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Michael Kuzma

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo.  He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change.  For over three decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.  He has litigated a number of FOI cases and currently has lawsuits pending against the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James Pickering.

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Michael Kuzma
1893 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY, 14206-3286

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Posted by Md | May 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed or reduced multiple outstanding tickets from more than 2-3 years ago in Amherst
I think I got very lucky with picking Mike as my first attorney for the numerous outstanding traffic tickets I had for speeding. Between the updates, being fair with price, communication, reassurance, etc. he was absolutely fantastic. I had a few tickets in 2 other cities outside of Buffalo but the lawyers there were not as great as Mike.
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Posted by Arnold | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible!!
If you have read the incredible reviews here and have trouble believing them . . . BELIEVE THEM!!! Mike is not only an amazing attorney, but an amazing human being as well. No more need be said.
Posted by Christopher | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great counsel!
Called three times, he picked up all three times without even having charged me at that time. Very prompt!! Resolved my issue, worth it!
Posted by Chen | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to Have
I personally appreciate Michael alot! I recently get follow too closely tickect since the car in front of me stop for an ambulance. Michael helps me to turn it to parking and jaywalking tickets with 0 points off. He is very patient person and explained everything to me in detail. Thank you a lot Michael!
Posted by Ashna | February 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life!!!!
Anyone can find a lawyer let's be real here. I will be completely candid. I was speeding, to make it in time to pick my son up from school. I was stopped by a cop in buffalo and if I was found guilty my license would have been suspended. Can you imagine that for a mother I was having panic attacks over losing my license. Which, rightfully so I made a mistake I did deserve some form of punishment. I am SO thankful for Mike!! He is prompt, knowledgeable, proactive, on top of your own info even if YOU forget something. One phone call was all it took he handled everything for me!! He was able to reduce my speeding ticket to a simple jaywalking offence. No class and I got to keep my license. I learned my lesson I will never speed again. I am so thankful for him!! You won't find someone so considerate and understanding to fight for your rights. He believes in the goodness of people.
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Posted by Lemmy | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Highly recommended!!!
I hired Mr Kuzma to represent me. He was very straight forward very honest and very informative. His price was very reasonable and he kept in touch with me through the whole process. He is a very stand up guy and I will recommend you to have him as your personal attorney through my experience with him. May God bless him and his family.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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Topnotch-- Helpful and professional
I got a speeding ticket while passing through a work zone in Buffalo. I was worried about this, and found and hired Michael Kuzma to plead it for me. He was wonderful, texting me often with information and updates. He is extremely knowledgeable about the courts and a great person to have on your side. My ticket was reduced to a parking ticket and his fee was reasonable. I'm so glad I found him.
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Posted by Adalberto | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Excellent personality and very polite help me with my speeding ticket I'm very happy with him Thanks Michael I will definitely recommend this Attorney.
Posted by Scott | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
Michael provided timely and honest representation. From the initial consultation to the final outcome, he was professional, straightforward and produced results. I recommend him highly!
Posted by Selika | March 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Attorney! #1
Aside from attorney Michael Kuzma being one of the only sincere and honarable attorneys in New York, he is also an exceptional human being. Kuzma is ver direct, and effective in exercising his practices. Punctual, and on top of all of his cases, I recomend him for any of your legal matters you will not regret it! He is amazing and one of a kind!
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Posted by Rebecca | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Attorney Kuzma
Attorney Kuzma provided excellent service that resulted in an excellent outcome. I was very nervous and overwhelmed when I first spoke with Attorney Kuzma. I was seeking assistance to address a 20+ year old speeding ticket. He explained the system to me and answered my questions patiently. He kept me informed every step of the way. Not only was Attorney Kuzma's service fantastic but he produced unexpectedly good results: the matter is resolved and I can go on with my life, without the stress associated with the original ticket. I unreservedly recommend Attorney Kuzma!
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Posted by Jamshid | February 18, 2019
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Jamshid Rad
He is very cooperative and fair. He wont charge for what the client can accomplish without hiring a lawyer though he spends time and energy on phone to investigate the issue.. I will work with Michael for all my inquiries,
Posted by Jake | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny!
I hired Mr. Kuzma to help me get the best possible result in my case, and I was very satisfied with the job he did. He was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced. My particular case was for an unusually severe speeding ticket, and if found guilty of what the ticket was written for I could have lost my license and even spent time in jail. I knew from experience that speeding tickets of only 10-15 over typically got reduced to a parking ticket or two even without an attorney, but with the far more severe charges I was facing this time around I decided to seek council. After a free consultation, I chose to go with Mr. Kuzma because his fee was far more reasonable than the other two guys that I spoke to, and he had a lot of seemingly-legitimate, positive reviews on both google and avvo; in retrospect, I'm very glad I did. He was able to talk the town prosecutor into offering me a plea bargain of just 11 mph over, which is only 4 points on my license and a hefty fine. That may not sound great, but given my circumstances I was genuinely expecting 6-10 points, mandatory driving-risk-reduction school, and an even heftier fine. The judge (reluctantly) accepted the prosecutors offer, and I was able to avoid the driver responsibility assessment fee that is incurred at 6 or more points. Michael Kuzma was a pleasure to work with, easy to speak to, and got me as good of a result as I could have reasonably hoped for, all for what I felt was a very reasonable fee. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for a vehicle & traffic law issue.
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Posted by Shata Miles | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Lawyer
Michael Kuzma was very professional. He took care of my speeding ticket from years back. Plus I was out of town and he was still able to handle it in court without me being with him. He contact me everyday to let me know what was going on with my speeding and the courts. And after all of that he was able to break down my speeding ticket to a good reasonable price. THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Posted by Jake | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
You couldn’t ask for a more professional lawyer
I was more than stressed when I received a few moving violations, after a quick call I knew that he was the one. Helped me through each step. I couldn’t believe the outcome, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Will forever be my go to, if I need it.
Posted by William | December 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped with a subpoena
Michael went above and beyond to help me and my girlfriend with our case. He was inquisitive from the start and demonstrated a lot of passion making sure that we were comfortable with our situation and provided us with useful legal advice. We will definitely be contacting him for further inquiries in the future as the case goes on.
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Posted by Michael | October 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Mr. Kuzma is not only a great lawyer, he is a great man. Mr. Kuzma was extremely professional and helpful. He was very easy to communicate with through email, phone, and text. He was so kind and answered all of my questions. Mr. Kuzma was able to drop my speeding ticket to a parking ticket and I am very thankful. I would highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I definitely made the right choice of hiring Mr kuzma. He was very informative and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Ann | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t go to court alone
Michael Kuzma is a great and trustworthy lawyer that was a great help to me when I needed to go to traffic court. He saved me money in fines and a lot of precious time and put me at total ease. Overall 10/10 does not do the man justice and will recommend time and time again.
Posted by Julia | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I first reached out to Michael due to a serious speeding ticket, he answered immediately just as he did throughout the whole process. Whether it was by phone or email, Michael was always quick to answer any questions. He is very well educated in the field and did a great job explaining to me the details of our case. He was also extremely personable and friendly. I'm very thankful to have had Michael represent me, he made the process very simple and delivered good results.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Legislative Assistant
  • Buffalo Common Council
  • 2002 - 2019
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Erie County Legislature
  • 1996 - 1999

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kuzma v. U. S. Dept. of Justice
  • Decision of District Court affirmed.
  • Bottom v. Fischer, 129 AD 3d 1604
  • Decision of New York State Supreme Court reversed.
  • People v. Buckley
  • Criminal charges dismissed.
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Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Making Democracy Work
  • The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Challenging FOIA/FOIL Noncompliance Workshop & CLE
  • FOIA/FOIL
  • 2015
  • 5th Annual Law and Disorder Conference
  • FOIA
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (33)
Endorse Michael
General practice Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a tenacious advocate for his clients. He is well-prepared for court, and can get results."
General practice Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike puts his heart and soul into representing his Clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is well respected by peers and provides excellent service to his clients."
General practice Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Kuzma is a socially conscientious attorney who works tirelessly for his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Kuzma is simply the best! You will not find anybody that cares more, that works harder for their clients, that knows the law more or that puts more on the line for the underdog. Not only do I highly recommend Michael Kuzma but if I ever personally need an attorney myself, my first call will be to Michael Kuzma!:-)"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Michael. He works hard and cares. He quickly grasps the situation and provides his clients a top notch result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Kuzma is well respected in the community and I would recommend him to handle your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Kuzma. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. he gives valid answer to client issues."
General practice Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Kuzma is an outstanding attorney with the highest commitment to ethics and client needs. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent civil rights lawyer who is not afraid to fight for justice. He has even successfully sued the CIA to obtain information from the government to help a client's case."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kuzma is a highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a dedicated and passionate attorney who takes a personal interest in each client's case."
General practice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Mike is a paragon of client defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kuzma is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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