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Mark Yagerman, Smith Mazure Directore Wilkins Young & Yagerman, P.C., New York, New York, was recogized by the Cardozo School of Law and Cardozo School of Law as one of the Alumni of the Year.  After graduating from Cardozo, Mark worked with the New York City Transit Authority Torts Department before joining Smith Mazure in 1985.  Mark is Senior Trial Attorney for Smith Mazure and has extensive experience in personal injury/product liability litigation.  Mark has served the Cardozo School of Law Alumni Association as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Executive Committee.  Mark has worked tirelessly in fundraising as well as mentoring law students and young lawyers.  He is a member of the FDCC and the American Board of Trial Advocates. 

Neil A. Goldberg , Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Buffalo, NY, was named the 2016 Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York. The award is given to an attorney who best embodies the Association's mission of "promoting the highest standard of trial conduct through member education and advocating the defense position in civil cases with the judiciary and where appropriate in the New York State legislature." Neil has been an FDCC member since 1998, is one of seven founding partners of Goldberg Segalla, is a former President of DRI, and was President and Chairman of the Board of Lawyers for Civil Justice.

Congratulations to Mark and Neil.

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