4 TLF Attorneys Named to 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List and Rising Stars List

NEWS | The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (TLF) | August 2022

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ALBANY, N.Y. | The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (TLF) is pleased to announce that 4 of our attorneys have been selected to the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Based on independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluations, Super Lawyers has a patented selection process, which chooses lawyers from over 70 different practice areas “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

James T. Towne, Jr., a Principal Partner of TLF, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for 15 consecutive years for his performance in the practice area of Business Litigation. Mr. Towne has been representing businesses for over 40 years, addressing and handling a range of matters. Mr. Towne’s highly developed understanding of ethics as it impacts both businesses and government agencies allows him to provide invaluable services. Mr. Towne also provides assistance with technology issues as they impact the law and other “hot button” topics which may arise with the ever changing legal landscape. From auto dealerships to the Akwesasne Mohawk and Seneca Nations, Mr. Towne’s experience allows him to provide the specific services needed by a variety of clients.

Michael Rhodes-Devey, an of counsel attorney with the firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2017 for Gaming Law. Throughout his practice, Mr. Rhodes-Devey has represented a New York State Indian Tribal Council, pursuing gaming and other legal affairs for the Tribe.  Mr. Rhodes-Devey also has extensive experience representing Harness Horse Racing in New York.  His knowledge spans from bankruptcy proceedings, to working with various legislative leaders for necessary legislative changes, to obtaining numerous local and state permits and licenses necessary for facilities to open.

Christine E. Taylor, a Principal Partner of the firm, was selected to both, the 2021 and 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Leading TLF’s Hospitality Law practice, Ms. Taylor is quick to point out the legal issues that apply to campground owners. She has provided a wide variety of services to campgrounds including seasonal licenses, waivers, employment contracts, real estate services and even litigation services as needed.

Ashley M. Hart, an Associate Attorney at the firm, was selected for her fifth consecutive year to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Ashley focuses her practice in State and Federal civil litigation and works closely with many of the firm’s large corporate clients. Ms. Hart handles general litigation from employment discrimination to contractual matters and civil fraud. Working with individuals, Ms. Hart focuses her practice on causes of action for contract breaches and personal injuries, among other torts.

These accreditations greatly align with TLF’s broad depth of knowledge among the many practice areas the firm provides to clients and serve as accurate representation of our attorneys. To learn more about Super Lawyers, visit: Lawyer and Attorney Ratings : Find Rated Lawyers and Attorneys at Super Lawyers


The attorneys and professional staff of The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (TLF) comprise a general practice law firm advising clients and trying cases in a broad range of legal fields. From matters as small as a traffic ticket to the most complex business disputes, you may rely on our experience and availability. Our eight offices are in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, but the scope of our legal practice ranges from transactional to litigation services. Our team approach ensures our clients are provided with comprehensive service and personalized attention.

Our relentless dedication to your legal needs and the legal profession means we are there for you when you need us over the long haul.

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