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Chamberlain D’Amanda Grows Firm & Family Law

Rochester law firm Chamberlain D’Amanda, founded in 1879, is expanding its personal service practice group with the addition of Gould, Peck, Metzler& Cognata LLP, a local firm established in 1936, with a family law concentration. Lewis J. Gould, of counsel; Suzanne L. Cognata, partner; Eric J. Metzler, partner; Matthew J. Mix, associate, will join the Chamberlain D’Amanda Family Law Practice Group resulting in the firm offering its clients the largest and most comprehensive family law practice in Western New York.“Chamberlain D’Amanda was founded in 1879 by Philetus Chamberlain as a firm offering the highest level of legal services to individuals. In addition to the breadth and expertise our firm offers our labor and business clients, the firm has continually expandedbased in large part by the comprehensive personal legal services the firm offers to thousands of the firm’s clients and their families. The merging of the Gould, Peck attorneys will result in the firm being able to offer our clients representation by the preeminent family law practice in Western New York,” says Edward C. Radin, Managing Partner. James A. Vazzana, Partner and Family Law Practice Group Leader adds, “With the addition of the expertise and abilities of the Gould, Peck attorneys we will enhance our services to our clients and, as important, we will be able to treat each family law client as our only client, providing highly personalized time and attention. Gould, Peck was a natural move because we follow a similar approach in representing our clients using oursubstantial negotiation and trial skills in a practical manner.”“We have worked closely with the Chamberlain D’Amanda attorneys for many years and realized there was a natural synergy focused on caring for the individual client’s needs,” stated Suzanne Cognata. “We had a similar strategy: a client-focused team approach that adds value to the clients we serve.”Lewis J. Gould, a respected family law practitioner in Rochester and the Finger Lakes, started practicing law with his father, the late Hyman G. Gould, in 1961. Mr. Gould is a former member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served on the Board of Managers, New York State chapter. Mr. Gould states, “I am proud to join the Chamberlain D’Amanda team of attorneys. After many years of practicing law, I lookforward to joining this group of distinguished lawyers, some of whom served our community as judges in the Supreme and Family Courts.”The firm has offices in Rochester, Canandaigua and Penn Yan, New York and celebrates its 130th anniversary this year.

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