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Arthur W. Wentlandt


Arthur, a partner, joined Mackenzie Hughes in 1979.  He served as Chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee from 2003 through 2007 and in the position of Administrative Partner from 2001 through 2003. A trial lawyer, he helps the firm’s clients make better business and personal decisions through his expertise in all aspects of personal injury and property damage litigation as well as claimant’s employment-related claims. Handling both plaintiff and defense claims, Art has obtained million dollar-plus verdicts and settlements in highway design and products liability cases while also trying numerous defense cases involving instrumentalities such as complex manufacturing machinery and agricultural equipment. Art’s claimant’s employment-related practice has involved him in all aspects of workplace discrimination and harassment litigation and with the federal and state agencies, which oversee the civil rights regulatory process.


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trustee of Cazenovia College, chairing that institution’s Academic Affairs Committee and serving on the Executive and Investment Committees as well as the Committee on Trustee
  •  Serves on the Board of Directors of the Elmcrest Children’s Center, a residential facility for troubled children, sitting on the Center’s Executive and Finance Committees



  • Before attending law school, Art spent four years in the United States Coast Guard
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Boston University
  • Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District  and Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Onondaga County and American Bar Associations


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