Attorney Steve Barnes was the pilot of the plane that crashed just before noon on Friday October 2 2020 in western New York, killing him and another person on board, a person connected to the firm told The Associated Press. The single-engine Socata TBM-700 crashed at about 11:45 a.m. in a wooded area near Pembroke, New York, authorities said, as it neared the end of a flight from Manchester, New Hampshire.. The plane was registered to a corporation that shares an address with Cellino & Barnes, records showed. Cellino & Barnes began as small firm in Buffalo but became well known in New York City and beyond for its ubiquitous advertising on billboards and on television. Its old-time jingle, in which the law firm’s phone number was put to song, has been the subject of a sketch on Saturday Night Live, and other late-night TV host jokes for years. The law firm’s principal lawyers, Barnes and his partner Ross Cellino, appeared together in the advertisements, but had a falling out in recent years and battled each other in court.