Office: (716) 320-7777
Direct: (716) 412-6193
I have spent my 30+ year career building an extensive record of success in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, toxic tort and the defense of personal injury actions for both insurers and self-insureds. I am proud to be an experienced trial attorney who has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, including trials and appeals.
My pre-legal career experience was as an automobile and motorcycle service manager, motorcycle racer, and licensed motorcycle inspector, and my continued interest in automobiles and motorcycles helps me to effectively litigate complex and catastrophic motor vehicle accident cases. I have also handled several hundred employment cases from each case’s inception through trial and appeal. This work includes employment contract litigation such as non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, employment discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, and disability, and wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act. I also represent employees and employers in drafting employment contracts, negotiating severance agreements, and litigating breach of employment contract cases. I have litigated employment cases in state and federal court as well as the New York State Division of Human Rights and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
I am the proud father of two daughters and my interests include travel and photography.
Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating AV® Distinguished
New York state courts
Pennsylvania courts (pending)
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
J.D., State University of New York, University at Buffalo
B.S., SUNY Empire State College
Professional Associations and Memberships
Claims and Litigation Management (CLM)
Erie County Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member