Bond Rochester Office Adds Four New Attorneys 

November 2, 2020

Michael R. Wolford, Laura A. Myers, and Sarah K. Spencer

(Rochester, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its Rochester office with the addition of two litigation attorneys from The Wolford Law Firm – Michael R. Wolford and Laura A. Myers. In addition, attorney Sarah K. Spencer, formerly of Harris Beach, joins the firm’s environmental and energy practice and Travis Talerico comes to Bond in Rochester as a recent law school graduate.

The Wolford Law Firm is an esteemed practice of litigators, representing clients in state and federal courts on civil and criminal disputes. 

“We are thrilled that these two have joined our office and our litigation practice,” Edward Hourihan, managing member of the Bond Rochester office, said. "Mike is very experienced and well-regarded by his clients and the legal community. As a former assistant U.S. attorney and president of the Monroe County Bar Association, he has been a leader in law. If there were a Lawyers Hall of Fame, Mike would be a first ballot selection. Laura is a seasoned lawyer and client advocate, well known and involved in the Rochester community. And, with the addition of Sarah and Travis, we are growing significantly, even during the pandemic.”

“Joining Bond presents an opportunity for us to serve a bigger and broader client base, work with other attorneys who we have known and liked for many years and offer additional services to our existing clients,” Laura Myers said. “We look forward to working with Ed, the other Rochester attorneys and all of Bond’s lawyers across their 11 offices.”

Michael R. Wolford has been successfully representing clients in civil and criminal matters throughout his career. He served as assistant U.S. attorney and was a partner at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle before he started his own law firm in 1993 when his daughter graduated from law school. Wolford is a past president of the Monroe County Bar association and has numerous honors as a lawyer and community leader, including the Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award and Humanitarian Award from the Monroe County Bar Association, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Buffalo Law School and the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Federal Bar Council of the Second Circuit. He is a graduate of John Carroll University (BS), University at Buffalo School of Management (MBA) and University at Buffalo Law School (JD). 

Laura A. Myers has been representing clients in business, employment, intellectual property and complex litigation for nearly 15 years, in both Ohio and New York. Before joining The Wolford Firm as an associate in 2013, where she later became a partner, she was an attorney at Koehler Neal in Cleveland, Ohio, and Thomas & Solomon and Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy, in Rochester. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport (BA), University at Buffalo School of Management (MBA) and University at Buffalo Law School (JD), where she served as an articles editor on the Buffalo Law Review. Laura has also received numerous awards including the Monroe County Bar’s Emerging Bar Leader, the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and the Daily Record’s Top Women in the Law award. 

Sarah K. Spencer has significant experience in real estate and land use matters, as well as environmental, construction, toxic tort and general liability matters. She previously worked at Harris Beach in Rochester. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo (BA), State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (MPS) and Syracuse University College of Law (JD).

Travis Talerico, an alumnus of the University of Rochester, is a 2020 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law. He served on Law Review and was a summer associate at Bond in 2019.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 250 lawyers serving individuals, companies and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has eight offices in New York State and offices in Boston, Kansas City and Naples, Florida.