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Matthew Alan Parham

Litigation Attorney at Buffalo, NY

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Defense of debt collection lawsuits, advice and assistance concerning student loan collections, prosecution of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other federal lawsuits against debt collectors and creditors.

    11 years

  2. Civil rights
    Police misconduct and prisoners' rights litigation.

    11 years

  3. Lemon law
    Auto fraud and wrongful repossession lawsuits and counter-claims.

    11 years

  4. Identity theft

    11 years

I am an attorney at the Western New York Law Center, Inc., a Buffalo, New York non-profit legal services corporation that helps consumers with foreclosure, debt, and other matters.  I am also a part-time law professor.  


I represent consumers in defense of debt collection lawsuits and in offensive actions against abusive debt collectors, creditors, and repossession companies. In the past I have also represented individuals whose civil rights were violated by the police or corrections officials

Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Western New York Law Center, Inc.
Main Seneca Building
237 Main Street, Suite 1130
Buffalo, NY, 1203


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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Matthew A. Parham
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • 2004 - 2005


  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • Lawson v. USCIS, 795 F. Supp. 2d 283 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Naturalization granted.


  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • 2011 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Legal Aid Society of New York
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Legal Aid Society of New York
  • 2010
  • Empire State Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Empire State Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2007
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Buffalo Litigation Lawyer Matthew Alan Parham
Matthew Alan Parham
Litigation Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 16 years