Mr. Pulos enjoys a very successful, diverse professional career. A trial lawyer by training, Mr. Pulos returned to his hometown of Alfred, New York following his graduation from Albany Law School and opened a general law practice by hanging his shingle on Main Street.
He is likely the only person born and raised in Alfred, NY to have graduated from law school and returned to open a law practice in Alfred. In terms of Allegany County natives, he is most senior of any attorney living in Allegany County that returned to Allegany County to start their own solo law practice.
Mr. Pulos has a long list of accomplishments for which he has been recognized on local, state and national levels. Mr. Pulos's reputation in the legal community in terms of ethics, experience and skill have been evaluated by his peers. The oldest service in the USA, Martindale Hubbell, has awarded Mr. Pulos the lawyer rating of "AV-Preeminent", the highest ranking that is awarded by M-H in the United States.
Since 1980, Mr. Pulos has achieved many professional milestones in his career, which include representation of a broad cross segment of society in a variety of forums. He has numerous achievements, awards, resolutions and a variety of verdicts, settlements and judgments to his credit. His credentials are first rate.
Perhaps the most defining aspect of Mr. Pulos’s career and his ability to represent people has been his dedication to community and public service. Mr. Pulos has dedicated a large portion of his life to community, college and civic service for the public good.
He served as an attorney for local town and village governments for a combined 68 years of service and taught many years as a university professor; all without pension, insurance or benefits.
As of July, 2012, Mr. Pulos has committed portions of a combined 60 semesters to teaching, coaching, officiating and administrating, mostly at the collegiate level for Alfred University and Alfred State College.
Mr. Pulos has donated over Four Thousand (4000) hours of his time to coaching and managing the ALFRED RUGBY CLUB (www.alfredrugby.com), an intercollegiate college club he co-founded at his alma mater of ALFRED UNIVERSITY in 1985 and for which he has coached 16 seasons.
In addition, Mr. Pulos is a published author, volunteer fireman and internationally recognized humanitarian. In all these capacities, he has served in a volunteer capacity, without payment or remuneration.
In short, Mr. Pulos is the type of lawyer that many people have chosen to help improve their lives because he has demonstrated a life of service to his clients and community.
In terms of character, credentials and committment, Mr. Pulos is a wise choice. He and his firm are ready to discuss your case.
Hourly ($1-200/hour), Contingent (1-33%), Retainer (Always)
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pulos is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. If I was involved in an accident he would be the first and only attorney in NY I would call. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession.
Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in the World||2010|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2010|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2009|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2008|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2007|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in America||2004|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2004|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2003|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in America||2003|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in America||2002|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2001|
|District Leadership Award||NYS Lions Club - District 20 E-1||1991|
|Melvin Jones Int'l. Humanitarian Award||Lions Club International||1991|
|District Governor's 100% President Award||NYS Lions Club District 20 - E1||1989|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Finance and Industry||1987|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in Emerging Leaders of America||1987|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||1987|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in the East||1986|
|Outstanding Young Men of America||United State Jaycees||1986|
|Outstanding Young Men of America||United States Jaycees||1982|
|Biographical Inclusion||Marquis Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges||1976|
|Town Attorney||Town of West Union||1992 - 1998|
|Town Attorney||Town of Birdsall||1992 - 1998|
|Town Attorney||Town of Almond||1990 - 1998|
|Counsel||NYS Southwestern Assoc. of Vol. Firemen||1990 - 1993|
|Town Attorney||Town of Jasper||1988 - 1991|
|Town Attorney||Town of West Almond||1987 - 1998|
|District Tax Attorney and Appraiser for Allegany County||New York State Department of Taxation and Finance||1983 - 1991|
|Village Attorney||Village of Almond||1983 - 1998|
|Professor of Business Administration||State Univ. of NY at Alfred||1982 - 1984|
|Town Attorney||Town of Alfred||1982 - 2000|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Alfred University||1981 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1983 - Present|
|Steuben County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Alfred University vs. The Town of Alfred et al||Cases #1 and #2 dismissed.|
|Spencer vs. The Town of Alfred||Case dismissed in favor of Town of Alfred.|
|The Hartford Insurance Company vs. Roland Hale vs. The Town of Alfred||Case vs. the Town of Alfred discontinued|
|See all Legal Cases|
|YUDU.COM||THE PUBLIC SERVICE SUMMARY OF ATTORNEY WILLIAM W. PULOS||2012|
|LULU.COM||THE COACHING HISTORY OF ALFRED-ALMOND SWIMMING||2012|
|YUDU||The Biography of Juanita Whitaker Pulos (unabridged)||2011|
|ALMOND (NY) HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER pp. 4-7||MY TIME WITH DON HEERS - AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL||2010|
|YUDU.com||William Pulos Online Library of Articles and Stories||2010|
|ALFRED UNIVERSITY ONLINE NEWS||Biography of Juanita Whitaker Pulos - abridged||2006|
|Rugby Magazine||Starting a Rugby Club at a Small College||1990|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Alfred University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude||1977|
|Memorial Donation Ceremony||The Juanita Whitaker Pulos History of Service to Alfred Churches||2009|
|Posthumous induction of Juanita Whitaker Pulos to the AAAA Humanitarian Hall of Fame||Acceptance Speech||2006|
|David A. Howe Library, Wellsville, New York||Family Memorial Donation Speech||2006|
|New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors||Highway Abandonement||1996|
|Every Town Board in Allegany County (NY)||Politics||1993|
|Every Fire Department in Allegany County (NY)||Politics||1993|
|Semiar on Local Government||Strategic Enactment of Local Laws to Prohibit Dumping of Radioactive Waste||1990|
|Allegany County Planning Board||Zoning Law Enactment||1990|
|Alfred University||Business and Finance - Sports||1990|
|Almond Area Senior Citizens||Wills and Estate Planning||1988|
|Alfred Area Senior Citizens||Wills and Estate Planning||1986|
|Alfred Sate College||Real Estate Titles and Closings||1984|