Joseph E. Zdarsky, partner in Zdarsky, Sawicki and Agostinelli, LLP, has been named to the annual Legal Elite that honors some of the most-respected attorneys in Western New York.
The program is sponsored by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal. Zdarsky is among about 100 honorees selected this year from more than 1,300 nominations for attorneys from area law firms, nonprofits and companies.
The peer-driven process includes of legal leaders, who represent some of the region’s largest firms, key federal, state and county legal offices, bar associations and the local law school.
Mr. Zdarsky is a founding partner of the firm. His career has spanned more than four decades, during which time he has handled a wide variety of business litigation, including contract, fraud, breach fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, anti-trust, professional malpractice and corporate/partnership governance cases.
Mr. Zdarsky was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1945. He was admitted to the Bar of New York in 1972; the United States District Court, Western District of New York in 1974; the United States District Court, Northern District of New York in 1979; the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in 2006; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1981, and the United States Supreme Court in 1988. He was a member of the Board of Editors, Buffalo Law Review from 1971-72, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America.
He has also been recognized in Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, in 2007-2017 (Upstate New York and Corporate Counsel Editions), and Top 50 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® in 2010, 2015 – 2017.