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John E. Ballow

John E. Ballow

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%

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Fees:

Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Boyd

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a top flight litigator. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and a well respected member of the bar.

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    Stephen Boyd Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

8226 Main St
Williamsville, NY, 14221-6071

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated - January 31, 2003 - PresentMartindale Hubbell2011
Distinguished Alumni of the YearCapital University Law School2010
Member 1995-2002Million Dollar Advocates Forum2002
Connelly Award For Excellence in Trial TechniqueWestern New York Trial Lawyer's Association1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial LawyerThe Ballow Law Firm, P.C.2001 - Present
Adjunct Instructor of Trial Techniquethe State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law1998 - Present
Deputy Town ProsecutorTown of Newstead1994 - 2002
Trial LawyerBallow, Braisted, O'Brien & Rusin, P.C.1994 - 2000
Trial LawyerJames J. Moran, P.C.1994 - 1995
Trial LawyerPaul William Beltz, P.C.1987 - 1994
Special AgentFederal Bureau of Investigation1984 - 1986

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, State of New York Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with DisabilitiesMember2006 - Present
Aspire, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Western New YorkBoard of Directors2005 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster2000 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaPresident's Club - Charter Member1999 - Present
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Great Britain)N/A1998 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBrief Reviewer1998 - Present
“Kicking For Kids” benefiting Aspire - formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Western New YorkSponsor and Originator1998 - Present
Capital University Law School Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 2002
National Health Lawyers' AssociationN/A1996 - 1999
Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A1995 - 2002
Aquatic Injury Safety Group (ATLA)N/A1994 - 2000
National Association of Legal InvestigatorsN/A1994 - Present
Birth Trauma Litigation Group (ATLA)N/A1994 - Present
New York Council for Exceptional ChildrenN/A1994 - Present
New York Society of Medical JurisprudenceN/A1993 - Present
American Society of NeurorehabilitationN/A1993 - Present
Western New York Umpires’ AssociationBoard of Directors1992 - 1998
County of Erie Bar Association Judiciary CommitteeN/A1992 - 1993
New York State Bar Association Committee on Teaching Trial AdvocacyN/A1992 - 1994
Scuba Diving Litigation Group (ATLA)N/A1992 - 1996
American Society of Law, Medicine & EthicsN/A1992 - 2000
American College of Legal MedicineN/A1992 - Present
New York State Silicone Breast Implant Plaintiff's Steering CommitteeN/A1991 - 1995
Silicone Breast Implant Litigation Group (ATLA)N/A1991 - 1996
New York State Trial Lawyers Association Speakers BureauN/A1990 - Present
County of Erie Bar Association Negligence CommitteeN/A1990 - 1990
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationN/A1987 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Down Syndrome Parent Group of Western New YorkN/AN/A
Trial Lawyers Care (TLC)Volunteer Lawyer, representing victims of 9/11N/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Christopher Ahlf v. CSX Transportation Corp., No. 02-CV-1349$2,221,000
Cipolla v. Dick Enterprises, Inc$3,050,000
Schlabach v. Anonymous Physician, Anonymous Medical Group and Anonymous Hospital$3,200,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Manual for Complex LitigationReviewer for The Federal Judicial Center's 2004 publication of the Manual for Complex Litigation 4th Edition2004
OB-GYN Malpractice Prevention, Aug.Case Lesson, “Failure to Follow-up Atypical Pap Smear Misses Cervical Cancer.”1997
Professional Techniques Library, Cohasset, MA,“Million Dollar Arguments” - Summation in Minsterman v. National Car Rental, published on Audio Tape.1993
Journal of Medical Malpractice Prevention Vol. VI, No. 8“Median Nerve Laceration: Look Beneath the Surface”1992

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawN/A1984
Capital University Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1983
Canisius CollegeHistory and Political Science (with Honors)B.A.1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York September 17Lecture on Expert Witness Preparation2010
New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities November 21Care and Compassion for Life Course for Surrogate Decision Making Committee Panelists2008
National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York, March 11“Building Your Civil Trial Skills”2008
National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York, February 9“Building Your Civil Trial Skills”2007
National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York, December 7“Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy”2007
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, May 22, Buffalo, New York, May 22“Inside the Jury: Influencing Damage Awards”2007
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, April 20“Expert Witnesses: Procedures, Discovery and Trial Issues”2007
Erie Institute of Law, Amherst, New York, March 9Premier Trial Skills & Strategy (Expert Witness Lecture)2007
New York State Bar Association, Buffalo, New York, November 29Practice Skills: Basics of Civil Practice, The Trial2005
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, August 3“Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases”2005
Lorman Education Services, Amherst, New York, February 17“Inside the Jury: Influencing Damage Awards”2005
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, November 23“Select Topics for Legal Staff”2004
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, June 11“Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in New York”2003
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Cleveland, Ohio, November 15“Winning Medical Malpractice Cases: The Trial of a Psychiatric Malpractice Case.”2002
Lorman Education Services, Buffalo, New York, January 23“Wrongful Death Cases in New York.”2002
Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court, Federal and State Court Depositions and Preliminary Hearings, Buffalo, New York, November 12“Preparation of Witnesses”2002
2002 Association of Trial Lawyers of America Winter ConferenceRe-Enactment of Liebeck v. McDonald’s, Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Thermo-Dynamics Expert.2002
Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court, Buffalo, New York, January 18Expert Witness Disclosure and Disclosure Immediately Prior to Trial2001
2001 National Mock Trial CompetitionSpeaker2001
Seminar, University at Buffalo School of Law, Amherst, New York, September 18Trial Technique2000
In-house course at Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber, LLP, September 29Trial Technique2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of America 2000 Annual Conference, National College of Advocacy, Chicago, Illinois, July 29Speaker2000
New York State Bar Association, Buffalo, New York, September 29, 1999“Products Liability Post-Kumho Tire: Strategy and Practice.”1999
New York State Bar Association, Buffalo, New York, October 1998“How to Try a Neck and Back Case.”1998
Annual Convention of the National Association of Legal Investigators“Investigation of Scuba Diving Accidents.”1994
Annual Convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Chicago, Illinois“Scuba Diving Accidents: Litigating in Uncharted Waters.”1994
Commencement of the National Academy for Paralegal Studies, Buffalo, New York“Bashing The Law and Its Servants.” - Keynote Address1993
Annual Convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, San Francisco, CA“Liability of Ladder Manufacturers: Knowing the Steps to Take"1993
Lorman Publications, Buffalo, New York, January, 2002, 2003, 2004.“Wrongful Death Cases in New York.”N/A