Cellino & Barnes, the injury firm so embedded in New York culture with their prominent advertisements and famed TV ad jingle, appears to be breaking up.
Ross Cellino reportedly filed documents on Wednesday, suing longtime partner Steve Barnes to dissolve the law firm. Barnes is due to appear at a hearing on May 19th. He’s expected to present an argument against the dissolution of the firm.
Terry Connors, a high profile litigator based in Buffalo, is representing Cellino. He’s declined to comment on the matter. Cellino’s petition along with other documents are sealed by the court.
The news comes as a surprise to the community and peers questioning what led to this business divorce. With few details revealed by either party, the wait ensues until further developments are available.