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Christian Valentino, personal litigation attorney in Rochester NY

Langston McFadden


Phone: 585-730-0408
Fax: 888-971-3736

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

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, Member
• Board of Trustees, Member​
• Executive Committee, Member
• President's Commission on Anti-Racism, 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
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


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

Honors & Awards

Power 20 Litigation List, NY Daily Record, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2022
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

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


"Acknowledging Black History is American History", Monroe County Bar Association, February 2021
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

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