In my free time I enjoy bike racing and ski racing. The competitive nature of those sports drives me to be my best, and I bring the same competitive spirit to my practice. Over the last 30 years, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the needs and goals of insurance carriers in providing a high quality but cost-effective and efficient defense to their policyholders. I have represented insurers and their policyholders in a wide variety of premises liability, product liability, automobile accident and construction site injury cases. Having started my career as a claim representative, I understand the importance of staying up to date on current trends in the ever-changing industry through participation in organizations such as DRI and CLM.
My team and I strive to provide early and accurate evaluations of cases, and develop creative strategies for resolving cases as soon as possible. If a case should be settled, we will tell you that as soon as possible. But we are not afraid to try cases either. I have tried more than 40 jury trials in state and federal court throughout my career. I have been honored to be named a Fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America and I have been recognized as one of Buffalo’s “Legal Elite” by Business First for the last six years.
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Legal Elite of Western New York, Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2014–2020
Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2010–2020
Who’s Who in Law, Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2004, 2005, 2007