A business attorney representing local, regional, and national clients, Langston McFadden focuses his practice on the quality representation of individual, organizational, and corporate (for-profit and non-profit). Langston's practice is primarily focused on commercial/business representation in areas which include, but are not limited to, contractual disputes and negotiations, design professional representations, premises liability defense, healthcare litigation, governmental regulatory disputes, and employment litigation. 

While Langston prides himself on his ability to provide quality, effective, and efficient litigation and representation to his firm's clients, he is equally proud of the counseling and guidance he provides to the firms' clients in an effort to avoid the need for costly and protracted litigation.

Professional & Civic Duties

  • Rochester Black Bar Association, Member

  • American Bar Association. Member

  • National Bar Association, Member

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member

  • New York State Bar Association, Member

    • New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, Member

    • New York State Bar Association Student Loan Assistance Program Initiative Committee, Member

    • New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Youth Courts, Member

    • New York State Bar Association President’s Special Committee on Equal Access to Justice, Member

  • Urban League of Rochester (an affiliate chapter of the National Urban League), Board of Directors, Member

  • Mental Health Association, Board of Directors, Member

  • American Athletic Union (AAU) High School Boys’ Basketball Coach, Volunteer Coach

  • Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Volunteer Youth Basketball Coach

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Rochester, Volunteer

 

Honors & Awards

  • SuperLawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2014

  • Forty Under 40, Rochester Business Journal, 2012

  • Empire State Counsel Honoree, New York State Bar Association, 2011

  • Greater Rochester 40 Under 40 African American Leaders Award, 2011

  • Pro Bono Services Award, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, 2011

  • Rochester's Emerging African-American Leaders, 2011

  • Up & Coming Rochester Attorneys, 2006

  • Judge Matthew J. Jasen, Appellate Practice Award

  • Lewis F. Powell, Esq., Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award

  • Justice Dolores M. Denman Award

  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York Achievement Award, 2003

Publications

  • Regular Contributor/Writer, "In the Beginning" column, The Daily Record, 2007-2009

  • "The Power of Faith in the Practice of Law", The Daily Record, April 2009​

  • "Coping with First-Year Associate Stress", The Daily Record, February 2009

  • "The Awesome Power of Being an Attorney", The Daily Record, October 2008

  • "Why Quality Legal Writing is so Important", The Daily Record, September 2008

  • "The Art of Throwing People Under the Bus", The Daily Record, July 2008

  • "Your Key to Succeeding as a Young Attorney", The Daily Record, May 2008

  • "Adjusting to and Handling Your Work Load: Advice for First-Year Associates", The Daily Record, February 2008

  • "The Problem with Technology", The Daily Record, December 2007

  • "How Do You Want to Be Remembered?", The Daily Record, November 2007

  • "Beyond Law School: The Learning that Begins When Studying Ends", The Daily Record, October 2007

  • Author, "White on New York Corporations – Article 15", Professional Service Corporations, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • "Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice", Half Moon Education, January 2020

  • "Resolving Disputes and Handling Ethical Issues in Government Projects", Half Moon Education, January 2020

  • "Legal and Ethical Issues for New York Engineers: Handling Ethical Issues in New York Engineering Practices" Half Moon Education, 2014

  • "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know - Ethics", National Business Institute, 2013

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, J.D.

  • State University of New York, College at Brockport, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Langston D. McFadden

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Phone 585.730.4773

Fax 888.971.3736

69 Cascade Drive Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614

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