William J. Gerken is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice departments. His practice areas include automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, and insurance coverage disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gerken practiced as a civil litigation attorney fighting for the rights of victims negligently injured by others. He studied insurance coverage under one of the nation’s foremost experts and clerked for Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin in an externship role.
Mr. Gerken graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School with his Juris Doctor and received his Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has lectured at colleges throughout the Western New York area and has presented to other local attorneys through the Bar Association of Erie County.
Mr. Gerken enjoys giving back to the community as an organ donor, youth mentor, and crisis counselor.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mediation & Negotiation Competition||International Bar Association||2018|
|Attorney||HoganWillig, PLLC||2021 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of J. Michael Hayes||2020 - 2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Bar Association of Erie County||N/A||N/A|
|Western New York Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Charles S. Desmond American Inn Of Court||N/A||N/A|
|Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce||N/A||N/A|
|Buffalo Law Journal||New Technology, New Legal Concerns||2018|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Juris Doctor||2019|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2015|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Child Victims Act: First Year Update||2020|
|Labor Law Appeal||Won the Appeal|