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Brian Sutter is a Partner with Sugarman Law Firm and manages the firm's Buffalo office. He concentrates on advising and representing architects, engineers, surveyors, attorneys, physicians and other health care providers in the defense of claims brought against them. He has additional experience handling product liability claims, municipal claims, general liability claims, insurance issues, personal injury claims, wrongful death cases and toxic torts. He has also been selected to act as a mediator and an arbitrator in a variety of matters.


Mr. Sutter is admitted to practice before all New York State courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Since 2011, Mr. Sutter has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of Professional Liability Defense by the magazine Super Lawyers, a distinction based on peer recognition and professional achievement.


A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. Finance) and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, he is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Sutter has served as President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association.


Mr. Sutter is active in Sugarman's accredited program as a continuing education provider of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has lectured on such topics as BIM, AIA Contract Documents and Contractual Indemnification Issues as they relate to Design Professionals. Mr. Sutter has also spoken on the topic of Opening Statements in the Trial of a Construction Site Accident Case on behalf of the New York State Bar Association.


Mr. Sutter has served as the Vice President of Travel Soccer for the Delaware Soccer Club in Buffalo, NY, and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 34%
  2. Wrongful Death: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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Contact info

1600 Rand Building
14 Lafayette Sq
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1929


NYCurrently registered 198703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer-Professional Liability DefenseSuper Lawyers2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of ArchitectsContinuing Education ProviderN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Notre Dame Law SchoolN/ABBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1983