Chris O’Brien

Chris O’Brien is a father, a trial lawyer, and a teacher of other lawyers. Chris has achieved more than twenty million or multi-million settlements and verdicts over the last twenty-five years...

John Ford

Mr. Ford spent the first decade of his career at one of Buffalo’s largest defense firms representing defendants and their insurance companies against claims brought by people who were seriously injured....

Mary Toolen

After graduating from Canisius College and working in the television broadcasting industry, Mary returned for her paralegal certification in 2001. With 17 years’ experience...

Patrice Anderson

Patrice is responsible for scheduling and time management. With over 20 years’ experience in the legal field, Patrice is known in the community for her professionalism...

Judy Kirkland

Judy Kirkland oversees the paralegal and secretarial work for the firm. She and Chris and john have been working together for nearly five years. Judy previously worked at the US Attorney’s Office and several...

Patty Wachala

In many ways, Patty is the most vital member of our team. She handles accounting for the firm, insuring that payments are processed correctly, managing final awards and settlements...