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I have been in private practice for 34 years.


I was a partner in the law firm of Hall, Ricketts, Marky & Gurbacki from 1984 to 2015, when we changed our name and I am now a member of Hall, Ricketts, Schuller & Gurbacki, PC.  This firm, including its predecessors, has been in existence in East Aurora, NY for almost 80 years.  I handle the litigation for the firm.  I have tried several hundred criminal cases along with dozens of personal injury and other general and commercial matters.  In addition to trials, we arbitrate, mediate, and handle many forms of adminstrative hearings.  These would include appearances at Town and Village board meetings, zoning and planning boards and Department of Motor Vehicle hearings.  


I am admitted to practice in Federal District Court for the Western District of New York, Federal Bankruptcy Court, and all New York Courts.  I have Appellate experience, including the New York Supreme Court, Fourth Department and New York's highest court, the New York State Court of Appeals.  


I have previously spoken to church groups regarding elder law matters and to a number of groups regarding personal injury and liability issues.  



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
    25 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    25 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hall, Ricketts, Schuller & Gurbacki, P.C.

471 Main St
East Aurora, NY, 14052-1702


NYCurrently registered 198103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A