Whatever your legal service need may be - personal injury, Social Security Disability benefits, matrimonial and family law, criminal defense, mediation, wills and estates, real estate or something else - the law firm of Pusatier, Abbott, Sugarman & Martin, LLP is here to help.
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I began my legal career as an associate with a prestigious law firm that specialized in representing plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases. My mentor at the firm was a nationally known trial lawyer with a reputation for winning groundbreaking cases in personal injury law. The experience I gained in five years as his associate ignited my passion for this area of the law.
In 1976, I founded what is now known as Pusatier, Abbott, Sugarman & Martin, LLP. During my career, I have proudly represented many profoundly injured clients, personally taking cases to trial if a satisfactory out-of-court settlement cannot be reached. I have recovered million dollar settlements in the areas of auto accidents and medical malpractice. If there is an appeal, I personally handle it and have successfully argued appeals in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court and before the New York State Court of Appeals.
As one example, I argued an appeal to the Court of Appeals supporting a large verdict for wrongful conviction and imprisonment. The Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict and wrote an important decision that paved the way for others who were wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit.
I served on the negligence committees for the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, have been a guest lecturer on personal injury law, and currently teach a course on the jury trial at the University of Buffalo.
Please feel free to contact me for a consultation on your personal injury case.