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About Me

Admissions to other courts: 

Western District of New York, 1980

Bankruptcy Ct., WDNY, 1980

Northern District of New York, 1996

Bankruptcy Ct., NDNY, 1996

Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002. 


Community/charitable/pro bono activities:

Volunteer Legal Services Project (attorneys in private practice who agree to take cases for income-eligible clients)- panel counsel taking pro bono cases involving domestic abuse, 1982 to present; member Board of Directors 1996-2008; president 1991-92. 


Community Legal Intake and Referral Project, later known as The Legal Connection) (global intake service for legal service providers in Monroe County): member Board of Directors 1991-2004. 


Foundation of the Monroe County Bar (charitable arm of the Monroe County Bar Ass'n): member Board of Trustees 1998-2004; member Grants Committee 2001-2004. 


Friends of Eastman Opera (support organization of the Eastman School of Music Opera Department): board member 2005-present; recording secretary 2007- present.    




Languages Spoken: French, Esperanto

Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Trusts: 10%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Eileen is an active member of the Rochester legal community and her input is highly valued. She is a great resource for knowledge as well as referral sources.


    Raha Torabi
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tracy Jong

    I endorse this lawyer. Eileen is a leader in the local legal community. She has a wealth of experience and is often called upon by other practitioners for advice. She is active in bar associations and other community groups, keeping on top of the latest legal issues and giving back to the legal community and Rochester in general. Her network is far reaching. If she does not know about a topic, she undoubtably knows who does. If you are considering an attorney for estate or insurance matters, look no further.


    Tracy Jong Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC

45 Exchange Blvd.
Rochester, NY, 14614


NYCurrently registered 198003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Empire State Counsel 2009New York State Bar Ass'n2010
John E. Leach Memorial Award, 2009 for service to the sectionNew York State Bar Association, Torts, Ins. & Comp. Law Section2009
Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono AwardWomen's Bar Ass'n of the State of New York2008
Nathanial Award nomineeDaily Record2004
Crennel-Branch Award, for service to the organizationGreater Rochester Ass'n for Women Attorneys2004
President's AwardMonroe County Bar Ass'n2004
Pro Bono AwardNew York State Bar Association1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberConnors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC2014 - Present
MemberConnors & Corcoran PLLC2010 - 2014
Managing PartnerConnors & Corcoran LLP2004 - 2009
partnerConnors & Corcoran LLP1993 - 2009
associateConnors & Corcoran LLP1982 - 1993
AssociateChamberlain D'Amanda Bauman Chatman & Oppenheimer1979 - 1982
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nat'l Ass'n of Women in Construction, Rochester ChapterBoard Member2013 - Present
New York State Bar Association, House of DelegatesDelegate2011 - 2015
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.affiliate2009 - Present
Big Brothers Big SistersMentor2009 - 2010
Rochester Business AllianceMember2009 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Diversity Committeemember2008 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkJudiciary/Courts Committee co-chair2008 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Life, Health and Disability CommitteeSteering Committee2007 - Present
Greater Rochester Association of Women AttorneysJudicial Evaluation Committee, chair2006 - 2008
New York State Bar Association, House of DelegatesDelegate2005 - 2009
Rochester Inns of CourtMember2005 - 2007
Monroe County Bar AssociationFee Arbitration Committee member2005 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Ethics and Professionalism CommitteeSteering Committee2004 - 2014
New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law SectionChair2004 - 2005
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2003 - Present
Greater Rochester Association for Women AttorneysCLE Committee, Chair`2003 - 2004
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Defense Research InstituteLife, Health & Accident Committee member2000 - Present
Greater Rochester Association of Women AttorneysPresident1999 - 2000
New York State Conference of Bar Leaders, Executive CommitteMember1998 - 2003
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (Western chapter)Vice President1996 - 1998
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkTreasurer1995 - 1996
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkSecretary1994 - 1995
Greater Rochester Association for Women AttorneysLegislative Committee chair1993 - 1996
Monroe County Bar AssociationPresident's Commission on Access to Justice, Chair/member1992 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee member1990 - 1993
Monroe County Bar Association, Board of TrusteesTrustee1987 - 1989
New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law SectionExecutive Committee1985 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationTorts & Insurance Practice Section1980 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1980 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Sectionmember1980 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Cora S. Allencase settled.
Sinclair v. Teal & Estate of Cora S. AllenCase was settled after jury selection.
Springs v. City of BuffaloJury verdict $60,000
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Insurance Law PracticeConstruing the Insurance Contract2012
Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law FirmsChapter2011
Post-Trial Practice and Procedures in New YorkPost-Judgment Interest2009
Insurance Law PracticeConstruing the Insurance Contract2006
Commercial Lines: Coverage for the Construction Defect ClaimProfessional Liability Insurance for the Engineer and Architect2006
Preparing for and Trying the Civil LawsuitEthics in Civil Trial Practice2004
NYSBA Torts, Ins. and Comp. Law JournalDefense Counsel's Duties and Responsibilities to the Insurer and the Insured2000
NYSBA Torts, Ins. & Comp. Law JournalLabor Law §§200, 240, 241 (Safe Place to Work)1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of Lawlaw schoolJ.D.1979
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochesterclarinet with minor in humanitiesBachelor of music1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Masters in TrialCross examination of plaintiff2015
Applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure In New YorkAnswers, mandatory disclosure, electronic discovery, and subpoenas2015
Jury SelectionThe Law of Jury Selection2014
Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media - in the Trenches!Skillfully Using the Business Records Exception2014
HearsayBusiness records as hearsay2014
2014 Law School for Insurance ProfessionalsAn Update on Auto Liability and Coverage Issues: Spousal coverage, permissive use, arising out of the use of an automobile, rental vehicles2014
Law School for Insurance ProfessionalsModerator2013
Construction Litigation from A to ZInsurance: Covered vs. Uncovered2013
Construction Litigation from A to ZEthical Considerations2013
Advance Insurance CoverageEmployment Practices and Social Media2013
Litigating Insurance Coverage: From Start to FinishEthical Considerations (Conflicts, Confidentiality, Changing Firms, Testifying, Pro Se Litigants)2012
Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to FinishInsurance Coverage Contract Language 101 (terms, exclusions, red flags, duty to defend and indemnify, triggers, case law update)2012
Law School for Insurance ProfessionalsModerator2012
Insurance Claims: Investigation and Adjuster NegotiationsRetainer Agreements, Conflicts of Interest, Attorney Fees, HIPAA Complaince, Attorney Advertising2012
Annual MeetingWhen is a Disability Not a Disability2012
No-Fault LawEthical Considerations; attorneys' fees in no-fault first-party-benefit litigation.2011
Insurance Fundamentals for Personal Injury PracticeEthical Dilemmas2011
Insurance Fundamentals for Personal Injury PracticeSubrogation Basics2011
Insurance Coverage 2011. What Every Practitioner Needs to KnowEthical Obligations in Limited Circumstances with Limited Funds.2011
Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist LawLegal Ethics in Insurance Practice.2011
2011 Law School for Insurance ProfessionalsAddressing Fraud in First- and Third-party Claims, How to Identify, Investigate and Protect Yourself.2011
Women and the Law: Pathways to LeadershipThe Progression of Women in the Profession2010
Keeping Current with Auto LitigationEthics2010
Insurance CoverageInsurance-defense Attorney, Carrier and Insured - Tripartite Relationship2010
2010 Law School for Insurance ProfessionalsCoverage Issues under homeonwers' and commercial general liability policies2010
Law School for Claims ProfessionalsSubrogation, Liens, and Rights of Reimbursement2009
General Auto LiabilitySerious Injury Threshold Update and Review2009
Additional Insured Coverage: Hot Topics and Critical IssuesEthical Consideration in Handling Add'l Insd Claims2009
Trial Skills WorkshopConferencing case with the judge; CX of opinion witnesses; objections2008
Law School for the Claims ProfessionalCommon-law and Contractual Indemnification; Agreements exempting lessors from liability2008
Insurance Coverage LitigationCommon Ethical Issues and How to Respond2008
Insurance CoverageAdditional Insureds; Common ethical issues2008
Law School for the Claims ProfessionalMultiple Defts (Joint & Several Liability)2006
Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to FinishInsurance Coverage, Exclusions, Insurer's Duty to Defend/Indmnify, Triggers, Case UpdateN/A