Ronald S. Shubert, Williamsville South High School, Class of 1970 (Inducted 2017)
Ronald Shubert is a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, NY. His practice areas include community association law, construction litigation, government operations, and real estate law. Mr. Shubert is the recipient of the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” award in the field of Real Estate in Buffalo by Best Lawyers in America, an award he won previously in 2014. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America guide from 2012-2018 as well as the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list from 2007-2017.
After graduating from Williamsville South, Mr. Shubert earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, and a law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. He is active in the Bar Association of Erie County serving on numerous committees including Professional Ethics, Real Property, Unlawful Practice, Education Law, Eminent Domain and Tax Certiorari. He is a member of the New York Council on Condominiums and Cooperatives and is a board member and former president of the Community Associations Institute, Western New York Chapter. He has been a frequent lecturer for the Greater Buffalo Board of Realtors and the Niagara Frontier Builders’ Association.
A life-long Williamsville resident, Mr. Shubert has deep-rooted ties to the school district. He served on the Board of Education for seventeen years and was elected Board President three times and Vice President twice. An unrelenting advocate for students, during his time on the school board instructional technology was upgraded, the District Planetarium was restored, class sizes were reduced, the high school athletic fields were reconstructed, and programming was enhanced. In 2017, he received the Western New York Educational Service Council Award of Excellence for his dedicated service on the Board of Education. He continues to volunteer his time and leadership for the betterment of Williamsville schools as the 2017-18 president of the district’s PTSA Council. He is also the proud father of a Williamsville South alumna, Allison, who graduated in 2010.