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Matthew Alan Parham

Matthew Alan Parham

Practice areas:

Litigation, Lemon Law, Civil Rights, Identity Theft

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About Me

I am an attorney at the Western New York Law Center, Inc., a Buffalo, New York non-profit legal services corporation that helps consumers with foreclosure, debt, and other matters.  I am also a part-time law professor.  


I represent consumers in defense of debt collection lawsuits and in offensive actions against abusive debt collectors, creditors, and repossession companies. In the past I have also represented individuals whose civil rights were violated by the police or corrections officials


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 75%
    3 years
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
    3 years
  3. Lemon Law: 10%
    3 years
  4. Identity Theft: 5%
    3 years

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Contact Info

Western New York Law Center, Inc.

Main Seneca Building
237 Main Street, Suite 1130
Buffalo, NY, 1203


NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono PublicoLegal Aid Society of New York2011
Pro Bono PublicoLegal Aid Society of New York2010
Empire State CounselNew York State Bar Association2009
Empire State CounselNew York State Bar Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Matthew A. Parham2010 - 2012
AssociateSullivan & Cromwell2005 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit2004 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
University at Buffalo School of LawAdjunct Professor of Law2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lawson v. USCIS, 795 F. Supp. 2d 283 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)Naturalization granted.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Columbia UniversityN/AMA - Masters1999
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/AMA - Masters1998