Orleans County, New York Employment Lawyers

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Jessica M. Peraza
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Niagara County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
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...
Ryan C. Johnsen
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Niagara County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Free ConsultationEmployment, 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...
Greta Katrin Kolcon
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(585) 987-2800 700 Crossroads Building
2 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Employment, Appeals, Business and Environmental
Stetson University College of Law
Practical, pragmatic advice and representation offered to clients to resolve real world complex problems.
Thoughtful dispute resolution and mediation services offered to litigants and their counsel.
Cost-effective strategies.
Depth of experience.
Individual focus.

The art of representing people.
Jeffrey J. Tyrpak
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Niagara County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
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...
Michael Allan Rosenhouse
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(585) 232-8500 75 Clinton Ave. S.
510 Clinton Sq.
Rochester, NY 14604
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of Chicago
Michael A. Rosenhouse concentrates his Rochester, NY, based practice in appeals and complex trial court motions, and includes experience both with and against prominent New York City and Chicago lawyers. He has received the highest rating from the oldest and most reputable peer-review institution in the profession. His successful appellate practice is supported by years of experience in complex civil litigation. He is the author of several books and articles on a wide variety of legal subjects and has lectured for national and local, specialized and general, legal educational organizations.
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 4 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....
J. Nelson Thomas
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(525) 272-0540 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
I am one of the founding partners of Thomas & Solomon LLP. Ihave more than a decade's experience in employment law litigation and counsel. I litigate a range of matters from complex employment class action lawsuits to litigation involving all types of individual workplace disputes, ranging from claims of illegal termination and harassment, to actions to recover unpaid benefits.
I am also a certified Federal Court mediator with WDNY, with over 25 certified hours of training and role-play. Completed at least one observation and two meditations under the supervision of the WDNY program director. Maintains a minimum of 6...
James R. O'Connor
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 4 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...
John Todd Refermat
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(585) 324-5762 The Granite Building, 130 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
John Refermat is an experienced, AV rated trial lawyer whose practice includes complex civil and commercial litigation, real property tax certiorari/condemnation/eminent domain, zoning and municipal/land use litigation, environmental matters, securities arbitration and construction litigation. An experienced appellate advocate, John has successfully prepared and argued appeals before various departments of the New York State Appellate Division and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. John’s commercial litigation practice includes a wide variety of shareholder/partner/limited liability entity disputes, contested dissolutions, trademark, licensing, unfair competition, warranty and Uniform Commercial Code issues, and restrictive covenants/non-compete/solicitation agreements; he also has experience...
Justin Michael Cordello
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(585) 967-7707 95 Allens Creek, Bldg. 2, Suite 215
Rochester, NY 14618
Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury
New York Law School
I founded Cordello Law PLLC to focus entirely on labor and employment litigation on behalf of employees throughout the Rochester, New York area. Since that time, my law firm has been instrumental in obtaining significant financial recoveries for clients through the litigation and negotiation of employment disputes. While a firm’s success is generally measured from a financial standpoint, I am proud of the fact that my cases have also led to changes in illegal and abusive employment practices.
Anthony J. Kuhn
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 4 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...
Zachary T. Ruetz
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Employment and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Zachary handles both federal labor and employment plaintiff’s cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board – in which he defends the rights of federal employees against a range of abuses, including discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as wrongful personnel actions – as well as defending against criminal charges in all town and county courts surrounding the Rochester Office and federal charges within the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Zachary has enjoyed great success in aggressively and effectively representing federal employees and...
Sarah E. Cressman
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 272-4066 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
University at Buffalo Law School
Ms. Cressman is experienced in representing and advising employees regarding workplace issues, such a wage and hour matters, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, EEOC proceedings, employee benefits and contract matters. Ms. Cressman is also an experienced litigator, representing employees in state and federal court, including extensive experience litigating class actions.
James David Hartt
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(716) 400-3260 1967 Wehrle Drive
Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Criminal and Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney James D. Hartt represents victims of employment discrimination statewide. He has significant experience representing clients in the NYS Division of Human Rights, EEOC and in State and Federal Courts. Call Attorney James D. Hartt today to set up your free initial telephone consultation.
With Offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and a Satellite Office in Manhattan, Attorney James D. Hartt is proud to offer his legal expertise to New Yorkers statewide.

James practices in several other areas of law, including but not limited to: criminal defense, professional licensure defense, civil litigation, education law, and others!
Patrick J. Solomon
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 272-4066 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
Cornell Law School
I am a founding partner of Thomas & Solomon LLP. Where I practice solely in employment law, first at a large firm advising employers, and then, since 2000, as partner at Thomas & Solomon LLP representing employees. Currently, I concentrate my practice on national wage and hour, class and collective action litigation. I have represented hundreds of thousands of employees, and recovered back wages resulting in tens of millions of dollars for those clients. I have been selected to be a mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and regularly mediates federal...
E. Peter Pfaff
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 43 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
Terry Michael Sugrue
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Earl Thomas Hall
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 244-8743 4 Wenlock Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Employment
Cornell University
Over 20 years' experience in all facets of employment law and labor law. Founded Ithaca New York Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA), and serves as its current President. Practice limited to employment law, employment discrimination, labor law and education law. Caring, competent representation. You will not be passed from a partner to an associate to a paralegal at Hall Law. We are "counselors" at law, not just lawyers. We strive to live up to the tradition of Cornell Law - "Lawyers in the Best Sense." Experience: Attorney for a prestigious, nationally prominent labor and employment law firm as...
Ryan C. Woodworth
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Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(585) 310-2563 The Powers Building
16 West Main St., Ste. 726
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
James Edward Morris
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 39 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.
Rafael Omar Gomez
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 18 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
Josephine Ann Greco
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Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(716) 856-5800 1700 Rand Building
14 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(585) 263-1066 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
Syracuse University College of Law
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1012 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
Syracuse University College of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(716) 853-8132 580 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Products Liability
University of Notre Dame Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1581 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment and Immigration
Yale Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1434 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
Cornell Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 263-1453 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment and Business
Albany Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 263-1011 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
Boston College Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(585) 473-3100 180 Canal View Boulevard
Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14623
Employment
Albany Law School
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1127 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 263-1597 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of Kansas School of Law
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1582 1100 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Employment
Columbia University School of Law
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 263-1238 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Villanova University School of Law
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(716) 362-1128 70 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Personal Injury
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(585) 473-3100 180 Canal View Boulevard
Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14623
Employment
Albany Law Sch Of Union U
Erie County, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 839-6750 4600 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
Employment and Business
Erie County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 852-6228 300 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(585) 473-3100 180 Canal View Boulevard
Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14623
Employment
Monroe County, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1312 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Syracuse University College of Law
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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.