Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP Announces Two New Partners

Rochester Chamber member Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP announced that Joshua M. Agins and Jeffrey D. Casey have been elected partners of the firm.

“Josh and Jeff truly embody the values of our firm and have done exceptional work since joining us as associates,” said Harold Kurland, Partner at Ward Greenberg. “We are fortunate to add such respected attorneys to our partnership and look forward to their invaluable perspective and continued commitment, accomplishments, and collaboration.”

Ward Greenberg Partner Thomas D’Antonio added, “In addition to being highly skilled and effective attorneys, Jeff and Josh both are remarkable individuals. Their personal and professional integrity, and their commitment to their colleagues and to this community, are commendable. And they both are first-rate people, which is critical in a team-oriented firm like ours. I am proud to call them my partners.”

Agins represents corporate and institutional clients in business and commercial disputes, higher education matters, and tort defense. His commercial litigation experience includes actions arising from breach of contract, business torts, construction disputes, franchise disputes, and copyright infringement. Agins has defended educational institutions against claims of discrimination and also has counseled institutions with regard to proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. In his tort defense practice, he regularly defends claims for property damage, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.

Casey represents corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, hospitals, and individuals in matters involving tort defense, professional liability and malpractice defense, and commercial litigation. His tort defense practice includes defense of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims. He has experience representing higher educational institutions in matters involving faculty tenure denials, campus premises liability claims, and claims brought by students under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. His commercial litigation practice includes representing clients in claims for breach of contract and insurance coverage and commercial lease disputes.

Both graduates of University at Buffalo Law School, Agins and Casey were named Up and Coming Attorneys by the Daily Record in 2017 and were selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars® for the years 2014-2017.

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, a civil litigation firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, represents corporate and institutional clients throughout the country. Founded by experienced trial lawyers, Ward Greenberg has the skill, expertise and quality equal to top-tier law firm litigation departments combined with the client focus, collaboration, and efficiency of a small practice environment.