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I am a seasoned trial lawyer who, for more than 30 years, has been dedicated to excellence in the practice of law. I draws on my experience as both a plaintiff's attorney and former defense attorney – and as a champion of the rights of the injured – to achieve million and multi-million dollar recoveries for my clients.

In 2000, I made the decision to form my own law firm to address the need for skilled trial lawyers to represent injured victims and to ensure each and every client receives personal attention. In 2010, I took on a full partner, Timothy G. O'Connell, who previously was senior trial counsel at Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn. In recognition, the law firm was renamed Gelber & O'Connell, LLC.

I am honored to be recognized for my successful representation of clients by being selected for membership in Best Lawyers in America, New York State Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a select group of attorneys nationwide who have litigated numerous cases resulting in verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more. 

While you focus on healing I, along with the other attorneys at Gelber & O'Connell, will aggressively pursue your case. Our goal is to help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (716) 633-5050 for a free consultation. Also, like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 25%



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  • Jeffrey M. Freedman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Herschel for over 10 years. He is a fine lawyer and obtains excellent results for his clients. Herschel is an excellent trial lawyer and knows how to obtain the maximum value of a case for his clients. I am very confident in recommending Herschel Gelber for clients who are injured.


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Gelber & O'Connell, LLC

6512 Main St
Buffalo, NY, 14221-5836


NYCurrently registered 198303/07/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law FirmUS News & World Report2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2013
Legal Elite of Western New YorkBuffalo Business First2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerGelber & O'Connell, LLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeAttorney MemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersAttorney MemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyAttorney MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of WindsorCorporate FinanceGraduate Business1979
University of Western OntarioEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
School Districts in Western New YorkDistracted DrivingN/A
AM Buffalo (television morning show)Numerous Accident, Insurance and Personal Injury topicsN/A