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Main Place Tower
350 Main Street, Suite 1800
Buffalo, New York 14202-3714Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 716-856-1344
Fax: 716-856-1369
www.bouvierlaw.com
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Established: 1952

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Transportation Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Criminal Law
  • Election Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Guardian and Conservatorships
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Labor Law
  • Lead Paint
  • Municipal Law
  • Negligence
  • Police Liability Litigation
  • Property Liability
  • School Law
  • Tort Liability
  • Real Estate Transactions
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
A. Central Insurance CompanyArgonaut Great Central Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyErie and Niagara Insurance Association
First Niagara Risk Management, Inc.Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
General Insurance CompanyGenesee Patrons' Co-Operative Insurance Company
Grange Mutual Insurance CompanyHome Indemnity Company
Home Insurance CompanyKemper/Unitrin
Merchants Mutual Insurance CompanyMetropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Motorists Insurance CompanyNew York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Patriot National Insurance GroupState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Travelers InsuranceTrident Insurance Services
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
City of Lackawanna, New YorkTown of Amherst, New York
Town of Hamburg, New YorkTown of Tonawanda, New York
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Personnel Information
Partners
Peter J. Martin
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:pmartin@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1964
  • U.S. Tax Court
Memberships:
  • New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
  • American Arbitration Association
Education:
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 1961
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1964
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, LL.B., 1964
Born:1939
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George W. Collins, Jr.
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:gcollins@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Memberships:
  • Erie County Bar Association (Negligence Committee)
  • Empire Mediation and Arbitration
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Grove City College, B.A., 1973
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1984
Born:1951
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Paul F. Hammond
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:pfhammond@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1989
Memberships:
  • New York State (Trial Lawyers and T.I.C.L. Sections) and Erie County (Negligence Committee) Bar Associations
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1984
  • Case Western Reserve University, 1985
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1988
Born:1961
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Paula M. Eade Newcomb
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:pnewcomb@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
Education:
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1987
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
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Special Counsel
Dale A. Ehman
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:dehman@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1990-1992)
  • American Arbitration Association Board of Arbitrators
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1972
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1975
Born:1950
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Michael P. Caffery
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:mcaffery@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1978
Memberships:
  • New York State, Erie County and Chautauqua County Bar Associations
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, B.S. (cum laude), 1975
  • University of Toledo School of Law, J.D., 1978
Born:1951
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Norman E.S. Greene
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:ngreene@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1986
Additional Biographical Details:
Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of New York (1969-1973)
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • University at Buffalo, B.A. (cum laude), 1962
  • Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1965
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1967
Born:1939
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Walter P. Seegert
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:wseegert@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1975
Memberships:
  • New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
Education:
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1970
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1973
Born:1948
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Jeffrey T. Bochiechio
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:jbochiechio@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State and Erie County Bar Associations
Education:
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A. Political Science (with departmental honors), 2007
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. (with high honors), 2011
Born:1985
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Associates
John P. Luhr
Buffalo, NY
E-Mail:jluhr@bouvierlaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 1987
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1990
Born:1965
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Todd J. Aldinger
Buffalo, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2017
Education:
  • Princeton University, A.B., 2009
  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2016
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