Bernard E. Hart, a Medina
native born in 1915, returned to Medina after his service in
World War II and joined the Skinner & Skinner firm in 1946. The
Skinner & Skinner firm became the firm of Skinner & Hart
following the death of Leroy J. Skinner in 1948. Mr. Hart
graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1939 and
was admitted to the NY bar that same year. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1941 to 1946, serving in the European Theater
(Ordnance Branch) and later with the Judge Advocate Generalís
War Crimes Division in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials; he
was discharged with the rank of Major. Mr. Hart served as Medina
Village Justice for some 35 years, as Medina School Board
Attorney and as NYS Tax Attorney for Orleans County.
After Lee J. Skinnerís untimely death in 1964, Mr. Hart
practiced alone until 1969 when Thomas C. Mack joined the
Skinner and Hart firm as a partner, following his service with
the USAF Judge Advocate Generalís Department as a military
lawyer. Mr. Mack was born in Medina in 1939, graduated from
Canisius College in 1961, Buffalo Law School in 1964 and was
admitted to the NY bar in 1964. In 1971, the firm was renamed
Hart & Mack. Mr. Mack has served as Medina School Board Attorney
and as NYS Tax Attorney for Orleans County.
Lance J. Mark joined the firm in 1974 and after the retirement
of Mr. Hart in 1982 (he died in 2005), the firm became Mack,
Mark & Associates, P.C. When Mr. Mark left the firm in 1991, the
firm name was changed to Thomas C. Mack, P.C.
In 1992, Mr. Mack formed a partnership with Joseph V. Cardone
and Milford L. Phinney, both Medina natives, under the firm name
of Mack, Cardone & Phinney, which continued until 1994 when Mr.
Cardone was elected full-time Orleans County District Attorney
and ceased the private practice of law.
Thereafter, Mr. Mack practiced alone until 2005, when he formed
the present firm of Mack & Pace with Nathan D. Pace, a Medina
native born in 1966. Mr. Pace graduated from Brigham Young
University in 1990 and the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1993.
He was admitted to the Utah bar in 1993 and the NY bar in 2005.