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Cellino & Barnes Listed in U.S. News -Best Lawyers 2011-2012 Best Law Firms Rankings for Second Straight Year

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms has ranked New York law firm Cellino & Barnes in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” standings.

For a second year in a row, Cellino & Barnes has been ranked as top tier (Tier 1) for law firms practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. They now have the distinction of being listed in both the 2010 and 2011-2012 editions of Best Law Firms. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes Welcomes Douglas Shayne

Friday, June 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

Cellino & Barnes is proud to announce that personal injury attorney Douglas E. Shayne has joined the firm.

Mr. Shayne graduated cum laude from Brooklyn College in 1995, where he obtained his BA. He then went on to obtain his JD at New York Law School.

Mr. Shayne brings over ten years of experience with him and was previously associated with the firm of Brecher, Fishman, Pasternack, Walsh, Tilker & Ziegler, P.C. located in Garden City, New York. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes Donates $21,500 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Cellino & Barnes has donated $21,500 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in support of pediatric cancer research and family support programs through Carly’s Club. At the beginning of the 2010-2011 National Hockey League season, Cellino & Barnes pledged to make a gift for every game won by the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres won 43 games during the 2010-2011 season. Ross Cellino, partner of the firm, visited Roswell Park Cancer Institute today to present the check. (more…)

What is a Free Consultation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

I was recently asked, “Exactly what is a free consultation, anyway?”

A free consultation is when an attorney discusses the facts surrounding your case for free.   The consultation can take place over the phone or in person.

Typically the initial contact is made when a potential client calls our office.   A receptionist will answer the phone, but all calls involving accident cases are then routed to an attorney.   You will be able to confidentially discuss the facts with an attorney – some law firms have paralegals screen their calls but at our firm the attorneys handle each and every call.   If after discussing the facts of the case with the prospective client, we believe there is a legitimate case, we will take the next step and schedule an appointment to meet with the client.  In situations where you are unable to travel to meet us, an attorney in our office can travel to meet you.   At that meeting there is another more in-depth consultation that will take place and of course that is also free. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes – Statement of Client’s Rights

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes believe it is important that each client understand their rights.  This is our promise to you.

  1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your attorney and the other attorneys and personnel in our office.
  2. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your case competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.  If you are not satisfied with how your case is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some cases and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge). (more…)

New Safety Recommendations for Child Car Seats

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A recent article published in the New York Times states that there are new recommendations for rear-facing car seats for older toddlers as well as new  recommendations for booster seats.

According to the article, toddlers are often switched from rear-facing car seats to forward-facing seats prematurely. ­The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), issued a statement based on a 2007 study done by the University of Virginia. According to the article, children under the age of two are seventy-five percent less likely to endure severe or fatal injuries in an auto accident if car seats are facing the rear. (more…)

Common No-Fault Insurance Questions

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

Regardless of whether you have or have not ever been in an auto accident, we understand that no-fault insurance can be somewhat overwhelming to deal with.

I have been an attorney for over twenty-five years and because of the difficult and time sensitive issues surrounding no fault, Cellino & Barnes chose many years ago to take care of our clients’ no-fault issues for them.

The most common no-fault questions we hear are:

  •      What is no-fault and what does it cover?
  •      Is there a Deadline?
  •      How much coverage is there?
  •      Do I need a referral to see a doctor?
  •      Is there a deadline for submitting medical bills for payment?
  •      What if no-fault denies payment?

We understand the issues surrounding an auto accident can be overwhelming. To learn the answers to these questions and more, click on no-fault insurance questions.

If you need to speak with me (Ross Cellino) or another attorney at Cellino & Barnes contact us today. 800-621-2020.


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Cellino & Barnes – Gulf Disaster Update

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

The Presidential panel investigating the BP oil spill concluded that three corporations were at fault for causing the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. They include BP, Halliburton and Transocean.

The result of the investigation described systemic problems within the offshore energy industry and government regulators who oversee it.

The investigation concluded that the bottom line cause of the explosion was poor decision making that led to technical problems.  Each of the three companies involved made individual decisions that increased the risk of a blowout. Why were bad decisions made, to save time and money.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster boiled down to one single failure, and that was management.  This report is bad news for the companies involved. The losses and damages, both personal and emotional will be felt for years to come.

Fire Hazards in the Home

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Thousands of people die each year in house fires. The most common causes of fires include electrical wiring, heating units and furnaces, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).  Furnace and heating related fires alone make up 11.4 percent of all home fires each year. Most often these fires occur during the winter months.

Learn more from our Personal Injury Lawyers Rochester.

If you are a homeowner, it is important to follow the USFA’s recommendations to avoid potential fire hazards. Call a professional if you notice any of these problem areas and never try to make your own electrical or heating related repairs. If you are a renter, you should contact your landlord immediately and notify them of any hazards or necessary repairs:

  • – Be sure all furnace controls and emergency shutoffs are in proper working condition
  • – Inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line. If the wall is hot or discolored, additional pipe insulation or clearance may be required
  • – Check the pipe seams. Are they well supported; free of holes, and cracks? Soot along or around seams may be an indicator of a leak
  • – Look for and replace loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices
  • – If outlets or switches feel warm, shut off the circuit and have them checked by an electrician
  • – Avoid overloading outlets with high-wattage appliances

Talk with Ross Cellino today.

According to the Attorney General’s “Tenants’ Rights Guide”, in the State of New York, the homeowner or landlord is responsible for ensuring that each of their dwellings remain in “good repair”. This includes maintaining and repairing electrical and heating systems.

Cellino & Barnes College Scholarship Program

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Cellino & Barnes will begin accepting applications for our 2011 College Scholarship Program on February 1, 2011.
This scholarship fund awards $1,000 to 100 deserving students who live in the 20 counties surrounding Western New York. The application period begins in February and ends on June 15, 2011.  The winners will be notified by mid-July.  To view last year’s winners, click on:  Cellino & Barnes 2010 College Scholarship Winners.
Since the College Scholarship Program began in 2004, Cellino & Barnes has awarded over $700,000 to area high school seniors.
Ross Cellino & Steve Barnes are proud to support our community.

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