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Michael Kuzma

Michael Kuzma

Practice areas:

Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense, Administrative Law, General Practice, Election Campaigns & Political Law

About Me

Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo.  He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change.  For over three decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.  He has litigated a number of FOI cases and currently has lawsuits pending against the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James Pickering.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 40%
    17 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    17 years
  4. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 10%
  5. General Practice: 10%
    17 years



Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Lyle Dickson

    I endorse this lawyer. he gives valid answer to client issues.


    Lyle Dickson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • James Daniel Tresmond

    Mr. Kuzma is an outstanding attorney with the highest commitment to ethics and client needs. I wholeheartedly recommend him.


    James Tresmond Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

1893 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY, 14206-3205



NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Making Democracy WorkThe League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Lawyers GuildN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/A1998 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationN/A1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Kern v. Clarkdecision of District Court reversed
Peltier v. FBIdecision of District Court affirmed
People v. Buckleycharges dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Censored NewsWhere are the FBI Files Concerning Myrtle Poor Bear?2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
U. S. Out of My Living Room: Resisting Federal Surveillance & State RepressionGovernment Surveillance2015
Challenging FOIA/FOIL Noncompliance Workshop & CLEFOIA/FOIL2015
14th Annual ICAS North America ConferenceFOIA Workshop2015
5th Annual Law and Disorder ConferenceFOIA2014