Boy Shot in Attempted Break-In

November 20, 2017  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Boy Shot in Attempted Break-In

A 12-year-old boy is recovering at ECMC after being shot near the corner of Broadway and Quincy. Police say the boy was shot just before noon on Thursday, November 16 after attempting to break into a home on that block. I spoke to WIVB about the incident and what the homeowner’s rights are in this situation. Click the picture above for more and click here for the whole story.

Rand Paul Allegedly Assaulted by Neighbor

November 13, 2017  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Rand Paul Allegedly Assaulted by Neighbor

In early November, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) suffered extreme injuries in an altercation with a neighbor. Senator Paul was allegedly assaulted by his next door neighbor and the incident left the Senator with bruised lungs and several broken ribs. I spoke to MarketWatch about this and what can be done to help avoid these incidents. Click the picture above and click here for the full story.

Sam Hoyt Sexual Harassment Investigation

November 2, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, ETHICS, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Sam Hoyt Sexual Harassment Investigation

Sam Hoyt, former regional president for Empire State Development, stepped down from his position on Monday, October 30. It was revealed on October 31 that Hoyt, who had served as the regional president and public face of ESD for six years, left his job in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation. I spoke to WGRZ about the nondisclosure agreement signed by the woman in question and about whether ongoing litigation is likely. Click the picture above for more and click here for the whole story.

Investigation into Fatal ATV Accident

October 30, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Investigation into Fatal ATV Accident

Mikaela Gwitt, a 14-year-old girl from Cheektowaga, was killed in an ATV accident that took place on October 21. I spoke to WGRZ about the investigation into this fatal accident. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Know Your Rights in the Digital Age

October 10, 2017  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Know Your Rights in the Digital Age

Can your cellphone or laptop be searched when you are at the airport or crossing the border? What are your rights in that situation? I covered these questions and more in my guest column for the October 9 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal. Learn more by clicking here.

2017 Legal Elite Top 10

September 26, 2017  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
2017 Legal Elite Top 10

I recently had the honor of being named to the Buffalo Law Journal's 2017 Legal Elite Top 10. Congratulations to the other nine honorees and all those listed in this year's Legal Elite! To see my profile and read more about the Legal Elite Top 10, click here.

Justice Center Authority Questioned

September 22, 2017  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Justice Center Authority Questioned

Three Albany County court rulings questioning the authority of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs have been handed down by different judges over the past seven months. I represent clients investigated and prosecuted by the Justice Center and spoke to WGRZ about these rulings and what the next steps could be in Justice Center cases. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Woman Involved in Hit and Run Released from Prison

September 6, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Woman Involved in Hit and Run Released from Prison

Gabriele Ballowe, the woman involved in a 2013 fatal hit and run, was released from jail on August 25th after serving approximately eight months of her one year sentence. I spoke to WGRZ about her early release and how common this situation is. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Carl Paladino Removed from Buffalo Board of Education

August 18, 2017  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Carl Paladino Removed from Buffalo Board of Education

Carl Paladino has been removed as a member of the Buffalo Board of Education. I spoke to WGRZ about Paladino’s removal from the Board and what message that removal sends. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Truck Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Accident

August 18, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Truck Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Accident

A Ballston Spa truck driver has been charged with second degree manslaughter after a June accident in which he hit a car on the New York State Thruway while he was shopping on his phone. I spoke to WGRZ about the charges against the driver. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.