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We are Champions for Our Community

Empowering our Community, Guided by Compassion: Our Social Responsibility Commitment

At Rupp Pfalzgraf, we understand that being a responsible member of society goes beyond providing excellent legal services. We are a group of passionate attorneys driven by a shared purpose—to make a difference in the lives of our clients and our community. We actively strive to contribute to the betterment of our community by engaging in various initiatives that align with our mission. Our social responsibility statement reflects our dedication to serving our clients with integrity and empathy and upholding the highest ethical standards while positively impacting the world around us.

“Our Commitment to Empower, Serve, and Inspire: Advocating for a Better Tomorrow”

Teamwork: We believe in the power of collaboration and synergy. Together, we unite our diverse talents and perspectives to find innovative solutions and deliver exceptional results for our clients. We work hand in hand, fostering a supportive environment where teamwork thrives, amplifying our collective impact.

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for the highest professional standards. Integrity and transparency guide every action we take. With meticulous attention to detail, we provide our clients with reliable and ethical legal counsel, ensuring their trust in our firm remains unwavering.

Entrepreneurial & Innovation: We embrace a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, continually seeking new ways to redefine the practice of law. Our forward-thinking approach enables us to anticipate and adapt to the evolving legal landscape, offering our clients cutting-edge strategies and personalized solutions.

Inspiration: We are driven by the belief that our work should inspire positive change. As advocates for our community, we use our legal expertise to create meaningful impact beyond the courtroom. Through pro bono services, community involvement, and mentorship programs, we aim to inspire others to strive for justice and social progress.

Guided by these core values, we are committed to making a difference through our social responsibility initiatives:

Access to Justice: We stand alongside individuals who face legal challenges but lack the necessary resources. Through pro bono work, we ensure that justice is accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local community, supporting charitable organizations and initiatives that address pressing social issues. By giving back through volunteer efforts, donations, and partnerships, we aim to uplift and strengthen the communities we serve.

Diversity and Inclusion: We celebrate the richness of diversity and actively promote an inclusive work environment. We are committed to advancing the diversity and quality of talent within our firm to better serve our clients and community. By fostering an inclusive culture, we ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and valued.

Philanthropy: We embrace a culture of giving back by donating our time, resources, and financial support to charitable organizations. We believe in supporting causes that align with our values and have a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

At Rupp Pfalzgraf, we are more than lawyers. We are compassionate individuals who understand the challenges faced by our clients, our community, and the world. We approach our work with empathy, always putting people first. Through collaboration, accountability, innovation, and inspiration, we strive to create lasting positive change and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Ride For Roswell

12 Years of of Dedication to Ending Cancer

At Rupp Pfalzgraf, our commitment to social responsibility extends beyond the courtroom. We understand that being a responsible member of society means actively engaging with our community and making a tangible impact in the lives of others. One of our largest community initiatives, which exemplifies our dedication to giving back, is the Ride for Roswell.

Our Ride for Roswell team has been participating in this annual event since 2011, uniting our firm, clients, and community members in the fight against cancer. Over the last 12 years, we have raised over $750,000 for cancer research and treatment, a cause close to our hearts. Cancer is an adversary that has touched us all in one way or another, which is why our commitment to the Ride for Roswell team is unwavering.

The Ride for Roswell is more than just a fundraising event. It represents our collective determination to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. As a team, we pedal together with purpose, motivated by the stories of survivors, the memories of loved ones, and the hope for a future free from the burden of this disease.

Our participation in the Ride for Roswell aligns with our broader social responsibility commitment: empowering our community, guided by compassion. Through our core values of teamwork, accountability, entrepreneurial spirit, and inspiration, we strive to advocate for a better tomorrow in all that we do.

So Far Team Rupp Pfalzgraf has raised:
2011 – $22,370
2012 – $81,988
2013 – $81,308
2014 – $84,413
2015 – $69,263
2016 – $54,474
2017 – 51,532
2018 – $85,074
2019 – $124,872
2020 – COVID
2021 – $54,616
2022 – $65,225
2023 – $57,593
 

Rupp Pfalzgraf is proud to sponsor…

Non-Profit Boards

Members of our team have sat on many non-profit boards across the region including:

University of Buffalo Foundation, Inc
The Buffalo Club
Country Club of Buffalo
Ronald McDonald House of Charities of WNY
Aspire of WNY
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Can-Am Council
Horizon Health Service
Univera Healthcare
Montessori School of Rochester
Legal Aid Bureau
The Lima Historical Society
Saratoga PLAN
Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo
Risk Management Association
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Buffalo Renaissance Foundation
Erie County Bar Foundation
Kaleida Health Foundation
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Kevin Guest House
The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
Medaille College
The Sled Hockey Foundation, Inc.
Defense Trial Lawyers Association of WNY
Torn space Theatre
Central Amherst Little League
Saratoga Veterans and Community Housing Coalition
Construction Exchange of Buffalo and WNY
UB Law Alumni Association
State University of New York at Geneseo
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo
Nichols School
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
WNY Women’s Foundation
BISON Fund
Cherry Hill Country Club
The Roswell Park Alliance
American Cancer Society
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
The Landmark Society of Western New York
Buffalo Architecture Foundation
Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Inn of Courts