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Our professional practice is dedicated to personal injury law with the goal of helping accident victims and their families. I have personally recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his injury clients in the past few years alone. In 2012 I  recovered $3.85 Million on behalf of a motorcyclist against a local county agency which is believed to be the highest such award against such an entity ever achieved in that county. Our firm's practice covers all areas of personal injury including auto, motorcycle, and truck accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, and other accidents. 

More important, however, is our dedication and attention to detail with each case we handle. Regardless of the size of the case, we strive to ensure thorough preparation, diligent representation, and timely results. We are  committed to a practice that provides integrity, compassion, and responsiveness to every one of our clients. The numerous attorney and client referrals we have received, as well as the testimonials from former clients, attest to our firm's professional dedication and quality of work. We would like to help you on your injury case!


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 95%
    20 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 5%
    11 years



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  • Thomas Waffenschmidt

    I have known steve for many years. He is an excellent attorney and an outstanding advocate for his clients. He works extremely hard and diligently represents his clients to obtain the best possible result for them. I highly recommend him!!!


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    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney. Always well prepared. Very knowledgable. Represents clients zealously. This is the attorney you want to represent you!


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Proudfoot Law Firm

150 Lake St
Proudfoot Law Firm
Elmira, NY, 14901-3401


NYCurrently registered 199403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
memberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerProudfoot Law Firm1996 - Present
AttorneySayles & Evans, Attorneys At Law1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Chemung County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyersmember2010 - 2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyN/A1997 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
motorcyle accidentWon
auto accidentwon
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Student lectureTrial and Legal topics2005