Brown Chiari LLP, Attorneys at Law

Brown Chiari LLP, Attorneys at Law

Law Firm in Lancaster, NY

Firm Overview

Over 30 years of experience in all areas of personal injury litigation.

Multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements are nothing new to us. Buffalo, New York's Brown Chiari LLP has consistently obtained top results in all areas of personal injury - including auto accidents, truck accidents, construction and product defect accidents; as well as nursing home abuse and neglect.
Main Office
Main Office
5775 Broadway
Lancaster  NY  14086-2360
Phone
  • 716-681-7190
Fax
  • 716-681-8136
Websites
Personal Injury
Brown Chiari LLP, Attorneys at Law will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury, including Nursing Home Negligence
-Food Poisoning
-Truck Accident
-Automobile
-Product Liability
-Construction Accidents and Medical Malpractice Litigation.

James E. Brown, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1973, New York

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1972
J.D.

Associations & Memberships:
American Trial Lawyers Association - ATLA; New York State Trial Lawyers Association - NYSTLA; American Board of Trial Advocates - ABOTA (Former National Board Representative).
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Donald P. Chiari, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1984, New York

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1983
J.D.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
Buffalo, New York, May 31, 1956

Associations & Memberships:
Bar Association of Erie County; New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers; Western New York Trial Lawyers' Association; New York State Trial Lawyers' Association; American Association for Justice.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1983

Samuel J. Capizzi, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury
-Appellate Practice
-Civil Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1989, New York

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1988
J.D.

University Attended:
Buffalo State College

State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1985
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1963
Buffalo, New York, December 27, 1963

Associations & Memberships:
Erie County Bar Association.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate , 1988

Michael C. Scinta, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Mr. Scinta's practice is limited to personal injury cases on behalf of injured individuals, families, and groups. He has been recognized for having obtained one of the largest nursing home negligence verdicts in New York State. Mr. Scinta also has one of the only punitive damages verdicts in the State of New York. He has taken to trial just under 50 cases in his career covering all facets of personal injury law including auto injury, construction injury, nursing home neglect and abuse, and injury on property. Mr. Scinta has obtained notable results and he has been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that includes many of the top trial lawyers in the United States and is limited to trial attorneys who have achieved million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Scinta has also commenced various class actions on behalf of injured victims.

Mr. Scinta has been asked to lecture both locally and nationally to fellow attorneys and other organizations on many topics, including auto cases, nursing home neglect, and trial techniques. Mr. Scinta received exceptional reviews from attorneys across New York State for his recent presentations on behalf of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy. He has also authored materials for use by other attorneys in their practices, and pleadings he has authored are being published by a national publisher, Bender's, for use by other attorneys across the country. In addition to New York State, Mr. Scinta is also licensed to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania and he has assisted other attorneys around the country with personal injury cases.

Mr. Scinta is a Past President and current board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (WRA). He is a member and presenter of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy. Mr. Scinta is also the current President of the New York State Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been appointed to serve on the New York State Trial Lawyer's Executive Committee and was recently elected as board member of the Western New York Trial Lawyers' Association by a vote of its members.

Mr. Scinta is a member of the American Association of Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the Niagara County Bar Association. He is also a founding member of the New York State Nursing Home Litigation Group and a member of the National Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.

Mr. Scinta graduated college and law school with distinction. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buffalo Law School. He also has a degree in Health Care Administration from Fredonia College-SUNY (cum laude).

Mr. Scinta resides in Buffalo, New York with his wife and five children. He is also actively involved in, and contributes to, many local charities

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Wills and Estates
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1996, New York

Law School Attended:
University of Buffalo
Class of 1995
J.D., magna cum laude

University Attended:
Fredonia College
Class of 1992
B.S., cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1970
Buffalo, New York, February 9, 1970
Education
  • University of Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1995

James M. Mucklewee, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1977-1978. Confidential Law Assistant, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, 1978-1980. Lecturer, Lorman Business Services, Inc., Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Areas of Law:
Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1979, New York and Pennsylvania

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1975
B.S.
Accounting, magna cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1953
Watertown, New York, March 23, 1953

Associations & Memberships:
Erie County, New York State and American Bar Associations; Western New York Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Ski Defense Attorneys; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Volunteer Lawyers Project (Member, Board of Directors); American Board of Trial Advocates.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Michael R. Drumm, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Medical Malpractice
-Labor Law
-Product Liability
-Criminal Litigation
-Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1985, New York
-U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1984
J.D.

University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1980
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1958
Cortland, New York, January 18, 1958

Associations & Memberships:
Erie County and New York State Bar Associations; Erie County Trial Lawyers Association; New York Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate , 1984

Theresa M. Walsh, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Ms. Walsh focuses her practice on the representation of clients with serious, complex and catastrophic injuries from nursing home negligence, defective products, automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, and general negligence.

Moreover, Ms. Walsh has devoted more than a decade to representing clients who have been seriously injured by defective pharmaceutical and medical device products, including, Fen-Phen, Vioxx, Avandia, Digitek, Fosamax, Yaz, Actos, Sulzer Hip implants, Depuy Hip implants and transvaginal mesh cases. Ms. Walsh has represented clients injured by defective products in the United States District Federal Courts and New York State Supreme Court, including extensive experience with multidistrict litigation. To that end, Ms. Walsh has obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for her clients.

In these areas, Ms. Walsh has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict for her clients. Ms. Walsh also has significant experience with our firm's appellate practice, including arguing several cases before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Ms. Walsh's work in this area has ensured that hard fought lower court victories are upheld.

Ms. Walsh is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law with a J.D. and a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Management with an M.B.A. Ms. Walsh is a cum laude graduate of Canisius College and a former member of the Canisius College Alumni Board. She is member of the New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association.

Ms. Walsh is admitted to practice in all of the Courts in the State of New York; United States District Court, Western District of New York; United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court

Areas of Law:
-Complex and Catastrophic Injuries
-Defective Products
-Automobile Accidents
-Construction Accidents
-Premises Liability
-General Negligence

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1999, 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. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
J.D.

University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
M.B.A.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate

David W. Olson, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
-Civil Practice
-Litigation
-Torts

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1997, New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1996
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Canisius College
Class of 1992
B.A.
summa cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1970
Buffalo, New York, 1970

Associations & Memberships:
New York State and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1996

Bradley D. Marble, Esq.

Attorney in Lancaster, NY

Areas of Law:
Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2006, New York

Law School Attended:
Albany Law School
Class of 2005
J.D.

University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 2002
B.A., cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1979
Walton, New York, November 4, 1979

Associations & Memberships:
New York State Bar Association; Erie County Bar Association; Niagara County Bar Association.
Education
  • Albany Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
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