Jeffrey Freedman

Position:

Senior Partner

Education:

B.A. American University – 1972
J.D. Western New England School of Law – 1976

Admissions:

  • Supreme Court, State of New York – 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York – 1977
  • Supreme Court, State of Pennsylvania – 1995

Professional Memberships:

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
  • Bar Association of Erie County Commercial Law Committee
  • Certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney with the National Organization of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Former Chair of The Bar Association of Erie County Committee for the Disabled
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Founding member and former vice-president, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Trustee with U.S. Bankruptcy Court 1977-1985
  • Erie County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year 2007
  • Superlawyer 2007 – present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Erie County, PA Bar Association

Awards:

  • Business of the Year Award 2011 – Medaille College
  • Lawyer of the Year 2007 – Bar Association of Erie County
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Project Award for Service to the Community – 2005 -2009
  • New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Award
  • Bar Association of Erie County Pro Bono Award
  • Business First Who’s Who in Law Award – 2004 to 2009
  • Leadership Award received for having served on the Board of Directors Of The Erie County Bar Foundation from 1999-2004
  • President’s Award given by AIDS Community Services for assisting ACS and patients with AIDS in April 2005.
  • Recipient of the Pugash Award for Outstanding Community Service given by Jewish Family Services – May 2005
  • Chautauqua County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council Award for Excellence – March 2005
  • Recipient of several awards from the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project for Outstanding Service from 2001-2004
  • Shirley Wittenberg Award for services our firm provided to Lupus patients and to the Lupus Foundation – March 2004
  • Community Partnership Award given by Legislator Demone Smith – 2004
  • Hispanics United of Buffalo Special Service Award – September 2003
  • Buffalo Board of Education Good Citizen Award for Contributions made to the Buffalo School System – December 2003
  • Leadership Award given by the Nation Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for being a founding member and having served as Vice President and a Director for 4 years – May 1997

Author:

“Personal Bankruptcy: A Guide to Controlling Runaway Debt”
“Social Security Disability: How to Obtain the Benefits You Deserve”

Offices:

Buffalo:
424 Main Street, Suite 622
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 856-7091

Rochester:
3445 Winton Place, Suite 202
Henrietta, NY 14623
(585) 424-4041

Miscellaneous:

  • Testified before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • Lobbied in Washington on behalf of consumers concerning legislative matters
  • Lectured before numerous national, state, and local groups and appeared on many radio and television talk shows
  • Wrote articles on various legal topics for several publications including The Buffalo News, Business First, Democrat and Chronicle, The Bar Association of Erie County’s Bulletin, New York State Bar Association Journal, and The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal