Deborah Saracino joined the banking team as Vice President of Business Development at Wilkes-Barre.
Saracino is in a new role to develop and implement competitive loan and deposit products to meet the needs of our customers. She manages and oversees new business client relationships and mortgage and small business lending activities.
Saracino has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. She joined the Landmark Community Bank and most recently was Vice President / Director of Mortgages.
Saracino attended Luzerne County Community College.
Holligan, Kluger, Quinn CP
Seven of our lawyers have been selected for the 2021 list of super lawyers. Less than 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers.
Part of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service for leading lawyers in over 70 areas of practice, earning advanced recognition from colleagues and professional achievements. The annual selection is done using a patented multi-step process. This process includes statewide lawyer surveys, independent candidate assessments and disciplinary peer reviews. The result is a comprehensive and diverse list of good lawyers you can trust.
The following attorneys have been named to the 2021 Super Lawyer List. Joseph A. Quinn Jr.: Personal Injury, Malpractice Law. Donald C. Rigorio: Workers’ Compensation Act. Michael A. Lombard III: General procedures; Kevin C. Quinn: Personal injury, malpractice law. And Lars H. Anderson: Employment and labor law.
The following lawyers have been selected for the 2021 Rising Star Super Lawyers list. And Brian P. Stahl: Business / Corporations Act.
The list of Super Lawyers is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in magazines and newspapers in major cities and regions of the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also features an editorial profile of lawyers who excel in legal practice. For more information on Super Avocats, SuperAvocats.comFor more information on the HKQ method, please visit: www.HKQLaw.com..
NBT Bancorp Co., Ltd.
The company announced that J. David Brown has joined the board of directors of NBT Bancorp Inc. and NBT Bank NA.
Brown is President and CEO of the Capital District YMCA and has worked for 28 years to create better opportunities for everyone through community programs and services. Brown, a former member of the advisory board of NBT Bank Capital Regions, was also a member of the board of directors of Siena College.
Brown’s experience also includes his role as a member of the Governor’s Regional Economic Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Council of the YMCA of the United States. His awards include the Annual Director of the YMCA Professional Association, the New York Governor’s African-American Community Distinction, the 40 Elite Alumni Awards, and the 40 Underforty Honorary Awards from the Albany Business Review.
O’Donnell Law Firm
Lawyer Catherine R. O’Donnell has been named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. In addition, O’Donnell was named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the 11th consecutive year. Each year, only 5% of bars in Pennsylvania receive this special honor.
Not only was O’Donnell named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2021, but he has consistently earned the reputation of an Outstanding AV Lawyer in Martindale Hubbell’s Lawyer Register. She was named America’s Best Lawyer in 2021. He is currently President of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association (Lucerne County Attorney).
Attorney Michael A. O’Donnell is on Super Lawyers Pennsylvania’s Rising Star Lawyer 2021 list. This is the fifth year that Michael O’Donnell has been recognized for this prestigious title.
Lawyers on the Rising Star Lawyer List must be at least 40 years old or have at least 10 years of professional experience.
Michael O’Donnell, a frequent contributor to legal education programs, was evaluated by Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent from 2016 to 2021.
The Super Lawyers include law firm owner and founder Neil T. O’Donnell, who was named to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Top 10 list for the third year in a row. He is also recognized as a great lawyer in Pennsylvania.
A frequent contributor to legal education programs, Neil O’Donnell has held leadership positions in regional and state bar associations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Neil O’Donnell was named one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Lawyers from 2007 to 2021. He was also named America’s Top Lawyer in 2021.
Thomson Reuters’ firm, Super Lawyers, recognizes over 70 outstanding lawyers in the practice area and enjoys an excellent reputation and professional performance. The Super Lawyers selection process includes the appointment of a piano lawyer and a peer review by discipline.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
The association presents awards for outstanding leadership in the legal profession, exceptional service and long-standing members of the association.
The PBA Special Achievement Award recognizes lawyers and individuals who have dedicated time and resources to improving associations and legal professionals. The President’s Prize rewards the extraordinary contribution to the association. The PBA 50-Year Membership Award recognizes lawyers who have been members of the Association for 50 years.
The special achievements and presidential awards were virtually presented at the PBA Virtual Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony, which will be held May 19-21. The benefits of 50 years of membership have been recognized individually.
The following lawyers are recognized in Lackawanna County: Richard S. Bishop, Hourigan Kluger & Quinn PC, Scranton: 50 Years Membership Award. James J. Powell, Powell Law, Scranton: 50 years of membership. And retired Judge Thomas I. Banaski, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Dunmore: PBA President’s Award – for his dedication and outstanding leadership as Chairman of the Joint Task Force of the PBA on the continuation of the provision of legal services. A report identifying practices to ensure ongoing legal services to ensure citizens have access to justice during pandemics and future emergencies.
The following lawyers are recognized in Luzerne County: Richard G. Dudinyak, Freeland: Fifty-Year Member Award; C. Stephen Gurdin, Wilkes Barre: Membership Award for 50 Years. Jennifer Menichini, Joyce Carmody & Moran PC, Pittston: PBA Excellence Award for PBA State High School Mock Testing Competition Committee – For their extraordinary accomplishments in transforming the annual YLD State High School Mock Testing Competition in virtual format Martin J. Meyer, Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law CP, Kingston: 50 years of membership. Joseph J. Must, Durier: 50 years of membership.
In Wayne County, Nicholas A. Burna of Honesdale received the 50 Year Membership Award.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote fairness, professional excellence, and respect for the law. Improve public understanding of the legal system. Promote access to legal services. It also serves attorneys who are members of the state’s largest organized bar.
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