Erie County Employment Lawyers

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V. Jonas Urba
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Jessica M. Peraza
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 853-5100 50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1700
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Elder and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Jessica Peraza is an associate attorney working with the firm’s estate and elder law department. She focuses her practice on Estate Planning and Administration, Medicaid and Long-term Care Planning, and Wealth Management. As a law student, she interned for the Hon. Barbara Howe in Erie County Surrogate’s Court and worked in the Public Benefits Unit of Neighborhood Legal Services. Her previous experience includes residential foreclosures, public and private sector labor law, contract negotiations, probate matters, third party credit collections, and representation of clients in administrative hearings and arbitrations.

Ms. Peraza attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where she...
Nina Frances Juncewicz
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(716) 875-6500 50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14222
Employment, Business, Immigration and International
State University of New York - Buffalo
Nina Juncewicz, Esq. has 25 years experience in representing those internationally seeking to obtain physical access to the United States market for commercial work and/or family reunification. Her experience was developed early as an outstanding scholar for the agency formerly known as INS at the U.S/Canadian border, and later in its Buffalo District Office’s litigation Department. This experience brought her first-hand knowledge of the technical nuances of complex U.S. immigration law and the government adjudication process which experience she uses for her client’s benefit. She later practiced business and family Immigration in a statewide corporate law firm before opening her...
Jeffrey J. Tyrpak
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(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Employment, Estate Planning, Health Care and Real Estate
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Jeffrey Tyrpak, an Amherst native, attended Fordham University and obtained his BA in International Political Economy in 2010. In 2013, he earned his JD at UB Law School with a concentration in Finance Transactions.

He started practicing law at a small firm in New York City before returning home and joining our team in December of 2016. While working in New York City, Mr. Tyrpak handled litigation in federal court regarding collective bargaining agreements and ERISA for employee benefit funds. He also worked on government compliance matters under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA.

Currently, Mr. Tyrpak resides in HoganWillig's Real Estate...
Ryan C. Johnsen
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(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Free ConsultationErie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Mr. Johnsen is an attorney at HoganWillig primarily focusing in the firm’s Litigation Department.

While attending SUNY Buffalo Law School, Mr. Johnsen was part of the University’s Consumer Financial Advocacy Clinic and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for his work with the program. While in law school, he was a clerk at New Era Cap Co., Inc. Following law school, Mr. Johnsen has gained exposure to several areas of his litigation practice, including special education claims against school districts, employment discrimination claims, general business disputes and work in Erie County Surrogate's Court on contested...
Adela Aprodu
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(716) 330-1006 50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationErie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Adela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a triple major in Health Services, Administration of Justice and Communications. She obtained her J.D., cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with certificates in Civil Litigation and Health Services.

Following graduation, Adela spent almost three years in Boston, Massachusetts representing clients in a variety of matters, including personal injury, summary process, contract disputes, and class action cases. In 2017, she moved to Buffalo, New York where she concentrated her practice in litigation, medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, employment discrimination defense, and corporate health care matters....
James R. O'Connor
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
5488 Sheridan Drive, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
James R. O’Connor, Esq. is a labor and employment law associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Buffalo office, where he focuses his practice on representing clients in federal and private sector employment law claims, including claims involving the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), New York Labor Law, New York Executive Law and Qui Tam claims.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, James was...
Anthony J. Kuhn
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 439-4700 5488 Sheridan Drive
Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment, Appeals, Business and Military
University at Buffalo Law School
As Managing Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Anthony relies heavily on his vast leadership experience in overseeing the daily operations of the Buffalo office and its staff. As a military leader, having served over 22 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, Anthony brings decades of leadership training and experience to the Buffalo office. Anthony has previously served as a senior drill sergeant, a combat intelligence advisor to the New Iraqi Amy, and a first sergeant and acting commander to a combat engineer drill sergeant company. Anthony is currently serving in a brigade-level staff sergeant major position. Anthony has...
E. Peter Pfaff
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(716) 652-2260 673 Main Street
Suite 5
East Aurora, NY 14052
Employment, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice and Social Security Disability
State University of New York - Buffalo
Rafael Omar Gomez
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(716) 873-0333 2746 Delaware Avenue
The Eberhardt Mansion
Buffalo, NY 14217
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
State University of New York - Buffalo
James Edward Morris
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(716) 855-1118 70 Niagara Street, Suite 404
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
My firm has handled significant injury and wrongful death cases for over 30 years. I served a Past President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers. I have been named to Superlawyers and the Legal Elite of Western New York for many years. I have received the highest ratings from AVVO and Martindale Hubbell. I limit my practice to representing people impacted by significant injury or the death of family members.
E. Peter Pfaff
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloFlorida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
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Terry Michael Sugrue
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(716) 856-0277 135 Delaware Avenue, Suite 410
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Appeals
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Terry M. Sugrue is an accomplished attorney concentrating his practice in Labor and Employment Law and Appellate Advocacy. Mr. Sugrue has prosecuted hundreds of grievances at arbitration involving complex contractual and disciplinary issues, including termination. He is experienced before various administrative agencies including the Public Employment Relations Board, Workers Compensation Board, Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, and Division of Human Rights. He has counseled clients on various labor and employment matters, including matters arising under the Civil Service Law, Taylor Law, New York Human Rights Law, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave...
Amanda Smith
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(716) 439-4700 5488 Sheridan Drive #500
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Amanda Smith, Esq. is an Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Buffalo office, where she focuses her practice on Federal and State Employment and Labor Law.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Amanda was a Student Workforce Trainee for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the University at Buffalo Law School, where she provided legal academic research in international environmental principles as applied by the United States domestically and in foreign relations. Amanda also worked as a Student Legal Intern for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement;...
Matthew Mitchell
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 439-4700 5488 Sheridan Drive, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment, Environmental, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Vermont Law School, Vermont Law School and University of New Hampshire School of Law
With more than 30 years’ experience practicing law, Matthew E. Mitchell, Esq., Senior Counsel in the Buffalo office of Tully Rinckey PLLC, has defended individuals, municipalities, and businesses in civil cases across New York State and Massachusetts. He has represented a variety of clients, including Consolidated Edison in multi-million dollar property damage cases, AMF Bakery Systems in asbestos litigation, and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute in employment matters. Matt has also defended individuals and corporations through their insurers, from auto accident personal injury claims to Superfund cost recovery actions. He has provided coverage opinions interpreting provisions of a variety of...
Josephine Ann Greco
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(716) 856-5800 1700 Rand Building
14 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 853-8132 580 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Products Liability
University of Notre Dame Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(716) 566-5400 665 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Albany Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(716) 566-5400 665 MAIN ST STE 400
BUFFALO, NY 14203
Employment, Environmental, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(716) 853-8101 50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of San Diego
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 566-5430 665 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(716) 839-1489 401 Maryvale Dr
Buffalo, NY 14225
Employment
New York University School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(716) 839-6750 4600 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
Employment and Business
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(716) 856-0600 12 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
George Mason University School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 PEARL ST STE 100
BUFFALO, NY 14202
Employment and Insurance Defense
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(716) 856-0024 14 LAYAYETTE SQUARE
500 RAND BUILDING
BUFFALO, NY 14203
Employment and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(716) 856-0600 12 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Cornell Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(716) 854-0007 1103 DELAWARE AVE
BUFFALO, NY 14209
Employment
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(716) 362-1128 70 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Personal Injury
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(716) 856-0277 135 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(716) 566-2800 40 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Civil Rights, Education and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(716) 843-3812 Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Syracuse University College of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(716) 677-6666 Buffalo, NY 14224
Employment
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(716) 856-3023 69 DELAWARE AVE STE 602
BUFFALO, NY 14202
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 847-0650 237 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment
University of North Carolina School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(716) 885-1150 12 FOUNTAIN PLAZA, SUITE 600
BUFFALO, NY 14202
Employment and Business
Boston University School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(716) 843-3949 12 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(716) 881-7024 14 Lafayette Sq Ste 1100
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Business and Health Care
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 852-6228 300 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 316-7237 70 N Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(716) 566-2800 40 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Boston College Law School
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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