BUFFALO ATTORNEY ROBERT GREENE RECEIVES STATE
BAR’S ROOT/STIMSON AWARD
ALBANY – Robert M. Greene of Buffalo was honored with the
Root/Stimson Award by the New York State Bar Association.
The award, presented in Cooperstown on June 25, honors an attorney
for exemplary community service.
“Bob Greene’s legal skills and devotion to public service
have distinguished his career. His recent work to make a better life for
Haitians is nothing short of remarkable,” said President Vincent
E. Doyle III of Buffalo (Connors & Vilardo). “We are pleased
to honor him.”
Since 2001, Greene has visited Haiti twice a year for medical
missions. He is currently working to raise funds for a private medical
clinic and rebuild a girls’ orphanage that was destroyed in the
Within his native Buffalo, he chaired the board of the Buffalo
Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Western New
York Public Broadcasting, Zoological Society of Buffalo and Canisius
College, his alma mater.
“Bob has served on the board of more than 20 charities in
Buffalo. All have benefited from his expertise and improved our
community,” said Paul Michael Hassett of Buffalo (Brown &
Kelly), past State Bar president and chair of the Committee on Annual
Award’s Root/Stimson Award subcommittee. “He is an inspired
choice for this award.”
Greene is a partner of Philips Lytle. He previously served as the
firm’s managing partner and chief executive officer. He received
his law degree from Notre Dame Law School.
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in
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