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Paul W. Wolf

Divorce and separation Attorney at Williamsville, NY

5.0   12 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Have handled divorces in Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties. Also experienced in writing and reviewing QDROs.

    12 years

  2. Family

    32 years

  3. Probate
    Experienced in handling small and large estates in Erie and Niagara county. Experienced in preparing Wills and Power of Attorney documents.

    32 years

  4. Workers compensation
    Recently obtained $167,000 for a client.

    8 years


I have been an attorney for 31 years. My law partner Cheryl Berzer is also my partner in life. Together we have three children: Michael age 32, Joseph age 26 and Julia age 11.

At 47 years old and 21 years after our oldest child, Julia was our surprise gift! Our Michael is attending UB Law School and will be joining our law firm soon. Our son Joseph is attending law school at Northwestern in Chicago. Our 11 year old Julia argues like an attorney so who knows what path she will follow.

 Our Firm Berzer and Wolf is a family business that can assist you with all of your legal needs.


Paul W. Wolf, Esq.


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Bill | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Paul is a fine lawyer who provided us excellent service as our probate attorney. Although we reside out of state, he was able to expedite all our affairs on a timely and efficient basis. A true professional and credit to his profession, we recommend him highly!
Posted by Miroslava | July 10, 2018
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Ms. Alberto
Mr. Paul Wolf was an excellent attorney. Very rare you find an attorney that works immediately on your case. They take forever and if you don't reach them, they won't reach you. Mr. Wolf was professional and knows his laws very well. I was very, very pleased with him. I would highly recommend his service.
Posted by Nagwa | April 15, 2018
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Divorce case from the Netherlands
The first time I spoke to Paul was in December 2016 about my divorce, after consulting with him. I hired Paul wolf to start my divorce process. it was a bit complicated because I live in the Netherlands but got married in New York. Paper work took a bit longer then expected but I got my divorce in 9 months which is still a good time frame. He always answers emails. it was easy to make an appointment to talk on the phone. I would defently recommend Paul Wolf.
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Posted by Dara | October 17, 2017
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Outstanding Service--Excellent Results
I would highly recommend Paul Wolf of Wolf and Berzer Attorneys at Law in Williamsville. After six years and two lawyers in Wyoming county, I went to find a lawyer who would stand up for me and my family to make things right. Paul truly listened to me. He represented me in an outstanding manner and did not worry about pissing off the people in the system. His focus was on taking care of his client. My situation was cleared up in 6 months. Now we are back together as a family. Everyone will tell you that Family Court is it's own "system" and that is absolutely true and extremely frustrating. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this firm to anyone who feels "stuck" in the Family Court system. They are top notch. A special thanks to Paul for his professionalism and knowledge.
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Posted by Frank | July 17, 2017
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Excellent representaion!
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with Paul Wolf. We both always felt that he was on our side. He communicated with us constantly, always sent us copies of every document and activity pertaining to our case. He immediatly answered any questions we had. His advice was sound and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Paul Wolf to anyone in need of an attorney's services.
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Posted by Kimberly Shisler | January 14, 2016
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Paul Wolf. The BEST attorney in Buffalo NY!
Paul & Cheryl are amazing!!!! In the past, I have been extremely disappointed with the attorneys I have hired over the many years of nasty court battles with my ex. Paul changed all that, not only did he listen to my concerns, he takes the time to explain the way the court works and the legal jargon. I have never had that from any other attorney. His rates are wonderful and I know he has done a lot more work than he charged me for. I will defiantly hire Paul again in the event I should need a attorney.
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Posted by Sonja | November 24, 2015
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Meacham vs Meacham
I can't say enough about Mr Wolf and how he handled my Qdro arrears. I intend to keep him as my personal attorney. He is a wonderful caring person.
Posted by Debra | July 29, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Paul was very easy to work with. He was knowledgeable, efficient, reasonably priced and a nice person as well. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
I recommend Paul Wolf, esq.
Mr. Wolf is an excellent attorney. He was efficient, effective and knowledgeable in solving my legal issue. When I was in a time of need, Mr. Wolf was there to help. I recommend Mr. Wolf for his services over another attorney.
Posted by Paul | March 11, 2014
Mr. Paul Wolf attorney who cares about his clients.
After nearly six years bogged down in an overly litigated and expensive divorce proceeding, and having lost faith in my first...and then second attorney; it is suffice to say that I had nearly given up on the legal profession. But, in the legal in show business..."the show must go on" and I still needed legal council. It was then that good fortune came my way and Mr. Paul Wolf Esq. was recommended to me. At our first meeting, he told me what to expect and made no attempt to fill my head with unreasonable expectations. I appreciated that and retained him as my legal council. Since then, Mr. Wolf has proved himself to be extremely competent, knowledgeable, fair, hard working and a pleasure to talk to when the need arose. He wrapped up my "messy" divorce and succeeded in mending my destroyed faith in his profession. Thanks to Mr. Wolf, I am now divorced, not financially ruined, and living "happily ever after". In addition, he is pro-active in his community and his hard work in this endeavor is in keeping with his fine character. In closing, let me say that Mr. Wolf is also the type of man that one could enjoy a drink with at the end of the day...and that is something that can't be taught in Harvard Law School. Without reservation, I highly recommend the legal services of Mr. Paul Wolf ESQ.
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Posted by Kathleen | February 28, 2014
Professional Guidance with a Personal Touch
Paul Wolf first assisted us 2 years ago with estate matters of a personal nature . From our first meeting with him we felt very comfortable. He imparted his knowledge and guidance to us in a personal way that eliminated any questions/concerns that we had. He spent time with us answering questions and guiding us through the legalities of wills, proxies, POA's, etc. We returned with an elderly relative last year and as expected he handled all matters in a courteous & professional manner.
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Posted by Jim | February 21, 2014
Trustworthy and honest
Paul has been handling our families legal needs for many years. He is trustworthy and honest. Very knowledgeable and now has a new office with responsive staff. Would recommend highly.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berzer & Wolf
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor-Paralegal program
  • Bryant &Stratton College
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Daemen College
  • 2015 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Chief of Staff
  • Buffalo Common Council
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Erie County Dept. of Social Services
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Erie County Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 2000
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  • Suny At Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pension Arrears
  • Was successful in obtaining $20,000 for my client.


  • New York Coalition For Open Government
  • President
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Community Service Award
  • Black Rock Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services
  • 1987


  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Are You Committing Malpractice When Settling Your Divorce Case?
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Open Government, Your Right to Know
  • Freedom of Information Law & NY Open Meetings Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (28)
Endorse Paul
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolf is extremely aggressive and knowledgable. One of WNY's top divorce attorneys."
General practice Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolf has been practicing law for over two decades. Paul is a general practitioner with experience in various aspects of the law. If you need an attorney who will zealously represent you, Paul is the lawyer to see."
General practice Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Works hard for your case."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. wolf is a knowledgable, capable and dedicated attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Family member
"Paul is very accessible to his clients and always goes the extra mile and does whatever is required so that his clients are well informed."
Child custody Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolf is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services."
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