February 22, 2021

Attorney Karl W. Kristoff Rejoins Hodgson Russ’s Education Practice

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that Karl W. Kristoff has returned to the firm as a Partner in its Education Practice, following his service over the past four years as General Counsel for the Rochester City School District.

Karl has practiced law since 1968 and has been engaged almost exclusively in school law and public sector labor relations work for more than 40 years. His exemplary career has been recognized with the Dr. Robert W. Heller Distinguished Service Award from the Western New York Educational Service Council and the Wayne Schlifke Lifetime Achievement Award from the Erie County Association of School Boards, among others.

“On behalf of the 25 members of the firm’s Education Practice, we are delighted that Karl is returning to Hodgson Russ,” says Jeffrey Swiatek, Education Practice Leader at the firm. “Karl’s depth of experience enhances our commitment to provide the full range of legal service at the highest level, to do so efficiently and cost-effectively, and to always put the client’s interests first,” Swiatek added. Hodgson Russ has been awarded a prestigious “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the Education Law category.