Michael M. Chelus

Firm Member

Phone: (716) 852-3600
Fax: (716) 852-0038
Email mmchelus@cheluslaw.com

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Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense


State University of New York,
Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York

The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Management
Honors: Dean’s List

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York



Professional Associations & Memberships

Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York

Erie County Bar Association
  Negligence Committee
  Federal Practice Committee

New York State Bar Association
  Torts Section
  Insurance and Compensation Law Section

Orchard Park High School Academy of Finance
  Advisory Board Member (2006-2010)

Penn State Alumni Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

St. Thomas More Guild

University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association

Western New York Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association,
Secretary (2009-2015)

Western New York Trial Lawyers Association (2004-present)
Board of Directors (2008-2010)

Published Works

Chapter 24 – “Exceeding the No-Fault Threshold: Serious Injury,” Insurance Law Practice (Third Edition, New York State Bar Association, 2019)

Classes/Seminars Taught

Adjunct Professor at Bryant & Stratton College (2008-present)

“Basics of Litigating a Motor Vehicle Accident Case”
CLE presentation at Bar Association of Erie County (2014 & 2016)


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