Mary Jo S. Korona

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University of Dayton Law School
JD 1983 cum laude
St. John Fisher College
BA 1978 summa cum laude

Mary Jo Korona is a founding partner of Leclair Korona Cole LLP formed in 2007. Her business litigation practice focuses on a wide variety of commercial matters including contract claims and disputes among shareholders, partners and members of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies as they relate to operational issues, buy- outs, dissolutions, and breaches of fiduciary duties and employment covenants.

Mary Jo also advises and represents a variety of clients on employment matters and several municipalities in the defense of tax certiorari and other proceedings challenging the decisions of local town, zoning, and planning boards. On-board clients include a local college, an international chemical company, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles and multiple medical practices.

Mary Jo has successfully represented clients in proceedings before state and federal courts, federal and state human rights agencies, and in mediations and arbitrations. She is certified to mediate cases filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York pursuant to the Court’s Plan for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In 2016, Mary Jo was recognized with a Leader in Law Award, described as having “exceptional character, integrity, ethics and professional accomplishment.”   Mary Jo is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell, designated a “Best Lawyer” in the category of Commercial Litigation, and is listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition for Business Litigation and in Super Lawyers of Upstate New York in the areas of Business Litigation and Employment law.

Mary Jo has authored articles on a variety of litigation topics published in the Daily Record. She has served on several panels in support of continuing legal education courses sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association with respect to the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

Mary Jo is an active member of the Monroe County Bar Association since 1993 and she previously served as Dean of the Academy of Law. Her past contributions to the local bar include service as a Trustee and as the Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee, the Ethics Committee and the Litigation Section. She is a Sustaining Member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, a member of New York State Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Section and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Mary Jo has developed a diverse litigation practice and she counts among the many benefits the opportunities to work with interesting clients in the development and implementation of effective problem-solving strategies.

Mary Jo loves spending time with her husband of 38 + years, Matthew M. Korona, Esq., daughter, Stephanie, and son-in-law, Erik, and granddaughter, Grace, and daughter, Katharine, and new son-in-law, John Warner.  Her home away from home is Keuka Lake.