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Mr. Chiari currently handles medical malpractice, product liability, complex premises liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents and nursing home negligence. Mr. Chiari has tried numerous cases to verdict throughout Western NY, resulting in multi-million dollar awards and recoveries. He has been recognized for obtaining the two largest personal injury verdicts in Niagara County history and has obtained one of the highest nursing home verdicts in the State of New York.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    33 years

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Contact info

Brown Chiari LLP

5775 Broadway
Lancaster, NY, 14086-2360

Brown Chiari LLP

172 East Avenue
Lockport, NY, 14094

Brown Chiari LLP

69 Delaware Avenue
Suite 701
Buffalo, NY, 14202

Brown Chiari LLP

111 West Second Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701



NYCurrently registered 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Upstate New York Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Upstate New York Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Upstate New York Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Upstate New York Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
AV ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrown Chiari LLP1998 - Present
PartnerRoach, Brown, McCarthy, Gruber, & Chiari1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocatesadvocate2009 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyersmember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carlson v. Porter, et al.Verdict of $20,001,214.00
Kolbert/Popielski v. Maplewood Health Care Center, Inc.$1,500,000.00 verdict
Kotalik v. Lockport City School District, et al.$1,975,000.00 settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983