I joined this firm as an associate attorney in 2008. I was made equity Partner here in April of 2011. Prior to being an attorney I was a Diagnostic Technician with Mercedes-Benz. I am from Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. I am admitted to practice law in both New York and Pennsylvania.
I am a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee), Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary/Treasurer 2012 and Vice-President 2013), the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, New York State Bar Association (2012-13, 2013-14 House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District), Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association.
Currently I reside in Allegany and I am a member of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wellsville Country Club, the Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way (Vice President 2012, President 2013) and I am active in volunteering with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial program.
In my free time I play soccer, basketball, and golf. I enjoy many outdoor activities and exercise as much as I can. I mostly handle personal injury, civil litigation and insurance matters in New York and Pennsylvania.
Hopefully, you will never need a negligence attorney but, if you do, please give me a call. I will be happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have at no cost and will not treat you like a number.
Licensed since 2008
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Robert J. Connely Trial Technique Award||University of Buffalo Law School||2008|
|Cum Laude||University of Buffalo Law School||2008|
|Selection||Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition, 2007.||N/A|
|Buffalo Criminal Law Society||Member, Moot Court Board||N/A|
|Partner||Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Trial Attorney||Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP||2008 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Cattaraugus County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2014|
|Cattaraugus County United Way||President||2014 - 2014|
|Cattaraugus County Bar Association||Vice President||2013 - 2013|
|Cattaraugus County United Way||Vice President||2012 - 2012|
|Cattaraugus County Bar Association||Secretary/Treasurer||2012 - 2012|
|New York State Bar Association||Delegate - House of Representatives||2012 - 2014|
|SPCA Serving Allegany County||Board of Directors (Finance & Board Development Chair)||2009 - Present|
|Allegany County Bar Association||Pro Bono Committee||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Selecting the Medical Expert||2009|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|State University of New York, College at Brockport||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Mock Trial Program||Advisor||2013|
|Critical Analysis in Litigation||Plaintiff's Motions for Summary Judgment||2012|
|Practical Applications in Legal Reasoning and Writing||Passing the Bar Exam||2011|
|Practical Applications in Legal Reasoning and Writing||Passing the Bar Exam||2010|
|Practical Applications in Legal Reasoning and Writing||Passing the Bar Exam||2009|