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Langston D. McFadden, Esq.

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A business attorney representing local, regional, and national clients, Langston McFadden focuses his practice on the quality representation of individuals, organizations, and corporations (for-profit and non-profit). Langston’s practice is primarily focused on commercial/business representation in areas which include, but are not limited to, health care litigation including defending medical malpractice and liability claims, personal injury defense, civil rights violations defense, Breach of Contract actions, property claims, contractual disputes and negotiations, design professional representation, premises liability defense, 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

  • Levine Center to End Hate, Member

  • The Children's Agenda, Member

  • Rochester Black Bar Association, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • National Bar Association, Member

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

  • Mental Health Association, Board of Directors, Member

  • Uncommon Schools Rochester Prep, Board of Trustees, Member

  • Monroe County Bar Association, President

    • Board of Trustees, Member​

    • Executive Committee, Member

    • President's Commission on Anti-Racism, Member

  • New York State Bar Association, Fellow

    • 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

  • 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

  • Power 20 Litigation List, NY Daily Record, 2021-2022

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2023

  • SuperLawyers©, 2020-2021

  • 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

Speaking Engagements​​

  • "What Happens When Ethical Obligations Are Ignored: Case Studies of Ethical Failures in the Professional Engineering Practice", American Water Works Association New Jersey Section, September 2021

  • "A Candid Discussion - Life as a Black Professional in 2021", Monroe County Bar Association, April 2021

  • "Landlord Tenant Proceedings During COVID", Volunteer Legal Services Project, March 2021

  • "The Cure to Your Questions About Vaccines: A Q&A Session on Workplace Vaccinations", Pullano & Farrow, January 2021

  • "Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice", American Water Works Association New Jersey Section, December 2020

  • "Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the 'Rambo' Litigator", National Business Institute, 2020

  • "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