Attorneys

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Brian P. Fitzgerald, Esq.

The firm’s founding partner, Brian P. Fitzgerald, Esq., has many years of extensive litigation and trial experience in all forms of personal injury claims including auto accidents, premises liability slip and trip and falls, products liability involving injuries caused by defective products. He has equally extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes and commercial liability claims involving breach of contract, trade secret theft and infringement, non-competition agreements, construction contract claims, corporate dissolution proceedings, shareholder disputes, and general corporate and business litigation.

Mr. Fitzgerald has been rated “AV,” the highest possible rating by his peers and judges, through the premier lawyers rating agency, Martindale Hubble. The “A” rating is the highest legal ability rating and the “V” rating is the highest rating possibility, indicating faithful adherence to ethical standards and professional reliability and diligence. Martindale Hubble has also rated him “Preeminent,” rating him a 5 out of 5. He is admitted to practice in all New York Courts, State and Federal, and the United States Supreme Court, and has been honored as one of the “Best Lawyers in North America.”

Derek J. Roller, Esq.

Derek J. Roller, Esq., is a 2004 honor’s graduate of Canisius College and a 2008 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law in the top 15% of his class. He has extensive experience in all fields of personal injury litigation, both in the defense and prosecution of auto accident claims, premises liability claims, and construction accident claims. He also has extensive experience in prosecuting claims involving doctors, nurses, and other health care providers including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Mr. Roller is currently admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and has argued before New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice in Federal and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.

Mr. Roller is currently a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

Testimonials & Case Results

  • "A worker was loading a logging truck and was not given the proper safety equipment.  He fell off the truck and sustained injury.  A high six figure settlement was negotiated for the client and this case expanded the scope of liability under the Labor Law in New York to include falls off trucks."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • A young woman underwent a bunionectomy performed by a Podiatrist which was performed improperly, leaving her foot disfigured and leaving her in more pain than she had been in before the surgery.  The Podiatrist agreed to a significant six figure settlement shortly prior to trial.

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