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AMONG                                                                 He was a man of superlatively high standards, complete integrity
                                                                                     and boundless enthusiasm for whatever task he took in hand, an
                                                                                     example worthy of emulation by all who love their fellowman and

               Continued...                     US                                   women.
                                                                                     Northport wins 2021 Mock Trial Competition
                                                                                        This year’s Suffolk County High School Mock Trial Tournament
                                                                                     was  a  tremendous  success  in  spite  of  the  pandemic.  Eighteen
            James Wicks Appointed U.S. Magistrate                                    schools from Suffolk County public and private high schools partici-
               Best wishes to SCBA member James M.                                   pated in the competition. Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice,
            Wicks appointed as United States Magis-                                  Hon. John J. Leo, presided over the championship round that took
            trate Judge for the Eastern District of New                              place virtually where the team from Northport High School defeated
            York.  He was sworn in on Monday, April 26,                              the team from Kings Park High School. Northport High School, the
            2021. Prior to his appointment Judge Wicks                               Suffolk County Regional Champion, will represent the County in the
            spent over 25 years at Farrell Fritiz, where                             State Finals held in May.
            he was a Senior Partner, and served as the                                  The New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Program is a joint
            firm’s general counsel. His practice concen-                             venture of The New York Bar Foundation, The New York State
            trated in business and commercial litigation,                            Bar Association, and the Law, Youth & Citizenship (LYC) Program.
            as well as attorney ethics and professional-                             While the Mock Trial Tournament is set up as a “competition,” em-
            ism issues. Judge Wicks was a members of                                 phasis is placed on the educational aspect of the experience which
            our Judicial Screening and our Commercial Di-        James M. Wicks      focuses on the preparation and presentation of a hypothetical court-
            vision Committees. The Honorable James M. Wicks was also ap-             room trial that involves critical issues that are important and inter-
            pointed Chair of the US District Court’s Eastern District of New York’s  esting to young people.
            Civil Litigtion Committee.

            Congratulations are in Order
            Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., LL.M. (Tax), CPA, tax attorney and Chair
            of the SCBA Taxation Law Committee, was recently honored as a
            Power Lawyer by Schneps Media. In addition, Tenenbaum Law, P.C.
            was listed as one of the top 100 law firms by Long Island Business
            News. On Instagram, Karen was honored by Count Me In Revival
            and  Maureen  Borzachillo in  celebration  of  Women’s  History
            Month. Karen also moderated a panel for the Suffolk Academy of
            Law on “How to Run and Grow a Law Practice.” Her Melville-based
            firm, Tenenbaum Law, P.C., represents taxpayers in IRS and NYS tax
               Barnes & Barnes, P.C. has announced that attorney Morgan
            Weber has been promoted to the position of Counsel and attorney
            Ryan McMahon has been elevated to partner. Barnes & Barnes is
            a commercial litigation firm pursuing complex business clams in the
            Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, Federal                County Coordinators and Suffolk County Bar Association mem-
            Court and various arbitration forums.  Leo Barnes is a frequent con-     bers, Glenn P. Warmuth, Esq. and Leonard Badia, Esq., headed
            tributor to The Suffolk Lawyer e-newspaper.                              up this annual educational program co-sponsored by The Suffolk
               SCBA member David M. Ardam is proud to announce that he               County Bar Association and The Suffolk Academy of Law.
            has been appointed as the new Associate Justice for the Incorpo-            The Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk Academy of
            rated Village of Farmingdale in Nassau County, New York.                 Law extends their heartfelt thanks to Hon. Andrew A. Crecca, Dis-
               Congratulations to Executive Director Sarah Jane LaCova who           trict Administrative Judge for Suffolk County for his assistance and
            recently celebrated forty one years of consecutive employment with       support with this important program.
            the Suffolk County Bar Association.                                         Our  very  special  thanks  to  attorney  judges: Jarrett  Behar,
               Joseph Domenic Morris celebrated his                                  Dorothy Couten, David Desmond, Wayne Donovan, Colleen
            First Birthday on February 25, 2021. He is the                           Fondulis,  Tim  Hill,  David  Kaufman,  Brandi  Klineberg,
            son of SCBA member Janessa M. Trotto                                     Michael Kruzynski, Vincent Messina, Cheryl Mintz, Lisa Per-
            and  her  husband  Christopher  Morris.                                  illo,  Phil  Siegel,  Tarsha  Smith,  Jason  A.  Stern,  Marshall
            Joseph is also the grandson of SCBA member                               Stern, Shari Sugarman, Peter D. Tamsen, Charles Wallshein,
            Hon. Hertha C. Trotto and her husband                                    Ashley M. Valla.
            Salvatore  Trotto,  as  well  as  brother  to                               With profound appreciation to the Suffolk County Judiciary who
            Michael.                                                                 participated: Hon. Paul J. Baisley, Jr., Hon. James P. Flanagan,
                                                                                     Hon. Cheryl Helfer, Hon. Paul Hennings, Hon. John Kelly,
            Condolences                                       Joseph Domenic Morris  Hon.  John  J.  Leo,  Hon.  Caren  Loguercio,  Hon.  James  F.
               It is with deep sadness that we report the                            Matthews, Hon. James A. McDonaugh, Hon. Deborah Pou-
            passing of Honorary and long-time active member of the SCBA,             los, Hon. David Reilly, Hon Eric Sachs.
            John J. “Jackie” Stewart, Jr. on April 7, 2021.                                                       CORRECTION
               We also acknowledge the recent passing of Court of Appeals, As-           The bio for David Okrent’s article in the Legal Brief should have
            sociate Judge Paul G. Feinman. Judge Feinman was honored in               read “Member of the Board of Directors and former Co-chair of
            recent years at a Suffolk County Court LGBTQ Pride event and we           the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Elderlaw Committee”.
            all had the benefit of his experience, knowledge and love of the law.                               Our apologies!

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