Five MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Erie, PA, August 17, 2023:  The law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Brian Cressman, Taylor Korus, Michael Micsky, Jamie Schumacher, and Ashley Solo have been selected as Ones to Watch 2024 by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America:

  • Brian Cressman: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, and Education Law
  • Taylor Korus: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Michael Micsky:  Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law
  • Jamie Schumacher: Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Real Estate
  • Ashley Solo: Litigation - Environmental

Attorney Cressman, an associate at MacDonald Illig, is recognized for his work representing business organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), as well as for his work in education law and corporate law. Brian works with nonprofit and for-profit businesses in a variety of industries and of varying size, from small single-member LLCs, to complicated family businesses, to large corporate entities. Brian's practice focuses on general business work, including contract, tax, compliance, and employment issues, as well as transactional and business formation matters. Aside from advising businesses, Brian also focuses his practice on school law. Serving as a school solicitor, Brian advises school districts on the wide variety of issues unique to public schools.

Attorney Korus is an associate at MacDonald Illig and is recognized for her work in litigation.  She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, insurance defense, personal injury defense, and commercial litigation.  She is an experienced trial attorney and a fierce advocate for all of her clients.  Taylor is licensed in both Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Attorney Micsky works in the firm's Real Estate & Banking, Business Transactions, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, and Government Services Practice Groups.  He has experience working with public and private clients of all sizes and types, both domestically and internationally.  In addition to his transactional work, he also handles contract negotiations, dispute resolution, and litigation for his clients.  Attorney Micsky is active in the Erie County Bar Association and with various professional and community organizations.

Attorney Schumacher is a trial lawyer appearing in both federal and state courts. She is a member of the firm’s Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group, Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Government Services Practice Group.  Her experience includes a wide variety of litigation matters. Ms. Schumacher is the current Chair of the Erie County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section and a member of the Erie County Bar Association’s Women's Division and multiple committees.  She sits on numerous other legal and community Boards and Committees and is a frequent author and speaker on issues of substantive law and practice.

Attorney Solo works in the Commercial/General Litigation and Insurance/Personal Injury Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on insurance defense, tax assessment and tax exemption litigation, environmental matters and environmental litigation, and general litigation.  Ms. Solo’s experience includes involved client interaction, drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting depositions; and participating in trials and other court hearings.  She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association.  She is also a board member of Game Changer Sports Ministry and a member of Penn State Behrend’s Political Science Advisory Board.

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