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Frank Stephen Ieraci

Family Attorney at Buffalo, NY

4.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Custody, Visitation, Support and Domestic Violence matters

    34 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases

    34 years

  3. Divorce and separation

    34 years

  4. Child abuse

    30 years

  5. General practice
    Wills and Estates, Real Estate, General Civil and Criminal matters

    34 years

A graduate of Cornell University and the University at Buffalo Law School, I have been representing people with common legal problems since 1988.  I realize that every case is the most important case for the people involved, so I handle each case personally.  My goal is generally to get a fair resolution of the case for my client with a minimum of stress and expense.


Frank S. Ieraci, Attorney at Law
2140 Eggert Road
Buffalo, NY, 14226
Frank S. Ieraci, Attorney at Law
2140 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY, 14226
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Posted by Andy | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nervous First-Time Home Seller
I have known Frank Ieraci for as long as he has been practicing law but until recently had not had need of his services. I was selling the first home I ever owned (30 years) and needed an attorney who could help me. Not having sold a house before, and with processes and procedures changes in the wake of the pandemic I was a bit anxious at not knowing what I needed to do, what documents would I need to produce, where I’d need to go or knowing how the process would work. Frank set me at ease, he told me what to expect and what I needed to do to get through this. He was supportive when I needed support and was clear and responsive when a couple minor issues arose. He took my telephone calls and responded to emails quickly, always with an attention to details and to the procedures that kept the sale on track and on time. When I needed to be reminded of the next step I would receive a gentle reminder. And when it came to making sure everything was in order and that everything on my end was complete, I knew it was, thanks to Frank. His pricing was fair, instructions to me clear and since so much of selling a house is without direct contact, once my paperwork was submitted to him I needed only wait for the check he sent out after closing. Frank is calm by nature, thorough, competent and ethical, everything you hope to find in a seasoned attorney. I was in the best hands I could have reached out to. Frank made the legal side of selling my home the easiest part. Thank you, Frank, great job!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consult
I will be meeting with him soon for an appt and if all goes well, I am likely to hire him to handle my family court case. Frank was prompt with a response and made himself available on a weekend for an initial appt. He seems very knowledgeable and I look forward to meeting him in person soon.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with his excellent service!
We are so glad that we hired Mr. Ieraci! He has been so helpful in explaining everything!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
Custody Advice
Honest and very kind. He took his time to listen to what I had to say. He didn't have to speak bad about other lawyers in order to make himself look good! he was honest in every way and understanding!! I will keep posting here to inform everyone how great he is doing once I meet with him.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2013
Excellent Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Advice in Buffalo, New York.
I needed some intense advice on bankruptcy. Mr. Ieraci spent 1-hour with me. This was a free consultation. I already had an attorney but the help I was getting was minimal. Needless to say my current attorney never spent the time to visit me in person or to personally speak to me on the phone. Mr. Ieraci guided me in the right direction since my case was so complicated. I followed his advice and I am extremely happy with the outcome. I will not hesitate to contact Mr. Ieraci again. Thank you Mr. Ieraci for your interest in helping me.
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Response from Frank Ieraci September 12, 2013
Please note that the prior attorney had notified the court and client that he was withdrawing from the case. I cannot give advice to people who already have an ongoing relationship with an attorney. I am nevertheless pleased that the client found my advice helpful.
Posted by Tim | May 2, 2013
Frank Ieraci review
Excellent attorney, helped with interpreting legal (alimony-related) documents and gave sound advice.
Posted by You know who | March 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He's rude and takes money then lies in court for his clients under oath. Mother hired this clown to get grandkids and help traffick and hide her son beating her up and the mother of his children. He's still beating her she just had a black n blue face 2 weeks ago but since he made her stop working she made him finally work and now mommy has access to kids that she never had anything to do with ever not even babsat these kids
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Response from Frank Ieraci April 9, 2023
I think the name Fraudster sums up this review pretty well. I have no such case with a mother trying to get someone's grandkids, whatever that means. I am not sure who the writer thinks is beating whom. Finally, witnesses are put under oath in court, not lawyers. So, I am not sure who this person is trying to review, but it has no association with me. I do admit that I can sometimes be rude, however.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Accurate..
This lawyer was hired to take over my divorce case. This lawyer states "he has 40 years of experience, it’s all that I do, it would not be a problem”. When hired, he failed to give proper care and attention that was required of the divorce process. This lawyer ended up giving more money to my spouse, when she was still living with me. Took granted of what my living position was with the spouse. Does not inform his client, has to telling me what needs to be done. Did not listen to the outcome and explain the procedures of what he was doing and my divorce. But rather after the work has been missed, and not done correctly, he tells me it’s to late to correct it. Oh, “you should have told me sooner”. As being his client why would I know the laws of divorce? This Lawyer does unprofessional work, his checks and balances were missed and he was careless.
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Response from Frank Ieraci June 10, 2022
I was the third attorney for this client. He brought me a proposed agreement that he wanted some changes made to. I negotiated the changes with opposing counsel. The client signed the agreement. Then, he discovered that he was paying for something that occurred before I became his attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jordan, Ieraci and Stevanovic
  • 1997 - 2004


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • Erie Country Family Court Therapeutic and Treatment Foundation
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Family Court Attorney of the Year
  • Erie County Bar Assoc. Assigned Counsel Program
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Court Caselaw Updates - Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Family Court Caselaw Updates
  • 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Understanding Article 10 Sections 1061 &1062
  • 2020
  • Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway? (Players in the Child Welfare System)
  • Role of Attorneys and other parties in Child Welfare Cases
  • 2017
  • Family Court Practice - 2011 Spring Seminar
  • How to Handle Child Neglect Cases
  • 2011
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Noonday Lecture Series
  • Expungement Hearings Before the Office of Children and Family Services
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (13)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is extremely knowledgeable and a tireless advocate for his clients. Moreover, he does not sugarcoat anything - his clients know exactly where they stand. I will continue to refer cases to Mr. Ieraci."
General practice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
General practice Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Ieraci without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ieraci has been an active participant here on Avvo for some time and his generous contributions have been noticed and appreciated by all."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ieraci is a skilled and experienced attorney. His abilities are readily demonstrated by his contributions to this site, as well as by his client reviews. I readily endorse Mr. Ieraci."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ieraci is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr Ieraci. I have reviewed his numerous contributions & found them to be highly comptetent & profesional. Family Law clients in Buffalo & vicinity will be well-served by retaining him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His advice to the Avvo community is thoughtful and practical."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives good, thorough and thoughtful answers to questions posed on this site"
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Good responses in the AVVO community."
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