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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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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Law Firm||US News & World Report||2015|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2013|
|Legal Elite of Western New York||Buffalo Business First||2013|
|Owner||Gelber & O'Connell, LLC||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Attorney Member||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Attorney Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Pace University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Windsor||Corporate Finance||Graduate Business||1979|
|University of Western Ontario||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|School Districts in Western New York||Distracted Driving||N/A|
|AM Buffalo (television morning show)||Numerous Accident, Insurance and Personal Injury topics||N/A|