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"I don't like lawyer jokes because some of them are true. Through client relationships, learning, and perseverance, I strive to change the negative attorney stereotype."



Jeffrey primarily concentrates his practice on toxic torts and asbestos-exposure defense as well as general insurance defense. He has extensive experience defending a wide range of clients in asbestos litigation, including representing a national Fortune 500 client and traveling the country in the company’s defense. He continues to represent several companies sued in asbestos matters and has conducted hundreds of depositions while coordinating clients’ retention of expert witnesses for cases in New York State.

Additionally, Jeffrey defends personal-injury suits resulting from claims of general negligence, accidents on property, and those involving motor vehicles. He also represents clients in mediation and arbitration matters. He works directly with clients, their insurers, and counsel to obtain favorable outcomes in NYS cases. Additionally, to assist in the representation of interstate clients, Jeffrey provides oversight on a wide variety of cases pending in Pennsylvania.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment for an automotive parts manufacturer and distributor in a hotly contested asbestos case involving a 26-year-old plaintiff based on arguments such as the applicable statute of limitations.
  • Represented a local festival organizer in a case of alleged negligent supervision and inadequate security. Obtained summary judgment based on the plaintiff’s assumption of the risks involved in the altercation.
  • Successfully elicited testimony in several asbestos cases, facilitating voluntary dismissals and reasonable settlement amounts.
  • Successfully negotiated several settlements in cases of alleged negligence and injury on property.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Special Counsel
  • Riley, Hewitt, Witte & Romano, Associate
  • Brown & Levicoff, Associate  

Selected Community Activities

  • LaSalle Yacht Club, Member

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: PI – Products: Defense, 2019

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