Role: Associates

Nick Vona


Property Insurance Litigation


Office: (716) 854-3400

Fax: (716) 332-0336


Lindsey Dodd

Practice Areas: Insurance Defense Education: Albany Law School Juris Doctor, cum laude Honors: Symposium Editor, Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology; Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. ‘88 Government Law Center Award Centenary College of Louisiana Bachelor of Arts, Music Honors: Dean’s List, President’s Award American Public University Certificate of Paralegal Studies Honors: 4.0 GPA Admissions:    … Read More

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Kimberly Gallo

KIMBERLY GALLO ASSOCIATE Insurance Defense Office: 518.886.1902 x. 441 Fax: 518.886.1902 Email: EDUCATION Brooklyn Law School, J.D. Cum Laude University at Albany, B.S. Summa Cum Laude ADMISSIONS New York Kimberly Gallo knew she wanted to be an attorney when she was 19 and her father passed away and she handled his estate. She took a law course… Read More

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Taylor Kent

The mindset that, “every problem has a solution” guides my approach to the practice of law. In a rapidly evolving and sometimes spiraling world, individuals are in desperate need of a fighter in their corner who is willing to adapt to whatever a particular problem requires. Versatility, ingenuity, and grit are certainly the cornerstones of… Read More

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Julie Latham

Julie Latham, Esq. is a 2007 graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. She is a member of the professional fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, an honor shared with 6 US presidents and 8 US Supreme Court Justices. She has been practicing in the areas of Estate Planning,… Read More

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Erin Ryan

ERIN RYANASSOCIATE ATTORNEYLabor & EmploymentCivil RightsOffice: 716.854.3400 Email: I spent the first four years of my legal career as a public defender and was lucky to learn from committed, passionate coworkers who taught me what it means to be a good lawyer.   I gained extensive jury trial experience, defending against charges ranging from minor… Read More

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Gregory Bitar

GREGORY BITARASSOCIATEProperty Insurance LitigationOffice: 716.854.3400 ext. 285 Fax: 716.332.0336 Email: I was born and raised in Western New York, specifically Clarence. I have two brothers: Chris Bitar and an identical twin. All three of us are lawyers. I received my undergraduate degree in Finance at UB. I decided to go to New York City… Read More

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Joshua Roetzer

I spent 8 years operating a small business focused on the commercial drone industry.  I was faced with complex issues that only a nascent and dynamic industry like the commercial drone space can provide.  I was able to travel the globe to help grow the company and the industry as a whole.  This experience is… Read More

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Connor Bucci

CONNOR BUCCI ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Insurance Defense Office: 585.381.3400 ext. 310 Fax: 585.381.6219 Email: I have been drawn to classic cars and hot rods ever since I was a kid. Every car is different and every challenge unique, making each job different than the last. Making changes or improvements often requires thinking outside the box, beyond the usual… Read More

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Matthew Withiam-Leitch

MATTHEW WITHIAM-LEITCH ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Property Insurance Litigation Office: 716-854-3400 x275 Fax: 716-856-2924 Email: “Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve always enjoyed strategizing. Whether it was board games with the family or trying to plan the perfect day during summer vacation, I always took pride in formulating a strategy and… Read More

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Jesse Hoelscher

Effective legal representation requires a balance of substantive knowledge and the ability to work well with people. My background allows me to connect with clients on a personal level while also bringing them the peace of mind that their goals will be met. After working as a student attorney for three UB Law clinics and… Read More

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Emily Spitzer

In the great words of legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully, “Good is not good when better is expected.”  I pride myself knowing that in order to succeed in this profession, you must hold yourself accountable to the highest standards in order to give clients the representation they expect and deserve. My athletic experiences throughout my life… Read More

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Jacob Honan

JACOB HONANASSOCIATE ATTORNEYBusiness LitigationOffice: 716.854.3400 ext. 291 Email: I have always been skilled at collaborating with others to accomplish a common goal. My experiences of growing up with a large family, working in the restaurant industry, and playing popular music in bands have provided me with a synergistic mindset. As a member of the… Read More

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Taylor Way

As someone who was playing the piano before I learned to read, I’m always striving to write the perfect song.  I bring this drive for perfection to both my musical and legal pursuits.  Whether putting the finishing touches on a composition, or representing clients in litigation, I always aim to reach the ideal outcome. It’s… Read More

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Nichole Austin

NICHOLE AUSTINASSOCIATE ATTORNEYInsurance DefenseOffice: (585) 381-3400 x305 Fax: (585) 381-6219 Email: Dedication and thinking outside the box are the cornerstones of my approach to the law. I enjoy using my diverse academic background to solve problems in innovative ways and achieving results. As a former law review editor, I also hold myself to high… Read More

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Brandon Snyder

BRANDON SNYDERASSOCIATE ATTORNEYProperty Insurance LitigationOffice: (716) 854.3400 x231 Fax: (716) 332.0336 Email: In the great words of legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully, “Good is not good when better is expected.”  I pride myself knowing that in order to succeed in this profession, you must hold yourself accountable to the highest standards in order to give… Read More

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Nolan Hale

While at the University at Buffalo, I majored in Exercise Science with the intention of becoming a Physical Therapist. I studied the human body, athletic injuries, neurosciences, plus interned at a concussion research lab here in Buffalo.  I had always been curious about the law, so I took a class to see if there was anything… Read More

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Nick Vona

NICK VONAASSOCIATEProperty Insurance LitigationAntitrustOffice: (716) 854-3400 Fax: (716) 332-0336 Email: One team.  One Goal.  Hard work.  Every day.  In every way.  That was the mantra my basketball team would repeatedly shout after every practice, and it remains the approach I take to practicing law.  In my career, I have had the privilege of representing… Read More

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