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Kathryn M. Kirsch

Workers compensation Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kathryn

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Kathryn Kirsch has practiced in the fields of New York State Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Law since 1995. She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, Injured Workers' Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives.

Kathryn Kirsch has lectured on topics significant in her fields to members of the Erie County Bar Association and Erie County and Niagara County Medical Associations.

Kathryn resides in Clarence, NY and is Vice President of Finance for The American Morgan Horse Association.

When hiring Kathryn Kirsch to represent your interests, you are assured of having a respected, veteran attorney with over 20 years of experience practicing before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and Social Security Administration.

Kathryn Kirsch has garnered respect in her fields of practice by continually offering passionate representation of her clients in a professional manner. A leading provider of legal services and information to injured workers of Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs, Kathryn has built her practice from word of mouth recommendations. The referrals received are a testament to the philosophy of her practice: Getting the best result on each and every claim.

Clients confidently turn to Kathryn Kirsch for results-oriented advocacy following work injuries.

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Law Office of Kathryn M KIrsch
The Ellicott Square Building
295 Main Street, Suite 1090
Buffalo, NY, 14203
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Northwoods Medical Center
3950 E Robinson Rd
Amherst, NY, 14228
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Posted by Marlene | July 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
After I sustained a back injury at work in 2011 I was referred to your practice by a friend. Throughout the process your office responded to my calls with expert advice. You have advocated on my behalf for many years. The Workman’s Comp board hearings can be very intimidating to folks not in the field. I appreciate you helping me navigate the process and will certainly recommend your practice in the future.
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Posted by Stacey | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The most qualified Workers’ Compensation attorney in WNY,
Kathryn (Kate) Kirsch, is without a single doubt, the most consummate professional I’ve ever worked with. I was in the legal profession for over 25 years. Unfortunately, I suffered a fall and traumatic brain injury in 2016 requiring ER brain surgery. I called Kate and she immediately went into action on my behalf. My claim was complex and the carrier tried to controvert every aspect of my claim from the beginning. Kate fought voraciously on my behalf. She was thoroughly prepared. We won. They appealed. Of course. We won. Kate has integrity like no other. You have the confidence you need in what is a very difficult time in your life. Kate’s entire office fights for you as well. They are all supremely qualified and always put you at ease. After a year of valiant and unwavering persistence, Kate got me a settlement of my claim. I am so extremely satisfied with Kate’s representation and would not hesitate for one second to highly recommend Kate to anyone. Recall when I said earlier that I was in the legal profession? It was in the personal injury and workers’ compensation field of law, so I know many comp attorneys. When I was personally injured during the course of employment, I went to Kathryn M. Kirsch, Esq. She is unequivocally the most qualified workers’ compensation attorney in WNY today. She solely represents claimants and she will fight for you from the beginning to the very end. If you are injured at work, your first and last call should be the law office of Kathryn M. Kirsch.
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Posted by Ann | January 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I do not believe you will find any better - she is great
Ms. Kirsch is a strong advocate and not afraid to take on any opposing lawyer or convince any judge to help her clients.. She is smart, really well prepared, and tenacious - and really quick on her feet when battling in the court. The best characteristic she demonstrates is her true passion for helping an injured worker to be compensated fairly to give relief to daily living.
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Posted by Phyllis | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Having known Kate for many years, when I needed some legal help, she was the first and only person I contacted. As expected, she was entirely professional and exhibited an exceedingly high degree of expertise and legal knowledge. The results obtained were entirely satisfactory and indeed, exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to hire Kate again. She has my unqualified recommendation.
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Posted by Tyler | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best possible choice.
In the Western New York area, Kathryn Kirsch was hands down the best choice to represent my workers compensation claim. From day one, her passion and fearless attitude in all aspects of my case was evident. An extra plus was her staff, they are always friendly, capable and willing to help in any way they can. If you need a workers comp. attorney around Buffalo, she is truly the only place to turn.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Abbarno, McLaughlin & Kedzielawa
  • 1996 - 2016


  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Erie County Bar Association Workers Compensation Committee
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers Of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • COVID-19 and New York State Workers Compensation
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

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Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathryn Kirsch is an excellent attorney and provides zealous representation for her clients. I previously worked in the Buffalo area and defended many cases against her. Kate was always well prepared and fought for her clients. I endorse Kathryn Kirsch."
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Buffalo Workers compensation Lawyer Kathryn M. Kirsch
Kathryn M. Kirsch
Workers compensation Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 27 years
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