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Downtown Office

Main Court Building at
Lafayette Square
438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 852-3600
(800) 724-8519
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Suburban Office

2448 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
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Thomas P. Kawalec

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phone (716) 852-3600

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Areas of Practice

Civil Defense Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Construction Accident and Labor Law Litigation

Insurance Defense

Insurance Coverage Litigation and Analysis

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Bar Admissions

New York, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1998

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals, Circuit Second, 2007

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York, 2001

U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 1998
J.D.
Honors: Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 1998

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995
B.A.
Major: Political Science
Major: International Studies
Minor: Polish Studies

Published Works

Chapter 29 - "Fire Insurance and Property Insurance", in Insurance Law Practice, Second Edition, published by the New York State Bar Association, 2006

Classes/Seminars Taught

"Deposition Basics in Personal Injury Litigation" for the Erie Institute of Law (Erie County Bar Association) – October 24, 2014

"Personal Injury Litigation" for the Erie Institute of Law (Erie County Bar Association) – May 31, 2013

"Personal Injury Litigation" for the Erie Institute of Law (Erie County Bar Association) – February 13, 2012

"New Developments in Personal Injury Litigation - Healthcare Insurers' Right of Subrogation and Medicare Repayment Issues" for the Erie Institute of Law (Erie County Bar Association) - May 26, 2010

"New Developments in Personal Injury Litigation - Healthcare Insurers' Right of Subrogation and Medicare Repayment Issues" for Buffalo Claims Association – September 24, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

Advocates Club

Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court - Barrister (Director)

Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York (Treasurer)

Erie County Bar Association
  Negligence Committee
  Federal Law Committee
  Employment Law Committee

New York State Bar Association
  Trial Lawyers Committee
  Trial Evidence Committee

Languages

Polish

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