The mark of a true collaborator is a generosity of thought, talent, and time. As one of our firm’s creative, entrepreneurial founding partners—Tom Cunningham lives up to these standards in and out of the office. A founding partner, and committed trial attorney, as well as frequent author and guest lecturer, Tom concentrates on insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage, and business litigation.
He is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy and has successfully argued appeals at all appellate levels, including the New York Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit. Tom has also been a chair for statewide programs for the New York State Bar Association. In addition, Tom is also a frequent author and lecturer on New York State Labor Law, automobile and premises liability, products liability, and insurance coverage topics, and one of our firm’s most enthusiastic supporters of our annual Ride for Roswell team.
Canisius College, magna cum laude
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.
New York State
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court
New York State Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
Automobile Liability Committee Chair, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section
Past roles including Judiciary Committee, Former Chair of Negligence Committee, Former Chair of Insurance Committee
Western New York Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Member and Former Director
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Community Advisory Board, Member
UB Law Alumni Association, Past Member, Board of Directors
Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2019
Who’s Who in Law as recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012
Legal Elite of Western New York as recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2013, 2014