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Frank Thomas Housh

Frank Thomas Housh

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Education, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights

About Me

Frank received his law degree from the State University of New York School at Buffalo School of Law in 1993 where he was selected for the Buffalo Law Review as well as a Ford Fellowship, which he served at the United Nations in Geneva.


Frank began his law practice in 1994 in the New York Legislature as Counsel to a Member of Assembly.  In 1996, Erie County District Attorney Kevin Dillon appointed him an Assistant District Attorney, where he served six years as a felony trial prosecutor.


Frank entered private practice in 2005. He was trial counsel to one of New York’s largest insurance companies and associated with the litigation department of one of Buffalo’s oldest law firms before he established the Housh Law Offices in 2010. Frank’s practice is litigation-based including negligence, federal criminal defense, and medical malpractice.  


In 2012, he became Trial Counsel to the Buffalo firm of Bernhardi & Lukasik, P.L.L.C., and works closely with their clients in their six offices throughout Western New York.


Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, Mandarin

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Employment & Labor: 55%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    21 years
  3. Education: 15%
    11 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years
  5. Civil Rights: 5%
    11 years



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Amil Sarfraz

    I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a great lawyer and peer. He is very knowledgeable and approachable.


    Amil Sarfraz Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Kuzma

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. If you need a great criminal defense attorney, Frank Housh is the man to see. Frank will fight vigorously to protect your rights!


    Michael Kuzma Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Housh Law Offices, PLLC

70 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY, 14202-3407

Housh Law Offices, PLLC

510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY, 14604




NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award of MeritNew York State Bar Association1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHoush Law Offices2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyErie County District Attorney's Office1996 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Erie CountyPast Chair1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Major University SystemConfidential, significant financial settlement
Mongielo vs. Town of LockportSentence reversed on Appeal
John Doe vs. Major International Hoteliersettlement before trial

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Publication NameTitleDate
Harvard Law and Policy ReviewEdwin Hart Turner and the Politics of Executing the Mentally Ill2012
Buffalo Law JournalThe Scarlet Letter: U.S. v. Gementera and the Role of Shame as Punishment2004
Buffalo Law JournalExpert Testimony Challenging Eyewitness Testimony2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of KansasPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Conversations with Jim AndersonRace Issues in the US Today2015
Third Annual Supreme Court Review and PreviewSupreme Court Decisions2013
NYSBA Regional Program ChairRepresenting the Political Candidate in New York: Follow the Money2012
American Constitution Society & BAOEC Supreme Court Review and Preview2012
Buffalo State CollegeIs the Death Penalty Justified in America?2011