorneys, accountants, engineers and physicians. Such representation has involved not only defense of claims of professional liability or discipline, but also partnership and corporate matters involving their relationships with their firms and partners.
Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP’s attorneys offer a wide range of experience. Two of our attorneys are examining counsel for Ticor Title Insurance Company, one partner is a former prosecutor, and another is one of 11 members of the official Panel of Bankruptcy Trustees in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. One of the firm’s attorneys worked in the construction industry before he became a lawyer. Another worked as an electrical engineer. The background and experience of the firm’s attorneys permits Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP to accept engagements in a wide variety of business and litigation matters. We closely identify with our clients’ needs and desires and Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP’s attorneys are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to deliver service on a time urgent basis with cost effective staffing always kept in mind. It has been the firm’s goal since inception to provide the services expected of a large firm at the costs and billing rates associated with a small one.
Our attorneys are admitted to practice only in the State of New York, except where indicated in the attorney biographical section of this website. Accordingly, except where permitted by special authority, such as being admitted pro hac vice in litigation elsewhere, the firm confines its practice to New York State.
Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli LLP also values community service. All of our attorneys have supported and been active in various charitable, professional and civic endeavors, including serving as members of law school alumni boards, a school board, parish councils and not-for-profit corporation boards, instructing at continuing legal education seminars and coaching youth sports.